A vegan diet avoids anything derived from animals, including meat, fish, dairy products, eggs and even honey. This also rules out fresh pasta made with egg, foods with animal-based additives like cochineal (a red food colour made from beetle shells ). Don’t forget about gelatin – found in jellies and other chewy sweets.
Heather grew these beautiful herbs in her garden and used them in this summer salad recipe! Herbs are a fantastic source of polyphenols which have been shown to have immune-modulating function.
What if I told you that you are just as much bacteria as you are human cells? Trillions of species of bacteria live either on us or in us. These critters are essential to life and we form a symbiotic relationship with them.
The thyroid is a small gland that lies across your windpipe at the front of your neck. It produces two hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These two hormones essentially control the metabolic rate of all cells throughout the body.
We recently hosted a fertility facts morning with Dr Marilyn Glenville, Dr Ciara Wright and Dr John Kennedy, Medical Director at the Sims IVF clinic. We were delighted to present the latest in nutritional support for conception and prevention of recurrent miscarriage. Dr John Kennedy brought us through the basics you need to know and what tests to do. Dr Kennedy has a fantastic ability to translate complex science and break it down into simple terms. Here’s a few gems we picked up from him, dispelling some myths around your fertility.