View Can you wear probiotics in clothes?

Can you wear probiotics in clothes?

Kylie Jenner was recently featured in Vogue in an article called “Wearing Rather Than Drinking Her Probiotics”. Well, I have no idea who this famous lady is, wearing the latest fashions and collecting expensive handbags, but this new clothing range, Skin II, from graduate Rosie Broadhead is just great. Your skin has its own protective…

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Valentines Day

A time for kisses and hearts.  Who would have though there is a more scientific link between your mouth and your heart – a much less romantic one? Can poor Dental Health break your heart?   Not just by taking you out of the kissing pool if you have smelly breath, there is a much more…

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View Are you a chocoholic?

Are you a chocoholic?

A Valentines Meal… Love your gut – Once upon a time, I made a themed Valentine’s day meal.  I served heart shaped blocks of fine pate with heart-shaped cucumber garnish, followed by braised lamb’s hearts in a rich red wine gravy with rice and broccoli.  Dessert was a light yogurt and fruit fool set with…

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View Can you do a alcohol sabbatical?

Can you do a alcohol sabbatical?

A few words about alcohol here.  I’m not saying don’t drink it but if you have any of the following symptoms you might want to consider cutting down or taking a ‘Booze Sabbatical’.

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View Serotonin & Tryptophan Foods

Serotonin & Tryptophan Foods

As we all try to weather another lockdown – and this time a new Tier 4 has been introduced to the UK, which is even stricter than before – the challenge is to survive with our mental health intact. Whilst we are in lockdown and isolation, it is tempting to try and muffle the anxiety…

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View Strawberry Truffles

Strawberry Truffles

Ingredients Makes about 12 balls – double recipe for a larger batch 40g freeze dried strawberries – approximately 50g almonds 90g dates 30g chia seeds 1 tsp. vanilla essence Desiccated coconut Method Place freeze dried strawberries in a food processor and blend until they turn to a powder Add almonds and blend until chopped into…

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Fat Tummies and Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is stored in the body in the fat cells. When I was at school (a long time ago!), we were simply taught that excesses of Vitamin D were toxic as they would build up in the fat cells and the liver and cause a problem. Other Vitamins like…

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View Should we eat fat and sugar together?

Should we eat fat and sugar together?

Fat and sugar – coming up to Bonfire Night, November 5th, it seems a relevant time to talk in terms of gunpowder, sparks and blowing things up. For the experts out there, forgive this blunt instrument, but to keep it simple, we can refer to fats in our food as gunpowder, full of potential energy…

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