Healthy eating

Lectins - what you really need to know

Lectins - what you really need to know

There’s a lot of scare-mongering happening on the internet right now about the negative health implications of lectins and foods containing lectins. In this post I’ll explain what lectins are, where you’ll find them and whether or not you need to worry about them.

15 May 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

Should you really “breakfast like a king” if you want to lose weight?

Should you really “breakfast like a king” if you want to lose weight?

As nutritionists, we were always taught that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, especially for people who want to...

24 April 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat gluten intolerance and coeliac disease (Part 2)

Part 1 of this post dealt with which foods to avoid and gave the options for substituting other foods. Part 2 provides those with...

13 March 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat gluten intolerance and coeliac disease (Part 1)

People with coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis, or those with an intolerance to gluten have to be extra careful of what they...

13 February 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

Legumes - lots to love

Legumes - lots to love

Legumes are one of our best friends. Also known as pulses or beans, they are nutritious, versatile and budget-friendly. It’s...

6 February 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Fasts and fasting – religious and nutrition based

Every major religion has some sort of fast. In the 1960s, I grew up as a Catholic and the Lenten ritual of giving up something (for...

16 January 2019 by Catherine Saxelby