Food & Nutrition

My Favourite Non-Alcoholic DrinksPosted on 22/12/2020 | No Comments

Plate of watermelon

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…

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What’s the difference between efficacy and effectiveness in clinical trials?Posted on 21/12/2020 | No Comments

Problems with Scientific Research

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…

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Roasted Pumpkin & Pear Quiche with Spelt PastryPosted on 28/04/2020 | No Comments

Pumpkin & Pear Quiche

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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What’s The Difference Between a Dietitian & Nutritionist?Posted on 04/12/2018 | No Comments

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

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…

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How to Drink 2L of Water a Day: My 10 day ExperimentPosted on 20/11/2018 | No Comments

Drink more water - an apple a day

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…

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Should We Soak Legumes?Posted on 19/11/2018 | No Comments

Should we soak lentils? An Apple a Day

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…

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Red Lentil Dhal with ApricotsPosted on | No Comments

Lentil Dahl - An Apple a Day

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…

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Why you need to eat leafy greens (and how!)Posted on 14/11/2018 | No Comments

How to Eat More Greens - An Apple A Day

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…

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