Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Anti-aging Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is in season at the moment, celebrating that spring is here (in the UK). It is one of my favourite vegetables – it is versatile and eats well in soups or grilled with a poached egg or two.

This asparagus soup is so easy to make and only needs a handful of ingredients.

Asparagus also has many anti-aging benefits. The more the better I say.  Read More →

Do you want to be successful? Here’s how

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Do you want to be a successful?

You know, one of those people that sets out their dreams and then actually goes and makes it happen.

Perhaps you want to create a better work-life balance, maintain a healthy weight or manifest your business dream. What ever your dream is, today I am going to show you how to make it happen.

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Cranberry Cashew Bars – Afternoon Delight

afternoon delight

It is mid-afternoon and I am sitting at my desk researching my next blog post. I can feel the hunger pains calling me to eat something sweet, something delicious.

I head downstairs, put the kettle on and enjoy an afternoon delight – my homemade cranberry cashew bars with a cup of herbal tea. Perfect.

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Is food making you feel blah? 5 ways to feel better today

is food making you feel blah

I have always had a love/hate relationship with food. Although I enjoy eating food, it would often cause me stomach pain, bloating, headaches, tiredness or just a feeling of blah.

Has this ever happened to you?

If so, you may have a food intolerance.

How I discovered I had IBS

As a child I was a fussy eater and ate small amounts of food at a time. As I moved in my teens, this was replaced by a fixation on eating low fat food with the primary goal to be thinner. By the time I was in my early my early twenties, I was mainly living off low fat, prepackaged foods and the result was that I was skinny, but extremely unhealthy with continuing symptoms of tiredness, headaches, bloating and uncomfortable stomach complaints.

When I finally decided that enough was enough, I embarked on series of tests with various doctors. They came to the conclusion that I had undiagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and they suggested I improve my diet. Little explanation was provided to me about what IBS was or what an ‘improved diet’ looked like.

Listen to your body

It wasn’t until I embraced yoga and began listen to my body that I discovered how to make changes that resulted in positive health outcomes. The yoga postures assisted with toning and strengthening my internal organs. While meditation and relaxation work taught me how to breath and release tension.

The final stage of wellness occurred by changing my diet to include wholesome, fresh foods, including organic meat and mostly gluten and lactose free foods.

I rediscovered the art of cooking and buying fresh foods and the enjoyment having a meal with family and friends. This is not an outcome that happened overnight, and I still continue to research and try new foods as I move forward. I do wish that I had found my insights earlier. That is why I am passionate about sharing my health and wellness journey with you.

What is food intolerance? What is IBS?

Food intolerance is your body’s inability to digest certain foods that it is hypersensitivity to. Common symptoms of food intolerance includes headaches, irritable bowel, runny nose and bloating.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition of the digestive system caused by a change to your body’s ability to move food through the digestive track, resulting in an increased sensitivity of the gut. The symptom can come and go and can worsen due to stress and after eating certain foods.

Food intolerance can be difficult to tell apart from other digestive disorders such as IBS. So it is advisable for you to see your doctor to discuss your symptoms.

5 ways to feel better today?

Here are the top five things that I do to manage my digestive issues:  Read More →