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9 Eczema essentials

9 Eczema essentials Eczema cases have mushroomed in recent years.  The majority of new cases of eczema are in children under 5 years old.  In fact 1 in 5 children now suffer from eczema in the UK. Atopic eczema is an inflammatory skin condition, characterised by dry, itchy skin.  Scratching the skin leads to skin red, sore, […]

Real Gelatine Jelly

Real Gelatine Jelly Commercial jelly to me is just too sweet, suspiciously brightly coloured with an overpowering sweet smell. Generally shop bought jelly (jello) is made from gelatine sourced from commercially fed livestock of non-disclosed welfare standards. It’s loaded with sugars or artificial sweeteners, flavouring, colouring and preservatives. Any trace of the original goodness has […]

5 vital reasons to take care of gut health

  The health of our stomach has much more influence on our mood, immunity and skin health than previously thought.  Our often taken for granted gut is a vital portal to the body, processing an enormous variety of food and drinks, absorbing nutrients and protecting the body against toxins. The gut is the largest component of our body’s […]

9 Natural Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

Natural Dairy Free Sources of Calcium Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is necessary to support many vital functions in maintaining our family’s health, including: building and maintaining strong bones and teeth regulating healthy blood vessels, blood pressure, muscle contractions, including heartbeat and ensuring blood clots normally essential metabolic functions nerve transmission and hormone discharging […]

Gentle Detox Bath Soak Preparation

Gentle Detox Bath Soak Preparation   This is traditionally the time to think about health and for some of us that will mean beginning new positive eating and lifestyle routines.  New Year is also linked with ‘the detox’, but detoxification of the body shouldn’t be about unsustainable eating programmes and punishing exercise routines.  Think about removing […]

PUMPKIN PIE RAW DESERT RECIPE

PUMPKIN PIE RAW DESERT RECIPE 10 – 12 servings              Prep time: 30 mins Gluten Free  Dairy Free Paleo Raw desert Fridge cake This is just the best! A healthy, delicious, easy to make and anti-inflammatory bakeless cake bursting with beneficial ingredients! Pumpkin  is packed full of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and fibre, it is a surprising superfood […]

8 Tips to Avoid Real Food Battles With Your Kids

8 Tips to Avoid Real Food Battles With Your Kids How to avoid real food battles at home.  Parents looking to increase the healthy nutritious foods  in their family’s diets can often come up against a battle of wills, as children, and even partners, resist changing from their familiar foods to healthier whole foods. I have heard […]

THE 1 MONTH ECZEMA DIET CHALLENGE

THE 1 MONTH ECZEMA DIET CHALLENGE  During October 2014 we challenge you to change your family’s diet and lifestyle, to eat cleanly and put aside (or in the bin!) those inflammatory glutens, sugars, dairy and processed foods. The ‘Eczema’ diet is a supportive programme based on anti-inflammatory eating for autoimmune conditions such as Atopic Eczema. This […]

Sources of Good Fats in our diet

Not all fats are equal.  There is a clear distinction between ‘good fats’ and ‘bad fats’. Good fats are essential to our health and fats from healthy sources must be included in our diets.  Good fats are called such because these can improve cholesterol levels, ease inflammations and promote a host of healthy body functions. […]

Paleo Organic Macadamia Mayonnaise and Aioli

Paleo Organic Macadamia Mayonnaise and Aioli I couldn’t find a healthy mayonnaise anywhere so set about perfecting the best homemade mayo recipe.   Making your own mayonnaise is a great, you end up with such a pure product and know exactly what’s gone into it.  Its very satisfying but it does take patience and great quality ingredients.  Commercial mayos typically contains […]