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Too stressed to cook / eat / drink / stop eating…

or drinking or eating the ‘wrong’ foods? You’re not alone…   Rate your stress…   When clients come to see me I will typically ask how stressed they are on a scale of 1-10… This is either because they’re showing signs of stress or because they tell me that stress is making them ill in some way – and its …

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How to Support your Immune System with Everyday Foods

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  Sarah’s Immune – Supporting Everyday Foods – Quick Shopping List   I know from analysing my clients’ food diaries that very few of them are getting sufficient nutrients on a regular day. To keep healthy during these times in particular we need to pay extra attention to our health and to ensure our diets are nutritious. We can help …

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What is Kefir?

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Kefir is fermented milk which gives a yoghurt-drink type consistency and is a probiotic food. It’s usually made from cow’s, goats or sheep’s milk and typically contains high levels of Vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate – and probiotics. It contains over 50 species of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. What are the benefits of kefir? One study …

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Why are fermented foods nutritious?

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  As recognition of their rich nutrition value grows, fermented foods are enjoying somewhat of a revival, which means that they’re more easily available than ever. However, the process of fermenting foods has actually been around for millennia due to necessity. Let’s face it – fridges have only been commonplace since relatively recently – about 65 years ago. You may have heard of some of …

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This nutritional therapist’s favourite recipes

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As a nutritional therapist who is passionate about food and cooking I am often asked for my favourite nutritious and not-so-nutritious recipes. Well here are a few I couldn’t live without…!  They each offer a lot in the way of nutrition as well as taste and most of them are do-able in under 30 minutes …   Lunch / Dinner …

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How can I get plenty of calcium in my diet?

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It’s easy once you know how… Here is a sample day of food showing the Calcium quantities next to each food type, in milligrams with Ca next to it, in brackets. Most adults need 700mg daily, up to 1250mg if you have osteoporosis or have coeliac disease – more on calcium in the diet.   Breakfast: 310mg Calcium Bowl of porridge …

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Guest post from Hannah Brown on anorexia recovery and her new support service

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This month my guest writer, Hannah Brown from Bedfordshire discusses her ongoing fight for NHS care and support for recovery from anorexia nervosa and how she is now offering others support through her bespoke peer-to-peer Eating Disorder (ED) recovery support service An Ear To Hear.  (Please note that due to the seriousness of this mental health condition, Nutritional Therapists (NT’s) …

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Healthy Herts Nutritional Therapist Sarah Dodd now in Stotfold

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I’m very happy to say that I’ve been asked to join Stotfold’s excellent Physiotherapy Clinic in Mill Lane – so if you live in Stotfold, Arlesey, Shefford, Langford or Henlow or anywhere else in Bedfordshire it should now be easier to see a nutritional therapist.  I am a BANT registered  Nutritional Therapist and I am seeing clients on Wednesday mornings …

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My new favourite chef – moving on from bangers & mash

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Well after a spell of maternity leave, I’m back to seeing nutrition clients in Hitchin, and I’m very excited to see a new chef with some gorgeous recipes. If you haven’t seen Tom Kerridge on BBC 1 on Monday nights, tune in for some cooking inspiration. His programme is called Proper Pub Food… but its better than most pub food …

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First nutrition talk in Letchworth

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Looking forward to giving my nutrition talk in January! (Tues, 17th Jan, 7PM). OK, I’m also a bit nervous… I’m going to be speaking about how those looking forward to (yes, I did say that!) or those women already in menopause can improve their diet – and lifestyle – to improve their experience of this life-changing time. I’ll be drawing …

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