The latest views, news and research for people who like to eat well and be healthy

A healthy and happy 2015

If you'd like to see how Metabolic Balance transforms the way people look and how it enhances wellbeing, you can read about Michael and Myriam on the new Metabolic Balance UK web site.  Compare their before and after photos and you wouldn't think they were the same people; they look so well and happy now that they're enjoying good food.  

Changing your eating habits for life has profound effects on health, confidence and energy levels. Contact me for a no-obligation chat or visit the Metabolic Balance page on my web site.

If you already have a Metabolic Balance plan and would like to book a refresher coaching session, I'd be delighted to hear from you.


 Christmas: cook, eat, enjoy

We all look forward to Christmas celebrations and our favourite festive dishes. In this newsletter I'd like to acquaint you with some Christmas recipes I've developed, often at the request of clients who have particular dietary requirements. When compiling a recipe I want it to be delicious, tempting and satisfying. I hope you agree that the Christmas dishes on my Nutri Natters blog pass muster be they gluten-or dairy-free, anti-inflammatory or vegetarian.  In fact, a number of people have told me they prefer my gluten-free Christmas pudding because it's light and tastes good. 

The traditional Christmas meal of turkey and loads of vegetables is a healthy choice.  My blog has some ideas to pep-up Christmas vegetables, including a celeriac and leek soup. Cranberry and orange sauce is another seasonal favourite and it couldn't be easier to make. If you or a guest don't eat meat, here's a luxurious vegetarian roast with a rich gravy.

Edible gifts
People love home made gifts, especially if they are good to eat. Last Christmas my gift-wrapped festive granola and choc-nut nibbles went down a storm; friends have already placed their orders for this year!

Give the gift of health
There's still time to order a Nutrimatters gift voucher for a nutrition coaching session.  A half-hour "healthy eating MOT" is £40, an hour's consultation is £80 and £185 buys a package of three coaching sessions. You'll receive a gift card to give to your loved one and a handy cotton Nutrimatters fruit and veg bag to give or keep for yourself (while stocks last).  Please contact me by the 5th December if you would like to order a gift voucher in time for Christmas.

Recently I discovered a gorgeous, award-winning range of organic skincare products by a Leicestershire company, Botanicals. I love the fact that the range contains only natural ingredients and no harmful chemicals. My current favourite is their "Beautiful Hands" anti-ageing serum with frankinsence (very appropriate at Christmas!) and rosehip is a nourishing balm for more mature skin. Visit the Botanicals web site to find out more and to place an order. 

Another good place for simple, natural products is the Natural Dispensary's new-look web site.  They sell several excellent toiletry brands that don't contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, including Jason, Green People and Weleda. Use your discount code and make some welcome savings. If you no longer have your code, please email me and I'll send one by return.

It has been a great  pleasure working with many of you in 2014 and I look forward to seeing clients old and new next year. Meanwhile, I wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a healthy New Year,


I'm always pleased to hear from clients old and new. If you have a health concern you would like to discuss in confidence before making an appointment for a nutritional therapy consultation, please get in touch through my web site contact form or send me an email with your phone number,
Copyright © 2014 Rita Carmichael,  All rights reserved.
Rita Carmichael,Registered Nutritional Therapist DipION, FdSC, mBANT, CNHC
Clinics: PhysioDirect, 17, Villa Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2NY & The Open Door Natural Therapy Centre, 10a Gordon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5LN
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