25th October 2017

Autumn Cleansing

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Many people view cleansing as something you should do to rid yourself of toxins after an indulgent period of time, but this is certainly not the only time to consider cleansing. Usually referred to as a detox, cleansing is useful to complete 2 or 3 times a year to provide the liver with the extra support it may need to carry out over 500 vital functions. A cleanse can be done at any time of year but Autumn can often […]
17th October 2017

Thyroid Hormone Conversion

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I always encourage anyone suffering from a chronic condition to develop their understanding of what is driving their disease. Thyroid conditions are complex in nature and there are an array of individual reasons as to why thyroid hormone conversion can be slow. This post covers just some of the problems that should be investigated.  WHAT ARE DEIODINASES? Reactions that catalyse the conversion of thyroid hormones are triggered by enzymes called deiodinases. For this article we will called them type 1 (D1), […]
9th October 2017

Selenium & your Thyroid

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After a long time being absent from blogging due to completing my masters, I’m finally back and so excited to have time again for Nutritious Roots. Lots of exciting plans ahead so watch this space. SELENIUM Selenium deficiency is considered a major health problem for 1 billion people worldwide. The selenium content of all UK soils is desperately low and intake is half what it should be due leaching by the sulphate in acid rain and ammonium sulphate fertilizers, a shortage of […]
19th September 2017

Buckwheat bread

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Buckwheat acts like a grain but is actually a seed from the rhubarb family. It is gluten-free, provides B vitamins, magnesium, choline and is a complete protein.
20th August 2016

Nutrition is Medicine

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For some it’s an attractive prospect to think that there’s a relatively simple explanation for every disease and condition with a linear process from a gene, virus or bacteria, which can be healed with a prescription drug. While this is certainly vital with infectious and emergency medicine, with chronic conditions this process is not working and the drugs prescribed often only address symptoms while creating other problems in the body, such as gastrointestinal issues with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like […]
7th July 2016

Thyroid Care & T3

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I’m 21 and sitting in front of yet another GP explaining how tired I am, how I can’t focus on my work and feel depressed, anxious and tearful all the time. The doctor looks at my blood results perplexed and says that my T4 and TSH is normal so she doesn’t think it’s my thyroid, but will increase my T4 medication slightly as I’m showing symptoms of low thyroid function. As per usual the increase in medication was to […]
4th June 2016

Courgetti with Basil Pesto

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Courgetti with Basil Pesto 2016-06-04 12:23:56 You need a spiralizer to make the courgetti for this dish. They are about £20/$30 and are widely available to buy online. An incredibly simple dish that adds interest to a salad and is also a great for summer parties and entertaining. Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Total Time 10 min Prep Time 10 min Total Time 10 min […]

Nutty Bars with Chocolate Fudge Topping

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Nutty Bars with Chocolate Fudge Topping 2016-06-04 11:19:28 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 25 min Total Time 25 min Prep Time 25 min Total Time 25 min Ingredients 3 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil 1 cup nut butter (I use Carley’s Organic Raw Whole Almond Butter) 10 pitted dates 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1 cup puffed quinoa (you can also use puffed buckwheat) 1/2 cup raw almonds pieces (I put whole […]
21st May 2016

Lemon & Vanilla Protein Balls

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Lemon & Vanilla Protein Balls 2016-05-21 22:31:05 These protein balls are a perfect snack at any time of day and are especially useful when you’re on the go or for after a workout. I also find they satisfy my need for a sweet snack but without the sugar. I like to make a large batch and freeze some for a later date. You can also try them with orange instead of lemon. Write a […]
20th May 2016

Golden Milk

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Golden Milk 2016-05-20 00:01:14 Golden Milk is a warming drink which I like to have in the evening. The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric, which is the subject of my latest blog post so do have a read. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and has anti-cancer properties amongst its many other attributes. This recipe is quick and easy to make and a great night cap. Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 5 min Total Time 10 min […]