The Need for Vitamin D

The Need for Vitamin D

Our guide to vitamin D, the essential nutrient for health and immunity In 2016, Public Health England (PHE) published new advice recommending everyone to take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D from October to April, and for children to take one all-year round. This year, the NHS issued new guidance, following lockdown restrictions which meant we were all isolating at home. Due to us all spending a lot more time indoors, the NHS recommended everyone to take 10…

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Matcha Green Tea & Lemon Breakfast Muffins

Matcha Green Tea & Lemon Breakfast Muffins

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Matcha green tea is packed with flavonoids, potent antioxidants known for their protective and anti-inflammatory benefits. It also provides the amino acid L theanine which along with the presence of caffeine appears to increase alertness and improve concentration. A delicious breakfast muffin also ideal as a snack on the go. Makes 8 muffins Ingredients 200g ground almonds 25g coconut flour ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 60g xylitol…

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Matcha Coconut Ice cream

Matcha Coconut Ice cream

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A really simple creamy ice cream and an easy way to enjoy the anti-inflammatory matcha green tea powder. I like to use a little MCT oil in this recipe for a brain boost but if this is not available simply omit from the recipe. The addition of lemon juice helps balance the strong matcha flavour while using xylitol keeps the sugar content low.  Ingredients 1 x 400g can full fat coconut milk 2-3 tsp matcha…

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Matcha Chia Pudding

Matcha Chia Pudding

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious creamy protein breakfast option that is best prepared the night before. Serves 2 Ingredients 300ml coconut milk 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-2 tsp matcha green tea 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 4 tbsp chia seed To top: pomegranate seeds or berries To serve: Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt, optional Method Place the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, vanilla protein powder and matcha green tea powder in a blender and…

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Malt Loaf

Malt Loaf

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is a gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free version of the popular malt loaf. Perfect as a sweet treat after school. Ideally, wrap the loaf in greaseproof paper and leave for a day before eating as the loaf becomes even more sticky. For a gentle spicy flavour try using chai tea bags instead of black tea. Makes 1 loaf/about 10 slices Preparation time: 15 minutes Soaking time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients 200ml black…

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Beating Obesity

Beating Obesity

Nutritionist Kaye Osborne explores how tackling the root cause of obesity is key to improve Covid-19 outcomes Obesity is one of the biggest health crises our country faces. Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity – and one in three children leave primary school overweight or obese, with related illnesses costing the NHS £6 billion a year. While these statistics are not new, the urgency of tackling this time bomb has been brought…

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Supplements for Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

Supplements for Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements The cells making your skin, hair and nails are among the most rapidly renewed in the body and need a constant supply of nutrients. When deficiencies arise, you may notice an increased tendency towards dryness, flaking, hair loss and outbreaks of spots. Diet should always come first, so aim to eat a healthy, balanced diet containing as many unrefined, wholefoods as possible. Wholegrains, fruit, vegetables and seeds…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement PHYTOCID is a natural digestive support, containing a unique blend of concentrated “Phyto-Actives” of Turmeric and Ginger. Turmeric is known to relieve from indigestion symptoms such as fullness or flatulence and Ginger, has shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant properties. Developed using AlchemLife’s proprietary PhytoAdvance™ technology. This Technology is an end-to-end, “farm to pharmacy” method of plant extraction inspired by ancient understandings of traditional medicine. PhytoCid is clinically tested and free from the side effects associated with conventional…

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Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics

How can we support our children’s immunity before heading back to school? Nutritional therapist Kim Plaza, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, reveals all… Starting a new school year can be a nervous or exciting time for many children, however, 2020 has already provided many obstacles to following a normal school life. Therefore, we will want our children to be fit, healthy and ready to learn for when the new term begins. As school starts and autumn descends upon us, we…

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Vision Matters

Vision Matters

Vision is one of your most important senses. Medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer reveals the supplements to keep eyes healthy Vision is one of your most important senses and, while diet should always come first, a number of supplements can help to preserve your sight. Age-related macular degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless, progressive disorder that is a leading cause of visual loss in later life. AMD is associated with reduced levels of carotenoid pigments in the macula…

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