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We talk about fibre, we know it’s important, but do we really know what fibre looks like, and how very crucial it is to consume every day? We have seen fibre come in and out of fashion since the early 1980’s with the advent of Audrey Eyton’s international bestseller, F Plan Diet, which extolled the [...]

Rainbow Salad

For #NationalVegetarianWeek… Wellbeing Expert, Yvonne Wake shares her Rainbow Salad recipe which is perfect for the spring/summer months! Ingredients: 2 Boiled Eggs 1 Avocado 2 handful of Seeds Lettuce Kale Green Beans 1/2 Cucumber 3 Radishes 1 Peach 1/2 Orange Garlic

Beetroot Smoothie

  Ingredients: 150ml Water, 1 Beetroot, 1 Avocado, 1/2 Apple, Mint, 1/4 Fennell, 1/2 Banana, 1tsp Spirulina Yvonne is our spokesperson for our Revive Collection. As a health nutritionist and wellbeing and lifestyle coach, she is the voice we need to tell us to take better care of ourselves. Yvonne teaches us to be physically [...]

Living in the Now

Living in the Now is only easy if you understand the concept of 'time'. Time is an illusion. I hope this answers your question. Have a great day everyone. Posted by Wellbeing & Lifestyle on Monday, March 20, 2017

The great fruit and veg ten-a-day debate

Hello! Firstly a big thank you for the questions I received in my in-box, Perfect place to send them and I will respond asap. Here then is the short answer to the great fruit and veg ten-a-day debate. I hope it makes sense and I look forward to hearing from more of you in the [...]

How can I improve my skin?

Question: How can I improve my skin? Are there certain foods I should be eating for better looking skin? Posted by Wellbeing & Lifestyle on Thursday, 30 March 2017

A healthy GUT leads to good health

Bacteria, also known as bugs or germs! And because of the word ‘germ’ we assume they are all bad. Scientists have recently discovered that actually, most of the bacteria in our body is good for us. In fact the key to good health depends on having enough of the right kind. We all have trillions [...]

Christmas & New Year Indulgence Tip 6 & 7 Hangover

TIP 6: Curing the hangover! You’ve gone and done it again, enjoying the atmosphere, feeling the moment, and just thrown caution to the wind! First rule, never drink on an empty stomach – eat some protein before the festive night starts. If you cant eat a full meal, eat a protein snack such as peanut butter, [...]

Christmas & New Year indulgence – Tip 3, 4 & 5

TIP 3:  At this time we feel ready to stop, rest up, relax, watch loads of TV, stay on the sofa for longer, eat and drink loads and feel like we deserve that time off. Well, yes, we do, it is after all part of the Christmas & New Year indulgence, family time, but it does [...]

CHRISTMAS & New Year indulgence. TIP 1& 2

Christmas & New Year indulgence. Are you fed up with always saying ‘I need to go on a diet in the new year’, I’m going to get Christmas and New Year over and then I start on January 2nd’. Its the same old story really, and must be driving you nuts year on year!  Well, [...]

Yvonne Wake answers all…

I was recently asked for ‘down to earth’ answers and advice on ten hugely important issues which can effect us and our daily lives… Read what I had to say below. For advice of a nutritional nature please get in touch with me here, and join our Facebook community here. Sign 1: Constant flatulence – This is an [...]

A fabulous day with The Detox Kitchen & Lululemon

Last Sunday I spent the day with a room full of fantastic, likeminded people, debating health, nutrition, diet and what it really means to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. In association with The Times, the Detox Kitchen, Lululemon and I created a day that epitomised wellbeing and lifestyle in the most fabulous way. The [...]

THE RETREAT Recipe – Part 2

  Recipe Part 2: The Perfect Tortilla, light, delicious and quick to make! Ingredients: Potatoes, Onions, Olive Oil, 2 Eggs (per person) Peel and cut the potatoes and onions into cubes, and sauté in a pan with Coconut oil – ensure they are not burning but browning. When ready, remove from the pan and set aside. [...]

THE RETREAT Recipe – Part 1

Recipe Part 1: I have decided to start regularly sharing some of my recipe’s with you to show you how easy it is to eat good, healthy homemade food that is not only delicious but also full of nutritional value. I shall begin, on this cold Sunday night with a wonderfully warming Chicken & Barley Soup, [...]

New Year… New Diet; tips for losing weight

Christmas celebrations are great fun at the time, but there is always an element of regret over how much extra we ate and drank and how bloated and overweight we might be feeling once all the festive moments are over. Eat, drink and be merry, they say, and of course that’s exactly what we do! [...]

Enjoying a healthy winter diet…

Winters are not quite what they used to be – in that we don’t often feel those crisp cold and frosty winter mornings and nor do we cosy up by the fire on a Sunday afternoon to keep out of the cold. Because of global warming, we now see huge downfalls of snow at the [...]

Detoxing – what does it involve?

I’m always being asked about DETOXING. What exactly is this all about. My health detox retreat in France (and this is not a plug for that as we are now FULL for June 2015) is the perfect example of what I think it should all be about. Detoxing – what does it involve? It is [...]

Wellbeing and lifestyle review by Holly Hope Harper

It is easy to be dismissive of the words detox and retreat, I myself had been in detox denial for much of my adult life having considered it a necessity solely for the old, fat and seriously unfit – how wrong an assumption that was. When asked to attend THE RETREAT I imagined an easy ride [...]

How to Read Nutrition Labels

How to Read Nutrition Labels on Products Reading and interpreting nutrition labels on food products can sometimes seem like a near-impossible task, and with all manner of outlandish nutritional claims we see plastered all over food packaging nowadays, the task becomes even more difficult. Mainly because the writing is so small that we can’t even [...]

Beauty comes from within …

Beauty comes from within … Some say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, but what constitutes beauty to some may not to others. A good personality and a glossy head of hair are sometimes all it takes to be perceived as very beautiful.  But in truth, attractiveness and good looks are a [...]