Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity

If you or a loved one seems to be reacting badly to foods such as bread, cereals and pasta, it may be due to their gluten content. Some people have heard about coeliac disease, but it is possible to develope a condition called non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)....

Fermented Food: Friend or Foe?

Long before the advent of probiotic supplements, humans included fermented foods in the diet. In fact the earliest evidence we have, suggests we have consumed them as far back as 7000 BC1. Historically food was fermented as a method of preservation to extend its...

20 Ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, or simply cider vinegar, is made by fermenting the juice of apples.  First the apples are crushed to squeeze out the juice. Bacteria and yeast are added to the juice to start the fermentation process. During fermentation, the sugars are converted...

10 Uses for Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is an incredibly popular essential oil, and no wonder. It’s crisp fresh aroma and dozens of different uses, peppermint is a natural cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint), and grows throughout much of the world – as long as...