Dietitians and Nutritionists: What's the difference?

So what is a dietitian and how are they different from Nutritionists? A dietitian is a degree-qualified health professional with a protected title (meaning that to be a dietitian you need a specific qualification and you need to be registered). Dietitians help people with their nutritional well-being, but also we help treat disease and prevent…

Everything you need to know about Ketogenic Diets

Before we get started on ketogenic diets, we need to understand a bit about our body’s metabolism.  Because the ketogenic diet is a diet that deliberately alters how our metabolism works. When we eat food our stomach and intestines (our digestive tract, if you will) breaks down our sandwich (or whatever we just ate) into…

3 numbers that DO give you a good idea about your health.

So BMI is bullocks and the number on the scale doesn’t necessarily tell you much about your health. So instead of worrying about BMI or weight, here are 6 numbers that DO give you a good idea about your health. HbA1c Short answer: HbA1c is a measure of sugar in the blood. It’s a blood…

Everything you need to know about: Blood Pressure

I was born with a heart condition and when I was 18, they found more stuff wrong with my heart. And it really is a matter of when, not if, I’ll need further surgery. Needless to say, its been a huge motivator for me to look after my own health! And lately, I have had…

Roast Ginger and Honey Marinated Pork Ribs with Pumpkin

Roast Ginger and Honey Marinated Pork Ribs with pumpkin To make the marinade: Whizz 1 tbsp honey, 3 tbsp peanut oil, lots of garlic, large piece of fresh ginger and pepper. Pour on meat and vegetables so evenly spread. Bake in oven on 180 for about 25 minutes. To the right s a picture of…

Apple Pie

To make the pastry: In a bowl put: 75 grams of melted butter 1 egg 2 tsps of brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence Stir well. Add: 2/3 cup of almond flour/ground almonds 1/3 cup of ground walnuts 1/2 cup gf flour 2 tsps baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon Mix well. Press the dough into…

Chocolate and Berry Pies

To make the pastry: In a bowl put: 75 grams of melted butter 1 egg 2 tsps of brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence Stir well. Add: 2/3 cup of almond flour/ground almonds 1/3 cup of ground walnuts 1/2 cup gf flour 2 tsps baking powder 1 tbsp cocoa powder Mix well. Press the dough…

Pea and Ham Soup

To make pork broth: Buy pork roast or chops with bones in. Cook and eat. Put leftover bones in slow cooker, fill with 1.5 to 2 litres of water, 1 – 2 capfuls of apple cider vinegar and ¼ tsp salt. Cook on low for 8 to 12 hours. To make the soup: Boil: 2…

Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

To make: In the slow cooker put: 2 litres of stock or broth 8 carrots chopped ½ a pumpkin peeled and chopped 5 tbsp olive oil 5 tbsp curry powder or similar 4 cups of split red lentils Garlic 2 onions chopped Salt, pepper and chilli to taste Cook in the slow cooker for around…

Banana Cake

In a pot melt: 75 grams of butter Add: 2 over ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 eggs 2 tbsp of sugar or honey Mix well. In a whizzer/bullet/food processor whizz til smoothish: 1 cup almonds 3/4 cup walnuts Add to the banana mixture: ground nuts 1/4 cup gf flour (I used the…