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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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Ease Anxiety and Stress

Ease Anxiety and Stress

If the coronavirus pandemic has left you feeling stressed, anxious or worried, there are a number of supplements that can help. Medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer reveals all…   The last few months have been a turmoil of worry for many people, due to lockdown, isolation from family and friends, fear of the coronavirus pandemic, and grief. If you are feeling stressed or anxious as we adjust to our new ‘normal’ situation, a number of supplements can help. CBD CBD…

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Vegan and Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

Vegan and Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous vegan dessert based on the traditional favourite banoffee pie but much healthier. Probiotic rich foods like yoghurt and kefir provide beneficial bacteria that aid digestive health, while bananas are a prebiotic supporting gut microbiome diversity. Serves 4-6 Ingredients for chocolate crumb layer 60g pecans 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 100g gluten free oats 30g goji berries or other dried berries For banana caramel layer 2 ripe bananas 100g almond nut butter 1 tbsp…

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Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Waffles with Berries

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Waffles with Berries

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious low sugar breakfast option. You can add a scoop of raw cacao powder for a chocolate waffle if you prefer. (makes 4 waffles) Ingredients: 150g gluten-free flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (omit if the gluten-free flour contains xanthum) 2 free range or organic eggs 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp xylitol 1 tsp ground cinnamon 150-200ml almond milk or coconut milk To serve: Fresh or frozen berries Coconut yoghurt…

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Rich Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Rich Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A moist dense gluten free chocolate cake. Perfect warm or cold, served with a dairy free or low lactose yoghurt. Ingredients 50g cocoa powder 125g boiling water 2 tsp vanilla extract 125g gluten free self-raising flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp baking powder 150g coconut sugar 150g light olive oil 3 large eggs Method Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 22-23cm spring form cake tin. Add the…

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Pesto Meatball Pasta Bake

Pesto Meatball Pasta Bake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These meatballs sneak in vegetables for plenty of flavour. The meatballs can also be served on their own cold in lunchboxes. Use your favourite gluten free pasta in this recipe. You can make this dish dairy free as well by using vegan pesto and dairy free cheese.  Serves 6 Ingredients 400g lamb mince 1 small courgette, grated 1 shallot, grated 1 tbsp gluten free/dairy free pesto Sea salt and pepper 300g gluten free pasta Olive…

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Vegan & Gluten Free Simnel Cake

Vegan & Gluten Free Simnel Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Celebrating Easter can be trickier when you have food allergies. This is a delicious gluten free, vegan version of the classic Easter fruit cake. Light and fruity, this is perfect for family gatherings. Makes 1 x 18cm cake Ingredients 50g dried cranberries or other dried berries 200g mixed dried fruit 2 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 50ml apple juice 100g dairy free spread 100g xylitol or coconut sugar 3 tbsp pure fruit apricot jam…

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Supplements for Over 50s

Supplements for Over 50s

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Reaching the milestone age of 50 is a good time to review your supplement needs as many are especially important in later life. Multivitamins for general health While diet should always come first, we tend to eat less with age, especially when cutting back to lose weight. At the same time, our ability to absorb nutrients decreases as we make less stomach acid and intestinal enzymes, and…

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Nutritionist Kaye Osborne shares five simple dietary swaps to help reduce chronic inflammation… Whenever we suffer an injury, such as a cut to our skin or an infection, our amazing body begins the job of making us better and creating inflammation is one part of that process. This is all well and good when the inflammation lasts only a matter of hours or days. However, when we’re exposed to inflammation for a long time, the impact on the body is…

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