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ADHD research project Sheffield

I am very pleased to currently be involved with the STAR research project at Sheffield University. This project is carrying out research into complementary therapy treatments for children with ADHD. I am one of the Nutritional Therapists providing nutritional advice to children with ADHD and their families. I am really enjoying working with the families…

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Wonderful walnuts!

    Do you like walnuts? I love them! When they’re fresh they have a lovely sweet nutty flavour, but because of their high oil content they tend to ‘go off’ easily and develop a bitter taste. The best way to avoid this is to buy walnuts from a retailer with a high turnover so…

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Is butter bad for you or not?

Have you been following the recent debate about eating saturated fats such as butter? For years, since the 1970’s we’ve been told that saturated fats are BAD and should be replaced by polyunsaturated fats such as vegetable margarines and oils. Well now a new study has shown that the original health information was not actually…

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Gluten intolerance and IBS, the debate continues

This has been discussed recently in the Radio 4 Inside Health programme. Have a listen and see what you think. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05077n8 I see a lot of clients who are struggling to make sense of all the different information and advice on ways of managing IBS symptoms which they come across in the media and on-line. Do come…

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Delicious salad for lunch

I just added some chopped olives, anchovies and sun dried tomatoes to mixed leaves and cherry tomatoes, with some olive oil and lemon juice. The hard boiled egg gives plenty of sustaining protein and walnuts provide vital omega 3 fats and a lovely crunch. Quick and delicious!

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Are you eating your 7 a day?

You’ve probably hear about the recent study which suggests that increasing our fruit and vegetables intake to 7 or more portions cuts the risk of dying from cancer  and heart disease. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26818377   A portion is about 80g. So what does that look like?  Well the NHS has a handy guide http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/5aday/documents/downloads/5aday_portion_guide.pdf For example 2 handfuls of blueberries, half…

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Red peppers – delicious and full of vitamin C

I love red peppers, especially the long pointed variety which tend to be much sweeter and flavoursome than the rounder bell peppers. They  can be expensive when bought cellophane-wrapped in supermarkets but can be cheaper sold lose in markets. I bought these from the Ozmen International Supermarket on London Rd in Sheffield, which sell lovely…

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Are low fat diets effective for reducing heart disease?

  In recent years food manufacturers have been trying to convince us that low fat foods are better for our hearts. But are they right? A recent review in The American Journal of Medicine looked at several major diet and heart disease studies conducted over the past decades, and found that people who ate a…

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