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Seed cycling for hormone balance – is it worth it?

Seed cycling for hormone balance – is it worth it?

Seed cycling - have you heard of it? It's a technique of eating certain combinations of seeds during the menstrual cycle to help support hormone balance.  Many women say seed cycling relieves PMS symptoms and helps maintain a more regular cycle.  It's an easy...

Fight Those Winter Bugs – Top Tips for Immune Support

Fight Those Winter Bugs – Top Tips for Immune Support

Our immune systems get a real workout at this time of year with cold, flu', and tummy bug germs thriving in warm, dry, centrally heated homes and offices.  It's a good idea to top up on immune-supporting nutrients to give your system the best chance of fending off...

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,...

Sourdough September

Sourdough September

It's that time of year again...the ninth month... it's Sourdough September!  This month-long celebration of all things sourdough is a national event run by the Real Bread Campaign with the aim of encouraging people to enjoy genuine sourdough products and support the...

Gluten: What happens when we eat it?

Gluten: What happens when we eat it?

Gluten is a type of protein found in the grains of wheat, barley, and rye.  It's made up of several different protein fractions, and can be difficult for some people to digest. But why? Haven't we been eating wheat, barley, and rye for thousands of years?  Surely...