Food and Drink

100 vegetables for a healthy gut

The fibre from the vegetables we eat provide food for the bacteria in our gut. These fibres are indigestible by humans, but are broken down easily by our friendly gut bacteria and help them to reproduce and maintain their massive numbers – thus supporting balance in our microbiome and helping to support healthy digestion and

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Gut healthy salad recipe

Whilst temperatures have fallen once again, we had a lovely glimpse of spring last week and thought it was the perfect time to start to introduce some nutritious and delicious gut healthy salad recipes for the warmer months. This first recipe is easy, but includes an ingredient that you might not have tried before –

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Gut Friendly Hot Cross Buns

Good Friday marks the end of Lent in the Christian calendar and hot cross buns are said to be eaten to mark the end of the fasting period.  Whilst the concept of buns has Pagan roots, hot cross buns have become linked to Christianity as the cross on the buns is said to signify Jesus’

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Helping your gut deal with chocolate overload

Over-indulging in chocolate this Easter? Many of us will be giving and receiving Easter eggs and spending much of today (and maybe the next few days or weeks!) over-indulging in a chocolate-fest. What can we do to mitigate the effects and keep our gut health on track? Chocolate has become a key element of our

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National Complementary Therapy Week

#complementarytherapy  #therapyweek This week is National Complementary Therapy Week and we have written a short explanation of 10 complementary therapies that might be of interest to you. Naturopathy A Naturopath works with a combination of a number of natural (complementary) therapies including nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, iridology, herbal medicine, functional testing and other newer methods such

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Kids Health

Helping our kids back to school – Part 2

Yesterday we published Part 1 of our suggestions for supporting our children’s health as they return to school over the next couple of weeks and beyond. Today, we are focusing on ideas for healthy meal options throughout the day – we have based these on the general principles we wrote about yesterday and included links

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Kids Health

Helping our kids back to school – Part 1

Our children are heading back to school and, whilst it is great that they will be with their friends and learning face-to-face once again, both parents and kids are experiencing a range of emotions at the prospect. These emotions range from elation to sadness, joy to trepidation, anticipation to fear and it is useful to

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Mental Health

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – can our microbiome help?

How you (and the microbiome) can help to support somebody with an eating disorder This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) in the UK – an international awareness event designed to fight the myths and misunderstandings around eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder and EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified). This year the

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Food and Drink

Healthy Protein Smoothies

Today (27th February) is National Protein Day in America and we thought it was a good time to focus on this key nutrient and to bring you a simple recipe to help support your daily protein intake. Protein is one of our key macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and fats) and comes from a variety of

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Can bread be healthy?

It’s Real Bread Week from 20-28 February – highlighting the traditional practices of breadmaking and the fact that bread can be a healthy staple food choice when made in the right way, using the best ingredients. Much of the bread sold today is mass produced and includes lots of unnecessary ingredients, including genetically modified organisms

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Tea and gut health – what’s your favourite cuppa?

Black tea (with or without milk) is the UK’s favourite drink – we drink as much tea as we do water. Samuel Pepys is the first known Briton to indulge in this now very British tradition – in 1665, he sat down with colleagues to discuss ‘war & peace’ with his new-found ‘China drink’ –

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A healthy Pancake Day recipe for Shrove Tuesday

In the Christian faith, Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before the 40-day fast known as Lent, which runs between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day as it was traditionally a way of using up eggs, milk and sugar before the fasting period.  Pancake consumption can be traced

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Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe

Chase away the blustery chill and add some heat to your Valentine’s weekend with this spicy pepper sauce. The fermented vegetables provide a good source of prebiotic fibre, along with live bacteria to support your gut health.  This is a tasty topping for meat, fish or vegetable dishes and a must have for any serious

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International Pizza Day

Italians, both rich and poor, have devoured their traditional pizza dish since the 16th century and it is now an indulgent feast enjoyed by many nations, each creating their own particular take on it. Toppings range from cured meats to vegetables, from fruits to seafood and fish.  We’ve updated the traditional pizza to give it

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Everyday Health

What do you know about your heart?

As well as being the month of St Valentine celebrations , February is National Heart Month here in the UK . Set up by the British Heart Foundation, National Heart Month aims to bring awareness to a variety of heart conditions and those struggling with them – including angina, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms (Arrhythmia),

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