How To Improve Your Gut Microbiome In 10 Steps

How to improve your gut microbiome in 10 steps Cut out processed food and refined carbohydrates – these foods cause the bacteria in our gut to produce endotoxins. Research shows endotoxins lead to inflammation, weight gain and even depression Follow the microbiome diet – this specific diet removes toxins from the bowel and creates the [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:05+00:00January 4th, 2017|Digestion, IBS, My Blog, Wellness|0 Comments

Is Coffee Bad For Me?

Do you wake up craving that first cup of coffee? Today we are talking about new research that suggests certain chemicals that can only be found in coffee are actually rather beneficial.  Fresh ground coffee contains a large dose of antioxidants as well as polyphenals that apparently could reduce the risk of stroke, and even repair [...]

2020-05-19T17:53:13+00:00June 21st, 2016|Drinks, Hormones, Wellness|0 Comments

Herb Lamb Chops

Ingredients: 1tsp grated lemon rind 2tsb chopped fresh mint 2tsp dried rosemary leaves 1tsp extra virgin oil 2tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 -4 lamb chops Sauce: 2tsp extra virgin oliove oil ¼ cup lemon juice 1tsp grated lemon rind 1tbsp chopped fresh mint Preheat oven to 200 deg.  Put lemon rind, mint, rosemary leaves and [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00July 29th, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Chicken With Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients 2 organic chicken breast 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 fresh tarragon sprigs 2 onions, quartered 2tbsp water Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a deep dish,  add tarragon, onion, extra virgin olive oil, add water to dish.  Cook approx. 45 minutes.  Serve with mushroom sauce.  NB chicken may be grilled [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00July 29th, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Tuna Stuffed Pepper

Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked brown rice 2 large peppers 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic 4 medium tomatoes 1 tomato seeded and pureed 1tbsp chopped basil leaves 1tbsp fresh parsley 1tsp water 1 tuna steak, cut into bite size pieces Method Cut peppers in half lengthways, remove centres.  Put water, onion and [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00July 29th, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Rainbow Trout

Ingredients: 1 rainbow trout, cleaned 1 onion sliced 2 carrots, sliced, quartered a few sprigs of coriander or parsley Juice of 2 lemons 1tbsp Tamari or Braggs 300ml of water Method Reheat the oven to 180 deg.  Rinse trout under cold water, pat dry, place in a shallow baking dish.  Sprinkle with lemon juice into [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00July 29th, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Salmon Kebabs

Ingredients: Tail piece of salmon, bone removed 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1tbsp lemon or lime juice 1tbsp chopped parsley 1tbsp chopped dill Method Combine all ingredients and grill lightly for 5 minutes, serve with either rice, broccoli florets and green salad

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00July 29th, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

The Great Oestrogen Imbalance

Many women suffer with hormonal symptoms thanks to an imbalance in the primary female hormone 'Oestrogen'. Where the medical model will look to the Pill, HRT or painkillers to control oestrogen symptoms, the Naturopathic model looks to diet, lifestyle and supplements to balance the endocrine system. What is Oestrogen? The term "Oestrogen" is an umbrella [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00July 6th, 2015|My Blog, Wellness|0 Comments

Is exercise bad for me?

Take two women who embark on an intense exercise regime together at a Crossfit gym for 3 months. One woman gets stronger, fitter and healthier. The other woman frequently injures herself, picks up colds she cannot shift, starts to experience sleep disturbances and nightmares and her body fat increases. Why such a difference in experiences? [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00June 18th, 2015|My Blog, Wellness|0 Comments

What if FODMAP doesn’t help IBS?

One of the first places IBS sufferers go to find relief from symptoms including symptoms including bloating, heartburn, digestive pain, wind, constipation and diarrhoea. is the FODMAP diet. What is a FODMAP diet? The FODMAP diet which was created in 1999 by Dr Sue Shepherd when she discovered through her PhD research that limiting FODMAP foods [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:21+00:00June 3rd, 2015|My Blog, Wellness|0 Comments

Cannellini Curry with Cod

I have to thank Skye Gyngell for the inspiration to this dish. These beautiful curried beans make a meal on their own. I have also found them to be a crowd pleaser amongst the carnivores in the house! Serves: 4 #2 portion of vegetables per serving 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:23+00:00January 21st, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Summer Gazpacho

Inspired by my recent trip to Spain, I am thrilled to share with you my latest experiment, which uses the almonds usually used in white gazpacho to replace the bread often used in the red gazpacho - genius! The result - absolutely delicious, even if I say so myself! Serves: 4 as a starter #2 [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:23+00:00January 21st, 2015|PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Wellness|0 Comments

Green Slaw with Mango Mayo

This light, crisp and tangy green slaw with its light fruity and yet spicy dressing is quick and easy to make and goes beautifully with chicken or rice dishes, providing lots of lovely raw enzymes to aid your digestion. Serves: 4 Ingredients: ½ Savoy Cabbage 1 green pepper 1 green apple A few sprigs fresh [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:24+00:00January 21st, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Chick Pea, Chilli and Herb Salad

This is quite simply the best salad, ever, inspired by Peter Gordon. Capable of turning the most convicted of carnivores into vegetarians!   And yes, there is enough garlic in there to keep the vampires away! Serves: 4 #1 portion of vegetables per serving 450g cooked chick peas (2 x 450g tins precooked) - thoroughly rinsed [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:24+00:00January 21st, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Super Green Quinoa Salad

Serves: 4 #3 portions of vegetables per serving Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa + 1 ½ cups water 300g mixed green leaves (I love spinach, watercress and rocket) ½ cucumber, chopped 1 avocado, chopped 1 bunch asparagus 1 red onion, finely chopped 100g shelled pistachios or hazelnuts , chopped (not suitable for Rejuvadetox) 3 tbsp chopped [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:24+00:00January 21st, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Puy Lentils and Avocado Salad

These fabulous small but nutritionally mighty lentils are another favourite of mine. Originating in France, they have a wonderful nutty flavour and when cooked with the addition of some stock and herbs they are absolutely delicious and can be used in a variety of ways. They also get the thumbs up on the fibre front [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:24+00:00January 21st, 2015|Wellness|0 Comments

Yuletide Blessings

 At Balanced Wellness we are reclaiming the original festivals of our ancestors, the ancient rites and rituals where our forbears were so dependant on the gifts of Mother Nature that the worshipping of the cycles of the Goddess of Nature was a logical and practical path. Within this Goddess Cycle we are now entering the [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:24+00:00December 18th, 2014|Wellness|0 Comments

Chicken Noodle Soup

Very much a meal in itself, this soup packs a punch on the flavour front, is most definitely good for mind, body and soul and great for boosting the immune system.  This should blast any potential threat of a cold clear! Serves: 2 Ingredients 200gm chicken or turkey breast 2 teaspoons olive 2 teaspoons sesame [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:24+00:00December 9th, 2014|Wellness|0 Comments

Avocado Smoothie

This amazing smoothie makes a heavy duty snack or even a light lunch.  Feel free to add a whole avocado if you are having it as a lunch.  The avocado provides a perfectly balanced diet, containing all 6 nutritional needs; water, fat, protein, natural sugar, vitamins and minerals.   The carrot supports the cleansing of the [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:24+00:00December 9th, 2014|Wellness|0 Comments

Three Bean Risotto

Feel free to play around with whatever vegetables are in season to your liking. You could for example replace the peas or beans with courgettes or mushrooms if you prefer. Serves: 4 #3 portions of veg per serving. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil (fat) 2 tbsp coconut oil (fat) 1 large onion – finely chopped (carb) [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:25+00:00June 21st, 2014|PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Wellness|0 Comments

The Joy of Detoxing

Detoxing on a Monday morning I found myself dancing around my house this morning.  Not the early hours as some may think but actually first thing this cold wet Monday morning.  I believe I owe my new found energy to the detox that I am currently on.  I am on [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:26+00:00February 2nd, 2014|Wellness|0 Comments

What is ‘Global Detoxing’?

“Please will you do it with me?  I don’t think I can do it on my own – PLEASE?” pleaded a woman when I suggested a cleanse to her.  How could I deny her this support?  That’s when the flash of inspiration hit me – how many people would be prepared to cleanse if we [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:27+00:00October 8th, 2013|Wellness|0 Comments

Bump In The Night – Overcoming Panic Attacks

Freedom from panic Written by Louise How many times have you heard of women going to the doctors with one of the following symptoms: IBS, headaches, depression, lethargy, pre-menstrual tension, post-menstrual tension, all month menstrual tension! Skin conditions, panic attacks and stress to name but a few?  These are common [...]

2020-09-09T10:05:30+00:00October 16th, 2012|Wellness|0 Comments
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