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  • Nutritional Therapy, Not a Diet Plan

    Nutritional therapy should be more than information regurgitated from a piece of software in beautiful graphs and colour charts that tell you exactly what to eat, how to calculate your calorie intake and the nutritional content of your meals. So many people fall for the artificial quantification of food thinking Read More
  • New Wellbeing Guidelines

    Because food pyramids are well and truly past The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) recently launched their Wellbeing Guidelines which reflect current research and knowledge gained in the fields of nutrition, genetics and microbiology. As there have been no official updates on diet, lifestyle and health Read More
  • Clinical PNI - What is it and what can it do for you?

    Psycho-Neuro-Immunology What's in a name? And why such a long word? The clues are there. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is the science that studies how psychological (thoughts and emotions) and neuro-endocrine influences (hormones and other chemical substances) affect the immune system (inflammation and protection against infection). So PNI considers how your emotions Read More
  • GP Referrals for Nutritional Therapy

    Recent amendments to doctor's referral guidelines by the General Medical Council (GMC) earlier this year have made it possible for GPs to refer their patients to CNHC registered Nutritional Therapists. This is a big step in the right direction and significantly enhances patient choice, which is one of the improvement Read More
  • Egg Bread - The BEST gluten-free bread I know

    At last, a recipe for gluten-free bread that works! It was a long journey to get here... But lucky you can cut straight to the chase 🙂 This gluten-free bread recipe allows for common bread replacement in pretty much everything you need it for. It works well from sandwiches to pizza Read More
  • Chicken Pie (gluten-free)

    This is such a great recipe, especially for when you have leftover meat. When I cook chicken breast, I normally cook some spare ones for these types of dishes requiring shredded cooked meat. This recipe is inspired in a Brazilian favourite party food called 'empadinha', which is a savoury finger Read More
  • Crispy Kale

    This one made me so excited about kale that I ended up getting through 1 Kg of the stuff in the space of a week! Yes... It IS true and you can see why... This is a completely healthy snack that tastes so good it will lead you to addiction! Read More
  • Banana Cake - Gluten/Dairy/Nut-free

    For those who cannot rely on nut flours for a gluten-free cake, here is a recipe of a tasty banana cake which is dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free.   Ingredients 270g mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds flour (use a coffee grinder to make your own flour) 150g rice or buckwheat flour Read More
  • Eight useful tips for feeding your children healthy foods

    Having a child who refuses to accept new flavours can be a challenge, especially for parents concerned with the nutritional value of their children's meals. That's why I like to concentrate on ideas to stimulate people's imagination and hopefully inspire them to come up with their own personal daily solutions Read More
  • Sweet Potato Brownie

    This is a nice gluten and dairy-free treat that is likely to go down well with little ones as well as grown-ups. I love using sweet potato in sweet dishes because I know of a really nice sweet potato pudding in Brazil. So trust me it is not that uncommon Read More
  • Gluten Sensitivity Testing

    The next local meeting for registered Nutritional Therapists in Warwickshire is open to all BANT members (including students) as it will be a unique opportunity to obtain training in the newly introduced gluten-sensitivity tests from Cyrex. Christine Bailey will offer a free-of-charge 2 hour talk on all the Cyrex arrays Read More
  • Homemade Tomato Sauce/Soup

    This is a great tomato-based sauce to use in general cooking but also to spread on pizza before covering it with your favourite toppings. You not only gain in taste but also add valuable nutrition to your dish by incorporating a range of tasty vegetables in this sauce. Another use Read More
  • Pizza (Gluten-free)

    There's no denying that the smell of pizza is nice, tempting and mouth-watering. For those who need to go gluten-free for life, it can be hard to imagine you simply can't have certain things anymore. But the good news is, there's always a way round menu restrictions (as long as Read More
  • Modern Life vs Old Bodies

    I have been fascinated by cellular biology ever since I first saw it in school. The superiority of the biological machinery is something that evokes deep humbleness in me. Nothing is ever simple in human biology but every single aspect of it shares the same quality of alluring beauty. However Read More
  • Fun is more important than taste!

    I often hear people say that 'sweets won't do the children any harm if allowed as occasional treats' but what about the habits we encourage children to develop? It is also important to consider the possible problems that may arise in the future as a consequence of poor health foundations Read More
  • DNA Analysis - The Future of Nutritional and Fitness Advice

    So smoking and drinking never killed your granny? She enjoyed herself and lived to be 100? Well maybe her genes allowed her to get away with that and a lot more... What about you? Are your genes going to do the same for you? It's time you find out. Modern Read More
  • Cell Energy Production - How Cells Power Life

    I consider the process of energy generation inside cells one of an almost 'mystic' dimension. Inside our cells, there are tiny structures known as 'mitochondria' and they are responsible for generating energy for living. These little 'power-houses' literally fuel life. Although I realise not everyone might be so interested in Read More
  • Genetics vs Epigenetics - what does it all come down to in practical terms?

    Gene expression Genes are inherited and we can’t change what we’ve got. However, what you need to understand is: you are NOT a sole product of your genes. You are a product of epigenetics. And the good news is: you CAN change epigenetics. Epigenetics Epigenetics can be translated as “outer-genetics” Read More
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