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Explaining Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Food is at the heart of many of our lives. More than mere fuel to keep our bodies running, many of us build our social and family calendars around mealtimes. The idea of sharing food as a bonding activity is as old as humankind itself. Unfortunately, many of us experience adverse reactions to food. 

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Indian Coconut Ladoo

These are so ‘moreish’ and a great snack for those with gluten intolerance. It’s always difficult to know what you can just pop in your mouth without buying something gluten-free from a shop, but you can make these so quickly, and they freeze! Make up a few batches at a time, so you never run out!

Wheat and gluten-what’s the difference

There is often confusion as to whether wheat and gluten are the same thing, with the names frequently being used interchangeably, particularly when people talk about intolerances.

Autoimmune Disease – why does it happen?

So far, medical research has not yet discovered why this happens. There is a strange loop somewhere that can no longer tell the difference between the cells in your body, and ‘invader cells’. So instead of fighting off bacteria and viruses, your immune system accepts them, either in one isolated place or potentially your whole body.

Turkey, Avocado Lettuce Wrap

This is a very good recipe for those suffering with any form of autoimmune disease. It’s also pretty perfect in terms of health (contains good level of protein and fatty acids, as well as a wealth of vitamins and minerals.) 

Garlic and Lemon Prawns

This is a lovely, quick supper recipe, very suitable for FODMAP diet and a gluten-free diet. 

Low FODMAP Diets – what are they and what are the benefits?

FODMAP – strange word, but it is a shortened version of a very, very long set of words! This type of diet will offer relief from the classic, debilitating symptoms, such as bloating, stomach cramps and diarrhoea.

Best Bran Muffins

These bran muffins can be eaten at any time and are a very healthy snack to take with you, if you get the munchies in the car! Also good for lunchboxes.

The function of fibre in your body

Why are there 2 types of fibre that act in different ways? This is what most people find difficult to initially understand, so let’s start with this question.

Creamed Rosemary Cauliflower Soup

This is a delicious soup that is wholesome and tasty. Cauliflower is creamed with aromatic rosemary and thyme to lift the flavour to another level.

Comparing 4 of the Popular 2022 Diets

Here we compare four of the most popular this year that have been around for at least ten years. The world in general is far more health-conscious than ever before.