GET BACK TO NATURE WITH AUTUMNAL FORAGING

GET BACK TO NATURE WITH AUTUMNAL FORAGING

With lockdown measures finally lifting, there has never been a more important time to look after our mental wellbeing. Being outdoors and in nature is known to help alleviate stress and Belinda Blake, a registered nutritional therapist and clinic tutor for the Institute for Optimum Nutrition recommends foraging as the perfect hobby and antidote to stress. Motivated to study nutrition in response to her own health problems, Belinda has become a keen forager and greatly believes in the power of…

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The future of COVID-19 research, reporting and testing

The future of COVID-19 research, reporting and testing

Promotional feature Whilst we may have hobbled our way out of the worst days of the Covid-19 pandemic, education and testing around the virus is here to stay for the foreseeable future. The population must remain dialled into the latest findings on strains, vaccines and cases to better protect themselves and those around them. The big picture way to stay educated on the subject is to keep up to date with government guidelines and advice, whilst maintaining anti-spread measures such…

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Brain health hacks for every age

Brain health hacks for every age

The past year has been a challenge for millions of people all over the world, with many people using this time to focus on their health, headspace and diet. There has never been a better time to focus on your brain health. As the children return to school and autumn gets underway, this is the perfect opportunity to look after the brain health of all the family. Our brains are mostly made up of fat, with DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) being…

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Back to school nutrition

Back to school nutrition

Back to school nutrition A round-the-clock guide for the new term ¬†As children prepare to go back to school this September in the wake of the pandemic, it has never been more important to look after their health, wellbeing and immunity. Nutrition plays a vital role in this; however, the school day can mean a loss of control over what children eat and a different routine after the summer holidays. Olga Preston, a registered nutritional therapist at the Institute for…

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Organic for all

Organic for all

Organic offers benefits to us, to animals and to our planet. As this month marks Organic September, we have gathered experts to explain why you could be thinking about making the switch. The importance of organic cannot be underestimated and is becoming ever more relevant as we place increased pressure on our planet. Organic is a more sustainable approach to farming, it cares for our environment, for animals, for nature, and it offers benefits to our health. Ahead of the…

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Nutritional needs for children

Nutritional needs for children

As your young ones prepare for the start of a new school year, now is the time to ensure their nutrition is up to scratch, as our experts advise. Children have specific nutrition needs to meet their demands for growth. Such needs have become more important as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been felt on their health. For example, kids have been less active, we know their mental health has been affected, and obesity remains an issue, even…

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Anti-ageing action plan

Anti-ageing action plan

Nutritionist, Rose Holmes, offers some top tips on how to slow down skin ageing, inside and out. As skin ages, collagen and elastin fibres stiffen, thicken, break, clump together and lose elasticity, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin is composed of three layers and, with age, starting in our 20s, changes occur, with a decrease in exfoliation processes from the skin surface cells (epidermis), from where dead cells are generally shed. Moisture transfer from the dermis to the epidermis also…

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Carrot cake granola

Carrot cake granola

Nourishing your children – easy child-friendly recipes Looking for some healthy inspiration to keep your children nourished? Nutritionist, Christine Bailey, shares some recipes from her book, My Kids Can’t Eat That: How to Deal with Allergies & Intolerances in Children (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Carrot cake granola A delicious gluten-free granola, this is also a great way to use up leftover carrot pulp from juicing. Alternatively, just blend up a carrot. Using orange juice and xylitol naturally sweetens this granola without the need…

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Oven baked Mediterranean risotto

Oven baked Mediterranean risotto

Nourishing your children – easy child-friendly recipes Looking for some healthy inspiration to keep your children nourished? Nutritionist, Christine Bailey, shares some recipes from her book, My Kids Can’t Eat That: How to Deal with Allergies & Intolerances in Children (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Oven baked Mediterranean risotto Full of Mediterranean flavours, this is a simple vegan dish to prepare and as it is baked in the oven, there is minimum effort involved. For protein, I have added a can of beans at…

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Roasted peach yogurt ice cream

Roasted peach yogurt ice cream

Nourishing your children – easy child-friendly recipes Looking for some healthy inspiration to keep your children nourished? Nutritionist, Christine Bailey, shares some recipes from her book, My Kids Can’t Eat That: How to Deal with Allergies & Intolerances in Children (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Roasted peach yogurt ice cream A super easy ice cream recipe, which does not require an ice cream maker. With just a handful of ingredients, this is a delicious, healthy treat for the family Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 4 peaches…

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