5 food additives to avoid We know that man-made food additives are not good for us, and while avoiding them entirely is not an option for most of us, we can limit our exposure to them. Be prepared to get into the habit of reading food labels. It also helps to know what to look out… Read More


Dulse Seaweed Dulse: Palmaria palmate Dulse, also known as Dillisk, (Dilleasc or Creathnach in Irish), is a red seaweed that has been harvested along the coasts of Ireland for centuries. It is sold dried, either whole or flaked. Dried dulse has a soft, chewy texture and rich umami flavour. It has been likened to smoked bacon… Read More


Grocery shopping for a whole foods diet Clients new to a whole foods diet commonly ask “What do I shop for and where can I get it?” Grocery shopping can seem daunting if you are new to a whole foods diet. Thankfully, increasing consumer demands has resulted in most supermarkets now offering a few shelves… Read More


Healthy eating habits – general guidelines While there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet, there are some general guidelines that can help us achieve a balanced diet. Eating mostly plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils), while limiting highly refined foods, will help to reduce your intake of saturated or trans fats, excess… Read More


Natural Weight Loss Understanding Metabolism When we think about metabolism we generally think of it in connection with how efficiently we use up energy (counted as calories) from the food we eat. However, metabolism is not just about burning calories. It  includes hundreds of biochemical processes essential to life, such as breathing, circulation of blood, converting food… Read More


Your Right Weight What is your right weight? There are many mathematical equations that can tell you what your average weight should be. Cultural and societal influences and our own inner critic, may point to an idealised dress size or waistband. Rather than external dictates, I believe our own body lets us know when we have reached… Read More


Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are sugars produced by plants during the process of photosynthesis. They are an essential source of energy not only for the plants who produce them but also for us. Carbohydrates can be simple sugars (monosaccharides), double sugars (disaccharides), composed of a few sugars (oligosaccharides), or of many sugars (polysaccharides.) Most foods contain carbohydrates,… Read More


Green Smoothie Green smoothies are an easy and tasty way to include more raw fruits and leafy greens into your daily diet. Mornings are an ideal time for fruit as that is when your body’s natural cleansing cycle is in full effect. Ingredients: 1 handful leafy greens 1 ripe banana 1 ripe pear, cored 2 tablespoon milled flax/chia seeds… Read More


Banana: Musa paradisiaca Bananas are one of my favourite foods. Banana purée is a popular food for infants. The bio-available fructose, sucrose and glucose content make them a favourite with athletes. On its own a banana is a satisfying snack and easily combines with other fruits and foods, raw, frozen or cooked. They are a cooling food… Read More


Sprouting grains, seeds and pulses Sprouting is an easy and economical way to add vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes to your diet. Sprouting increases vitamin content by up to 700% and provides a rich source of antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic proteins, minerals and vitamins. Alfalfa sprouts are high in vitamins A, B, C, E and K,… Read More