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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. ...

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...

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...

What to eat to help you sleep

What to eat to help you sleep

Can you remember the last time you had a refreshing, restorative night's sleep? Do you struggle to get to sleep, or wake up in the wee small hours wide awake and unable to drop off again? Just as certain foodstuffs can keep us awake (here's looking at you caffeine...)...