Functional Nutrition

Feeling fatigued, depressed and overweight is common, but it isn’t normal.

Nutritional therapy is about identifying potential imbalances and using food to correct them.

"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."

Anna Wigmore

Recent articles

Gluten free Thai food by a no grainer

Having spent over six weeks in Thailand (with more planned) I feel fairly confident in giving my readers some tips on how to find good gluten free Thai food. In this post I cover the basics of finding delicious gluten free options and in later articles I will...

Real facts about detox: part I

What is detoxification? Detoxification is the way that our bodies heal and repair themselves. As chemical organisms, detoxification is the natural process by which our body removes toxins that can cause harm to our various systems. This is an ongoing process that...

5 reasons grains are not a health food: part II

There are a myriad of reasons why grains are not an appropriate staple in the human diet. Starting with why human digestive systems are not built for grains, this article explores some of the other physiological reasons why grains are not a health food and why other foods that have long been demonised should have a place in our diets.

5 Reasons why Grains are not a Health Food: Part I

In this article I want to dispel the myth that grains are a wholesome, healthy food. In part I we look at the nutritional profile of grains and why removing some of them from your diet is a healthy choice.

The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

With so many fats available, it can be tricky to choose which one is best, particularly for different occasions types of food. Here's where my cooking fats guide can come in handy. Foods that are made of mainly saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are the best for cooking....

Five inflammatory foods that are doing you damage

Food can be the most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you will know just how much the food we eat impacts our health. But some of the things we eat on a daily basis are some of the most...

Latest recipes

Simple paleo banana bread

As we head into Christmas and everyone is relaxing a little bit and wanting to enjoy some nice food, then making better versions of some old favourite treats is the way to go. This banana bread is very easy to throw together and has a delicious sweet flavour from the dates and maple.
Serve it warm with lashings of (preferably organic) butter. But be careful not to go crazy, especially if you’re not used to sweet flavours anymore. Just because something is “paleo” or “sugar-free” doesn’t mean it won’t upset your digestion!

Baked butternut squash

An easy, tasty and great looking vegetable side that will accompany any meal. This takes no time at all and can be swapped for any kind of pumpkin!

Spicy chicken wings

These buttery, tasty chicken bites are one of my simple go-to meals and are a winner every time I make them. They are coated in a rich sauce that will go perfectly with any vegetables. For best results use free range, organic chicken.

Carrot and fetta mash

If you are looking for a creamy and tasty alternative to mashed potato you’ve stumbled upon the right recipe! Using carrots instead of potato reduces the amount of carbohydrate you’re consuming without compromising nutrients or flavour.

Baked Mediterranean vegetable mix

This mix of Italian herbs and flavours is delicious. And the best part is it only takes a few minutes to prepare. Stick all the ingredients in some foil and then bake in the oven. Voila! The perfect side dish! 5 minutes prepation 30 minutes cooking 2-4 servings...

Roast pumpkin and goat cheese salad

This is a delicious, easy and filling salad. I love it for lunch or as an accompaniment to meat or fish at dinner. 10 minutes prepation 30 minutes cooking 4 servings Ingredients 1/2 pumpkin (any type), chopped into inch cubes 1 sweet potato, chopped into cm cubes 1...

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