Buckwheat Pancake Day

Nicola MasseyRecipes

5 Ingredients are all that is needed for light fluffy gluten-free pancakes this Shrove Tuesday. Makes about 10   Ingredients 2 large egg 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1 cup Buckwheat flour 1/2 cup of plant-based yoghurt such as soya 75ml of water or plant-based milk like coconut to create a smooth batter. Directions Add flour into a large mixing bowl, make a well in … Read More

3 Phenomena in one moment

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

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What do you get when you join together A Blue Moon,  A Super Moon  and A Lunar Moon A Lunar Trifecta……… not seen in such might for 152 years. 14% bigger, 30% brighter. Not sure what we will see in Old Blighty as it’s pelleting it down at the mo, but however, it is a powerful time to cleanse. With such … Read More

Heart health and what you can do to strengthen it.

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing, Resilience

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Fact: More people die from cardiovascular disease each year than from any other cause the World Health Organisation confirmed in 2017. What are the definitions of cardiovascular disease: Coronary heart disease: which affects the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle. Congenital heart disease: Defect from birth of the heart structure. Peripheral arterial disease: Arms and legs blood vessels are … Read More

Chilli pepper – Give your food a health kick

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

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Feeling the bloat of Christmas, try adding a little kick to your food. It can make all the difference to your weight. Simply adding chili peppers to your diet you can help fight weight gain. It’s been known by nutritionists for some time that the compound capsaicin found in chili, what gives chili its heat, activates the TRPV1 receptors in the … Read More

Learn something new

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing, Resilience

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With good intentions in great abundance at this time of year, anything can seem possible. The New Year is fast approaching and all those hopes and dreams for a better life and a stronger and healthier body can still be yours. Not forgetting your resolutions to give up the booze and your other vices whatever they may be! May it be time … Read More

Moo, Baa and what ever noise a goat makes

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

It’s all about the protein. Not all dairy is the same, for those of you that believe your intolerance or allergic to dairy, it may not be the lactose that is the problem. There are two types of protein in cow dairy, A1 and A2. A study in China where up 90% of the population apparently react to dairy, 600 … Read More

Strengthening your child’s resilience

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing, Resilience

Your child’s resilience is molded by the experiences he or she encounters day today. How we are as parents reacting to their behaviour, their needs, their general welfare, is critical to helping them grow and to nurture them into well balanced and adjusted human beings. I went to an uplifting talk by the warm and engaging  Margareta James of The Harley Street … Read More

Nicola Massey’s 5 Gut improving tips

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

If true health comes from your gut it’s a good idea to spend a little time working on ways to improve this integral part of your body. Here are 5 easy things you can do to improve your gut health.  Hydrate – Essential part of digestion is being hydrated. Constipation is usually down to lack of water. So keep everything … Read More

Cinnamon – blood sugar stabliser

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

Type 2 Diabetic hope Just 1/2 a teaspoon a day can make your cells more sensitive to insulin which results in stablising your blood sugar. This makes it a very interesting spice for type 2 diabetics. Like with anything I recommend it is wise to get tested first to see if suitable. Unbeatable antioxidant Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as … Read More

8 Super Prebiotic Foods

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

IBS getting you down…….? Feeling bloated? Uncomfortable in your tummy? Well you most definitely need to address the friendly bacteria in your gut. Prebiotic – (food for friendly bacteria) Probiotic – (friendly bacteria)- Got it! The best way to aid theses troublesome issues is with prebiotic’s. They are foods that feed the ‘good bacteria’ in your gut.  By consuming these … Read More