I have quite severe IBS, that is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Mostly I can controls the symptoms, although I’m left with permanent, chronic bloating. On days when I’m worse, it’s harder to ignore – with the discomfort and pain and diarrhoea, however there aren’t too many of them and they occur when I’ve eaten the wrong food, or too much of the “right” food. But I’m lucky – I don’t have too many of those kinds of days, just lots of lots of frustration at not looking like I want to, and of eating endless boiled eggs, and no Pizza! There is one thing that I can do though – and that is to try and manage my response to the situation – it is all I have left. This is where Mindfulness comes inContinue ReadingIBS and Me. I can’t banish the bloat so how do I banish the blues?
There are recipes for two different types here, both give a really distinctive flavour, and colour with the addition of Carob powder.
They’re also gluten-free.Continue ReadingCooking with Carob, part 3: Carob Biscuits
Sweets, biscuits, cake…..It’s January – Who needs ’em! We need warming, delicious, real food. I really do think that making vegetable soup can kick start or revive the healthy eating habit. These soups are reassuringly easy to make, they taste great and the ingredients are easy to come by and affordable. There are loads of […]Continue ReadingVegetable Soup – Healthy, wholesome, hearty!
Décartes famous maxim: I think therefore i am or Cognito ergo sum because it was originally published in Latin, was both the ending and the beginning of a line of reasoning and it has come to be seen as an end in itself. This celebrated phase, perhaps the most famous philosophical utterance ever, has seeped into our collective consciousness. […]Continue ReadingCognito ergo sum? Vel potius, o domine Cartesie, sentio ergo sum
There seems to be something of a mindfulness craze sweeping the UK at the moment. It’s cropping up on the radio, in the print and online media and the NHS is considering rolling out Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as a form of intervention for patients with mild to moderate depression or anxiety. There are academic departments […]Continue ReadingPilates and Mindfulness