How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Here’s 10 tips to alleviate stress and help you relax so you finally get a restful slumber Stressed or anxious, finding it hard to get that much-needed beauty sleep? According to the latest research, more than half the UK population has struggled with sleep during lockdown. Top psychotherapist, Mark Newey, explains why and offers his top 10 tips to a better night’s sleep. Lockdown has been stressful, especially if you have money worries; anxiety…

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Bacon & Spinach Frittata

Bacon & Spinach Frittata

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A great option cold for lunch, speedy supper or lazy weekend brunch. This dish packs in plenty of energising iron and magnesium-rich spinach to keep energy levels high. serves 4 Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 small onion, diced 4 slices bacon, chopped ½ red pepper, chopped 100g baby spinach leaves 8 eggs Sea salt Black pepper Method Preheat the grill to high. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and season. Heat the oil in…

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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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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement What’s your gut feeling? Up to 70% of our immune cells are located in the gut and supported by a strong microflora. To help maintain a balanced gut flora, consider regular consumption of fermented foods or live bacteria supplements. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formulation containing 14 live bacterial cultures, proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach and complement the existing gut flora. Bio-Kult does not need to be refrigerated and can be taken alongside…

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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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