This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

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Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics

How can we support our children’s immunity before heading back to school? Nutritional therapist Kim Plaza, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, reveals all… Starting a new school year can be a nervous or exciting time for many children, however, 2020 has already provided many obstacles to following a normal school life. Therefore, we will want our children to be fit, healthy and ready to learn for when the new term begins. As school starts and autumn descends upon us, we…

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Vision Matters

Vision Matters

Vision is one of your most important senses. Medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer reveals the supplements to keep eyes healthy Vision is one of your most important senses and, while diet should always come first, a number of supplements can help to preserve your sight. Age-related macular degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless, progressive disorder that is a leading cause of visual loss in later life. AMD is associated with reduced levels of carotenoid pigments in the macula…

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Lower your Cholesterol

Lower your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood and although it is often associated with being bad or unhealthy, it is actually needed for many bodily functions and to build healthy cells. Nutritionist Dr. Marilyn Glenville explains: “Your body needs cholesterol, that’s why it produces it. Your liver actually produces 80 percent of the cholesterol in your body, only 20 percent comes from your food. Cholesterol is present in all your cell membranes; your body uses it to make…

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Winter Slaw

Winter Slaw

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A colourful salad that is robust enough to last in the fridge for a few days. Delicious served with the jerk veggie burgers. Ingredients ½ red cabbage, finely sliced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 carrots, grated 2 tbsp freshly chopped flat leaf parsley 1 apple, sliced or grated 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp light olive oil 1 tsp dijon mustard ½ lemon, juiced Sea salt Black pepper 50g walnuts, roughly chopped Method…

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Jerk Veggie Burgers

Jerk Veggie Burgers

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These vegetarian burgers are wonderfully fragrant and a great way to get including more vegetarian options in family meal times. Makes 4 large burgers Ingredients for jerk paste 2 spring onions, chopped 1cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped ½ a small onion, chopped 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce 2 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp dried thyme 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp ground allspice  Ingredients for the…

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How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Here’s 10 tips to alleviate stress and help you relax so you finally get a restful slumber Stressed or anxious, finding it hard to get that much-needed beauty sleep? According to the latest research, more than half the UK population has struggled with sleep during lockdown. Top psychotherapist, Mark Newey, explains why and offers his top 10 tips to a better night’s sleep. Lockdown has been stressful, especially if you have money worries; anxiety…

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Bacon & Spinach Frittata

Bacon & Spinach Frittata

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A great option cold for lunch, speedy supper or lazy weekend brunch. This dish packs in plenty of energising iron and magnesium-rich spinach to keep energy levels high. serves 4 Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 small onion, diced 4 slices bacon, chopped ½ red pepper, chopped 100g baby spinach leaves 8 eggs Sea salt Black pepper Method Preheat the grill to high. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and season. Heat the oil in…

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Brain Boosting Vitamins

Brain Boosting Vitamins

Forgetfulness, brain fog and frequent tiredness could all be signs of a deficiency in B-vitamins How often have you walked into a room and forgotten what you went in there for? ‘Brain fog’ may not be a medical condition, but it is often used to describe when we are suffering from reduced cognitive function, a lack of concentration, or memory loss. Forgetfulness, ‘brain fog’ and frequent tiredness could all be signs of a deficiency in B-vitamins. In fact, they are…

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Lemon Blueberry Muesli Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muesli Muffins

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A sensational low sugar muffin full of slow releasing carbohydrates, nuts, and seeds. Perfect as a healthy option for breakfast but equally delicious as healthy snack or packed lunch option. Make these gluten free by substituting the flour for gluten free flour. Using frozen blueberries creates a colder batter but fresh blueberries can also be used. Makes 8 large muffins Ingredients 150g wholemeal self-raising flour or gluten free flour 2 tsp baking powder Pinch of…

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