Plate of watermelon

My Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Sometimes you just don’t want to drink – whether you’re looking to reign in your alcohol intake, you’re working hard to balance your hormones or improve your gut health, because you have something on at work the following day or you’re pregnant! Whatever the reason may be, it’s your choice, but I know how hard it can be! Not only

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Problems with Scientific Research

Efficacy vs. Effectiveness in Clinical Trials

Efficacy and effectiveness – what’s the difference? Efficacy is the maximum performance of a treatment under ideal and controlled circumstances. This includes testing on healthy populations and within a time constraint i.e. test controls will be monitored for 14 or 30 days post administration. To determine efficacy the outcome is plotted against dose in a graph, to give the dose

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Strawberry Kitchen - An Apple A Day - Alyse Co-cliff

What’s The Difference Between a Dietitian & Nutritionist?

I’ve wanted to discuss this topic for a while now but haven’t found the words. It’s a touchy subject; dietitians are incredibly protective of their title (and rightfully so) however, in staking their claim on the “food expert throne” we might say that some (not all) have gone out of their way to discredit nutritionists in the process. Whilst “friendly

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Drink more water - an apple a day

How to Drink 2L of Water a Day: My 10 day Experiment

I have a confession; I don’t drink “enough” water. On an average day, I would drink somewhere between 0.5-1.5L of water. It’s not because I don’t like the taste, nor is it because I can’t be bothered, it’s because I rarely get thirsty; please let me explain… I’d call myself an intuitive eater (gosh sounds so wanky saying it out

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Should we soak lentils? An Apple a Day

Should We Soak Legumes?

Should we soak legumes? Lentils and legumes are considered an important source of nutrients. They contain a number of nutrients including iron, magnesium, potassium and more however, these minerals may be at risk of poor absorption should we prepare legumes incorrectly.  One of the biggest issues surrounding beans and legumes is that they naturally contain what we call anti-nutrient factors, such as ‘trypsin enzyme

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Lentil Dahl - An Apple a Day

Red Lentil Dhal with Apricots

Red Lentil Dhal would have to be one of my favourite vegetarian meals. It’s quick and simple, and makes for the perfect lunch or dinner during the week (when time is precious!). Dhal itself can be a little bland for some, so I’ve added some dried apricots to this dish and the flavour pops! If you’re buying dried apricots, please

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How to Eat More Greens - An Apple A Day

Why you need to eat leafy greens (and how!)

One of the most common food groups omitted from a patient’s food diary is that of leafy greens. Leafy greens are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and in my opinion, out rank any of the pre-packaged superfoods on the market. Want to know why these should be added to your diet? And how? LET’S TALK NUTRIENT INTAKE… 

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Plate of watermelon

My Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Sometimes you just don’t want to drink – whether you’re looking to reign in your alcohol intake, you’re working hard to balance your hormones or improve your gut health, because you have something on at work the following day or you’re pregnant! Whatever the reason may be, it’s your choice, but I know how hard it can be! Not only

Read full article →
Problems with Scientific Research

Efficacy vs. Effectiveness in Clinical Trials

Efficacy and effectiveness – what’s the difference? Efficacy is the maximum performance of a treatment under ideal and controlled circumstances. This includes testing on healthy populations and within a time constraint i.e. test controls will be monitored for 14 or 30 days post administration. To determine efficacy the outcome is plotted against dose in a graph, to give the dose

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Pumpkin & Pear Quiche

Roasted Pumpkin & Pear Quiche with Spelt Pastry

This Roasted Pumpkin and Pear Quiche recipe is my go-to meal when I am time poor. It is so quick and easy to throw together. Perfect for lunch or dinner or even breakfast – just make sure you set aside a slice for leftovers BEFORE you serve it up as it will be gone in seconds.

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Strawberry Kitchen - An Apple A Day - Alyse Co-cliff

What’s The Difference Between a Dietitian & Nutritionist?

I’ve wanted to discuss this topic for a while now but haven’t found the words. It’s a touchy subject; dietitians are incredibly protective of their title (and rightfully so) however, in staking their claim on the “food expert throne” we might say that some (not all) have gone out of their way to discredit nutritionists in the process. Whilst “friendly

Read full article →
Drink more water - an apple a day

How to Drink 2L of Water a Day: My 10 day Experiment

I have a confession; I don’t drink “enough” water. On an average day, I would drink somewhere between 0.5-1.5L of water. It’s not because I don’t like the taste, nor is it because I can’t be bothered, it’s because I rarely get thirsty; please let me explain… I’d call myself an intuitive eater (gosh sounds so wanky saying it out

Read full article →
Should we soak lentils? An Apple a Day

Should We Soak Legumes?

Should we soak legumes? Lentils and legumes are considered an important source of nutrients. They contain a number of nutrients including iron, magnesium, potassium and more however, these minerals may be at risk of poor absorption should we prepare legumes incorrectly.  One of the biggest issues surrounding beans and legumes is that they naturally contain what we call anti-nutrient factors, such as ‘trypsin enzyme

Read full article →
Lentil Dahl - An Apple a Day

Red Lentil Dhal with Apricots

Red Lentil Dhal would have to be one of my favourite vegetarian meals. It’s quick and simple, and makes for the perfect lunch or dinner during the week (when time is precious!). Dhal itself can be a little bland for some, so I’ve added some dried apricots to this dish and the flavour pops! If you’re buying dried apricots, please

Read full article →
How to Eat More Greens - An Apple A Day

Why you need to eat leafy greens (and how!)

One of the most common food groups omitted from a patient’s food diary is that of leafy greens. Leafy greens are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and in my opinion, out rank any of the pre-packaged superfoods on the market. Want to know why these should be added to your diet? And how? LET’S TALK NUTRIENT INTAKE… 

Read full article →