Ketogenic diet

Ketogenic diet – Time to change your fuel!

The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates – of nearly 20g/day, high in fat and with a modest amount of protein. With a low carbohydrate level available as a primary fuel, the body has no choice than burn fats to provide energy. The liver converts fat into fatty acids and …

probiotics

Probiotics & gut health – any benefit?

The previous post mentioned prebiotics and the importance of ingesting both prebiotics and probiotics simultaneously to enhance gut function. We therefore thought it would be a good idea to explain probiotics in a little more detail and how to include them into your diet. What are probiotics? Probiotic foods contain …

Anchovy and avocado wrap

Anchovy & Avocado lunch wrap recipe

This incredibly quick and easy lunch recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is absolutely delicious! Filled with healthy fats, essential fatty acids and fibre, it will keep those afternoon hunger pangs at bay. Ingredients: 1 or 2 tortilla wraps (depending on how hungry you are) 1 heaped …

prebiotics

Prebiotics and how they benefit gut health…

Relatively recent research has shown the importance of prebiotics and probiotics in improving gut and overall health. The human gut contains approximately 100 trillion bacteria. This complex community of microorganisms inhabit the gastrointestinal tract, mainly in the colon, and play an important role in human health and disease (Reference 1). …

lactose intolerance

Lactose Intolerance vs Milk Allergy

Lactose intolerance is becoming increasingly common so we though we would have a look at how it differs from a milk allergy. What is lactose? Lactose is the sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body cannot digest lactose. What …

melodic summer duet

A Melodic Summer Duet – Thank you for coming!

We just wanted to thank everyone for coming on 22nd June to our Melodic Summer duet. Dr G and Claudio were very touched with all the support and how many people came along. We are absolutely thrilled with the feedback too: ‘Superb evening, fabulous.’ ‘Great night – you have brought …

turmeric latte

Golden Turmeric Latte Recipe

This simple, delicious and caffeine free drink can be enjoyed over ice for a refreshing summer beverage or as a relaxing warm tonic. Turmeric is a wonderful spice and has been used as a medical staple in the Indian Ayurvedic medical tradition for thousands of years. The active ingredient in …

cacao

Cacao & Health benefits? All you need to know…

We all know how irresistible cacao-rich chocolate can be, but is it actually good for you? Read on to find out… Cacao vs cocoa… Cacao beans are found inside pods which grow on the cacao fruit tree. Once the pods are cracked open, the beans can then be used to …

lobster

Thyroid disease, depression, and anaemia?… Lobster me!

A rich source of selenium, enough copper, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin E, plenty of omega-3 fatty acids and why not a bit of cholesterol – all in one yummy lobster! This is what we do at Nutripanda on a sunny day in Scotland, scouting out delicious and healthy …

Depression & diet

Depression & Diet! As good as it gets

Sadness, purposelessness, irritability, and impaired body functions? All signs of Depression. Psychotherapy, medications, or phototherapy are few treatments available for coping with this disorder. However, recent clinical and experimental evidence shows that an appropriate diet might reduce symptoms of depression (Reference 1). For instance, an unhealthy diet can lead to a …