Bircher muesli

This was a big hit breakfast on retreat - served with fresh fruit salad and kefir. A second big bowl was in demand later in the day for an afternoon snack! Best prepared the night before, or allow at least 15 minutes to allow the ingredients to soak together before...

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10 good reasons to go on retreat

Tired and worn out by the demands of modern living? Not enough time for exercise or eating well? Want to improve your lifestyle but not sure how? Then read on….find out why our retreat may be perfect for you. Your health investment: all chronic diseases have one thing...

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Private GP appointments – a good idea or not?

Controversy has sparked today at the announcement of an ‘uber style app’ enabling people to search and select a GP appointment, for a fee. Thus far it is piloting in North London, with National coverage expected by 2018. I jumped onto the website Doctaly, added my...

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Can Alzheimer’s be reversed?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is something that most of us over a certain age fear at some level. Loss of mental capacity can render us unable to care for ourselves and at risk of harm – it has the potential to steal our independence and our personality. The currently held...

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Luxury chocolate brownies

This delicious recipe is easy to make, gluten free and packed with protein from ground almonds and eggs. There is natural sweetness from the banana and a small amount of brown sugar. A little bit of what you fancy can indeed do you good. Enjoy!   Ingredients 150g...

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What to eat alongside chemotherapy

Chemotherapy affects people in different ways. You may find it no more than a minor inconvenience, and be able to keep to your usual ‘real food’ diet. Or it may be that you greatly feel the side effects of chemo, potentially resulting in loss of appetite, constipation...

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When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, I came across a book called ‘Your Life in Your Hands’ by Jane Plant.[i] This highlighted Jane’s own success with a no-dairy diet in the remission of her cancer. She reasoned that Chinese populations had a very low rate of...

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5 day fast – the beginning not the end!

Mission accomplished! After 5 days of a juice fast I'm lighter and, so far, feel that my appetite is more balanced. As you would probably expect from a nutritionist, my diet is really very good - I just love healthy food! But I also eat out quite a lot and portion...

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