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Defeat Autism Now (DAN!)

POSTED IN Article ON Jan 15th, 2018    3 Comments

  INTRODUCTION Having just attended the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) conference in Long Beach, California, I was amazed by the collection of scientists, researchers, doctors and nutritionists all of whom have adopted a biomedical approach to treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). It was really incongruent to have to remind myself that this approach, […]

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Diet and Mental Health – Interview

POSTED IN Blog ON Nov 15th, 2017    No Comments

Here’s a copy of  my interview with Ian Craig as part of his 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition Course.

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Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

POSTED IN Recipes ON Oct 24th, 2017    No Comments

Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe Ingredients   2 egg yolks (free range) 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp mustard 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp sea salt 1 cup olive oil   Method   In a blender, combine egg yolks, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne pepper, salt and 1/4 […]

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Healthy Spaghetti Bolognaise Recipe

POSTED IN Recipes ON Oct 24th, 2017    No Comments

  I love spaghetti bolognaise. It is great comfort food and can actually be a very healthy meal. If you have kids who don’t like eating veggies, bolognaise is a great place to hide a multitude of them. You can be as creative as you like.   Ingredients   2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil […]

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Spicy Lentils with Peas & Potatoes Recipe

POSTED IN Recipes ON Oct 24th, 2017    No Comments

Ingredients:   2 tbsp olive oil 2 medium potatoes, chopped coarsely 1 red onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp curry powder 2 cups vegetable stock (or you could use chicken stock) 15g butter 800 g (2 cans) of brown lentils, rinsed & drained 2 red chillies, seeded & chopped finely 100g baby […]

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Intermittent fasting – 5:2 or Every Other Day

POSTED IN Latest News ON Apr 13th, 2017    1 Comment

I love intermittent fasting. Why? Because it works. It may not be for everyone but if you’ve struggled to lose weight no matter how strict you’ve been on a diet, then intermittent fasting may be the answer for you. Apart from weight loss, there are many other well-researched benefits to fasting or calorie restriction – […]

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Eye on Nutrition

POSTED IN Article ON Feb 3rd, 2017    No Comments

I’m an optometrist’s daughter. I grew up fully appreciating the importance of vision and eye health – something that most of us take for granted. Over the past few years, the importance of nutrition in vision has really come to the fore. Yet, how many of your optometrists ask you about your diet when you […]

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Sugaring it up

POSTED IN Article ON Jan 27th, 2017    No Comments

My daughter just turned three. Before I had her, I never imagined what a “thing” a child’s birthday could be. Aside from the actual party, there is the actual birthday, the school ring and finally, the nanny’s party. That’s potentially, a lot of sugar. Effects of Sugar I worry about sugar, especially the effects of […]

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What is intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”)?

POSTED IN Blog ON Nov 21st, 2016    No Comments

Under healthy conditions, the intestinal mucosa permits the absorption of vital nutrients from the gut lumen while presenting a barrier against the passage of pathogenic substances into the body.   What is Intestinal Permeability?   Mucosal surfaces are lined by epithelial cells. These cells establish a barrier between sometimes hostile external environments and the internal […]

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Sugar-proofing your kitchen

POSTED IN Blog ON Nov 11th, 2016    2 Comments

  Do you really know how much sugar your child is ingesting? You may be avoiding the obvious sugars but it’s the not-so-obvious sugars in your kitchen that add up and also affect your kids’ health at the end of the day:   Peanut butter   A serving of peanut butter contains nearly 1 Tsp […]

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