How to deal with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS is defined as a collection of symptoms that occur after ovulation and disappear on arrival of menstruation. There are over 150 different types of symptoms, although there are many common symptoms such as tension, irritability, depression, breast tenderness, backache, bloating, water retention, diarrhoea and constipation, headache and acne. It has been estimated that 70-90% Continue reading »

Goitregenic Foods

Goitregenic Foods Goitregenic foods are foods that interfere with the functioning of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is responsible for controlling metabolism, and can become under or over active. There are 2 main categories of food that contain goitregens: those derived from soy beans, and the brassica family of vegetables. As well as a number Continue reading »

Sticky Mustard Salmon Fillets – Recipe

Sticky mustard salmon fillets Salmon not only provides plenty of protein but also is an excellent source of essential fats. Ty to go for wild salmon as it’s a healthier option than farmed fish. Vegetarians could marinate tofu slices instead of salmon. Serves 2, 1 GL per serving Ingredients: Juice and zest of 1/2 an Continue reading »

Skate ‘n’ salsa – Recipe

Skate ‘n’ salsa Salsa Super Heroes Olives: Excellent source of oleic acid – a potent antioxidant. Iron, vitamin E, beta carotene Tomatoes: Vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, lycopene (a potent antioxidant) Onions: Antioxidant, anti fungal, anti viral, detoxifier Garlic: Antioxidant. Good for heart and circulation Skate: Excellent source of protein Anchovies: Essential fats, calcium, selenium, vitamin E. Good Continue reading »

Zingy Chicken Salad – Recipe

Zingy chicken salad Serves 2, 4GLs per serving This chicken salad provides a good source of protein and is full of antioxidants and vitamins. Ingredients: 2 small chicken breasts Juice of 3 lemons 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped A handful of finely chopped coriander Chopped lettuce Half cucumber, diced 2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, chopped Continue reading »

Easy Lunch or Light Meal Recipes

Looking for a quick meal to fill you up and keep your blood sugars balanced? Fill one medium sized wholemeal pitta pocket or 2 thin slices of wholegrain or rye bread or 1 wholemeal Tortilla wrap with any of the these delicious combinations for a quick and easy lunch at home, packed lunch to take to work, or light evening meal if you Continue reading »

Regular Oily Fish Intake

Source of Nutrients Fish are an excellent source of lean protein and contain good levels of important nutrients including selenium, magnesium, vitamins B12, B6 and B3 and omega 3. Oily Fish & Omega 3 Oily fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, herring, trout) in particular contain excellent levels of omega 3 fatty acids. These nutrients are Continue reading »

Balancing Hormones

Balancing hormones Hormone levels can become disrupted by increased stress, the contraceptive pill, weight gain, some drugs and exposure to xenoestrogens (chemicals found in our food and environment which have an oestrogenic effect on the body and may disrupt hormone balance). Control exposure to external oestrogens Xenoestrogens are found in plastics, plastic bottles, non-organic cotton Continue reading »