Prunes | Three other reasons to eat them, beyond the obvious.

By | September 18th, 2018|Food, Sugar|

Prunes have a reputation for getting things moving in the body i.e. supporting bowel habits! But don’t restrict eating them to just when you are constipated! They have other potential health benefits too.  […]

Peppermint Sun Tea | Foodie Friday

By | September 14th, 2018|Basics, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, New Food Friday, Recipes|

Sun teas are new to me. I love the whole idea of them. Maybe you’ve tried them before? They are basically solar powered tea! […]

Soothing peppermint five ways

By | September 11th, 2018|Food, Lifestyle Medicine, Stress reduction|

Peppermint is a popular aromatic herb that we are all familiar with. Let’s look at a few ways we can use it, beyond enjoying mint candy (!), so we can make the most of soothing peppermint.  […]

Overnight chia berry breakfast recipe | Foodie Friday

By | September 7th, 2018|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

When I was in England last week, we went fruit picking. It was yummy! The strawberries at this time of year were small but sweet and tasty. As we always pick too many, I used some to make a chia berry breakfast. Take a look at the recipe. […]

Overnight chia banana breakfast recipe | Foodie Friday

By | August 31st, 2018|Basics, Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

A quick, easy breakfast that you can prepare the night before. Perfect for enjoying at home, this chia banana breakfast is also easily portable. See what you think. […]

August five favorites | Products for the traveller

By | August 28th, 2018|Book review, Food, Lifestyle Medicine, Sleep, Stress reduction|

Here is a list of my five favorite products this August – heavily influenced by my trip to the UK, so they include some ideas for traveling and jetlag.  […]

Banana pancakes recipe | 2 ingredient recipe

By | August 24th, 2018|Breakfast, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

This simple two-ingredient pancake recipe is yummy. Just bananas and eggs. You can leave it at that or use some add-ins for different flavors. I often make it for guests with different dietary restrictions as it is gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.   […]

Carrot cake overnight oats recipe | Vegetables for breakfast

By | August 17th, 2018|Breakfast, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

There is so much evidence on the health benefits of eating vegetables. I recommend to clients that they try to eat them at every meal. But breakfast can often be a stumbling block if you don’t like savory breakfasts or smoothies. One solution is this carrot cake overnight oats recipe. Give it a try. […]

Cherry chia fresca drink recipe | Foodie Friday

By | August 3rd, 2018|Basics, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Fundamentals on Fridays, Recipes|

Try this delicious drink with the bonus of fiber and omega 3 fats from chia seeds. If cherries aren’t your thing, just choose another fruit.  […]

What’s the best and worst thing about your diet?

By | July 31st, 2018|disease prevention, Empowerment, Food, Lifestyle Medicine|

I’ll often ask a client when we first meet what the best and worst thing is about their diet. It gives me information not only on their diet but also their understanding of nutrition.  So let’s ask ourselves today and then take the next step to do something about the worst thing.  […]

Six easy ways to use nori | Incorporating seaweed into your diet

By | July 27th, 2018|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Fundamentals on Fridays, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Maybe the only way you have ever eaten nori or seaweed is as part of sushi.  But because sea vegetables, aka seaweeds, are such great sources of minerals, they deserve a regular place in our diet. So let’s look at six easy ways to use nori – the seaweed that comes as a dried sheet.  […]

Arame watercress salad recipe | Foodie Friday

By | July 20th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

If you haven’t used seaweed or sea vegetables before, this Arame watercress salad recipe is a nice easy way to start.  […]

Seaweed | The superfood you probably aren’t eating

By | July 17th, 2018|Cancer prevention, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, vitamins and minerals|

I walk to the beach every day…and see the slippery, slimy, fly-infested seaweed on the beach and no, my tummy does not rumble!  It is not something I even think about eating. But I do regularly sprinkle kelp granules on my food. Let’s look at why we should be eating seaweed (but not straight off the beach!). […]

Cheezy broccoli bites recipe | Dehydrated broccoli with a crunch

By | July 6th, 2018|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Just diagnosed, New Food Friday, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Dehydrated broccoli?  Hmmm. Nutritional yeast instead of cheese? Probably not an instant choice…but don’t just dismiss it.  These cheezy broccoli bites taste good and are good for you! […]

Sulforaphane from frozen or cooked cruciferous vegetables | Sharing myrosinase

By | July 3rd, 2018|Basics, Cancer prevention, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Immune system, nutrigenomics, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

We want the biggest bang for our efforts. And that goes for our healthy eating too. Many people aren’t keen on eating veg, so if they are making the effort, we want to make sure they get the maximum goodness out of them. Find out how to do that with cooked cruciferous vegetables.  […]

Chopped detox salad | A deep-clean meal for your body

By | June 29th, 2018|detoxification, Dinner, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Fundamentals on Fridays, Lunch, nutrigenomics, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

We have a cleaning system inside our bodies that works non-stop, every day to keep us healthy. But as with all cleaning systems, it needs the right equipment and supplies to do a good job. Today’s recipe for a chopped detox salad gives your body the equivalent of a good mop, soap, stain remover, and scrubber for a deep clean meal.  […]

Broccoli hummus recipe | A scoop of sulforaphane

By | June 22nd, 2018|Basics, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks|

Scoop up that beneficial sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables with this broccoli hummus recipe!  Instead of chickpeas, it uses broccoli and zucchini. […]

The power of nutrigenomics | Sulforaphane from Cruciferous vegetables

By | June 19th, 2018|Food, nutrigenomics|

We’ve all heard that eating broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables is good for us, but let’s look further into how these vegetables can be beneficial. It’s a fascinating journey into the nutrigenomic potential of sulforaphane.  […]

Tulsi tea truffles recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | June 15th, 2018|Basics, Desserts, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Stress reduction|

In Tuesday’s blog post I mentioned Tulsi tea being likened to liquid yoga. Today here is a recipe for making truffles using Tulsi tea leaves. It can also be adapted to other types of tea. […]

Quickest nut milk recipe | Enjoy a variety of nut milks

By | June 8th, 2018|Basics, Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

Just run out of almond milk? Or you went to the local store and they didn’t have any? Here is the quickest nut milk recipe that may change your buying habits in the future. […]

Minted pea and avocado dip recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 25th, 2018|Basics, disease prevention, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

To end May’s month of blog dip recipes, here is a twist on guacamole: minted pea avocado dip. The addition of the peas and mint not only adds to the taste but also to the nutritional impact with lots of phytonutrients from the peas.  […]

Spiced sun-dried tomato spread recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 18th, 2018|Basics, disease prevention, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Keeping in our “dip” mode a little longer, here is the third dip – (really more of a spread) recipe this month. We’ve had beet and feta, artichoke and almond, and now this is a spiced sun-dried tomato spread. […]

Artichoke and Almond dip recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 11th, 2018|Basics, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Last week I shared a beet and feta dip or spread recipe. In the same mode, here is an artichoke and almond dip that can also be used as a spread, or piled on a baked potato, or used in many different ways. […]

Beet and feta dip recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 4th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Move over hummus. It’s time to try something new! This beet feta dip is not only vibrant in color, but also in flavor.  And it’s versatile, as it can be used as a spread too, for sandwiches, toast, or crudites. […]

Mediterranean roasted red cabbage salad recipe | Foodie Friday

By | April 27th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

Last week I shared a recipe for roasted red cabbage slices or “steaks”. You can eat these hot or use left-overs cold in a dish, like today’s recipe for Mediterranean roasted red cabbage salad. Hot or cold, the roasting brings out a sweetness in the cabbage. […]

Roasted red cabbage slices | Foodie Friday

By | April 20th, 2018|Breakfast, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

Become a vegetable butcher and make some roasted red cabbage steaks! “Steaks” makes it sound really meaty! No wimpy veg dishes here! AKA roasted red cabbage slices.  Give it a try.  […]

Eating fish, cognition, and sleep | How are they interconnected?

By | April 17th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, Research, Sleep, vitamins and minerals|

We all know that eating oily fish provides us with a good source of omega 3 fats.  Greater fish consumption has been seen to be associated with improved cognition among children, and also with improved sleep.  So is the improved sleep responsible for the improved cognition? Let’s look at the connection between eating fish, cognition, and sleep. […]

Beet and honeycomb salad | New food Friday

By | April 6th, 2018|Basics, Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, New Food Friday|

Do you use fresh honeycomb in your recipes? I think visually it is very appealing, as well as nutritionally. You don’t need a lot but it is a great way to add a little bit of sweetness.  Try this beet and honeycomb salad and see what you think. […]

Lemony lentil soup | Foodie Friday

By | March 30th, 2018|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Soups|

I don’t know how your weather is, but here, spring has started out with rain.  So this warming but vibrant lemony lentil soup is comforting when you look outside and see the rain coming down. […]

Vegetable flatbread recipe | Foodie Friday

By | March 23rd, 2018|Basics, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

This vegetable flatbread recipe is an easy way to increase your veggie intake. The vegetable is an integral part of the flatbread but doesn't give it a strong flavor. And the recipe is gluten-free and egg-free. Inspiration I've been enjoying [...]

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