Video introducing my new book

After a few years of frustration I have finally finished my book. I had no idea it would be so tricky…even when I had finally finished the copy, I still had weeks of formatting, setting up a publishing site on Amazon and learning how to upload my book. I was really keen to get the book out there for Christmas, and to sell it at … Continue reading Video introducing my new book

Banana and Date Tea Cake Recipe

I thought it was about time I published a healthy recipe for those of you who need some light relief….a healthy cake that can suit all the different types of anti-inflammatory diet with a few substitutions of ingredients to suit your specific diet. Ingredients; 225g (8oz) Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (I use Doves) 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1/2 tsp Salt 75g (3oz) Fat … Continue reading Banana and Date Tea Cake Recipe

Red flag foods that cause intollerances part 2

Here are the second batch of food and beverage items that may cause you digestive and auto-immune problems. Alcohol; The occasional glass of red wine offers you a boost of antioxidants, but in general all alcohol consumption increases the production of the C-reactive protein. This is this protein that is used in blood tests to establish the level of inflammation in someones body. Many alcoholic drinks contain … Continue reading Red flag foods that cause intollerances part 2

Different types of Anti-inflammatory Diets

  The reason it is so tricky deciding what to eat on an anti-inflammatory diet is that there are several versions of it….. Vegan version: no animal products at all, which can also include honey. In addition vegans also need to avoid substitute meat products as these can increase inflammation, as does glutinous wheat, spelt, kamut, barley and other grains. Soy products also need to … Continue reading Different types of Anti-inflammatory Diets

What do you eat on an Anti-inflammatory diet?

After looking at food and beverage items that you should avoid…there is a tendency to think what on earth can I eat? How am I going to cook it? There are loads of things and after a while your common sense starts to realise what is good and what isn’t. If you are like me…someone born with a sugar spoon in my mouth..I found it … Continue reading What do you eat on an Anti-inflammatory diet?

Red flag foods that cause intollerances, part 1

There are quite a few catagories of food that can cause intolerance in our digestive systems. One or two categories may be a problem for you, but it is very unlikely that all of them are. In my last blog I talked about elimination diets as a method of confirming which if any Red Flag foods cause issues with your digestion and or auto-immune disease. … Continue reading Red flag foods that cause intollerances, part 1

Avoiding the path to an Auto-Immune Disease…

We need to be sure our digestive health is working at its best to avoid sleep walking down a path into serious health problems in later life. To achieve that, we need to provide our bodies with the right balance of foods, nutrients and water. The problem of chronic inflammation in our bodies is also a major health risk, again contributing to a malfunction of … Continue reading Avoiding the path to an Auto-Immune Disease…

How does an auto-immune disease start?

Which conditions fall under the ‘auto-immune’ category of diseases? Well there are many of them, over a hundred actually, some of the more recognised include; Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis,  Multiple Sclerosis, Graves Disease, Psoriasis, Coeliac disease, Myasthenia gravis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Vitiligo, Alopecia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Eczema and Asthma to name but a few. In most cases, the … Continue reading How does an auto-immune disease start?

Message from Betony

Betony or Stachys officinalis grows in the shaded woodland of the UK and Europe, prefering rich soil. The plant was cultivated in monastic and physic gardens for its ability to ward off evil spirits. Interestingly it does have antiseptic properties and as an essence helps you to connect with the angelic and in particular your Guardian Angel…so yes they were right in ancient times…it does … Continue reading Message from Betony