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Gut friendly Black Bean burgers

Gut benefits: one burger meets your daily requirements for fibre which keeps your gut flora happy, your bowels moving and helps normalising your blood sugar and mood. A good source of protein and antioxidants. The addition of a healthy fat (nut butter) and carbs (baby potatoes) makes it a complete...

Babies do not need to cry -the science behind Craniosacral therapy for infant colic

Relevance Infant colic affects 20% of infants under 3 months1. It is the main cause of medical visits during the first year of life, distress to parents and a major reason for stopping breastfeeding2. What is it? Infant colic is a functional gastro-intestinal disorder (FGID) with elusive pathophysiology and multifactorial...

Gut soothing vegetable quiche

INGREDIENTS 4 medium sweet potatoes1 block firm tofu1/2block feta1 punnet chestnut mushrooms1 cup frozen peas100g pumpkin seeds4 organic eggs1 tsp turmenic1 tbsp cumin seeds3 gloves of garlic1 shop bought puff pastry METHOD 1. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into even cubes, approx.. 2cms. Place them in a oven tray,...

A pie to fuel your microbiota

Ingredients 1 Kg sweet potatoes 1 cup green lentils 1/2 cup green lentils 4 stalks celery 3 garlic cloves 2 leeks 1 red pepper 1 cup peas, defrosted 3 medium carrots 1 tbsp tomato puree 3 bay leaves 2 stalks fresh rosemary 1 lemon 3 tbsp tamari 1 tsp cinnamon...

Craniosacral therapy and chronic pain

New Research supports craniosacral therapy as a viable option for chronic pain sufferers. Here is my interpretation of the study results and its clinical relevance in plain English. Title Craniosacral therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) Summary A review of 10 RTCs...

Make your immune system resilient to infections

#1 Optimise your diet with key immune boosting nutrients #2 Keep stress and anxiety at bay #3 May want to supplement short-term #1 Build immune resilience with (healthy) food Food is medicine. It is safe (you can’t overdose with food), widely available and better fit for the immune system to...

10 Tips to boost your immunity naturally

Antioxidants (polyphenols) in fruits and vegetables fight off viruses and boost immunity. Get them concentrated and unprocessed (raw) in a single drink. Simple. My top 10: redcurrants, cranberry, blueberries, pomegranates, lemon, celery, cucumber, spinach, ginger, kale. Fresh or frozen. In the picture: frozen redcurrants, frozen pineapple, spinach, ginger, lemon. Make...

Menopause: what can I do naturally?

Did you know that menopause can last up to 10 years? Sadly, its importance and manifestations have been under-rated and overlooked except for some intriguing events called ‘hot flushes’. But menopause is about much more than that. Meno...PAUSE as I see it: It is a natural TRANSITION from the dynamic...

How-to-bond-with-your-baby

Introduction Mum and baby bonding starts from conception. Bonding is a non-physical special connection between mother and child. It influences the child’s physical and emotional development as well as the mother’s wellbeing during pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding. It facilitates physical processes like for example, the mother’s let down when it...

Veg…Bored?

Out of ideas on how to make kids eat more veggies? Try these 4 simple tips…. Salad making Get them to cut, clean and chop a variety of salad leaves. Think other greens, i.e. cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, courgettes, spinach, mushrooms, avocados, beetroot. Throw in some chopped fruits, nuts and seeds...
Plnat-based family recipes ebook, belencomplementaryhealth

Make simple, healthy meals for your family!

My compilation of 36 delicious and nutritious plant-based recipes will have your family asking for a second helping!

These plant-based meals are packed full of nutrition with simple ingredients and are easy to prepare, even with a busy schedule! 

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