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Remove plastic, remove toxins!

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

So, you eat organic, drink organic, filter your water, and believe you are limiting your toxin intake, however some of the most damaging toxins come from food packaging and storage materials. If we look at the plastics we use on a daily basis we can find chemicals including, bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, and formaldehyde amongst many others. Such toxins can cause disruption to…

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The Glorious Persimmon

Wednesday 9th November 2016

I was delighted to see organic Persimmon or Sharon Fruit available from Riverford Organic's this week, delighted not just because they are totally delicious but also because they are a nutritional powerhouse of a fruit. The humble looking persimmon offers a high vitamin and mineral level, along with a whole range of other beneficial organic antioxidant phytochemicals including catechins, gallocatechins, betulinic acid, and…

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Super Sorghum

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

I was so amazed to find a sorghum breakfast cereal in Waitrose today. So what is sorghum? Well it is a grain like seed that is most commonly grown and consumed in Africa. Although it is actually a seed it is usually referred to as a grain. It is the 5th most consumed grain in the world. Although it is not a grain…

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Cake (WF DF)

Sunday 23rd October 2016

These wheat and dairy free cake bites are also refined sugar free, and most of all are a delicious and simple way to incorporate veggies into your bakes. They are super moist and the perfect healthy treat for kiddies who love cake. Such an easy bake - well worth a try. [Sweet Potato and Carrot cake Recipe = http://www.thedietdoctor.co.uk/recipes?aid=8797]

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Helping your children to eat well.

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Jamie Oliver has definitely got this one right........... the best way to help your children develop healthy eating patterns is with a low pressure approach. Apply too much pressure or make a fuss about the things that they DON'T want to eat and you may take backward steps. JAMIE OLIVER'S FUSSY EATERS ARTICLE

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Is the problem GLUTEN or something else?

Thursday 20th October 2016

This new research highlights why some people CAN tolerate non wheat GLUTEN containing grains but cannot tolerate WHEAT itself! (New study links protein in wheat to the inflammation of chronic health conditions Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health... MEDICALXPRESS.COM) Medical Express Despite all the hype surrounding gluten nowadays, it is very important not to cut out all gluten…

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How to Shop Organic

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Eating organic is a commitment of both time and money, and sourcing organic produce can be tricky when using local supermarkets. Most supermarkets nowadays have some organic lines on their shelves but in my experience there is little variety, especially with fresh fruit and vegetables. This can make sticking to an organic lifestyle a little bit boring and you may find yourself eating…

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Winter Warmer Hot Chocolate

Tuesday 18th October 2016

As we are now heading into the winter months, it is turning cold enough outside for us to start hankering after the warm comfort of a mug of hot chocolate. However with most commercial hot chocolate being crammed full of refined sugar (up to 69.5g of sugar in a large flavoured hot choc at one high street coffee shop) or artificial sweeteners, flavourings…

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