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Feel-Good Food By Kirsten Hartvig

Acclaimed nutritionist Kirsten Hartvig says berries and spices have the power to heal and improve our wellbeing You are what you eat is a saying that has been with us for centuries, and so it makes absolute sense that eating naturally and seeking goodness from simple, unprocessed foodstuffs is the right way to ensure our […]

Beat the winter blues by Jason Vale

Juice master Jason Vale has the perfect recipes to stay healthy all season long   With the chill of winter in the air there’s no better way to warm up than with tasty low HI (Human Intervention) soup or a beautiful, freshly extracted healthy juice with a kick. I recommend getting more nutrition in over […]

Janey loves… by Janey Lee Grace

The Best You’s columnist Janey Lee Grace presents a round-up of the latest products, ideas and innovations catching her eye this month   One bit of me feels like running screaming for the hills at this time of year. I dislike the commercialisation of Christmas but I love the candle-lit church services, the cosiness of […]

The good life by Shea Vaughn

Wellness and fitness expert Shea Vaughn reminds us that what we eat plays an essential part in our health Treating ourselves well is one of the keys to being well. It begins by feeding our bodies the right kinds of food. The first step is to be a good student of what is on the […]

Wok stars by The Dumpling Sisters

Lauded by Jamie Oliver, the Dumpling Sisters – Amy and Julie Zhang – are on a mission to make homemade Chinese food accessible.   It’s not unusual to love the food of our childhood, but for the Zhang sisters cooking and eating have been a unifying factor throughout their lives. The ‘Chiwis’ whose parents emigrated […]

What does it take… to create perfect summer food? by Gillon Meller

Gillon Meller is group head chef at River Cottage, which holds its Summer Fair later this month   Tell us about the River Cottage Summer Fair Twice a year we open the farm up to a larger number of guests, suppliers, partners and food producers who we love to work with and showcase their wares […]

10 Ways To Eat Healthily On A Budget by Mel Wakeman

New Year, and with Christmas bills biting it can be tricky to eat well if you’re watching the pennies. Mel Wakeman has some tips to keep both you and your budget healthy With the worry of rising interest rates, travel costs and household bills, many of us don’t have a lot leftover to live on […]

Healthy Weight Loss by Rhiannon Lambert

New Year, new you? But hang on, is January the right time to be losing weight? Rhiannon Lambert advises  Fear not, you don’t need to set yourself up for the relentless failure of the New Year’s diet plans that we are ‘supposed’ to follow. The answer is simple; change our lifestyle for the better and […]

What lies beneath by Alice Mackintosh

  The desire for good skin drives men and women everywhere to spend thousands on beauty products that promise all manner of results from deep exfoliation to intense moisturisation, cellular regeneration, and surface renewal. Alice Mackintosh from The Food Doctor takes a deeper look.   The skin-care market is estimated to be worth £2.1 billion […]

The joy of giving by Bernice Bowmaker-Falconer

  Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. People like receiving, but they like giving too. Bernice Bowmaker-Falconer, serial charity giver and all round do-gooder, tells us the benefits of giving around this time of the year.   Shopping is terrifying for me. Shopping malls intimidate me: I never find what I […]

8 Great Foods To Taste And Savour by David Saunderson

Part of enjoying life is living for the moment, so don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed before you make a list of what you should’ve done. Life is happening now, so start ticking things off that bucket list.   The world is full of amazing foods, from the weird to the wonderful. We’re not […]

A raw deal

    When you hear the word “diet”, the first things you probably think about are all those fad diets – the Atkins, the Ornish, the Pritkin. You’d be forgiven for thinking that rawism is just another fad, but The Best You is here to tell you differently. According to Web MD, rawism, or the […]

7 Ways To Beat Binge Eating by Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams, an NLP trainer, Hypnotherapist and Expert in Eating Disorders and Addictions from Birmingham UK, gives 7 tips to beat the compulsion to binge… Binge eaters consume large amounts of food that is often high fat, not because they are hungry but because it activates pleasure centres in the brain that numb negative emotions. […]