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Yoga & Nutrition Workshop Saturday 15 June 2019 FULL

Yoga & Nutrition Workshop focussing on gut health this Saturday 15 June 2019, 10 -1 pm at Pluckley Village Hall is FULL! Thank you to all that have booked on it and look forward to meeting you for a 10 am start…..

Could you eat better?

What we eat not only affects our health, but also the environment.

By eating more whole grains and plant based foods, free-range and fair trade, and buying less processed food and more locally grown food – you can make a difference.

I advocate Meat free Mondays and here is a simple vegetarian bean stew which makes a quick, filling and planet-friendly dinner.

What are the benefits of Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera offers innumerable health benefits. The key to its benefits lies in the undiluted pure product which can purchased from me. A major action of Aloe is to increase the activity and effectiveness of the immune system (Strickland et al 2004). There have now been many publications confirming the anti-inflammatory activity that the existence of the effect is in no doubt (Davis 1997). Aloe inhibits the complex tissue events that accompany inflammation. The result is that the pain, soreness, redness and swelling associated with tissue damage diminish more rapidly than would otherwise be the case.
There is scientific evidence supporting the use of Aloe vera against peptic ulcers, IBS and Crohn’s disease and other related illnesses. The immune system and the anti-inflammatory effects are almost bound to contribute to the digestive effects because the immune system is active within the gastrointestinal system and because many gastrointestinal symptoms are caused by inflammation. The widespread claims for Aloe’s wider use for gastrointestinal symptoms suggest a real need for further research.

Should I take vitamin supplements?

Supplements don’t cure diseases but they can give your body the best chance of functioning normally.

A healthy balanced diet should provide all the nutrients you need. Yet, year after year diet surveys in the UK show that most of us don’t eat the right things. Experts recommend we eat five portions of fruit and vegetables daily but we only eat three or four. Oily fish should be eaten at least once a week, yet more than two thirds of people never eat it. It’s no wonder then that our vitamin and mineral levels fall short of optimal levels. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) reveals that 12% of women are failing to achieve adequate intakes of riboflavin (a B vitamin) found in meat and fish …

5 top tips to healthy eating

1. Eat a balanced breakfast

It is crucial to help kickstart metabolism, improve cognitive function, and help you make better food choices throughout the day. The ideal meal includes protein, healthy fat, and some complex carbohydrates.

2. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables

Probiotics improve gut flora

Sugar is is receiving an increasingly bad reputation and has been linked to everything from obesity to heart disease. And it doesn’t just always show up in obvious places like fizzy drinks and sweets.

Am I Gluten intolerant?

Only about 1 percent of the general population has celiac disease, however many people are experimenting with gluten-free diets and exploring the protein’s impact on their digestion. While there isn’t a lot of scientific data to support the prevalence of gluten-free diets, there are some theories to explain to link between gluten and digestive complaints.

Should milk be on the menu?

There are many in the field of alternative health who turn away from cows’ milk and products but I am not one of them, the reason being that cows’milk (organic) is a rich and abundant supply of calcium and protein plus essential vitamins.  But should you have problems digesting this highly nutritious food then there