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Saliva testing for Immune Reactivity: Cyrex...

Functional Lab testing  has come a long way in terms of specificity and sensitivity, and a sample of saliva is now capable of assessing mucosal immune reactivity and intolerance, measuring secretory…

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Nutritious, nutty, date and cashew flapjack

I love experimenting and adapting recipes and though I have been adding nuts – and all sorts of stealth ingredients – to my flapjacks for years now, it’s normally a…

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IBS or IBD?

How often have you seen someone dismissively refer to their IBS symptoms with body language that says ‘don’t go there’ , ‘can we change the subject’.  Many people with ‘tricky’…

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Let’s talk gut MOTILITY!

It may be embarrassing to talk about poo, but Nutritional Therapists can’t shy away from discussing the bowel and its workings I’m afraid, because it’s fundamental to gut health and…

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COURGETTE chutney

Preserve a summer veg’ If you grow courgettes and suddenly find your plants are producing faster than you can consume, this is a great way to preserve a few.  Even…

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Glycemic Index

Stabilise blood sugar with a GLYCEMIC strategy. All food provides energy, but carbohydrate foods have the most direct effect on your blood glucose levels, and determine whether your resulting energy level…

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MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body, which is why deficiency – common in the over 50’s – can be such an issue.  It’s not only an essential mineral,…

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Cardio Check from Functional Dx

Cardiovascular disease has become a common condition worldwide, and raised blood pressure with elevated cholesterol levels are two of the risk factors that will often prompt further investigations.  Reducing your…

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Pistachio Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is a simple twist on a regular lemon drizzle cake, but swapping half the flour with pistachio nuts that have been processed to a fine crumbly nut flour.  I…

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Porridge Toppings

Let’s face it, porridge is like a blank canvas, full of potential, to serve as a great ‘support’ but it needs creative help! Variations on a theme of porridge toppings…

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