The latest views, news and research for people who like to eat well and be healthy
Mushrooms feed the immune system
Mushrooms feed the immune system
My favourite mushroom is the shiitake.  These chunky specimens are high in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals. They're great in stir-fries and make a chunky soup. Fresh ones are in the shops now for an autumn treat. Use dried shiitake when fresh aren't available. 
2008-2018: Ten years of Metabolic Balance® in the UK
It was a cold winter's day ten years ago when a small group of nutritional therapists gathered in London to be trained by Dr Wolf Funfack, the founder of  Metabolic Balance®.  We were the first coaches to qualify in the UK. Now thousands of people are reaping the benefits of  this healthy eating plan for life. A new client summed up Metabolic Balance® beautifully when she said,
"It's my prescription for good health"
Metabolic Balance® and the immune system
 Metabolic Balance® is the ultimate healthy-eating plan to nurture your whole body: skin, hair, bones, brain, heart, immune system and gut. It's personalized lifestyle medicine for the 21st Century.
Book a Metabolic Balance® diagnostic consultation to find out more.
Visit my Metabolic Balance® East Midlands Facebook page for tips, success stories and meal ideas.


Eat Your Way to a Healthy Immune System

We're all more vulnerable to coughs, colds and infections during the winter months. If you're prone to winter bugs, now's a good time to prepare your immune system to repel invaders.  Spring may seem a long way off but support for your immune system now will help your body to strengthen its defence against allergies, such as hay fever.  Make sure you are eating some of these foods every day. It's food as medicine!
  • It's definitely time for a curry! Ginger and  turmeric add depth to recipes, while exerting a natural anti-inflammatory effect to support the immune system. You'll find warming chick pea curry  and chicken curry recipes on my Nutri Natters blog
  • A heart-warming home made soup provides the perfect comfort food for cold days. You'll love this inexpensive lentil soup even more when you know that several of the ingredients- garlic, ginger, turmeric and lentils provide fuel for the immune system to keep the bugs at bay
  • An easy win is to add more herbs to your cooking- throw in some rosemary, coriander or parsley to add colour, extra flavour and cell-protective antioxidants. Fresh, dried or frozen herbs all taste good and boost the nutrient content of dishes
  • In fact, all of the recipes on my Nutri Natters blog have anti-inflammatory properties. Scroll through and see what you like.  I'm looking forward to warming casseroles with loads of veg, including slow-cooked venison casserole.
Individual Advice for a Stronger Immune System
Your immune system is central to your well being. Is yours performing under par? If so, now's the time to take action, especially of you want to be ready for the allergy season!  I offer a 3-month nutritional therapy package to nurture the immune system and improve your overall well being.  You'll receive individual advice based on your aims for nutritional therapy, health history and symptoms.  The immune package includes three face-to-face consultations (two-and-a -half-hours in total), personalized healthy eating advice and support between meetings. The fee is £225. Book by the end of January and mention this newsletter to receive a month's supply of a specialist nutritional supplement as part of your package.  (Any nutritional supplements are checked against medications before recommendation.)
Rediscover your health sparkle with nutritional lifestyle medicine!

You'll find more information on the  Consultations page of my web site. Or send me an email me with your phone number and I'll call you for a free no-obligation 10-minute chat. 

Yours in very good health,

Rita Carmichael
DipION,FdSC, MBANT, CNHC Registered Nutrition Practitioner and Metabolic Balance® Coach


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