raw carrot cake

Raw carrot cake

RAW CARROT CAKE (NO BAKE, PALEO AND VEGAN)     Sometimes it is nice to eat something sweet, however the consumption of sugar and refined flours can exacerbate inflammation and autoimmune conditions. It is therefore important to choose foods that can keep our blood sugar balanced and provide essential nutrients. I made this recipe as…

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Sprouting seeds benefits

SPROUTING: BENEFITS AND HOW TO DO IT     Seeds offer amazing nutritional value and are a great addition to our diet. They contain fibre, vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats, on top of valuable phytonutrients. When seeds are sprouted, they become living plants that can be stored in the fridge to retain all their…

bircher muesli

Bircher muesli

BIRCHER MUESLI   I am very fond of this recipe, and I have it for breakfast, with different variations, most days during summertime. The recipe was developed by Doctor Maximilian Bircher-Benner in the beginning of the 20th century in his Swiss hospital. His core philosophy was to heal individuals with the help of a diet…

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Beauty products for eczema

SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR ECZEMA     What you eat and what you apply on the skin are important tools to achieve beautiful skin. I, of course, talk a lot about nutrition, but let’s not forget about skincare products too. The right routine can help to maintain your skin at optimal conditions, but that does not…

Cashew spread

CASHEW SPREAD “CHEESE”   Last summer I started to delve into vegan cheeses options. I tend to avoid dairy products, so I am often looking for plant-based alternatives. Nut cheese can be a great option, because has a good protein profile, healthy fats and fibre. Unfortunately, what is in the supermarkets right now can be…

dry hand

Causes of eczema

10 CAUSES OF ECZEMA THAT NOBODY TOLD YOU ABOUT   Eczema is a widespread skin condition that in the UK affects over 15 million people. It is characterised by itchy, red and scaly patches that can cover any part of the body and can be acute of chronic. It can develop an oozing crust that…

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Prebiotics vs probiotics

UNDERSTANDING PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS   Probiotics have been getting so much press over the past years, but what are they? And what about prebiotics? Let’s shed some light and understand what they are, and how they can affect our health. The microbiome The gut is home to a variety of microorganisms, divided into colonies and…

Paleo bread

Paleo bread

PALEO BREAD     Like most people I love bread. I am Italian, and I grew up with it on my table every day, hence it had been an important part of my diet for many years. Then I started to realise that eating too much bread was giving me some digestive issues, so I…

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All about “maskne”

WHAT IS MASKNE AND HOW TO PREVENT IT   Since the Covid pandemic hit us last year, we have been living quite differently, including the way we take care of our face. The use of face coverings, although essential for our safety, brought a new skin issue: maskne.   What is maskne? This is a…