Wrap up, get out, and beat the ‘Blue Monday’ hype

After the fun of the festive season, it can be all too tempting to hibernate until the first signs of spring; a message that’s even louder on so-called Blue Monday. Yet studies show that getting active — preferably in the fresh air — will do more for our mood than any duvet and box setRead more

Chestnut pancakes with cashew & orange cream & rosemary drizzle

Diana Warrings shows us how to make an appetising Chestnut Pancake with cashew and orange cream and rosmary drizzleRead more

Five Minutes with Jackie Lynch

We chat to Jackie Lynch, registered nutritional therapist, founder of the WellWellWell nutrition clinic and author two booksRead more

Response to bipolar treatment affected by weight and nutrition

Weight and quality of diet may impact response to treatment for bipolar disorder, according to the findings of a clinical trial from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.Read more

The Bristol stool scale

With the invention of the water closet, defecating became a very private affair; so much so that bowel movements became something one did not discuss. We find out why we shouldRead more

One size diets?

It’s big bucks time for the weight-loss industry again, so Alice Ball looks at whether, when it comes to trying to watch our weight, one size can really fit allRead more

Kick off the New Year with James Haskell

Rugby star Haskell has teamed up with sports performance chef Omar Meziane (who kept the England football team fed during the World Cup) to create a book packed with recipes to boost performance and aid recovery. We found out what took him from the field and into the kitchenRead more

Slow-Cooked Roast Chicken Broth

Nicola Moore shows us how to make an appetising chicken broth - ideal if you’re feeling under the weather this wet NovemberRead more

Five Minutes with Katie Shore

We find out why barrister Katie Shore decided to retrain as a nutritional therapist with ION after working in criminal justice for more than a decade.Read more

Obesity inhibits key cancer defence mechanism

Scientists at Hokkaido University in Japan have discovered how obesity impacts a natural mechanism that usually protects against cancers.Read more

Using nutrition to feed the mind

After a brain tumour halted his career, John Lawson, a chef who has worked with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Gordon Ramsay, now puts health at the heart of his food. Louise Wates found out how he mixes nutrition with high-end cuisine, and how he got Blanc on board for charityRead more

Are hospital foods fuelling the UK obesity crisis?

It used to be tradition to take a hospital patient a bunch of grapes. These days, as the NHS struggles to meet its costs and many hospitals are tied into contracts that expose patients to sugary, less-than-healthy foods, should we be packing a salad as well? Ellie Smith writesRead more

Going dairy-free

Catherine Morgan finds out about the challenges of a trialing a dairy-free diet for childrenRead more

Magical mushrooms

Used in traditional medicine in Japan and China for millennia, mushrooms are become a growing area of interest in western nutritional healthRead more

A bitter fight for sweet success

A spoonful of sugar might help the medicine go down for Mary Poppins, but type 2 diabetes is crippling our health service. Louise Wates finds out about the NHS staff who are fighting backRead more