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Moroccan Couscous

Moroccan Couscous Couscous is a perfect combination of nutrients in one dish.  Be sure to balance your plate with more vegetables than meat and grain. Serving size:  Six generous portions 1 kg lean stewing lamb or 400 g lamb, 250 g beef and ½ chicken 2 onions, chopped 60 g chick peas, soaked overnight or tinned 2 turnips, quartered 2 large carrots, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and black pepper ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (optional) ¼ teaspoon saffron (optional) 500 g or more couscous or quinoa (if avoiding gluten) 60-120 g raisins 3 courgettes, sliced 120 g fresh shelled or frozen broad beans 2 tomatoes A bunch parsley, finely chopped A bunch coriander, finely chopped Cayenne or chilli pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 3 tablespoons butter Put the meat, chicken if used, onions, chick peas, turnips and carrots – all the ingredients which required longer cooking –...

5 Tips for Peak Performance during a Car Rally!

Nutrition Naturally is currently sponsoring a team of two students, my nephew Thomas and his friend Augustin, in their bid to cover 6000 km, through France, Spain and Moroccan Sahara desert in a 43 year-old Renault 4L!  Apart from the enormous challenge of making sure the car is fit for the road, their main objective is to take school and sports equipment to impoverished children in Morocco. During the 10 days of the rally I will be providing suggestions on what they can eat to help their endurance. Here's my initial advice: Eat healthy whole foods:  Ensure a good balance of healthy whole foods including protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.  Protein rich foods, which you should be able to find easily include meats, fish, eggs, beans...

Osteoarthritis: individualised solutions for tackling the suffering

Today is World Arthritis Day so let's take a look at how Nutritional Therapy can help relieve some of the pain of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and quality of life The joint pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis (OA) can severely impact quality of life and sufferers report that this is poorly understood by many doctors.   However, by combining nutritional and lifestyle approaches based on individual needs, effective relief may be possible.  By following the functional medicine (FM) approach, nutritional therapists (NTs) are ideally positioned to provide effective solutions. Towards patient understanding Research released during the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2016, indicates that rheumatologists underestimate the impact OA has on lives1 and a joint collaboration between Arthritis UK and The Telegraph newspaper, found that one third of respondents feel that...

Drinking water – bottled or tap?

Bottled water or tap water?  Which should we be drinking? Actually a water filter is probably best! In the developed world millions of bottles of water are consumed every day, 80 million bottles in the United States alone.  Bottled mineral water is promoted as being cleaner than tap water and better for our health.  Is this true?  Is there such a thing as ‘pure’ water? An examination of this question reveals that the availability and quality of water is a global issue and one with which we should all be concerned. Water is becoming a scarce resource. The corporations who sell bottled water are defining the control of water. And the environmental and health arguments for not drinking bottled water are compelling.  But is tap water safe? Around...

Functional Medicine Explained

Have you ever wondered why you are depressed and lacking in energy?  Why is it that so often the symptoms of disease are treated with medication?  Why did you actually develop that disease in the first place? When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 22, the only thing that conventional medicine could offer me was steroids, resulting in bloating and difficulty sleeping.  They also carry an increased risk of osteoporosis and were not a cure, just a bandage.  I knew that my disease was a direct result of my stress over my mother's terminal illness but not once did a doctor ask me what was going on in my life.  Fortunately for me, I discovered Functional Medicine quite quickly. In the words...

What to eat in October

A monthly look at seasonal produce so that you can buy local, improve the nutrient value of your food buy buying fresh fruit and vegetables and help save the planet by reducing your carbon footprint! Produce at it's best in October in Europe: Fruit Apple Blackberry Cranberry Date Fig Pear Plum Pomegranate Quince Tomato Chestnut Vegetables Aubergine Beetroot Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cavolo Nero Celeriac Celery Garlic Globe artichoke Jerusalem artichoke Kale Kohlrabi Lamb's lettuce Leek Lettuce Onion Pak Choi Parnsip Peas Pepper Pumpkin Radiccio Radish Runner bean Salsify Spring onions Swede Sweet potato Swiss chard Tomato Turnip Meat Duck Venison Other game Fish and seafood Mussels Oysters Mackerel Whiting Recipe ideas :  Apple & blackberry crumble; Squash and pomegranate salad;  baked Brussels sprouts, broccoli or kale; sweet potato and pumpkin soup. I...