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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Sweet Potato Gratin Fish Pie

Sweet Potato Gratin Fish Pie

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Fish pie is traditionally a stodgy comfort dish – but this lighter version is packed with omega-boosting fish and shellfish, plus veggies for an antioxidant boost. If you want to make this dairy free as well, you can substitute the milk for soy or coconut milk and omit the cheese. This dish can also be frozen, making it an ideal standby weekday meal. Salmon is packed with plenty of omega-3 fats known for their anti-inflammatory…

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Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This recipe includes fresh turmeric which is not traditional but a fabulous way to include more anti-inflammatory spices in your diet. If you can get tempeh, then use this instead of tofu. Being fermented it is easier to digest than tofu. (serves 2) Ingredients: 10g dried seaweed e.g nori, dulse, wakame 500ml vegetable stock 1 tsp of root ginger, grated 1 tsp root turmeric, finely grated ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 2 spring…

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Mixed Seeded Crackers

Mixed Seeded Crackers

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey For maximum nutritional benefit these are best dehydrated if you have a dehydrator, but they are just as tasty baked in the oven until crisp. Use shelled hemp seeds which have a softer texture. I like to add flaked nori flakes to the mixture which is an easy way to boost iodine content. Delicious served with dips or nut butters. (makes 16 crackers) Ingredients: 150g whole flaxseed 60g shelled hemp seeds 60g ground almonds 2…

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Green People – Superfood Starter Pack

Green People – Superfood Starter Pack

‘Treat your hair and body to the superfood goodness of quinoa.’ I’m a big fan of Green People’s products and this Superfood Starter Pack is their best value product in my opinion. For just £10, you get a cute little box filled with a 30ml bottle of Quinoa and Artichoke Shampoo, 30ml bottle of Quinoa and Artichoke Conditioner and a 30ml bottle of Quinoa and Calendula Shower Gel. It’s the perfect pack for travelling and weekend breaks away, and the…

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Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Relieve Menopause Symptoms

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, as a women’s oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the the average age for a women to reach the menopause is 51, but it can occur earlier in your 30s or later in your 60s. Around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before the age of 40. Every woman will experience different symptoms and their severity varies a lot. “Common menopausal symptoms…

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Nutrition for Kids

Nutrition for Kids

As parents, we want to give our children the best possible start to life. A healthy diet and good nutrition are key to keeping them healthy, whilst also providing essential nutrients needed for physical growth and cognitive development. “Supporting children’s health is vital for supporting their overall wellbeing, growth and development. If a child’s health is not supported it could potentially have detrimental effects lasting into their adulthood and even their health in old age,” comments nutritional therapist Claire Barnes,…

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