Nutrition and the gut brain axis

1st October 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Mediterranean diet, Microbiome, Uncategorized, anxiety, brain health, brain-function, dementia, depression, gut health, microbiota, prebiotics, probiotics
The gut brain axis is the name given to the two-way communication between our brain and gut. Unsurprisingly it’s likely to be really important in relation to our mental health. Consequently the gut or more specifically our gut microbiota (the trillions of bugs living in our gut), is often referred to as the ‘second brain.’

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Build safe food sets. Great when your older child still won’t eat.

4th August 2021 / Stephanie Fade

ADHD, ARFID, ED recovery, Uncategorized, anxiety, autism, eating disorders, eating disorders recovery, parenting, sensory modulation, sensory modulation disorder, sensory processing, sensory processing disorder, trauma
When you have a tween or teen who still only eats a very limited diet you need to take action. When a young person eats fewer than about 10 different foods they are at risk of nutritional deficiencies and it may prevent them growing properly. Your child might be a healthy weight, underweight or overweight

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Gluten free Lancashire cheese and thyme scones.

7th July 2021 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Digestive Disorders, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, Recipe, Recipes, Special Diets, Uncategorized, food, free from, free from recipes, scone
These are tasty little treats but not for every day as they are quite high in fat. Lancashire cheese is sharp and goes very well with these scones along with the almond yogurt of course! I chose crumbly Lancashire instead of creamy Lancashire so it can be very easily crumbled before adding it to the

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Try new flavourings and reduce your salt intake: Marjoram

14th May 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Recipes, Uncategorized, eat less salt, healthy eating, herbs, lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of stroke
Marjoram a slightly sweet, aromatic herb and great way to flavour food without salt Eating less salt will help keep your blood pressure down and reduce your risk of stroke. There are lots of great ways to flavour food without the need for salt. In this series of posts I will be sharing ideas and

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Reduce your salt intake with fun flavourings: #1 Caraway

12th May 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, caraway seeds, healthy recipe ideas, low salt, lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of stroke
Caraway seeds are a great way to add flavour, reducing your need for salt. Reducing your salt intake will help keep your blood pressure down and reduce your risk of stroke. There are lots of great ways to flavour food without the need for salt. Today I start with my personal favourite caraway. Caraway, also known

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Lower your blood pressure and prevent stroke: nutrition tips

11th May 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, eat less salt, healthy eating, healthy weight, lower blood pressure, prevent stroke, sensible drinking, stroke awareness month
Act FAST if you think someone is having a stroke May is Stroke Awareness Month. Being aware of the signs of a stroke as shown above is essential for saving lives so always act FAST. Prevention is equally important and high blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for stroke. Here are my nutrition

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Healthy, joyful Sunday lunch: Post lockdown tips.

29th April 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, entertaining, family food, healthy eating
Traditional Sunday Roast. With a few tweaks you can make it healthy and joyful I know many people have missed sharing a traditional English Sunday roast with friends and wider family over lockdown. Now that the weather is getting warmer a fantastic Sunday lunch alfresco (even if you need a coat) is a great way

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How to cut waste and eat healthily: Tips for your family.

26th April 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, food waste, healthy eating, parenting, stop food waste day, sustainabiliy
Planning meals with the family can save money and waste and is a great way to talk about the benefits of different foods Wednesday 28thApril is international stop food waste day.  We waste 33% of food produced globally. We could feed all the 795 million undernourished people in the world with just 25% of this waste!

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Ramen Eggs – low fodmap

11th April 2021 / Julie Thompson

#ramen eggs, Christmas party food, Coeliac Disease, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Sesame, Uncategorized, eggs, low fodmap diet, party food
These mini ramen eggs are great for a party as a snack food, they have a strong umami flavour and taste great! The eggs were free range, which is obviously really important to ensure the quail that laid them are able to forage and live as far as possible as they would in the wild.

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Colcannon (low fodmap)

20th March 2021 / Julie Thompson

#cabbage, #foodintolerance, #irritablebowelsyndrome, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Potato, Recipes, Uncategorized, colcannon, food, lowfodmap
I haven’t written anything for some time – do forgive me for that, I think I perhaps needed a break but now I am happy to continue with this blog with new vigor. This heartening meal is a traditional Irish dish that is made from simple ingredients and is cheap and filling. Potatoes are an

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