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Vitamin Z – eat better, sleep better

15th April 2016 / Helen Phadnis

Family nosh
“You look tired, you should get more sleep”. Well thank you concerned friend/ family/ stranger at till in supermarket. I am well sold on the extensive health benefits of a good nights rest: improved mood, immunity, memory, longevity, reduced inflammation, reduced weight gain. However there are two main barriers: my children & my life. Sometimes

Part-time Vegetarians DID YOU KNOW that a 2016 review of 108…

11th April 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Nutrition, Vegetarian, dietitian, environment, health, parttimevegetarian, savetheplanet, vegan
Part-time Vegetarians DID YOU KNOW that a 2016 review of 108 scientific studies on vegetarian and vegan diets, found that vegetarians are around 25% less likely to develop heart disease and 8% less likely to develop cancer than meat eaters! There isn’t enough data on the elusive and rare vegans to say for sure but

The Facts about the Sugar Tax (and a bit of my opinion)So you…

29th March 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Nutrition, dietitian, sugar, sugartax
The Facts about the Sugar Tax (and a bit of my opinion)So you may have heard that the government announced a ‘sugar tax’ in the latest budget which will mean that sugary drinks – particularly fizzy drinks – will cost an additional 18-24p per litre which would mean that a 1.75 litre bottle of coke

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

27th March 2016 / Emer Delaney

 We’re constantly told to watch what we eat, keep as active as we can, have a healthy lifestyle and manage our weight. But why are these messages so important and what are we all striving to achieve? A healthy body and healthy life, and the avoidance of any chronic conditions such as type II diabetes?

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

27th March 2016 / Emer Delaney

We’re constantly told to watch what we eat, keep as active as we can, have a healthy lifestyle and manage our weight. But why are these messages so important and what are we all striving to achieve? A healthy body and healthy life, and the avoidance of any chronic conditions such as type II diabetes?

Cod with caper and olive sauce

27th March 2016 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Fish, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Olive oil, Recipe, Recipes, Ulcerative Colitis, capers
Flavourings such as capers can be included on the Low Fodmap diet and are especially important when onion and garlic are not available in the range of flavours that can be used to develop dishes. Capers are a delicate taste and one that I certainly did not appreciate when I was younger. I remember very

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Health Effects of Sweeteners

24th March 2016 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     Both natural and artificial, naturally existing in foods and manufactured into food products, sweeteners are everywhere!   But what effect do they have on our health? Are they healthier than sugar? Are they bad for our health?   We want to take a closer look.  

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Do you know your macro’s?

23rd March 2016 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines
Well yes I think I do thanks for asking. ‘Macro’s’ seem to have undergone a trendy transformation. Back in the day on my lecture notes they were referred to by their full name – macronutrients. Now they are the subject of huge debate with much tussle and rivalry between the top three: carbohydrates, fat and

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Rhubarb cordial

22nd March 2016 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Crohns Disease, Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis
Rhubarb is one of my favourite vegetables – yes you heard right – it is a vegetable, a stalk, but with a glorious colour and taste. It marries very well with ginger. Rhubarb has an anecdotal use as a laxative in herbal and Chinese traditional medicine but paradoxically it is also suitable for a low

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Ginger, pumpkin and rice noodles Low Fodmap

13th March 2016 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Crohns Disease, Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, Human gastrointestinal tract, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose intolerance, Noodle, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis, Uncategorized
This tasty recipe can be served with fish or chicken but it can be used as a lunch meal – hot or cold by itself, if you don’t eat meat. The noodles were ginger and pumpkin rice noodles – gluten and wheat free and suitable for a low fodmap diet, they are made by King

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