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Intermittent Fasting

Why do it?  Is this just another short-lived dietary fad?  If the research I uncovered gets widely disseminated, intermittent fasting might just stick around.

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FOOD GROWN supplements

How are they different? They invariably cost more than their synthetic alternatives, but do they represent value for money and are they superior in their ability to deliver more of the nutrients?

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Easter Indulgence

One of several responses to my Spring Newsletter (on the gut microbiome) was do I have a good gluten-free chocolate cake recipe!

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Spring 2017 newsletter

The Daffodils are bringing welcome colour to the garden and Magnolia blossoms are on the cusp of bursting forth as I type this. It’s definitely my favourite time of year! This newsletter will focus on a subject that I feel genuine passion about – gut health and the gut microbiome!

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“Good for Gut Health”

What is ‘gut health’ – is it merely an absence of gut disease?  ‘Good for gut health’ is a term often emblazoned on food packaging, though rarely do they explain what aspect of the food validates the claim.

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Christmas 2016

This Christmas I have some tips for managing digestion with over-full tummies, and some gluten-free mince pies to impress your guests (they’ll never guess!). And my sign off has some news on ‘Nutritional Therapy and Public’. Health’.

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Gluten-free mince pies

Mince pies are synonymous with Christmas, and great to have in store for visitors dropping in at Christmas. If you’re gluten-free you don’t have to miss out! This recipe more than passed the test in my household, and knocks the spots off shop bought ones!

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Nutrition and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is currently the 3rd leading cause of death and it’s anticipated numbers will increase, as western populations get older.  And that is the current perception – that it goes hand in hand with old age, so it’s simply viewed as a numbers game and the luck of the draw.  But is this actually the case?  Such a perception deters many people from seeking a diagnosis, believing little can be done.

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Migraines

September 4th 2016 marks the start of Migraine Awareness week. Click on the link for more information,

Migraine Awareness Week

and read on for some useful nutritional advice:

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Nutritional Therapy in Primary Care?

More than once I have heard a patient say ‘we need one of your kind in every GP practice’, and I smile and I think – so true, but in my lifetime?

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