Vitamin D – Are you deficient?

It would appear that there is now widespread deficiency of Vitamin D which is adversely affecting our health in our number of ways. So why has this come to light now (excuse the pun)?  The answer is due to diet, sunlight and a return of rickets.  As a baby in the 60’s...

Is low fat really healthy?

One of the topics we discussed on the health panel at BBC Berkshire the other day was whether low fat is good for us.  Certainly my clients are surprised when I tell them they can eat butter and full fat Greek yoghurt. The whole low fat conception stemmed...

5 A day? Easy! Try 10!

I appeared on BBC Berkshire’s health panel today with Sarah Walker, where one of the items that have been in the press this week is that only one person in five, is actually eating their five- a day recommended amount of fruit and veg! Some of your 5-a-day We...

Homemade pesto and slow roasted tomatoes

At the weekend, after braving the garden centre on a Bank Holiday weekend, I bought a new herb trough, along with tomato plants and a cucumber plant.  This mini vegetable plot made me feel very domesticaed, and I was inspired to make my own pesto plus slow roasted...

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