Memories from Claridges kitchen

As a chef, I spend a large portion of my day, chopping, slicing and dicing. Luckily I love what I do, but I still have the occasional flashback to my tough early days working in the professional kitchens at Claridges – a five star London hotel…

Eat More Chocolate

How many times have we heard about the decadent lure of chocolate, as though it were some class A drug? (Unless it's for Valentines Day or Easter) Chocolate makes you fat, it is addictive, gives you acne, heartburn, Type 2 Diabetes, migraines…

Is my salad bioactive?

Bioactives are non-nutrient compounds in certain foods that can influence biochemical processes that impact our health on a daily basis. Did you know that food talks to our genes? Bioactives cannot be found on a label at your favourite store.…

Fueling potential future
England netball players

After the excitement of England beating Australia in the Commonwealth netball final the UK public and British press are rightly focusing more attention on this fast paced and hugely enjoyable sport. I was delighted therefore to recently be…
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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY - London cooking and
DNA nutrition workshop

Why do some people lose weight and others seem weight loss resistant? Could you train harder or smarter? Research has shown that individuals who have their genes tested, are more likely to change their diet and stick to it. In today’s fitness…
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Where does my DNA sample go to?

Once your cheeks have been swabbed, your sample is couriered by us to Nordic Laboratories in Denmark. Nordic Laboratory focuses on functional medicine. Functional medicine uses a systems-based approach, engaging both the patient and the practitioner…
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Getting over the finishing line

One month to go until the London Marathon and most of the hard work has been done. Remember the golden rule and DON’T TRY ANYTHING NEW ON RACE DAY. As your training intensity increases, your immune system takes a bashing. Do not neglect…

The incredible 3 minute bread recipe

(Yes 3 minutes - no kneading no proving required!!) In our experience the daily grind of what to buy and what to cook, even how to cook has proved to be the biggest stumbling block for maintaining the once enthusiastic and compliant…

DNA TESTING: Direct to consumer testing versus the hand in hand Practitioner approach

THIS IS NOT MAGIC, JUST SCIENCE There is, as yet, no miraculous cure, magic wand or perfect set of answers to fix our obsession with weight loss and the quest for ‘perfect’ health. Introducing something ‘new’ in the diet market…

Keeping warm without the stodge

The ultimate one pot meal - Mexican black bean soup with shredded chicken Dry January is a distant memory and gyms are already offering ‘sales’ as New year’s Eve resolutions start to slip. But here’s the problem – it’s freezing…