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In my quest to better health I have come across so many websites and blogs and here I list my favourites. I hope you will find them useful if you’re also considering a health kick-start in 2015! I’m not following any one philosophy but many of them resonate with my ethos and I find inspiration in all of these. What’s important is that you follow a nutritious and balanced diet that is right for you and your family. Make healthier choices where you can and the rest will fall in place. You can also visit my Shop section if you’re interested in having a quick overview of the books I mention in catalogue style, and you can easily purchase them from there.
- Honestly Healthy: Natasha Corrett‘s philosophy centres around a vegetarian alkaline diet which is perfect for me. Her new book Honestly Healthy Cleanse just came through the letterbox and I can’t wait to get stuck in!
- Deliciously Ella: After being diagnosed with a rare condition that left her bed-ridden and in chronic pain, Ella decided to use food as her medicine and change her diet. Two months after cutting out gluten, dairy, sugar and all processed food, improvements in her health were remarkable and the blog, documenting her experiences, was born. Her first book, Deliciously Ella, was released on 22 January 2015 (£7.99 on Amazon at time of writing; RRP £20).
- Yotam Ottolenghi: Jerusalem has been such a lovely surprise. Inspired by his childhood, Ottolenghi brings to life a different kind of Mediterranean cooking. His philosophy is also based on freshly-made, locally-sourced produce free from preservatives and colouring. If you are in London, a trip to one of his brasseries is highly recommended.
- Green Kitchen Stories: Have not yet had the chance to look at this in detail but I’m excited; their recipes are vegetarian and their blog looks enticingly colourful. My husband recently read that you’re more likely to not overeat if there’s a big contrast of colours on the plate. Their Green Kitchen app is excellent, too, with some delicious recipes.
- The Intolerant Gourmet: Pippa Kendrick’s insight and recipes were very helpful when I had to follow a dairy-free diet whilst breastfeeding (which worked wonders for my skin, complexion and weight loss post birth, by the way!). She explains the various common intolerances and allergies and has a delicious cookbook by the same name to accompany her blog.
- Dale Pinnock: Food as medicine to eat your way to better health. Identify you ailment and recommended foods to help. Sounds too simple to be true? Absolutely not! He has recipes that my husband wouldn’t shy away from eating so perfect for the whole family! Also includes pescetarian recipes.
- My New Roots: Sarah B, holistic nutritionist, brings to life a world of fantastic plant-based recipes on her beautiful blog. Lovely photos alongside tasty dishes to try out. Why not check out her New Year Detox plan published in Whole Living. It may be from 2012, but same principles still apply and when does a detox diet really go out of date? Her book My New Roots is also available on Amazon in April.
- Look at Candida Diets (i.e. http://www.thecandidadiet.com) if you’re looking for a detox. My husband has suffered with severe eczema since childhood. Conventional medicine helps little and he decided to try a strict candida diet for a month to detox and regulate the healthy bacteria in his gut. It is extremely difficult and takes a lot of discipline and planning, but the results at the time were remarkable.
- A leaky gut (aka Leaky Gut Syndrome) is linked closely to candida overgrowth in your gut and a GAPS diet could help your body rebuild. I’ve been meaning to try this but I’m daunted by the idea of introductory diet before I try the actual diet! But it may work for you.
- Deliciously Ella also lists a few health books under her ‘Philosophy’ section on her blog you may find useful.
- Sarah B from My New Roots recommends looking into “holistic nutritionist, naturopathic doctor or alternative health practitioner in your area” if you have a specific health issue that you’re looking to overcome in a natural way.
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