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Planning Your MS Diet Meals

By : | 0 Comments | On : February 23, 2015 | Category : MS Diet Tips

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My house is so quiet! The children are back at school and nursery today after a week of mid term break. I feel I finally have enough breathing room to sit down and get organised. The break in routine was lovely and we all thoroughly enjoyed the lie ins, the pottering around the house and the special family time. However, I feel ready to get cracking with the rest of 2015! I’m in the process of doing some planning for the year and I’m excited about what the it holds for MS Diet for Women. I have a few sneaky surprises up my sleeve. Firstly, I would like to start doing a regular podcast. I’ll be interviewing health professionals and people who are effectively managing their MS. It will also be an opportunity for me to just chat about specific topics pertaining to the MS diet lifestyle. I won’t bore you, I promise! See my first recording at the end of this post. (more…)


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Raw Beetroot & Cacao Brownie

By : | 0 Comments | On : February 10, 2015 | Category : Healing Foods

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When you are craving something sweet but healthy this Raw Beetroot and Cacao Brownie recipe might be exactly what you’re after. These little squares of deliciousness are a bit like red velvet brownies but just wonderfully healthy for you. They are raw which means that they  contain the maximum amount of health-giving enzymes and nutrients.

One of the key ingredients in this recipe is dates – which taste amazing. They are sweet, sticky and have a lovely caramel flavour. Dates are a good source of calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. They are also an excellent source of potassium, containing more than bananas. This recipe also contains the anti-oxidant rich super foods beetroot and cacao. That’s a whole lot of goodness packed into a sweet treat!

The brownie is decadent when finished off with a dusting of cacao powder and sprinkled with some freshly pulsed nuts. I used almonds. You can substitute the nuts with any other type of nut and adjust the amount of cacao and maple syrup to taste. The nuts can be left chunky for an extra bite or finely ground depending on your preference. (more…)


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Boosting Your Body & Mind – Every Week!

By : | 2 Comments | On : January 27, 2015 | Category : MS Diet Tips

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I’m thrilled to announce that my brand new resource, BOOST, is now available! It has been quite an interesting, inspiring and often frustrating journey to get to this point. However, against all odds, it’s done and I’m delighted with the result. I actually started working on Boost when I realised that I needed to take a holistic approach to my MS. Yes, diet is important but it’s definitely not everything. There are a few other, absolutely essential, factors to consider when managing a complex condition like MS. One of them is your psychological and emotional well-being. The health of your mind has a direct effect on the well-being of your body. You could also say that the opposite is true. Healthy body = healthy mind. I’m sure you know that when you are feeling stressed, down or depressed, the last thing you feel like doing is preparing a superfood salad for yourself or going to the gym. However, it’s so much easier to form good habits when you have a positive outlook and are feeling motivated! BOOST is a tool that seeks to help with this.

The main purpose of BOOST is to encourage, motivate and inspire you to keep making the right decisions for your health. Every healthy choice you make brings you closer to establishing a habit which you will have for the rest of your life. These are engrained behaviours that could mean the difference between ending up in a wheelchair and living a completely normal life with minimal symptoms. Before we look at the practicalities of BOOST, I would briefly like to explore the topic of habits. (more…)


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Salt & MS Symptoms

By : | 0 Comments | On : January 23, 2015 | Category : Healing Foods

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One of the ladies recently sent me an article on salt and autoimmune diseases and it struck me how important it is to give this ‘flavour enhancing’ mineral a little more consideration. I have to admit that I LOVE salt! It adds a huge dose of flavour and yumminess to raw and vegan meals that would otherwise be a little bland. I can’t even think of having a salad without a little herb or himalayan salt sprinkled over!

In the past I have definitely overdosed a bit on these little white crystals. My husband was often horrified at how salty my porridge tasted and just couldn’t stomach it. I, on the other hand was grossed out by his tasteless porridge. Yes, I was a bit addicted to salt and felt a bit insecure if I was eating my meal and didn’t have the salt cellar right next to me – just in case the flavour needed a slight adjustment! I realise, in hind site that this was an unhealthy habit. It was, perhaps, as unhealthy as eating too much sugar. (more…)


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Healing Foods: The Brilliant Beetroot

By : | 4 Comments | On : January 13, 2015 | Category : Uncategorized

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I just love this bright reddish-pink root! It’s beautiful. The humble beetroot certainly doesn’t get the fame and praise that it deserves. It is so AMAZING for our health and healing that it should be an MS diet staple. I have come to the conclusion that beetroot is as essential as supplements such as vitamin D and flaxseed oil and I eat it religiously – every day. It’s cheap, easily obtainable and delicious. I have been juicing it and adding the juice to my morning smoothie for a few months now and I really feel the boost it gives me. I like to say that I’m ‘supercharged’ after my beetroot smoothie because I certainly feel that way. I feel like I have been spring-boarded into my day with a go-go-go mentality! 

In this post, I’d like to focus on some of the outstanding benefits of beetroot and explore some ways of using it. (more…)


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MS Diet at Christmas: Time For Dessert

By : | 6 Comments | On : December 22, 2014 | Category : Uncategorized

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I have been very excited to write this particular post! Admittedly I have a very sweet tooth and find it very difficult, at this time of year, where there are piles of chocolates and sweet treats wherever I look. Just yesterday I was given two huge Lindt Santa chocolates and a massive tin of Quality Streets – two of my formerly favourite Christmas treats! I must admit that the temptation to have ‘just one bite’ does rise up in me, in the presence of such guilty pleasures. But could I stop at just one bite? I know myself and I seriously doubt it! Just one bite and that pleasure centre in my brain would come alive – begging for more until I finally give in and start guzzling. Remember that sugar is highly addictive!

However, the thought of feeling ill and symptomatic for the next few hours stops me from taking that bite. This is honestly what happens if I eat chocolate. My gut feels crampy, my mind feels stuffed with cotton wool, I’m exhausted and I just want to lie on the couch and not move for hours. I may even get some tingling in my legs. Too scary! Why would I do that to myself?  (more…)


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