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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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Fight Against Skin Ageing

Fight Against Skin Ageing

Ageing is inevitable, but there are steps we can take to help prevent our skin from ageing prematurely and there are all-natural extracts which can lend a helping hand too. We’ve spoken to a number of natural skincare experts for their advice. Preventative Measures So how can we prevent our skin from ageing prematurely? Green People’s cosmetic scientist Ian Taylor recommends quitting smoking and drinking more water, as well as limiting your exposure to sunlight: “These can all help to…

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The Benefits of Probiotics

The Benefits of Probiotics

Discover the link between probiotics and good digestive health… Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, forming what is commonly referred to as the gut microbiome. These bacterial cells inhibit every inch of your gastrointestinal tract, which have a major influence on your immune and digestive function, and even your metabolism, mood and weight regulation. “More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. We feel this is still relevant today and believe too that…

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Blood Sugar Balance

Blood Sugar Balance

We reveal our top tips on how you can control your blood sugar levels, naturally… Glucose is essential for energy production throughout the body and particularly in the brain. However, it is important to keep blood sugar levels balanced opposed to highs and dips. “After a sugary snack we may experience a rush of energy,” explains nutritional therapist Natalie Lamb, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, manufacturers of Bio-Kult and Lepicol. “Our pancreas will be working hard to produce lots of…

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Acai Berry Tart with Lemon Custard

Acai Berry Tart with Lemon Custard

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These mini tarts can be prepared in advance and kept frozen until needed. Acai berry is a wonderful superfood exceptionally rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins and flavonoids known to help reduce the signs of ageing and protect against chronic disease. They are contain plenty of B vitamins for combating stress and maintaining energy and minerals calcium, potassium and magnesium. Dried acai powder is particularly high in fibre to support cleansing of toxins and elimination. Makes…

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Raw Apple & Carrot Cake

Raw Apple & Carrot Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A light, raw cake using lucuma and raw cacao to create a delicious sweet caramel flavour. Instead of using a large cake tin you could press the mixture into individual moulds. Makes 12 portions Preparation: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for 3 days Ingredients: 2 carrots, grated 2 apples, grated 115g pecans, finely ground 85g desiccated coconut 2 tbsp lucuma powder 2 tbsp raw cacao powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of…

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Asian Seagreens Salad

Asian Seagreens Salad

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey The combination of sea vegetables and salad greens tossed in an oriental inspired dressing creates a wonderful light and refreshing side dish. Bags of dried mixed sea vegetables are widely available and just require a little soaking before use. Sea vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals including iodine for healthy thyroid function. Serves 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup mixed sea vegetables, soaked for 15 minutes, drained Large handful of watercress or…

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