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Lemon Balm and Berry Kefir Ice Cream

Lemon Balm and Berry Kefir Ice Cream

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Lemon balm is a calming herb and delicious combined with fresh or frozen berries. Using kefir as the base of this ice cream is an easy way to repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria (serves 4-6) Ingredients: 60g cashews or macadamia nuts 300ml kefir or coconut kefir 200g mixed berries, fresh or frozen 30g xylitol, maple syrup or stevia to taste Juice and zest of 1 lemon Pinch of sea salt 20g fresh lemon balm…

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Blood Sugar Balance

Blood Sugar Balance

We reveal our top tips on how you can control your blood sugar levels, naturally… Glucose is essential for energy production throughout the body and particularly in the brain. However, it is important to keep blood sugar levels balanced opposed to highs and dips. “After a sugary snack we may experience a rush of energy,” explains nutritional therapist Natalie Lamb, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, manufacturers of Bio-Kult and Lepicol. “Our pancreas will be working hard to produce lots of…

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Improve your Gut Bacteria

Improve your Gut Bacteria

We speak to nutritional therapist Hannah Braye, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, manufacturers of the Bio-Kult and Lepicol ranges, to find out about the role that the bacteria in our gut plays and how we can help support it… The bacteria in your gut are incredibly important for our health. When we hear the word ‘bacteria’, it generally conjures up negative connotations – but our digestive system is actually made up of hundreds of different types of bacteria, some beneficial…

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Sweet Potato Waffles with Creamy Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Waffles with Creamy Mushrooms

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious vegan gluten-free waffle topped with creamy mushrooms. (serves 4) Ingredients: 200g sweet potato, steamed or baked 125g gluten-free self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp sea salt 125ml soy milk 1 tbsp olive oil For the mushrooms: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed ½ onion, diced 250g button mushrooms, sliced ¼ tsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce Sea salt and black pepper 150g coconut…

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Supplements for Hay fever

Supplements for Hay fever

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Hay fever – also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis – makes life a misery for the one in five people who are sensitive to grass and tree pollens. As well as itchy eyes, a runny or stuffed-up nose, sneezing and sore throat, it can cause sinusitis, worsen eczema or asthma, and stop you sleeping. Symptoms develop when pollen lands on the delicate mucus membranes of the nose,…

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Turmeric Infused Daikon Radish & Ginger Pickle

Turmeric Infused Daikon Radish & Ginger Pickle

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous anti-inflammatory pickle perfect for supporting digestion. Serve with salads, fish or meat. (makes 1 large 1 litre kilner jar) Ingredients: 400g daikon radish, peeled 8 red radishes, halved then sliced thinly 1 tbsp sea salt 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp ginger, peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks Method: Halve daikon lengthwise, then cut crosswise into thin slices – for very thin slices use a mandoline. Pack the two types of radish in…

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Slim for Summer

Slim for Summer

The sun is out, the sky is blue… are you dreading showing what is you?  Esther Mills-Roberts looks at smart slimming solutions. You envy them. The slim ones in the shorts and tees. Whilst they strut their stuff around town, you’re hell-bent on keeping your winter tights or trousers on because once they’re off… the wobble is set free. And if you’re the kind of person who’s struggled with weight for years, it’s an annual cycle that isn’t going away….

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Almond Yoghurt

Almond Yoghurt

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Rich and creamy, making your own nut yoghurt is healthy and cost effective. Soak your nuts overnight before using. You can use a yoghurt starter kit or probiotic powder to inoculate the yoghurt with beneficial bacteria. Any nuts can be used but almonds or cashew nuts are particularly good. (serves 4) Ingredients: 125g raw almonds, soaked in water for 12 hours then drained 500ml coconut water or water 1 tbsp sweetener (e.g maple syrup, honey)…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement From Birth and Beyond Bio-Kult Infantis is an advanced multi-strain live bacteria formulation for babies, toddlers and young children.  Each easy to use sachet suitable for use from Birth and Beyond contains 7 strains of live bacteria, alongside Preplex and DHA and EPA which are high in omega 3 fatty acids. Bio-Kult Infantis also contains vitamin D3 to contribute to the normal function of the immune system. The formulation does not contain artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and does…

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Maca & Berry Protein Mug Cake

Maca & Berry Protein Mug Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Protein mug cakes are easy speedy treats made for one. All they take is a quick mix of the ingredients in a mug which you then microwave for a couple of minutes. In minutes you create a delicious fluffy, moist cake that is perfect as a sweet treat, pick me up snack or even breakfast option. If you don’t have a microwave you can simply bake them for a little longer in the oven. (serves…

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