What’s the right breakfast?

Pre- war days, we mostly had cooked breakfast such as kippers, bacon or eggs with the option of bread, or porridge with milk and butter. Old fashioned Scottish porridge was made in big batches, you even take a slice with you. Such breakfasts gave lasting fuel to those...

Natural alternatives for the menopause

 The menopause is a natural process caused by falling levels of oestrogen and progesterone. The ovaries normally produce the sex hormones oestrogens (of which there are three) and progesterone. The menopause is said to have happened when one year has elapsed without...

Keeping the pounds off at Chritmas

There is no reason why a healthy weight loss plan needs to go out of the window at Christmas, or why you can’t make good choices over the Festive period. Here’s how:  Remember it’s just one day, it’s not a reason to pig out for a month  At parties, reduce your...

Build up your immunity

Winter is a time when infections increase and our immune system needs to work harder to keep us well. What’s best to eat when we are ill? Bone broths – use organic chicken carcass or beef bones, add a mixture of vegetables such as carrots, leeks, onions and herbs....

How to eat yourself ‘happy’

I see fantastic changes in my clients’ mood, anxiety and resilience when they change the way they eat. Being in control of food often leads to other areas of people’s life feeling more balanced, which increases contentment, and there’s no doubt that all these...

Do I Need Stomach Acid? How to test at home

When we are hungry and see and smell food, we produce stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) which  helps digest protein and absorb minerals, as well as killing off unwanted bacteria that we ingest with our food. As we get older stomach acid levels can decline.  The amount...

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