20 Nutritional Visionaries You NEED to know about!

visonairiesPerhaps it is the geek in me, but I just can’t get enough of other Nutrition experts websites; blogs, recipes, general foodie chat. You name it, I will read it, or watch it. I’ve worked with some of the industry’s most professional and hard-working Nutritionists and health professionals and you know what? Most of them are movers and shakers, big-thinkers and innovators. They are Nutritional Therapists, Nutritionists, Dieticians and Doctors or Chiropractors with Nutritional training or simply highly knowledgeable individuals. Their skills are diverse: women’s health, cooking, supplements, research, weight loss, networking, presenting and lecturing. Some of them you may have heard of….others perhaps not, but they all have similar qualities in common: success, passion and heart-felt caring and they are all on my very own New Years Honors List 😉

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mince pies

Mince pies

Last week I attended a cookery workshop run by Cook With Me Kids with my family. We went to the beautiful Taste Kitchen Academy in Suffolk and between ourselves and another family managed to mess up the entire kitchen! We had alot of fun.


The recipe was as follows and I’ve since tried it with half wholemeal flour. It could also work with coconut, rice or almond flour. (more…)

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Kombucha Tea – health benefits and how to make it

Kombucha tea is a probiotic drink that is made just as tea is made, then steeped in its own little bacterial powerhouse to give it literally life-giving properties. Bacteria is live after all… Tea is mixed with sugar and then left to sit in what is known as a Scoby, or simply a mushroom. This Scoby is the key to what gives tea Kombucha tea its health benefits. It even grows and can sprout little ‘daughters’ that can be used to make more tea, or discarded with vegetable waste – especially good in compost.

Health benefits of Kombucha Tea (more…)

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oat bath parcels

Oat bath parcels for dry skin

Today I’ve made a stash of oat bath parcels. After a week of my 1 year old having terribly bad nappy rash (that no amount of metanium could heal) I remembered Oats. Phew! I’m convinced the best thing for nappy rash is a good fashioned home remedy made of oats. He was red raw and […]

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peanut butter cups

Peanut Butter Cups

An American classic, these peanut butter cups are awesome for a little treat or as a home made present. Recipe is from an amazing book I’ve found called Carefree Candies.


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healthy food

Does it cost more to eat healthy food?

Does it really cost more to stick to a healthy diet? The answer is yes, but not as much as many people think, according to a new study. The research review combined the results of 27 studies from 10 different countries that compared the cost of healthy and unhealthy diets. The verdict? A diet rich […]

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Barbara Eden as Genie

Belly dancing for the feel good factor

Today I’ve been chatting to the delightful Charni over at Belly Dance Lessons Online. She is the queen of belly dancing and also a lovely Aussie lady. I’m a huge fan of hers. For years I’ve wanted to learn to belly dance. I even signed up to a class once but when I arrived the […]

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The effect of Magnesium on Diabetes

The results of a meta-analysis published in the September, 2011 issue of the journal Diabetes Care found a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes among men and women whose intake of magnesium was relatively high compared to those with a lower intake. Researchers at Soochow University in China and the University of North Carolina […]

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Get lifetime access to the Gluten Summit

As you know I’ve been listening to the Gluten Summit this past week and the talks and knowledge have been quite simply amazing. If you’d like to purchase all the talks at $67 ($2.31 per interview) then do it now as the price goes up after the summit ends: Click here to buy the Gluten […]

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asprin effect

The effect of aspirin on the stomach

Recent experiments have shown that salicylic acid or acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) can breach the mucosal barrier and produce bleeding. This has been demonstrated by labeling red blood cells in the body with radioactive chromium (Cr-51); measurement of the radioactivity in the feces then gives a measurement of the amount of blood that has been lost […]

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