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Sun-dried tomato and walnut pate | Melatonin-rich foods

Having trouble sleeping at night? Why not try eating some melatonin-rich foods and see if that helps. […]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Sleep, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|0 Comments

Melatonin & migraines | Tolerable, effective prevention

Migraine is a chronic, debilitating condition affecting 12-20% of the population worldwide. A research study recently compared using melatonin, amitriptyline or placebo for migraine prevention. The results are encouraging.  […]

By | September 19th, 2017|disease prevention, Research, Sleep|0 Comments

Protein powder ideas for lunch & dinner | Beyond smoothies 2

Here are some protein powder ideas for lunch and dinner, following on from last week ‘s suggestions for breakfast. It doesn’t just have to be a shake or smoothie. […]

Melatonin, Sleep Disturbances & IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be very debilitating. Disturbed sleep is a common symptom associated with IBS so researchers are now investigating if improving melatonin levels can help IBS.  […]

By | September 12th, 2017|Research, Sleep|0 Comments

Using protein powder for breakfast | Beyond smoothies 1

Maybe you struggle with your protein intake and use protein powder in shakes or smoothies for breakfast. Today I’ll show you a few different ways to use protein powder for breakfast, to give you a bit of variety.  […]

By | September 8th, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|0 Comments

A house of many windows | Working together

Maybe you’ve been wondering how I work with clients and whether our working together could help you? Let’s explore this a little by looking at an analogy I use: “A house of many windows.” […]

Immune booster | Curried lentils recipe | Foodie Friday

Several of my clients are dealing with viruses right now.  Today’s recipe is, therefore, one to boost the immune system.  Apart from that, it’s delicious,  so anyone can enjoy it! […]

Is there an increased risk of shingles after cancer?

A friend of mine who had cancer a couple of years ago just got shingles.  It piqued my interest into whether there was a link between cancer and shingles, as both conditions are associated with reduced immune function, and immune function may be further affected by cancer treatments.   […]

By | August 29th, 2017|disease prevention, Immune system, Research|0 Comments

Sriracha roasted chickpeas recipe | Foodie Fridays

This is a lovely, spiced roasted chickpea recipe. I find it is even popular with those who don’t normally like eating beans and chickpeas (which in my experience, tends to be the guys!)  […]

By | August 25th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

Should I take a multi-vitamin? Try using the Cronometer app to help you decide

One of the main factors involved in the decision to take a daily multivitamin and mineral is what are my specific needs?  I like to use Cronometer to get an idea of what vitamins and minerals are obtained as part of the diet. Once we know how much we are getting, we can then look at what our needs are.  So let’s explore Cronometer today. […]

By | August 22nd, 2017|App review, vitamins and minerals, website review|2 Comments

Haloumi, fig, and avocado salad | A great way to try haloumi cheese

Haloumi cheese is very popular in the UK. In fact, if you read a UK vegetarian magazine, you’ll begin to think it should be re-titled haloumitarian!  In contrast, in the US very few people have heard of it or tried it. Whether it is new to you, or an old favorite, this is a lovely seasonal salad recipe to try.  […]

By | August 18th, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

Cow versus goat versus sheep milk | How do the diary milks compare?

While cows milk is the highest seller in the US and UK, in other parts of the world, goat milk is the preferred choice.  We can now get sheep’s milk and sheep milk products. How do they differ from each other?  […]

By | August 15th, 2017|Food, vitamins and minerals|1 Comment

Baked sweet potato chips recipe | Foodie Fridays

On Tuesday we looked at the differences between regular potatoes and sweet potatoes. As sweet potatoes won in the nutritious stakes, here’s a recipe to encourage you to eat them! You may have tried making sweet potato chips before, only to have them burn.  This recipe cooks them more slowly so they crispen nicely without burning.  (For those in the UK – these are crisps!). […]

By | August 11th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

You say potato, I say sweet potato! Is the nutritional content more important than the individual eating it?

Today we are going to look at the differences between the nutritional content of regular potatoes compared to sweet potatoes. And then take a look at the individual eating it. The importance of the person is all too often neglected. Personalized nutrition looks at the individual, the food, and more.   […]

Vegetable tourism, and other wonderful ideas from Pam Warhurst

I attach an incredible talk by Pam Warhurst.  Take some time out to listen and be inspired.  As she says, it’s about more than growing edible plants, it’s about growing people. […]

By | August 4th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Community, disease prevention, Food|0 Comments

Coffee, gene polymorphisms, and heart attack risk

We all know people who can drink coffee late at night and still sleep soundly. Then there are those who can hardly tolerate half a cup of coffee. This range of effects is influenced by variations in a gene (polymorphisms), that affect the speed of caffeine metabolism. But these polymorphisms may affect more than just sleep and the jitters. Studies are finding that they may affect the risk of heart attack. […]

Creamy avocado spinach dip | Foodie Friday recipe

Fancy adding a few extra nutrients to your guacamole recipe? Try this creamy avocado spinach dip. […]

Nutritional Genomics | Why we need to know nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics

Nutrition research has traditionally focused on the assumption that all individuals have the same nutritional requirements, (although some distinction has been made for children and men vs. women). Nowadays, more and more researchers are studying nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics to see if, instead, we can create personalized nutrition for the individual.  Let’s see what this is all about. […]

By | July 25th, 2017|Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Research|1 Comment

Kale or spinach: Which should I eat? Both! Move over superfoods, variety is king.

What is better, kale or spinach? It’s a common question. People are trying to eat their greens and want the best for their buck. So which is it? […]

By | July 21st, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday, vitamins and minerals|1 Comment

What the human genome project tells us | Gene anatomy and switches

The human genome project was completed in 2003. It was a huge collaborative project that yielded quite a few surprises. […]

By | July 18th, 2017|nutrigenetics, Research|1 Comment

Raw Broccoli Bites | Great detoxification balancer

Eating raw broccoli is a great support for detoxification. Yet many people often struggle to find ways to enjoy raw broccoli. These little broccoli bites are perfect. […]

By | July 14th, 2017|detoxification, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

Can we use our genetic information to improve our health? Back to basics of genetics

We seem to have a fascination with our DNA. Think of all those murder mysteries where they take the two empty glasses or a single hair and analyze the DNA to find the killer! But beyond solving murders, can we improve our health by knowing  our genetic information?  […]

By | July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Chickpea Mediterranean Salad | Eat like the Blue Zones

This is a quick, easy, throw together, nourishing recipe.   […]

Dminder app to monitor your Vitamin D levels

The Dminder app is a way to keep track of whether you are getting too little or too much sunshine to maintain optimal vitamin D levels. Let’s take a look. […]

“Doctor in the House” stewed apple recipe for immune tolerance

In Tuesday’s blog post, we learned about the Michael Ash paper on the benefits of stewed apples. If you’ve been watching Doctor in the House on BBC with Dr. Chattergee, this was one of the treatments that they used in the second series. […]

Using stewed apples as a therapeutic food | Reduce inflammation and improve immunity

My last few blog posts have all been about apples. Therapeutically, the most common way I recommend apples in my practice is as stewed apples. If you have been watching the BBC TV programme Doctor in the House, this might all sound very familiar as Dr. Chattergee uses this approach in episode 4 of series 2.  Let’s look at what beneficial effects eating stewed apples can have on the body. […]

Curly apple, poppy seed salad | Foodie Friday spiralized

For those of you who don’t like leafy greens as salads, here’s an alternative with apples. (Yes – this one’s for you, dad!)  […]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

An apple a day keeps the doctor away vs a statin a day keeps the doctor away

Which would you prefer: An apple a day or a statin a day to keep the doctor away? Let’s look at this comparative proverb to see whether lifestyle changes are preferable to using pharmaceuticals for prevention…   […]

By | June 20th, 2017|disease prevention, Research|0 Comments

Noodled apple breakfast bowl | Foodie Fridays

Noodled apples?  Doesn’t that sound like a happy dish!  It’s the same as spiralized apples. Many people with spiralizers don’t ever use them on apples however.  So here’s a noodled apple breakfast bowl recipe for you to try.  Hardly a recipe really – but a great way to start the day. […]

The importance of a positive connection between patient and provider

Does the quality of the relationship between patient and doctor/healthcare practitioner really make a difference? We all want to feel listened to and have time with a doctor, but is there evidence that this connection actually impacts our health? […]

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