Making the most of life is what this book is about!
How Not to Die. Read Dr Greger's fantastic new book.

How Not To Die… What we didn’t know until now!

How not to Die? Hmm intriguing title! Latest on Immortality? With the book beside me as I type I have already had someone say that we all die eventually and ask so what is this all about?  This is Dr Greger’s excellent life changing new book and it packs a big punch right up front by informing us that there may be no such thing as dying from old age. Apparently current research shows that we actually die from diseases rather than old age! Think about it! Of course, the book is really about how not to die prematurely from diseases and how to live as healthily as possible. This is my dream book! I was very lucky to get an advanced copy. Mine is on order.

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Research into food choices causing dementia. Food for thought?

Dementia – Food for Thought?

Given that both my mother and my husband have quite advanced dementia, I have had to think and research about the possible causes of Alzheimer’s disease and the other kinds of dementia, and my research has led me back to a whole-food plant-based diet as being the best way to prevent brain decline in later years. Literally food for thought. By way of background my husband had a minor stroke in 2001, followed, in 2002. by a massive stroke from which I resuscitated him. Read more

Eating a salad a day is easy ....

My daily salad! ….

Give me my daily salad anytime! Wow! Never ever thought I would love salad! Growing up, I didn’t like my greens but then when I was a little girl, salad consisted of lettuce, tomato and cucumber with sugar sprinted over the lot! Yuk! I used to think that salad was a punishment food! Cabbage tended to boiled to death in salty water and then served smothered in butter. I feel a bit sick when I remember this now. Small wonder then that I didn’t make salad/ green veggies my first choice of foods later in life.

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Wild Food Cafe and The Reluctant Raw Foodist

Wonderful Wild Food Café and excellent course….

Wild Food Café  in colourful Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, is my very favourite place to eat when I am in town. Go into Neal’s Yard and look up! Wild Food Café is above your head on the first floor.

Wild Food Café,  the much loved creation of Joel and Aiste,  is a raw-centric, vegan / vegetarian eatery where magic food is created every day.

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Histamine Intolerance and Diet - The Reluctant Raw Foodist

Histamine Intolerance and Diet

Histamine Intolerance! Never heard of it when I was growing up and now it’s all the rage! I was first diagnosed with this condition in 2009 as well as Histaminosis, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or Disorder and Reactive Arthritis. I have not had the test for Mastocytosis. I didn’t see any point as I react adversely to most prescribed medication that  I have tried in the past. I had already realised that  I was going to have to make a big shot at changing my condition with diet and lifestyle changes. Back in 2009, I was terrified that I was going to be living the rest of my life in a bubble……

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Cropredy Folk Rock Festival

At Cropredy Folk Rock Festival….

Audience at Cropredy Folk Rock Festival 600I am currently at the Fairport Conventions’s Cropedy Folk Rock Festival 2015 – a 3 day event.  Enjoying the fabulous  music, the wonderful people and the selection of food! Cropredy Folk Rock Festival is held in a little village called Cropredy near Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, hence the name, and is the annual event of one of my very favourite bands, Fairport Convention.

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Ripe spotty bananas are best!

Going bananas on a raw foods diet!

I use bananas as a safe sweetener for me as I do not react adversely to them.

When I first started out on my raw foods diet, bananas were an absolute lifesaver as they were one of the few foods I could safely eat. I had severe Histamine Intolerance and I could not find anything much, that I could eat, that did not give me severe adverse symptoms. My “Histamine Bucket” was overflowing and my body was reacting to just about everything. Read more