Detoxification Explained

A client came to see me for help with her diet. She has the stereotypical ‘great body’, really slim and probably looks fantastic in a bikini; the kind of body most girls would envy over. She is very health conscious and eats all the ‘right foods’. She avoids meat (particularly red meat) and only occasionally eats fish. She thinks sugar is the antichrist and is strong willed and rarely touches it (except around her period). She rarely drinks, and as much as possible, does her food shopping at the Farmers’ Markets. So what did she want help with? She had terrible periods and was a mess for … [Read more...]

Chicken Liver Pate

A little while ago I mentioned that I was going to start working with HUBBUB. I am putting together healthy recipes where you can buy all the ingredients from their website. If you want to find out more about Hubbub, I recommend watching this video here. Below is a link for my first recipe, Chicken Liver Pate. Liver is an underappreciated food that most people avoid (or don’t even think about). It is packed full of fat-soluble vitamins, iron, selenium, B vitamins and lots more. The recipe shows how easy it is to make a delicious pate that you will love even if you don’t normally like the … [Read more...]

Understanding Detoxification

After Christmas and in the early New Year you can’t open a newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing something about detox. Anyone who even has a tenuous link to food gives his or her tips on the best way to detox after the festive season. Problem is, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the middle of winter and couldn’t be a worse time to do a detox. The body needs an abundance of calories to deal with the lack of sunlight and bitter cold, the last thing you want to do is live off nothing but juices or raw foods. But now with the change of season, the days getting longer and the … [Read more...]

Do you Suffer with Period Problems?

he majority of my female clients suffer with menstrual problems. Some of them have been on the pill for years (or decades) because their periods were previously so bad. Others suffer with symptoms like intolerable pain, erratic moods, nausea and debilitating headaches. Some are so bad that they have to take a couple of days off work nearly every month. The causes of problems around the menstrual cycle are many. I want to touch on the main ones and the symptoms associated in each case. If you are a woman, you will probably be able to relate to some… or possibly all. The liver The first … [Read more...]

If it’s Good Enough for Hannibal Lecter…

Following on from my recent blog post about making bone broth I have been back in the kitchen. This time I have made a delicious chicken liver pate. Loads of cream, loads of butter, filled with the important fat soluble vitamins and health boosting saturated fats. The recipe couldn’t be simpler and it tastes better than any pate you are going to buy from your local supermarket. I recommend you get to your local farmers market tomorrow and pick up the ingredients to make this over the weekend. You will thank me later. Please eat it while reciting ad nauseam 'I ate his liver with some fava … [Read more...]