April 28, 2023
Edible substance anyone??

I'm looking forward to spending part of the bank holiday weekend reading my new book 'Ultra-Processed People' by Chris van Tulleken. It details how much of the food we eat isn't actually real food. Instead, up to 60% of what we eat are industrially produced edible substances otherwise known as ultra-processed food (UPF). As a […]

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January 11, 2023
Join me NOW for better health

Feeling sluggish? Got cravings? Struggling with weight that won’t seem to shift no matter what you try? Maybe some of those minor health niggles have really started to get you down. Pimples and rough patches, random headaches, or aches and pains that leave you feeling like you’re a hundred. In short, there’s nothing really wrong, […]

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December 2, 2022
Seasonal Eating December

Many of us are probably more familiar with seasonal eating in December than any other time of year: it's the reason behind much of the traditional Christmas dinner!  Roast potatoes, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, leeks, cauliflower and red cabbage are all very much in season at this time of year.  By loading your plate with seasonal […]

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November 4, 2022
In season - November

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, thoughts turn to warming soups and stews.  Use seasonal produce for the best nutrition and freshest taste. Use carrots, parsnips, squash alongside chicken thighs and butterbeans for a protein and vegetable packed stew.  Wilt some kale to serve alongside, or maybe bake it in the […]

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October 7, 2022
In season - October

There’s an abundance of seasonal produce around in October.  Seasonal often means more nutritious and better value - important to everyone in these costly times. For something a bit different maybe try figs with goat’s cheese as a light lunch or starter? And don’t forget you can use the flesh of your Halloween pumpkin to […]

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September 23, 2022
Keeping an eye on National Eye Health Week

Why not take the opportunity of National Eye Health Week to think about your own eyes? Making a few changes now could help to avoid conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic maculopathy and diabetic macular oedema which can lead to a variety of problems including blurred vision, blank patches and even permanent sight loss. […]

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September 8, 2022
Energy Boosters

For many, this week has been about getting back to ‘normal’, whether that’s kids at school, back to work or just the weather becoming a bit less extreme.  But what doesn’t have to be back to the ‘same old’ is our energy levels.  Here are a few top tips to improve energy levels to be […]

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September 1, 2022
In season - September

There's so much amazing fruit and veg around at this time of the year as peak harvest time approaches. If you fancy trying something that you might not have tried much of, here are a few ideas.  Fennel has a mid aniseed taste and can be caramelised in a similar way to onions. It's also […]

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August 25, 2022
Keep it colourful

Whether you are entertaining or relaxing (or both) this bank holiday weekend, keep it simple with fresh seasonal veg.  Lots of colourful veg and fruit supports the immune system and helps keep skin healthy through the many antioxidants and phytonutrients. Think of juicy corn on the cob with a knob of butter melting into it […]

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August 18, 2022
Food for the brain

It is a big day for many young people today with the announcement of A level results and the subsequent decisions on next steps of the education journey.  One of the most important things we can do to help support our young people as they get back to studying in the next few weeks is […]

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