The low FODMAPs diet…jargon explained

Lucy Pritchard 08-07-2017

What is the low FODMAPs diet?   The low FODMAP diet stands for ‘fermentable’ oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols.  This is a type of elimination diet used to control symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but it can, with expertise, be used in a range of other gut conditions.  The evidence-base for its efficacy is […]

Eat well in 2017

Lucy Pritchard 08-01-2017

So it’s official, the New Year is the best time to launch a diet book.  Whether you are looking to shift a few pounds or just want to get healthy, there are books for all tastes.  Few I hasten to say are written by health experts.  Alas such is the case that the allure of […]

Healthy eating in the autumn

Lucy Pritchard 16-10-2016

Face it, there’s a nip in the air, the mornings have become misty and mellow… autumn has arrived! The lack of sunshine and vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) can mean that many of us lag in energy and are more likely to crave rich hearty meals.  Cue steak and kidney pie and venison stew.  As […]

Recipe of the Month: Bircher Muesli

Lucy Pritchard 11-08-2016

Bircher muesli was first created by a Swiss physician, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, in around 1900 as a staple food for the patients in his hospital. This muesli is made from porridge oats, nuts, seeds and fruit which is then mixed together and soaked overnight in water, milk or yoghurt. It’s a great summery alternative to hot […]

A Mediterranean diet is good for the brain!

Lucy Pritchard 10-08-2016

The story broke in the Daily Mail that following a Mediterranean-style diet (MedDiet) prevent Alzheimer’s disease.  A new review rigorously assessed 18 clinical papers and has found that this style of diet may have significant benefits for cognitive function and may be useful for older adults to follow. A Mediterranean-style diet is high in fish, fruit, green […]

Top facts about Vitamin D

Lucy Pritchard 30-06-2016

Here are interesting facts about vitamin D  Approximately one in five people have low vitamin D in the UK Vitamin D is naturally found in some foods. For example, oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolk.  We also get it from foods that are fortified including breakfast cereal and margarine. Vitamin D is also produced […]