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Top 5 Foods for Anxiety

Top 5 Foods for Anxiety

Anxiety has been an unwanted companion of mine since childhood. From anxiety-induced stomach aches before school swimming lessons, to panic attacks while out shopping, anxiety has a big impact on my life experiences. Over the years I've learned to take a two-pronged...

Corona virus – can nutrition help?

Corona virus – can nutrition help?

This winter's flu season has taken a dramatic turn with the arrival and rapid spread of the Covid-19 corona virus.   A few weeks ago I highlighted some of the key nutrients we need for all-round immune support.  These nutrients are essential in the fight against flu. ...

Veganuary – Where to find the vitamins & minerals YOU need

Veganuary – Where to find the vitamins & minerals YOU need

Over 250,000 people participated in Veganuary 2019 (a massive increase from the 3,300 who participated in 2014) and 2020 is set to be even bigger. Done properly, a plant-based diet can provide nearly all the nutrients we need to thrive.  I say "nearly all" because of...

Food Trends for 2020

Food Trends for 2020

We've had smashed avocado, coconut water and kale everything.  Smoothies, juice diets, goji berries, and veganism. Now it's time for 2020 to give us the next big foodie trend.  Will it be nettles? Pine needle tea? Or my favourite (and vastly underated) combo of mashed...

Meet the Producer:  Eleanor from Riverford Organic

Meet the Producer: Eleanor from Riverford Organic

Friday mornings are a bit exciting in my house; it's Riverford delivery day.  At around 9.30am a friendly driver drops off the weekly box (hiding it behind the recycling bin if no-one's home) packed with a delicious selection of organic fruit and vegetables.  And,...

Nutrition tips I’d share with my 14 year old self!

Nutrition tips I’d share with my 14 year old self!

If I had a magic time machine I'd go back to the early 90s and have a quiet word with myself about food.  I'd also have a quiet word about hairstyles and picking at spots, but food would be first. At age 14 I was a terrible pescetarian.  I lived on tuna pasta bake,...