Stiffness, Aches and Pains

stiffness, aches and pains

Suffering with joint stiffness, aches and pains? A few months ago, I started to notice stiffness, aches and pains in a couple of my fingers. And being peri menopausal I’m aware that I need to be taking extra care of my bones and joints. I’m all for natural solutions, rather than prescribed/over the counter medication,…

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Healthy Gluten-Free Pancakes

healthy gluten-free pancakes

With these delicious gluten-free pancakes, it is possible to have pancakes, without ruining a healthy eating regime. I love this recipe for gluten-free pancakes. They’re delicious and can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or dessert, without suffering any negative side effects. In fact, they only serve to nourish your body because they’re full of fabulous nutrients. They…

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Is Your Breakfast Healthy?

Is your breakfast nourishing your body or poisoning it? If you’re anything like me, I love a bowl of cereal with milk first thing in the morning, but did you know that most shop bought breakfast cereals are the unhealthiest type of breakfast you can eat? Starting your day with a bowl of even the so-called…

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The Risks of Inflammation

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response, which at times is beneficial. For example, if you bang your knee it will swell up to protect and care for the tissues surrounding it. However, sometimes inflammation can carry on longer than it should, causing more harm than good in the long run.…

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Speedy Healthy Curry

This curry is a particular favourite of my son’s and I taught him to cook it before he left home for his life at university. We love it because it’s quick, healthy and versatile. Any meat can be used and it can also be adapted for vegetarians by replacing the meat with Quorn or Tofu.…

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Quick Gluten-Free Noodles

This is about as healthy as convenience food gets! These Zero Noodles (Original) 200g-  are a must have in your food cupboard. The description on the pack says: ‘Zero Noodles are not just low in calories, they are made from a plant root, which is high in fibre, has been known to help maintain normal…

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Health Retreats

As I prepare for my trip to the Amchara Health Retreat on the island of Gozo just off Malta, I’m reminded of the journey I began, way back in 2003, when I was diagnosed with M.E./CFS, after suffering from burnout for many years. The first thing that came to mind, after the diagnosis, was that…

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The Benefits of Juicing

Energy Booster System

One of the most challenging but also the most beneficial changes I made on my journey to recovery from ME/CFS was that of my diet. I had enough knowledge to understand that you are what you eat and I was brought up to be a reasonably healthy eater but I didn’t truly appreciate the effects…

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4 Tips For ‘Having A Life’ With ME/CFS & Burnout

Having a Life

    It’s so important to ensure you still have some sort of life whilst on your journey of recovery from ME/CFS or Burnout; otherwise you risk disappearing into a black hole of sleeping all the time and an increase in symptoms. But how do you do this, without making your health deteriorate even more?…

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Baked Salmon Salad

This is a really quick dinner to put together and one that is ok for when I am doing my seasonal cleanse, as it’s low in calories. It also contains only unprocessed foods with no gluten or additives or preservatives, which makes it healthy and ideal for those avoiding gluten. Pre-heat your oven to 320F…

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