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Banish the bloat

Banish the bloat

Bloating can be caused for a range of reasons and leads to some uncomfortable symptoms. Here, our experts offer some natural solutions. It’s a common problem that will affect most of us from time to time, whether through indulging too much or eating the wrong foods your body can’t tolerate. For whatever the reason (more on that later), bloating can be uncomfortable, and so finding some natural solutions that work for you is important. Elouise Bauskis, Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist…

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Fighting back against UTIs

Fighting back against UTIs

Hugely common and causing pain – for many on a recurrent basis – learning how to reduce your risk and address it naturally if you do succumb is important, as our experts advise. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) often do not discriminate, affecting millions of people and, for a number of unlucky people, on a recurrent basis. But the good news is, UTIs respond incredibly well to natural interventions, with a little care and attention paid to your diet and lifestyle…

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Chocolate oat bars

Chocolate oat bars

Low FODMAP fare Beat the bloat with these delicious healthy recipes from Nutritionist, Christine Bailey’s new eBook, Beat the Bloat Low FODMAP Recipes and 4 Week Meal Plan (available from amazon).   Chocolate oat bars Chocolate is generally low FODMAP – just check ingredients for additives like xylitol. Ideally, choose less ripe bananas as these have a lower FODMAP content. Makes 16 bars Ingredients: 4 bananas 275g gluten-free oats 30g cacao powder 50g vegan chocolate chips Method: Preheat the oven…

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Creamy carrot and ginger soup

Creamy carrot and ginger soup

Low FODMAP fare Beat the bloat with these delicious healthy recipes from Nutritionist, Christine Bailey’s new eBook, Beat the Bloat Low FODMAP Recipes and 4 Week Meal Plan (available from amazon).   Creamy carrot and ginger soup The addition of tofu provides a wonderful creamy texture to this soup. Firm tofu tends to be low FODMAP than silken tofu. Serves 2 Ingredients: 2tbsp olive oil 4 medium carrots, peeled, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped ½ tsp sea salt Pinch white…

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Pumpkin cinnamon waffles

Pumpkin cinnamon waffles

Beat the bloat with these delicious healthy recipes from Nutritionist, Christine Bailey’s new eBook, Beat the Bloat Low FODMAP Recipes and 4 Week Meal Plan (available from amazon).   Pumpkin cinnamon waffles Pumpkin is a great low FODMAP addition to these waffles. Drizzle with a little maple syrup and serve with berries. Serves 2-4 Ingredients: 225g gluten-free plain flour 2tsp baking powder 100g pumpkin puree 2 eggs 300ml lactose free or dairy free milk of choice 1tsp olive oil 1tsp…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement What’s your gut feeling? A diverse microflora plays an important role in the development and function of all the bodily systems. The use of live bacteria supplements could be considered as part of a maintenance plan to support a balanced gut flora. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formulation containing 14 live bacterial cultures which are proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach. Bio-Kult does not need to be refrigerated and can be taken alongside antibiotics,…

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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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