Nutrition Archive

Coeliac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet

The term disease is an unfortunate one as there is nothing contagious about this condition, making it difficult for newly diagnosed young people.  The Coeliac UK website explains exactly what this condition is:  “Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and

Freshen up your food!

I have just bought a Breville hand mixer, pistachio coloured – which makes me smile every time I look at it. If an appliance makes you happy you’re definitely onto a winner! For its first outing I decided to let the children whizz up their own pizza

Is your summer salad making you fat?

New year’s resolutions a distant memory; another failure chalked up on your board of self depreciation? Side stepping bike riding or taking country walks, preferring to stay indoors snuggled in winter clothes using the unseasonally damp, cold late spring weather as an excuse? “I’ll start once the

Summer Smoothies

This summer, in the UK, we’ve been blessed with some beautiful warm and sunny weather, perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. When we feel too hot and sticky we often don’t want to eat much yet feel the need for something other than water to rehydrate.

Sunshine on a Plate

‘The woman who puts sunshine on a plate’, is the complementary, and utterly deserved, title given to 2012 MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo in this month’s (August) edition of Red magazine. Evoking sunshine from a dish draws us closer to pleasurable memories; of warmth, long summers, holidays and

How to lose the baby weight (when you’re closer to 40 than 20 and your babies are teens!)

Following on from the success of one of my previous posts, How to Lose the Baby Weight, I want to share with you some tips to lose weight and improve your health in your late 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Once your children have all started school,

Homemade Honeycomb and Warm Sausage Rolls

There’s nothing quite like your first homemade batch of honeycomb!  If you share the experience with your children it will become one of those wonderful family memories and perhaps the start of a tradition.Honeycomb, in all its golden, syrupy glory, is a treat or a dessert topping.

10 Steps to Slimmer Thighs!

An all-inclusive plan for every woman, with or without access to gym, child care and much free time! Whilst we may dislike the analogy, we ladies can generally be divided into two categories:  apples and pears.  Apples tend to carry excess weight around their middle and have

How to lose the baby weight

A step by step plan from birth to one year. Having a baby puts an incredible amount of stress on your body, both physically and emotionally, and is a major change to the routine you’ve been used to, whether it’s your first, second or third child (or

Chicken Nuggets V. Nuggets of Wisdom!

Following on from Kelly’s fantastic post about terrible parenting, I too can hold my hands up and admit that, even as a nutritional therapist, I do occasionally let my kids have chicken nuggets, chips and fizzy drinks.  (I hear your sharp intakes of breath!)  However, the line