GENERAL ADVICE (not qualified)
- Listen to how your own body responds to food.
- Don’t follow extreme diets.
- The best allergy/intolerance test is cutting out one food for 1-2 weeks e.g. dairy or wheat, then re-introducing.
- Replace drinks with mineral water as much as possible.
- Innocent smoothies (in moderation, not too much).
- Cook using natural products – avoid processed foods, chemicals, toxins, junk food/drinks, alcohol, sugar.
- Use organic foods if possible.
- Porridge is cheapest and one of the healthier breakfasts (unless gluten allergy/celiac). Can also replace milk with water or soya/almond milk.
- Cook large portions and freeze the left-overs for another day e.g. soup, casseroles, chillies, curries, salads (fridge and keep dressing/sauces separate as wet salad goes off) etc.
- Reduce chopping with fresh or frozen supermarket stir fries, frozen casserole veg packs, frozen diced onions, butternut squash or veg that’s harder to cut.
- Healthy snacks: nuts, oat cakes, rice cakes, humous, celery, carrots, boiled egg, oxo cubes in cup of hot water, soup, dal (lentils, tumeric, salt).
- Health shop probiotic tablets are healthier and cheaper than probiotic drinks sold in shops e.g. no sugar.
BOOKS AND LINKS
- Patrick Holford book and youtube.
- Anti-candida diet, especially if you have a white-coated tongue.
- Blood sugar, low GI.
- Jamie Oliver 15 minute, 30 minute meals, Jamie’s recipes. BBC food recipes
- Can’t cook e.g. boiled egg, rice? Kitchen Idiots, Delia Smith Basics, Cooking for Idiots, Idiots Guide, Cooking for Blokes, Cooking for Dummies.
- Nutrition, detoxing, natural remedies: Philip Weeks Make Yourself Better book (ignore Gall Bladder bit, dangerous).