M.E and ‘Human’ Energy' (Qi) – Sue’s Story

ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, and around 17 million people worldwide. Whilst the main cause is unknown, it often follows a viral infection, which is a sign that someone is ‘run down’, exhausted and low in ‘human’ energy, or Qi.

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Vietnamese Pho

This dish takes a little time but is worth it…so warming and nourishing, a healthy meal to revitalise the body and mind.

INGREDIENTS

BROTH

5 to 6 pounds of beef knuckles or leg bones

6 quarts cold water

  • 2 medium onions, quartered

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Beetroot & halloumi salad with pomegranate and dill

Get three of your five a day with this fresh, colourful salad, it's healthy, easy to make and delicious.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 oranges

  • 4 handfuls rocket leaves

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Obesity – Good food to keep you full

The festive holidays probably feel like a distant memory and the New Year’s resolutions are in full flow, with getting fit and healthy one of the top ‘must dos’. With this in mind, it feels very fitting that it’s National Obesity Awareness week.

Obesity is an increasing problem in the UK and around the world. According to estimates from Public Health England, two thirds of adults and a quarter of children between two and 10 years old are overweight or obese.

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Christmas Nut Pies

A festive twist on the traditional mince pie. These treats are packed with goodness and keep you feeling festive over the Christmas period 

INGREDIENTS - Makes 16

Pastry

  • 125 g butter

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How to get an energy boost from food

In the Northern hemisphere, it feels like winter is well and truly here!  With the dark nights, the grey mornings and the cold, damp days, there’s no wonder we feel more lethargic and less motivated than in the summer months.

Our energy levels are affected by many things including a shortage of Vitamin D from a lack of sunlight, the weather in general and the change in seasonal foods available.

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