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Acai Berry Tart with Lemon Custard

Acai Berry Tart with Lemon Custard

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These mini tarts can be prepared in advance and kept frozen until needed. Acai berry is a wonderful superfood exceptionally rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins and flavonoids known to help reduce the signs of ageing and protect against chronic disease. They are contain plenty of B vitamins for combating stress and maintaining energy and minerals calcium, potassium and magnesium. Dried acai powder is particularly high in fibre to support cleansing of toxins and elimination. Makes…

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Raw Apple & Carrot Cake

Raw Apple & Carrot Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A light, raw cake using lucuma and raw cacao to create a delicious sweet caramel flavour. Instead of using a large cake tin you could press the mixture into individual moulds. Makes 12 portions Preparation: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for 3 days Ingredients: 2 carrots, grated 2 apples, grated 115g pecans, finely ground 85g desiccated coconut 2 tbsp lucuma powder 2 tbsp raw cacao powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of…

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Asian Seagreens Salad

Asian Seagreens Salad

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey The combination of sea vegetables and salad greens tossed in an oriental inspired dressing creates a wonderful light and refreshing side dish. Bags of dried mixed sea vegetables are widely available and just require a little soaking before use. Sea vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals including iodine for healthy thyroid function. Serves 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup mixed sea vegetables, soaked for 15 minutes, drained Large handful of watercress or…

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Mocha Mushroom Smoothie

Mocha Mushroom Smoothie

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is an amazing rejuvenation smoothie. I have include lion’s main mushroom powder which has been studied for its ability to support neuron health and growth. You can also find mixed mushroom powders which are equally delicious. You can serve this warm using hot coffee if you wish. Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 30g chocolate protein powder 1 tbsp raw cacao powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp almond nut butter 1 tbsp…

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A Guide to Probiotics

A Guide to Probiotics

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Probiotics are live bacteria which provide health benefits. While most of their effects occur within the intestinal tract, probiotics also stimulate immunity and new research suggests they even influence our psychological health. The most commonly used probiotic organisms are strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. These have been researched and show clinical benefits although no health claims are currently authorised within the EU – not because they have…

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Small, Simple Steps

Small, Simple Steps

Nutritional therapist Kaye Osborne shares five small steps to better health… Does Christmas seem like a long time ago already? Have your New Year resolutions been thrown out along with the Christmas tree? Well, you’re certainly not alone.  Almost all of us start the year with great intentions, wanting to eat more healthily, get fitter, shed a few pounds or rid ourselves of any unsightly muffin tops. Frustratingly, making nutritional and lifestyle changes can be really difficult, especially if you…

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Natural Bathroom Cabinet

Natural Bathroom Cabinet

Swap your usual toiletries this spring for these natural alternatives picked by our expert Janey Lee Grace Spring is almost here, meaning it’s time for a good old spring clean! It’s also a time when we often resolve to adopt better habits in our personal care. Is there something you have been putting off for ages? Have you been meaning to try out a natural deodorant? Or swap your usual skincare for natural versions? Maybe like me you need to…

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Superfood Boost

Superfood Boost

Give your diet a boost with these nutrient-dense superfoods… The term superfood has been under scrutiny in recent years, with many arguing that there’s no such thing as a superfood. It’s true that it was a term cleverly coined by marketers to promote certain ingredients in products – but there are foods that are packed with nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which can be beneficial to health. “A ‘superfood’ is a food which naturally contains high amounts of…

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Weight Control

Weight Control

Your weight can have a huge impact on your health. Here’s how to manage your weight, safely and naturally… To ensure you stay healthy, it’s important to watch your weight. Being overweight can negatively impact so many aspects of health and can increase your risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. “Weight management can be challenging for many individuals because there are a number of other factors which may complicate ability to maintain optimal weight,” comments nutritional…

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New Year Detox

New Year Detox

Although the liver serves as the main detoxification organ in the body, there are some simple steps you can take to naturally detox and cleanse the body – and it’s an ideal way to kick start your health in the New Year. “Detoxification is a natural bodily function that is occurring all the time. In today’s modern world we are constantly bombarded with environmental toxins and we also naturally produce our own toxins,” explains nutritional therapist Claire Barnes, technical advisor…

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