6 good reasons to exclude wheat from your diet

Many people will benefit from excluding wheat based products from their diet. Even if you do not have a specific intolerance to wheat and its constituent parts such as gluten you may find that it … [Read more...]

Are you getting enough sunshine, or do you need to supplement?

Vitamin D is a very important nutrient in the body. Often it is just thought of as an essential component for having strong and healthy bones and teeth. But research is consistently demonstrating that … [Read more...]

How ‘fresh’ is your fresh food?

We are always being told that fresh, natural and whole unprocessed food is what we should be eating. And so many of us try and buy food accordingly. But how fresh is fresh? I recently came across a … [Read more...]

The dangers of the sweet stuff

  Refined sugar is a major danger to our health. In fact some say it’s as dangerous as the other famous ‘white’ stuff. Sugar follows the same pathways in the brain and targets the same … [Read more...]

Chocolate orange smoothy – a decadent treat for a gloomy day

Fancy something decadent and comforting on a gloomy autumn day? Then try this delicious smoothy.  I do tend to use the 'bung it' method of food preparation - i.e. just throw ingredients together … [Read more...]

Add some spice to your life

One of my suppliers gifted me a large bag of brown mustard seeds the other day. As I was wondering what to do with these I remembered back to the days of my childhood when we used to grow mustard and … [Read more...]

How to grow your own sprouts at home

A while ago I wrote a post on the benefits of growing and eating fresh sprouts. Now I demonstrate how to do it with this short video. I take you through all the stages from soaking the seed to … [Read more...]

Sprouts – easy to grow. Give them a go! (Not Brussels!)

    Fresh sprouts are a highly nutritious food, bursting with energy and vitality. What’s more they are easy to grow yourself at home and a cheap source of healthy food. A wide … [Read more...]

Bromelain – a powerful natural anti-inflammatory agent

Bromelain is a protein digesting enzyme which is derived from the stems and juices of pineapples. Bromelain is significant for the fact that it is not easily broken down by your digestive juices which … [Read more...]

Could Zinc deficiency be the cause of your health issues?

Zinc is a vitally important mineral for our bodies and adequate zinc levels are essential for good health and wellbeing. Zinc is found in every body cell and is a component of more than 200 bodily … [Read more...]