Grilled Sea Bass with Caponata

Grilled Sea Bass with Caponata

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious prepare-ahead Mediterranean dish, caponata is a luscious Italian vegetable melange that goes very well with flavourful sea bass. You can serve the caponata warm or at room temperature and is also delicious topped with grilled/broiled chicken as an alternative. (serves 4) Ingredients: 2 aubergines, cut into cubes 3 tbsp olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 anchovy 2 x 400g cans plum tomatoes, chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded…

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Quinoa Bibimbap

Quinoa Bibimbap

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious nourishing vegetarian bowl. This version is rich in protein plus memory boosting choline found in the eggs. (serves 2) Ingredients: 90g quinoa 240ml vegetable stock 1 tbsp coconut oil, plus extra if needed ½ onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced 100g baby spinach leaves 30g bean sprouts 3 tbsp tamari soy sauce 2 tsp granulated stevia, xylitol or erythritol 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 5mm/1/4in piece of root…

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Breakfast No Bake Mocha Bar

Breakfast No Bake Mocha Bar

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Many traditional bars are full of sugars – whether in the form of added syrups or dried fruit. These bars are much lower in carbohydrate and higher in protein, thanks to the addition of vanilla protein powder. You can store these bars in the freezer for up to three months. A perfect grab and go option and ideal post exercise too. (makes 12 bars) Ingredients: 60g coconut oil 1 heaping tbsp almond nut butter 2…

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Supplements for Constipation

Supplements for Constipation

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Constipation is a common and distressing problem which affects between five to 20 percent of people, depending on how it is defined. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men, as the female hormone, progesterone, has a slowing effect on bowel movements. If bowel symptoms persist, despite diet and lifestyle changes, always seek medical advice. Constipation can occur as a result of health conditions such…

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Optima – Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

Optima – Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

Organic Raw Virgin Oil – don’t let the name put you off. Time and time again I have been told to give this product a try because of its multiple uses and benefits. It can be used all over the body as a lusciously nourishing beauty treatment and can be used to replace oil/butter in cooking, baking, as a spread and in smoothies. But what exactly is it you may ask? Optima 100% certified Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil is…

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YourBeautyTonic

YourBeautyTonic

Have you heard of it? YourBeautyTonic is one of the newest food supplements to hit the market by storm and promises you “a sip closer to beautiful skin”. Created by Irish natural beauty entrepreneur Catherine Mulcahy who has worked 13 years in the natural health and beauty industry, she certainly knows a thing or two about rejuvenating skin from the inside out. Thirty sachets per box, one per day to keep you going for a month, and all you have…

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What is eczema and how can we treat it?

What is eczema and how can we treat it?

Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates, a GP from The Online Clinic, offers her top tips on dealing with eczema Eczema can range from being a slight inconvenience to being incredibly painful and incapacitating. It has many different forms and names, but one thing they all have in common is dry, itchy skin, often red in colour and being incredibly uncomfortable. Top Tips for Dealing with Eczema Steer clear of soap One of the first things you can do to help clear up your…

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Symprove Promotes a Healthier Gut Environment

Symprove Promotes a Healthier Gut Environment

Three new studies highlight Symprove’s ability to suppress the growth of pathogenic bacteria and promote a healthier gut environment. The breakthrough studies demonstrate that Symprove’s formula has the unique ability to have an antagonistic effect on bad bacteria such as C. difficile, Escherichia coli (AIEC), Shigella sonnei and MRSA. Leading expert Professor Simon Gaisford of University College London, commented: “Symprove is without a doubt the most resilient probiotic that we have tested. The latest data shows that Symprove has a clear…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement Award-winning Homeopathic Remedy We are delighted with the continued success of our award-winning homeopathic combination remedy, Helios Stress Relief. With a long history of traditional use for the symptomatic relief of mild stress and anxiety, Stress Relief comes in sucrose pill form in our easy to use single dose dispenser. Dairy Free Milk Alternative Koko Dairy Free has launched a new Unsweetened coconut based alternative to milk which is perfect for sugar and health conscious consumers. Koko Dairy Free…

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Optima – Ice Guard Natural Deodorant

Optima – Ice Guard Natural Deodorant

‘Ice Guard Crystal Deodorant contains ammonium alum, a naturally occurring mineral which suppresses the growth of skin bacteria. When applied, it creates an invisible layer of protection on the surface of the skin that prevents odour-causing bacteria from forming and enables the skin to perspire naturally.’ Optima’s Ice Guard Natural Crystal Rollerball Deodorant is an all-natural deodorant, so contains no antiperspirant ingredients, perfumes or unnecessary additives (basically, no nasties!). Conventional antiperspirants are filled with potentially harmful ingredients, including aluminium, parabens…

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