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Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics – The Low Down

I recently wrote a blog introducing the fascinating topic, DNA and your diet, explaining the interconnected role that food and genes play in our health and longevity. It was here where we went back to basics and spoke about our genes and how they contain our blueprint and coding, determining which proteins will be produced in our bodies. These proteins act as instruction workers, working...

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Strawberry and Tahina Smoothie

Although I love eating my food, some mornings just call for a quick all-in-one breakfast smoothie. This recipe is super easy and super nourishing too. Its filled with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fibre and polyphenols.  How does this glass of goodness benefit you?! A refereshing shake made from strawberries , baby spinach , tahina, whey protein powder and almond milk- how could it NOT benefit you?! These ingredients help to...

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What Tips Will Help Me Fast Well?

In the last few days I have been asked by some patients and friends whether I have any tips on what they should do to prepare for the fast. Now, the fasting I’m speaking about here is that for religious or spiritual purposes, such as Yom Kippur or Ramadan, not intermittent fasting (I’ll get to that another time). With Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the...

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Spiced Cauliflower In All It’s Glory

Shedding The light on Cauliflower   This versatile vegetable looks like a culmination of tiny grooved florets all clustered into one big cabbage-like flower. It is a cruciferous vegetable that falls under the Brassica vegetable family, together with broccoli, kale, cabbage, bok choy and more. It is packed with a range of nutrients and bioactive compounds that are sure to provide you with a host of health benefits. Nutritional...

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Easy Coconut, Almond and Cocoa Date Ball Recipe

These date balls are one of my basic go to snacks. They just tend to hit the nail on the head when it comes to the right amount of chewiness, chocolatiness, nuttiness with a touch of  coconut flair. Below is one of my date ball recipes.  These yummy treatrs can be made in so many different ways. Coconut and Almond Date Ball Ingredients 18 medjool dates 1/3 cup raw cocoa...

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Go on…have your cake – eating mindfully during the festive season

Whether it be a family dinner, a weekly Sunday lunch, Diwali, Eid, Thanks Giving, Christmas Day or Rosh Hashana… one thing that is guaranteed, if your family is anything like mine, is that there will be food – an abundance of it!! Thinking back to the experience I have had with my patients as well as my own family festive occasions, I have noticed how, at...

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Ginger Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame Black Rice

This recipe is simply delicious! Salmon is a very rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids act as a strong anti-inflammatory in the body and also regulate blood glucose and increase HDL, our healthy cholesterol levels. Edamame beans are a complete source of protein. They also contain polyunsaturated fats, namely omega-3 fatty acids as well as an ample amount of folate. These green beans also...

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DNA and Your Diet- What’s The Fuss About?!

Are you a chronic dieter, constantly trying to lose weight yet never quite reaching your weight goal? How often do you go to the gym with a training partner, partake in the same exercises, but do not see the same results? Do you have a pharmacy in your bathroom cupboard, treating all your ailments, and have you ever spent the time unpacking the possible reasons as to...

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Winter Going on Summer Breakfast Bowls

Savory Beetroot Oats Bowl & Green Breakfast Smoothie Bowl   Being super confused as the whether these warm sun rays are just a taste that summer is on it's way , quite early might I add, or whether we are still in for a few winter days, I decided to make myself both a warming winter and refreshing summer breakfast- why not?! Both these bowls have so many...

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Citrus and Fennel Salad- One for the Season

Using up the Last of Our Winter Fruits   This juicy, zesty salad ticks all the boxes when it comes to using seasonal ingredients in their most nutritious form. The orangey and reddish vitality rays that burst from the citrus vesicles coupled with the fresh fennel crunch are sure to nourish you to your sunrise. This salad will provide you with a good dose of potassium, vitamin C...

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