September 7, 2018

Our latest sojourn was in Amsterdam. Olivia and I packed our bag and headed for this vibrant city full or vitality, creativity, and incredible food variety. From starting off our journey at the airport, we filled our delay with a lunch of sushi (for me) and a burrito (...

June 14, 2018

Ewan had the fantastic idea of having Olivia and I share some one-on-one time, as baby Charlotte can dominate the scene. I chose Malta (not because I knew where it was) but because there are non-stop flights from Edinburgh and there's sand and sun. This was our first m...

March 21, 2018

Ewan suggested I focus this week's blog on what it means to be a flexitarian. Assuming that because I have stopped eating chicken, and only eat red meat on occasion, he's wanting more information. Wouldn't it be easier to chat about this over dinner than to communicate...

March 21, 2018

One of the main characters in the Netflix series Fargo eats massive quantities of food and then vomits. V.M. Vargos is a creepy character with decaying teeth and awful skin. He's also the master puppeteer and directing his mobsters to do evil things. Ewan and I just de...

February 21, 2018

1. Fennel

Fennel has been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine to improve digestion and treat a wide range of gut ailments. It's rich in volatile oils that relieve gas, improve intestinal function, aid digestion, and may ease some forms of chronic colitis.

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February 7, 2018

Research shows strong associations between the types and amount of gut bacteria and chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.  Many medical experts believe that genetics and lifestyle behaviors cause obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, there's a growing body o...

January 31, 2018

Overwhelming evidence to support the claim that folic acid fortification to wheat flour is advisable for women of childbearing age.

Today the BBC reported that latest research, published in Public Health Reviews, claims evidence for limiting intake of folic acid to no m...

January 25, 2018

This is the third and final (maybe!) instalment of the Low FODMAP eat plan blog.  My intention is to introduce you to a meal plan that might alleviate IBS symptoms. Studies show that following these guidelines can improve quality of life due to improved digestion for t...

January 18, 2018

You'll be happy to know that if you chose to follow the low FODMAP diet, you CAN include wheat. The low FODMAP eating plan and the Gluten free diet are not the same thing- a popular misconception.  It's mostly about portion size when it comes to eating wheat products w...

January 11, 2018

 It is already 2 weeks into 2018- how are those New Year resolutions going? Don't answer that- it doesn't really matter. I don't even make traditional resolutions, no over-promising here!  Applying those SMART goals is a more realistic way to invite positive change int...

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