Christmas Survival Guide

How to get through Christmas without piling on the pounds! The festive period is packed with unhealthy temptations: alcohol, rich puddings, sweets, chocolates, crisps, roasted nuts, buffet food etc. and it’s hard to resist. We are presented with plates overflowing with food, in the name of celebrating, and it’s hard not to overeat. The following Continue reading »

Recipe: Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

I made this delicious soup for dinner last night. It was very simple to make and tastes amazing, and has real health benefits. Broccoli is a true superfood containing a number of compounds which have cancer preventing properties such as sulforaphanes and indoles. In particular it contains high levels of a compound called indole-3-carbinol which Continue reading »

Low GL Chicken Curry Recipe

            This delicious Low GL Chicken Curry is taken from Patrick Holford’s Low GL Diet Cookbook and is a firm favourite in our house and with my zest4life clients. It is very simple to prepare and is a hit with everyone who tries it. And on top of all that, Continue reading »

Vitamin D, your health and the sunshine

It’s estimated that more than 50% of the population in Great Britain are vitamin D deficient and last year’s poor summer will have made these figures worse. A deficiency in Vitamin D can increase the risk of osteoporosis, osteomalacia (softening bones), rickets in children, musculoskeletal pain and weakness, cardiovascular disease including stroke, type two diabetes, Continue reading »

Gluten Free, Low GL Pistachio Cake

I have been trying to be wheat free since November, mostly with success. My reason for cutting out wheat is that I suffer with endometriosis, an inflammatory condition, and I am trying to make my diet as anti-inflammatory as possible, to reduce the inflammation and pain that I experience each month. And I have to Continue reading »

Emily & Lisa launch new Nutritional Therapy Clinic in the City of London!

Next Tuesday 20th November sees the launch of a new Nutritional Therapy Clinic in the City of London. Vital Health Nutrition has been created by Lisa Patient and Emily Fawell, Nutritional Therapists who studied together at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition. The clinic will operate from Vitaldent Wellbeing Studio on Widegate Street, moments from Continue reading »

Natural approaches for morning sickness in pregnancy

NUTRITION IN PREGNANCY Natural approaches for alleviating morning sickness Very few pregnant women escape what is called morning sickness – a misleading name as the waves of nausea, and for some actual sickness, can occur throughout the day. It is thought that morning sickness may be caused by an increase in human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone Continue reading »

Dealing with constipation in children naturally

Dealing with constipation naturally This article is part of a regular series exploring how nutrition can support various health issues, and is written by Emily Fawell DipION, a qualified Nutritional Therapist based in Ealing and the City of London. Constipation is surprisingly common in young children, and it can be very upsetting to see your Continue reading »