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Lime and Coriander Coleslaw

There’s something very appealing about this colourful coleslaw. It’s versatility means it compliment most main dishes. We had it the other day with pulled pork and brown rice, and it went down a treat. It would make a great addition to a BBQ, and is delicious with halloumi kebabs. Spice it up with some chilli […]

5 Easy Ways to Better Gut Health

Our digestive tract (gut) is home to a wide range of tiny living microbes. In fact, there are over 500 species living there, made up from bacteria, virus, fungi and other such organisms. Imagine a vibrant lake with an abundance of different species cohabitating in harmony and functioning in synergy with each other and their […]

Nutty Quinoa Granola Bar

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is an ancient Peruvian grain that looks similar to cous cous and cooks like rice. It’s high in protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids making it a fantastic vegan protein source. Quinoa has higher amounts of lysine, cystine, and methionine than all other grains; important for tissue growth and repair. […]

Prune Smoothie for Constipation

The first line of treatment for idiopathic constipation – constipation with no known cause – from your GP would usually be an osmotic laxative such as Lactulose, Movicol, Cosmocol or another similar brand. Osmotic laxatives are a collection of proteins, fibres, or sugars that promote the movement of water into the colon through a process called osmosis. In […]

Banish the Beige Food Diet (please)

Even though we’re told to eat a rainbow, in my role as a Nutritional Therapist, I often see babies, toddlers and children on a beige food diet suffering with many different and often easily reversible health conditions. The beige food diet tends to look like this: Breakfast – toast or cerealSnack – crackers, breadsticks, blueberriesLunch […]

Natural Solutions for Kids with Constipation

Those tell-tale signs; your toddler pauses in the corner of the room, looking like she’s concentrating really hard, her face goes red, and the whiff in the air tells you it’s time to change a nappy. But what if it’s never that easy? Does your baby, toddler or child seem in physical pain when she […]

One Big Mistake Most Parents (unwittingly) Make Every Day

We all know the importance of a child eating breakfast. Studies show that children who eat breakfast do better at school. They concentrate for longer, do better in tests, have fewer behavioural problems, not to mention more energy. But how many children are actually getting a good one? For decades now we have been told […]

Tackling Obesity – A Shared Responsibility

Obesity is all over the news at the moment as it is the biggest risk factor for serious complications with Covid-19. Obesity is also a subject close to my heart because, at age 11, I was diagnosed as clinically obese. Here I’d like to offer my solution to our current obesity epidemic.

Kale Pesto Pasta

This has got to be one of the easiest and most versatile dinners to make. You can whip it up in about 15 minutes flat. Plus kale is a super healthy vegetable containing plenty of calcium and magnesium which are essential minerals for bone health. Here’s the recipe.

Post Viral Fatigue

Something I’ve become very aware of over the last few months, is that many people are suffering ongoing aftereffects from the virus. Natural ways to support your body in healing from Post Viral Fatigue.

Small Group Exercise Best for Body and Mind

The rise of the personal trainer. A recent study showed real benefits from exercising in small social groups with a dedicated trainer. These exercisers had lower stress, increased physical and emotional wellbeing. PT Marisa gives readers a great offer…

Lockdown Insomnia

For many, lockdown has meant that poor sleep has become the norm. This can be difficult to rectify if you’re not yet heading back to your usual work and exercise routines or feeling anxious about the future. Here’s some natural ways to tackle the problem.


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