From Farm to Fork

A letter from Dr G The correct intake of macronutrients and micronutrients is essential to sustain the normal physiological activity in the human body. Yet the body’s requirements, in terms of calories intake, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals, varies at different stages of life. Failure to provide appropriate nourishment throughout …

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Eating for Exams

It’s exam season again, bringing with it stress, late nights and tears – and that’s just the parents.  Try these tips on eating for exams to help the students in your house stay at the top of their game. Provide sugar-free oat granola or porridge for breakfast, topped with pumpkin …

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Cutting back on SUGAR

You know that sugar is bad for your teeth. You know that sugar is bad for your waistline. But cutting back on sugar in your diet is surprisingly hard to do! Sugar is everywhere – even in products labelled ‘healthy’ or ‘low fat’. Fat makes food taste good … so …

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Male fertility- Fertility boosting food for Men

There’s plenty of anecdotal tales about how the right foods can boost male fertility, but the problem is sorting out the old wives’ tale from scientific fact. Should a man wanting to be a father be eating lots of red meat? Or is a plant-based diet better for optimum sperm …

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The Planetary Health Diet

Can healthy eating choices have the potential to save the planet?  Yes, according to the authors of the Planetary Health Diet which was recently published in The Lancet. The diet was devised by an international group of scientists who want to find a healthy and ecologically sustainable way to feed …

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Anti Ageing diet

Choosing the Anti Ageing Diet Ageing is inevitable, but ill health is not.  Good nutrition can keep health problems at bay for decades, and can even extend your life span.  As we age, we metabolise food differently. Digestion takes longer.  Food can lose some of its taste.  Losing weight is …

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Superfoods! as Green as you can

You’ve probably heard the word, but what are superfoods, exactly?  ALL ABOUT SUPERFOODS Whilst there’s no exact definition, superfoods are generally agreed to be fresh, plant-based foods which are particularly nutritionally dense. Often they are fruit and vegetables which are brightly coloured, because a strong colour indicates high levels of …

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Baby Food! You are what your Grandmother Ate

Baby food? Well, if you are wondering what is the best food for your baby, you need to know that the prenatal ovarian development and maturation of your baby are correlated with the mother’s diet all the way back to the grandmother’s diet. How fascinating is this? Your grandmother’s diet …

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Best Nutritionist Near You!

Best nutritionist near you? Best results?  ‘You get what you pay for’ … So often we apply these words to material things: coats, cars or cameras. We deserve the best and even more so when we are talking about our own bodies and health, wouldn’t you say? Ever wondered what a …

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Vegan Curry! Chickpea & Coriander

This is one of our favourite vegan curry dishes for a quick and filling family meal.  Chickpeas are high in fibre and calcium, and the side dish of spinach contributes to your daily iron and folate needs. Serves 4 Ingredients For the paste:  2 tbsp oil, preferably olive or rapeseed 1 …