6 August

Cleanse and Detox

Cleanse and Detox.  The words cleanse, detox, diet, for some can be quite emotive, even scary, or a potential joy for remedying digestive issues.  What you eat, drink and inhale, literally forms the building blocks of your body, therefore, it’s important to know how to help your body to swap some of the shady, polluted […]

4 August

The Way ‘back?’ to Health

The Way ‘back?’ to Health

The way back to health, or is that, the way to health?  As I’m not sure I’ve been at my best yet.. Having visited the M&S at Westfield recently, I bought up as many carrots, organic cucumber, organic spinach, lemons, ginger and a couple of other veggies as I could carry, and it’s brought up […]

17 October

Probiotics, are they useful?

Probiotics, are they useful?

I’ve been recommended to take probiotic supplements for years; ever since I learnt that I had Crohn’s disease, friends and teachers have advised me to take this product or that product to repopulate my flora.  The doctors have never told me to do so, I didn’t really appreciate what my flora is and it all […]

15 September

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D requirements in the UK is my main focus for this post, as well as any other part of the world where we don’t recieve adequate sunshine during winter and changing months to keep ones body topped up with vitamin D. Considering our change through the industrial and agricultural revolutions over the past few […]

11 September

Brilliant Buckwheat

Brilliant Buckwheat

Why it’s Brilliant: Gluten free Complete, vegan protein (contains all essential amino acids) Iron, zinc, manganese and magnesium rich (essential minerals) Makes excellent pancakes (taste and consistency) Easy to digest Buckwheat, NOT a member of the wheat or grasses family but actually related to rhubarb or sorrel, the parts of it generally eaten are it’s triangular […]

17 May

Make your own hemp milk

Make your own hemp milk

Hemp is a legal, non-psychoactive* cousin of marijuana.  Some of the benefits of ingesting Hemp: One of very few vegan sources of complete protein (and is easy to digest) Has balanced omega 3 and omega 6 profile (very important especially if you’ve dry skin, sore joins and/or high cholesterol) Contains the highest amount of essential […]

27 March

My Love Affair with Kefir

My Love Affair with Kefir

What is Kefir?? Kefir comes in 2 forms, milk or water kefir.  I love thicker, creamier food and drinks, thus my love affair is with milk Kefir; a super probiotic, tangy, thick and creamy yogurt/drink. Eating Kefir can be of benefit to your body in many ways: Helps to optimise good digestion Regulate bowel movements Highten […]

10 March

Turmeric, the wonder spice

Turmeric, the wonder spice

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been renowned for it’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties for thousands of years.  It’s a relative of ginger and can come in its fresh root form or more commonly as a dried powder.  Both the oil and the yellow-orange pigment (curcumin) parts of tumeric have been much researched and have been found […]

5 January

The Simplest way to Healthier Insides

The Simplest way to Healthier Insides

Eat and Drink Alkaline. Huh?  Alkaline is the opposite to Acid in terms of pH* levels; pH is a factor which has a large influence on how fast things grow (i.e. protein, bacteria, even cancerous tumors) in nature.  Keep with me here, needs a little science to explain.. So, what’s the point in bothering to […]

29 December

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

I got a book from my brother a couple of months back, very provocative – I nearly got too scared to eat anything after I read it.  However, in my opinion, information is power and we deserve more of a say over what we put in our bodies.  ‘You are what you eat’ as the […]