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

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

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.

Why our ancestors would not recognise today’s “food”

Why our ancestors would not recognise today’s “food”

Today the western diet bears little resemblance to what our bodies have evolved to eat. While we might like to think of ourselves as completely different to our ancestors of 40,000 years ago, the truth is 99.9% of our genetics are the same! Of course our intelligence...

Calories: nutrition basics you need to know

Calories: nutrition basics you need to know

Weight management is far more complex than a simple calories in = calories out equation. You can’t out think your body, you need to work with its hormones. Today we look at one of the very basics of diet and weight loss.
Starting with calories, we examine nutrition basics over three articles to help you.

Adrenal fatigue – everything you need to know

Adrenal fatigue – everything you need to know

“Adrenal fatigue” refers to a cluster of conditions where the adrenal glands become overworked and unable to produce the right balance of hormones. In a society where we value hard work, deal with financial stress and often don’t meet our nutritional needs, the occurrence of stress related fatigue is epidemic. In this article I cover the basics of adrenal fatigue and why it is critical that we all de-stress a little to support our physical and mental health.

Latest recipes

Cumberland pie

Cumberland pie

This cumberland pie is a warming winter food that everyone will enjoy. It’s full of plenty of good stuff: carbs, fat and lots of minerals.

Date and almond truffles

Date and almond truffles

A rich and satisfying alternative to truffles normally made with biscuit. These are so easy to whip up and sure to please people looking for a sweet, but healthy treat. You can easily make this mixture ahead of time and then store in the freezer for up to 3 months...

Lemon baked chicken with olives

Lemon baked chicken with olives

This lemon baked chicken is a really easy one tray dish. The lemon and olives give the chicken give this dish a sharp, tangy flavour and the chicken fat combined with white wine and stock creates a nice gravy.
We can get rid of the idea that lean chicken breast is the healthiest choice of meat. It’s so boring! Thighs and wings are fattier and far more nutrient dense cuts.

Sweet potato hash

Sweet potato hash

Whipping up a sweet potato and carrot hash for breakfast is a quick way to get a delicious and balanced meal on the table. It goes perfectly with any kind of eggs and will make a great accompaniment for leftovers!

Tasty paleo hemp protein balls

Tasty paleo hemp protein balls

hese paleo hemp protein balls are an absolute winner in terms of health, flavour and convenience. Hemp protein contains a number of essential amino acids, including methionine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, leucine and more. Essential amino acids are those that our body cannot make so we must consume them from food. 

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