Tag Archives: "Nutrition"

Do you have a problem with lactose?

The following script is based on an article I wrote for the Allergy & Free From show magazine last year. With some updates! What is lactose? Lactose is a sugar, for this sugar to be used by us, the walls of our lower digestive system produce a dige …

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Peppermint and IBS

Peppermint has a history of being used as a treatment for IBS. It is even used as a medication in a capsule that ensures it reaches the digestive tract where it is most useful. Peppermint, or more precisely menthol, relaxes smooth muscle and as our bow …

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Vegan Pate – Christmas starter Low Fodmap

This is a spiced vegan pate starter – a really nice way to begin Christmas lunch. It is based Moroccan themed flavours and has lots of seasonal flavours to remind you of the traditional Christmas. Being very easy to make it will take no time at all for …

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Spinach containing recipes to make popeye proud!

Spinach pancakes I have adapted these from the Sainsbury’s website in my quest to get more fibre in!   Ingredients 2 cups  of flour (1 plain, 1 wholemeal flour) or 175g and do a mixture of flours for added health benefits 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tsp …

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Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness…

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I have been asked by The Big Pink campaign to help to raise awareness! I thought I would summarise what we know about diet and breast cancer so that you can help to spread the wo …

Weight loss tips for cyclists

Optimising your body composition to improve power-to-weight ratio is a common challenge faced by cyclists. Finding the balance is tricky. Lose weight too quickly or in an unsustainable manner and you could end up losing power. Here are some of my top w …

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The 7 habits of highly nutritious parenting (and how to keep sane in the process)!

September always used to represent a new pencil case. Life seemed simpler then! Now it represents new beginnings for my family and lots of ‘new’ year’s resolutions for me. If we write stuff down and share it with others we’re more likely to achieve it, …

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Dieting myths explained

‘Dieting’ tends to do the following: Raises your awareness of your eating habits. Makes you more aware of what you put in your mouth. Controls your portion size and makes you think more about it. Generally reduces the volume of processed foods where su …

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Sausage rolls are making the headlines but what’s behind the Gregg’s Minimise Me Plans

I was asked to create a short term weight loss plan for individuals on a mission to shift some pounds. The brief: to only use food from Gregg’s. Not a dietitian’s idea of an easy project but one I was keen to support for many reasons. 62% of people are …

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Do you ‘do dairy’?

I’ve wanted to write this blog for a long time – dairy is a hot topic and everyone has a view on it whether they’re a scientist, an allergy sufferer or a supermodel. I always remember reading that supermodel Elle Macpherson doesn’t ‘do dairy’ – and tha …

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