Dry January – what’s in it for me?

So dry January is upon us, and after the indulgences of Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve, this may come as a welcome blessing for some. For others, who may need a little more persuasion to let go of their favourite tipple for just 1 month, here … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month – May 2016

It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the usually strong support struts that make up the inside of most bones becomes thinner, which can lead to bones becoming fragile and … [Read more...]

Improve your brain power!

There is a lot of media coverage about early onset dementia and the increase in prevalence of Alzheimer's in our society. I think that if we all sat back and thought about this scary fact that we might take better care of ourselves. The question that … [Read more...]

The Amazing Omega-3

There is so much information in the press about the benefits of Omega-3's on your health. It is hailed as the drug of choice, but do beware: a new study suggests that you can have too much of a good thing, so stick to two portions of oily fish a … [Read more...]

Berries Galore

A few weeks ago I decided to clear out the courtyard, replant my pots and try something new…. growing strawberries with my 6 year old son. It is now early June, and we have had our first fruit. These strawberries were delicious and my son hit the … [Read more...]

Make a healthier pancake today

Today is traditionally called Shrove Tuesday, but in Britain, it is commonly termed ‘Pancake Day’. For most of us, it gives us a good reason to indulge in eating more than we should! The average pancake tops 300 calories and around 12g fat. Here are … [Read more...]

Onions are no crying matter

It’s coming into winter time now and this year’s onion crop comes to market. Though the onion is unsubtle and mouth-burning, especially when served raw, when gently sweated down they can be incredibly sweet. Patience is required when cooking onions; … [Read more...]