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PRE-CONCEPTUAL NUTRITION AND CARE

Pre-Conceptual Care Fill the nutrition gap The Nutrition gap is the difference between optimum nutrient intake and the actual quantity of nutrients that we consume. During pregnancy and breastfeeding the mother will provide nutrients to the child at the expense of her...

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AROMATHERAPY FOR HOT FLUSHES

Aromatherapy for Hot Flushes It is known that scent can initiate physical and psychological reactions by stimulating the release of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitter. This is why scents can change our mood or trigger memories. Correctly selected,...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN SMOOTHIES

Green Smoothies   These are intended to be additive to your diet – they can be drunk as part or all of your breakfast or as a snack. You don’t have to drink them all in one go if you find that hard work – they will keep well in a drinks bottle as long as kept...

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NUTRITIONAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

A Nutritional Weight Management Strategy Include Three meals and two snacks daily Protein at each meal and snack At least six glasses of water spread throughout the day Oily fish 2-3 times a week Healthy fats at lunch and dinner Whole Foods: Beans, lentils, whole...

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CASTOR OIL PACKS

Castor Oil Packs Using a castor oil pack seems to increase detoxification through the liver and trigger the other organs of elimination to open and release. It may also help to stimulate the lymphatic system, improve circulation and aid toxin removal generally...

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GLUTEN AND WHEAT SENSITIVITY

Wheat & Gluten Sensitivity Grains are without doubt the most commonly consumed foods in the world - with wheat, maize and rice dominating worldwide consumption. Wheat is a firm favourite in the British diet, present in cereals at breakfast, sandwiches at lunch, pasta...

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HOW TO EAT “WHEAT FREE”

Wheat-Free Wheat is everywhere - in bread, pancakes, biscuits, cakes, pastry, pasta, breakfast cereals and snack bars. Also often a hidden ingredient in many kinds of rye bread, rye crispbreads, many ready meals, sausages, taramasalata, and breaded chicken and fish....

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OUR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

The Autonomic Nervous System The human nervous system has two major divisions, the voluntary and the autonomic systems.  The voluntary system is concerned mainly with movement and sensation. The autonomic system mainly controls functions over which we have less...

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HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE

2 large free range egg yolks 1 heaped teaspoon dijon mustard 400 ml organic extra virgin olive oil 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar juice of 1 small lemon pinch of sea salt In a high speed food processor using the whisk attachment whisk the egg yolks until smooth....

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CHICKEN CRUNCH SALAD

3 Cooked chicken fillets 3 stems of celery washed, trimmed and cut into small chunks 3 red apples washed, de-seeded and cut into small chunks 150g unsalted cashew nuts 250g homemade mayo Mix all the ingredients thoroughly together in a large bowl, cover and store in...

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RASPBERRY & COCONUT BLISS BALLS

  340 g frozen raspberries 10 medjool dates, pitted 340 g raw cashew nuts 450 g shredded coconut 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch himalayan salt Blitz all the ingredients together in a high power food processor until the mixture resembles a rough crumb.  Divide in to...

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BEETROOT HUMMUS

    It’s almost time for Summer picnics, garden parties and weekend bbq’s and a time that we’re all guilty of needing to save time and opt for packaged supermarket convenience foods. Do you need some ideas for healthier homemade options, recipes that are quick, easy,...

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Date Paste

350 g medjool dates 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilaa extract 450 ml water to blend De-stone the dates and place in a food processor with 450 ml water, cinnamon and vanila extract. Blend at a high speed until the mix is totally smooth.  Add extra water if you prefer...

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Raspberry Chia Jam

400g fresh or frozen raspberries 2 tablespoons maple syrup 4 tablespoons chia seeds   Place the raspberries in a saucepan and allow to soften for 10 -15 minutes.  Remove from the heat, rougly mash with a fork and add maple syrup and chia seeds.  Stir thoroughly and...

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12 WAYS TO REDUCE EXCESS CORTISOL

  BEST WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS AND EXCESS PRODUCTION OF CORTISOL.   1. Eat an appropriate ratio of fat, fibre and protein with every meal. This provides slow release energy and the right balance of nutrients to support the adrenal glands without spiking blood sugar. 2....

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BREAKFAST CHIA PUDDING

One of the most simple, quick, nutritious and delicious ideas for a really healthy breakfast - Chia Pudding made with nut milk and topped with a fruit coulis, extra berries, toasted almonds and a sprinkle of linseed. Chia seeds are a fantastic source of plant protein...

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GOLDEN TURMERIC OVERNIGHT OATS

1 CUP JUMBO ORGANIC PORRIDGE OATS 1 TEASPOON CHIA SEEDS 1 CUP NUT MILK 1 TEASPOON TURMERIC 1 TEASPOON CINNAMON 1 TABLESPOON MAPLE SYRUP 1 TABLESPOON MIXED SEEDS 1 PINCH BLACK PEPPER STIR AND COMBINE INGREDIENTS, COVER AND SOAK OVERNIGHT IN THE FRIDGE. SERVE WITH...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHIA SEEDS

    HEALTH BENEFITS OF ADDING CHIA SEEDS TO YOUR DIET PROTEIN POWER The protein power of chia seeds is a great source for vegetarians.  Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass but also helps to slowly release energy throughout the day. 2....

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CREAMY CARROT CAKE PORRIDGE

    Creamy Carrot Cake Porridge 250 g jumbo organic porridge oats Choice of nut milk 1 small grated carrot 1 small grated apple 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 pinch grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon maple syrup Slow cook all ingredients...

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CYTOPLAN’S APPROACH TO NUTRITION

Cytoplan's Approach to Nutrition The Nutrition Gap For many years now at Cytoplan we have presented the rationale that there is a nutrition gap in the diets of most people by virtue of several factors. The nutrition gap describes the difference between  the levels of...

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CYTOPLAN : PROBIOTICS

CYTOPLAN : Cytobiotic Active Powder Cyto-Biotic Active powder contains 8 live native bacterial strains, plus a small amount of inulin and fructooligosaccharides. It is designed to have activity throughout the whole digestive tract. This is our most ‘active’ live...

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WHY WE CHOOSE CYTOPLAN PRODUCTS

CYTOPLAN : FOOD STATE AND WHOLEFOOD SUPPLEMENTS AND NUTRIENTS. What is Food State and Wholefood?   Food State nutrients are combined in a variety of appropriate food bases to ensure they come complete with the phytonutrients and associated food factors for optimal...

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OVERNIGHT OATS

  Overnight Oats 250 g jumbo organic porridge oats Nut milk of your choice (enough to almost cover the oats, add extra as mix soaks) 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 2 stoned and chopped dates 1 handful blueberries 1 grated...

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Omega 3 … It’s complicated

  ARE WE GETTING ENOUGH OMEGA 3 IN OUR DIET ... . We're often being told that we need to be including more Omega 3 (EFA) in our diets but understanding the different factors which can influence this is a little bit more complicated than you may think. . . There are...

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Antibiotic Alternatives

  Antibiotics – Natural Alternatives . With the call to reduce the number of antibiotics used both in farming and via prescription, how can we reduce our personal dependence on antibiotics? Naturopaths take a three pronged approach: . . 1. Promote natural immunity Eat...

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HEALTHY SWAPS

Easy ways to incorporate healthier swaps into your everyday eating plan. If you find yourself craving bread or carbs, substitute with a good source of protien (nuts, seeds, bolied egg) White rice - Cauliflower rice Mashed potato - Mashed cauliflower / carrot / turnip...

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UNDERSTANDING HOMOCYSTEINE

  It is my job as a Nutritional Therapist to establish root causes of why someone's health and wellbeing is functioning below par. By using diagnostic testing and theories of Functional Medicine, underlying dysfunctions can be recognised and a restorative health plan...

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Flourless Moroccan Orange Cake

This delicious, super-moist Moroccan Orange and Pistachio Cake has become the hot favourite for all sorts of occasions from afternoon tea to a sweet treat after Sunday lunch.  Just recently it has been an impressive afters on a posh beach picnic menu of pulled lamb,...

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MANAGING MIGRAINE : FOOD CHOICES

#1 : MANAGING MIGRAINE- FOOD CHOICES Following on from yesterday’s post and the decision to start sharing my journey of recovery from chronic migraine headaches, the first and biggest change that took place in my daily routine was a correct dietary protocol. This...

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WINTER BLUES | Seasonal Affective Disorder

WINTER BLUES | Seasonal Affective Disorder HOW TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES Ten top foods to nourish your body and mind during the Winter months Winter brings short days, chilly temperatures, more time indoors and lack of exercise resulting in low, sluggish energy and...

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