seaweed

See Me, See You, Seaweed

We all know the benefits of the seaside…. fresh air, sandy toes and salty kisses!  Do you know the benefits of seaweed?  Yes! That green, black, brown or sometimes pink slimy stuff does have health benefits! However we are not suggesting you rush out and harvest your own … not quite …

pancakes

A FRUITY BREAKFAST! – BANANA & BERRY COMPOTE PANCAKES

Don’t you just love healthy and sweet pancakes?  We do!  Especially at breakfast time … These pancakes are quite delicious without containing any refined sugar, just natural honey and the sweetness of the fruits.  Not only do you get a vitamin boost but also enjoy the pharmacological benefits of the …

happiness

A Happiness Boost!

Lift depression with diet! Sadness or happiness? Purposelessness or purposefulness? Irritability or calm?  A bad or a good diet? Psychotherapy, medications, or phototherapy a few treatments available for coping with depression, the enemy of happiness. However, recent clinical and experimental evidence shows that an appropriate diet might reduce symptoms of depression …

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 …