Archive for the 'Inspiration' Category

Superfood Salads for Summer

27 June 2019 at 10:11

Superfood Salads for Summer

With the warm weather upon us we can enjoy all the benefits of raw food every day, salads are a great way to include lots of raw foods into your diet. There are endless combinations of interesting ingredients to choose from to mix things up and create interest, the more you add the healthier it can get – the only limit is your imagination.


Make sure your salad contains protein and fat, otherwise you risk hunger later, and get creative by adding superfoods to really boost the nutritional content of the dish – think brightly coloured fruit and veg, nuts and seeds, probiotics and healthy oils.

Here we share our top ten tips for creating amazing summer salads:

  1. To increase satiety (feeling of fullness) make sure you have included protein and essential fats: walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds make great salad toppers, giving texture and nutritional density, while home-made hummus can be served on the side.

  2. A simple yogurt dip like tzatziki (natural yogurt, grated cucumber and lemon juice) can be used in abundance instead of mayonnaise to boost the overall protein content as well as providing probiotic bacteria.

  3. If you need a more filling meal for the evening then an additional protein source like boiled egg, lean chicken, cooked beans or feta cheese can be added.

  4. Use generous amounts of healthy oils in your dressing – flaxseed or olive oil mixed with a little lemon or vinegar are perfect to provide healthy unsaturated fats.

  5. For texture, variety and colour use chunks of lightly steamed sweet potato or beetroot, which also provide a nutritional boost, with luxury amounts of vitamins.

  6. Raw grated vegetables can be easier to chew and digest than large chunks – try grating or spiralising courgettes, beetroot, and fennel for an added ‘twist’.

  7. Consider fermenting your own veggies to go on the side instead of using commercial chutney or pickles. Fermented veg contain high levels of beneficial bacteria which aid the immune system and digestion, and if you layer them by colour they also look great in glass jars in the kitchen!

  8. For sweetness and new flavour combinations, try a few blueberries or chopped apricots sprinkled onto your salad (avoid dried fruits as they usually contain sulphites and have a very concentrated level of sugar). These super-fruits also contain high levels of antioxidants to protect the cells from damage.

  9. Veggies that we might normally cook at other times of year like broccoli and courgettes can be thinly sliced and eaten raw, giving you the benefit of natural enzymes which are usually destroyed during cooking.

  10. Freshly chopped herbs are packed with nutrients and can really put a spring into your summer salad! Try some familiar combinations like tomatoes with basil, yogurt and mint or carrot and coriander, then experiment with your own! 

To learn more about the nutritional benefits of different foods, why not enrol on a course in Nutrition

 


Posted in Inspiration | Nutrition

Seasonal Smoothies for Spring

29 April 2019 at 14:59

Seasonal Smoothies for Spring There’s nothing better that using fresh, seasonal produce - recently harvested and with minimal time spent in transit or storage means fruit and vegetables are ... [ read more ]

Tags: Smoothies | Nutrition

Posted in Health | Nutrition | Inspiration

Should you go vegan for health?

27 March 2019 at 14:45

Should you go vegan for health? Veganuary 2019 was the biggest ever, with hundreds of thousands of people officially pledging to eat vegan during January. The number one reason given for ... [ read more ]

Tags: Vegan | Nutrition

Posted in Education | Inspiration | Health | Nutrition

Food for the winter blues

19 December 2018 at 14:01

Food for the winter blues With the cold weather and the short days upon us, many people in the UK struggle with the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) at this time of year. But ... [ read more ]

Tags: Nutrition | Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Health | Nutrition

Coconut oil - healthy or hype?

08 October 2018 at 15:32

Coconut oil – healthy or hype? Coconut oil has become hugely popular in the last few years, with a whole host of claimed health benefits and some people adding large quantities into their ... [ read more ]

Tags: Coconut Oil | Nutrition | Saturated Fats

Posted in Education | Inspiration | Health | Nutrition

Spring Clean your Diet - Now is a great time

04 April 2018 at 11:18

Spring Clean your Diet With winter behind us and Easter treats safely out of the way, now is a great time for a quick spring clean of your diet. If a full detox sounds too challenging, there are ... [ read more ]

Tags: Diet | Nutrition

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Health | Nutrition

Probiotics unravelled - a regular part of life for many people

28 March 2018 at 14:35

Probiotics unravelled Probiotics are becoming a regular part of life for many people, but with so many different options available it can be tricky to know where to start. Here we unravel some of ... [ read more ]

Tags: Probiotics | Health

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Health | Nutrition

New Year diet resolution success!

31 December 2017 at 12:18

New Year diet resolution success! New Year is a time when many of us decide to make improvements to our health and diets. But with most resolutions being broken before the end of January, the ... [ read more ]

Tags: Diet | Nutrition | Resolution

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Nutrition

Benefits of Raw Chocolate

21 August 2017 at 11:26

Benefits of Raw Chocolate Raw cacao products are some of the most appealing superfoods around – the idea that chocolate can be good for you is the news that many people have been waiting ... [ read more ]

Tags: Cacao | Raw Chocolate

Posted in Nutrition | Inspiration

Hormonal Health : 1 Day Event

18 August 2017 at 16:44

Hormonal Health : 1 Day Event This packed and informative day will demystify the various hormonal health issues that many people suffer from, including thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, PCOS, ... [ read more ]

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Nutrition

Flexitarianism: is it for you?

24 July 2017 at 15:50

Flexitarianism: is it for you? Flexitarianism (or ‘flexible vegetarianism’) is becoming increasingly popular as a move towards better health without the commitment of going fully ... [ read more ]

Tags: Flexitarianism | Vegetarianism | Diet

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Environment | Health | Nutrition

The Natural Health Taster Seminar

20 April 2017 at 09:25

The Natural Health Taster Seminar Come and join us for the most amazing 5 days of learning. During this event you will learn about natural healthcare from a truly holistic perspective looking ... [ read more ]

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Health

Reversing the clock on biological ageing

05 January 2017 at 10:52

A Cytoplan Practitioner Education Day Saturday 25th February 2017 | 10am – 5pm Riverside Building, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB Is reversing the clock of biological ageing possible? ... [ read more ]

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Health

Ibuprofen link to heart failure

05 October 2016 at 16:06

Over-the-counter painkillers raise risk by almost 20% MILLIONS of Britons taking powerful painkillers could be at risk of heart failure, a major study claims. Research suggests that common ... [ read more ]

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Health

Hilery Dorrian & Jonathan Stallick Seminar Snakes & Minerals

18 July 2016 at 16:37

Hilery Dorrian and Jonathan Stallick have been homeopathic colleagues, business partners and friends for 30 years and offer this fascinating double bill of homeopathic wisdom from the animal and ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration

Arlene Phillips Attends NTAs in a living dress

21 January 2016 at 16:26

Strictly Come Dancing star Arlene Phillips walked the red carpet last night at the National Television Awards wearing a “living” dress decorated with real flowers that are all used for ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Environment | Health

Eczema: Homeopathic Help for Sore and Itchy Skin

30 July 2015 at 10:28

Eczema is a widespread and unpleasant condition caused by the skin’s overreaction to common substances such as soap, food and dust. The skin reddens, itches, and becomes dry, scaly or bubbly. ... [ read more ]

Tags: Eczema | Skin

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Health

Latest findings in homeopathy research to be presented in Rome

28 May 2015 at 09:46

  ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Environment | Health

#homeopathyhour on Twitter

04 February 2015 at 15:32

Join in with #Homeopathyhour on Twitter   Hoping you can join us to a (or lots of) session(s) - it's always an enjoyable evening with learning, networking and homeopathy related chat. ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration | Environment | Health

New Course - Homeopathy First Aid for Pets

05 December 2014 at 13:13

Learn the basics of homeopathic first aid prescribing for pets, animals and farm from the comfort of your own home. Take care of  your pets and animals health when they most need it. Course ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathy | First Aid | Pets

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Environment | Health

Dr Elizabeth Thompson Research and homeopathy research challenges

27 November 2014 at 13:03

NHS Consultant discusses her varied research experience, including testing homeopathy for treatment of hot flushes caused by tamoxifen in breast cancer patients, and her latest work investigating ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Health

Homeopathy for Sports Injuries

11 October 2014 at 11:06

Did you know that there is a fast, effective and safe way to relieve the pain of sports and exercise-related injuries?   Fans include Tour de France cyclists, David Beckham, Martina ... [ read more ]

Tags: Sport Injuries | Homeopathy

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Health

Treating plants with homeopathy

27 August 2014 at 10:12

Treating plants with homeopathy Julian Jonas was confronted by a problem – his tomatoes had blight. Three days after spraying with a homeopathic remedy, the problem was gone. He says, ... [ read more ]

Tags: Plants | Homeopathy

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Environment | Health

Homeopathic healing: The stars who swear by alternative medicine

28 July 2014 at 15:58

Many celebrities and top athletes have a homeopath on speed dial and here some of them share their stories While many don’t believe it even works, more than 10 million ­people in the UK ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Environment | Health

A Winning Combination - German Football team and Homeopathy

14 July 2014 at 11:01

A Winning Combination – German Football team and Homeopathy A study shows that, not only do most doctors who work for football teams in the top two German football leagues (Bundesliga 1 and ... [ read more ]

Tags: Football | Homeopathy

Posted in Homeopathy | Education | Inspiration | Environment | Health

Call to update Homeopathy at Wikipedia

09 July 2014 at 13:11

As you may be aware that the Wikipedia information page on Homeopathy does not represent the true definition of the homeopathic system of medicine (Click here for Wiki page)  Rather than ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Education | Inspiration | Environment | Health

Farm Homeopathy, What the Farmers Say

02 July 2014 at 10:00

Farm Homeopathy – What the Farmers Say Here’s a fascinating newsletter from Farm Homeopathy. It’s opening paragraph says: “Because there is nothing in it and there is ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Health

Status of medical complementary medicine no longer in doubt

27 May 2014 at 17:07

Media release from the Dachverband Komplementärmedizin (Dakomed) and the Union of Associations of Swiss Physicians for Complementary Medicine (UNION) dated 2 May 2014 Status of medical ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Inspiration

Mesmerised - Homeopath Michelle Shine's Debut Novel

17 April 2014 at 10:40

Homeopath Michelle Shine has written a book called 'Mesmerised'. It is her debut novel, narrated by Dr Paul Gachet - friend and homeopath to the Impressionists. The year is 1863. Paris is imbued ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Education | Inspiration

Homeo Pie - An Entertaining Look at the History of Homeopathy in the US

10 February 2014 at 09:39

Few people know about Homeopathy's long and dramatic history in the United States. This music video will educate and entertain you in under 10 minutes. From Bara Waters: In the early 1990's, as my ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Education | Inspiration | Health

Inspirational Homeopath Emma Colley Praises UK Homeopathy

20 January 2014 at 10:04

UK Homeopath Emma Colley has published an article on her website celebrating all that is positive in UK homeopathy today, she also shares some brilliant links to the 4Homeopathy movement: ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration

Martine McCutcheon regains her health with the help of homeopathy

16 January 2014 at 10:35

Singer and actress Martine McCutcheon flaunts her figure in her most sensuous photo shoot in over a decade in November's HELLO! magazine, as she reveals how she has got her body back to its best ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration | Health

Presenter Charlotte Jackson Backs Homeopathy Campaign

25 November 2013 at 09:48

A Hampshire-born TV personality has put her name to a homeopathy awareness campaign. Sky Sports presenter Charlotte Jackson, who spent much of her childhood in Wickham, has been painted and ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration

The Society of Homeopaths 35th Anniversary Conference held on 28th & 29th September 2013

06 November 2013 at 12:00

Research Represented at Society's September Conference: Research was well represented at the recent Society conference.  Dr Alex Tournier (HRI) described his Quantum Coherence Domain theory ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration

Find a Homeopath Website voted Website of the Week!

23 September 2013 at 09:50

In a recent publication, the Daily Mail voted findahomeopath.org.uk as their website of the week! The article focused on Jo Wood's passion for homeopathy after she was misdiagnosed by a ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Health

Jane Gilchrist Shows Support for Homeopathy at the age of 100

02 September 2013 at 10:30

Jane Gilchrist is 100 years old and a passionate supporter of the NHS Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. In this short film she tells how she believes homeopathy has helped her reach ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration | Health

Champions of Homeopathy

27 August 2013 at 09:50

The School of Homeopathy celebrated UK homeopathy awareness week (14-21st June 2013) this year with the release of some new videos from worlds leading homeopaths Misha Norland, Jeremy Sherr and ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration

Homeopathic Remedy Offers New Hope to Cancer Sufferers

12 August 2013 at 09:37

One of the most exciting developments in the war on cancer has just been published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, where new research shows that the homeopathic remedy, ... [ read more ]

Tags: Cancer | Homeopathy

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration | Health

Swiss Government Report Provides Scientific Evidence that Homeopathy is Cost-effective and Safe

19 July 2013 at 15:18

A comprehensive and authoritative research study by Swiss scientists has offered an unambiguous endorsement of the evidence base for homeopathy as a clinically effective system of medicine.* Their ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration | Health

HRI Conference Advances the Science of Homeopathy in Barcelona

01 July 2013 at 09:50

In what was considered by participants to be a landmark event, the Homeopathy Research Institute's first international conference in Barcelona on 31 May - 2 June 2013 proved to be a showcase for ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Inspiration | Health

Salman Khan: Let's use Video to Reinvent Education

29 April 2013 at 09:50

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula. To watch the video click here ... [ read more ]

Posted in Education | Inspiration

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature, Beauty and Gratitude

14 January 2013 at 10:20

Louie Schwartzberg’s stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. ... [ read more ]

Posted in Inspiration