Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dairy Free Vegan Cheese That Tastes Nice?

Dairy Intolerant?


No Problem. Just like meat free alternatives the massive increase in veganism has resulted in not just the range and choice but the quality of vegan cheese to change dramatically.


Now you can buy vegan cheeses that actually taste like cheese, melt like cheese, look like cheese, smell like cheese (well thankfully not quite as bad as the real stuff)


Take another look at dairy free vegan cheese options next time you are in a health food store or search online.


Vegan cheeses that taste like cow's cheese not vegan cheese!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Vegan CookBook Dairy Free Recipes A5 Book and On Kindle



Vegan Cookbook
Buy now on Kindle £3.99 

Buy now as A5 Paperback £4.79 

Other vegan cookbooks include The Ultimate / Complete book of Vegan Cooking in hardback and paperback. 

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell Plate


The UK Eat-well Plate as used by NHS, British Heart Foundation, supermarkets, 3663 and health professionals encourages people to eat fatty, sugary foods by advising we should eat small amounts of fatty, sugary foods to have a well balanced and healthy diet.

The 7% high fat and sugary foods that Public Health England's Eatwell Plate advises us to eat is in addition to the predominantly fat rich foods found in the meat (12%) and dairy sections (15%) so that adds up to a worrying advisory 34% of your diet as saturated fat rich foods.

 Worse than that many of the depicted foods in the carbohydrate section, representing an advisory third of your diet's calories , are foods that will quickly be converted to sugar and then triglycerides and stored as fat resulting in a further fat storage burden for your body.

Please sign our petition- http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62743

Is Eatwell plate more of an Eat-ill plate?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

More Reasons to Eat Christmas Brussels Sprouts - Fertility

Fertility Clinic Beaulieu
Nutritionists have long been aware of the potential of an optimum diet to improve fertility and help with healthy successful pregnancies. Statistics gathered by pre conceptual care charity Foresight show healthy childbirth success results that most IVF and fertility clinics can only dream of (up to 4 times more successful in some cases)

A new study goes one step further to prove why. Sadly it's an animal study rather than a human study but it exposes the potential mechanisms that inadequate diets provoke. It also highlights how important it is that the potential fathers adopt a healthy optimised diet, not just the mothers.

A study published in Nature Communications found that fathers with a diet deficient in folate (found in greens such as spinach, sprouts and broccoli) were more likely to have offspring with abnormalities of the head, face and sternum (breastbone) and a buildup of fluid on the brain.

Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston who has helped may couples to have trouble free pregnancies and healthy babies since winning the baby race on LK Today Breakfast TV says "There are so many fail safe systems in the body that kick in if your body is not convinced that the 9 months of investment of nutritional resources add up in favour of a healthy mother and baby. That includes whether the men's contribution is worth the effort, the first few weeks after conception are crucial. You should start thinking about your diet month's before you start trying to conceive to make sure both parents have adequate stores of all the nutrients to ensure the baby's best possible start in life and the wellbeing of the mother both physically and emotionally"

Yvonne Bishop-Weston offers couples pre conceptual and fertility consultations in London or Beaulieu including a number of biochemical laboratory tests to check hormonal and nutrient levels prior to conception for optimum pregnancies and children's health and development.

With modern diets and lifestyles it's much more complicated than just a few multivitamins and supplements but experienced, qualified nutrition therapy advice could save you a fortune on multiple IVF attempts and help you to get things perfect first time.


http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/dec/15/does-eating-greens-give-dads-healthier-babies

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mothers: Children Friendly Brussels Sprouts

 
Brussels Sprouts for Kids
 It seems Brussels Sprouts are a bit like Marmite, you are either a lover or a hater.

A new sweeter Brussels sprout seeks to change all that and breed a new nation of Brussels sprout lovers

Waitrose have launched them for Christmas 2013

It's hoped the "Kid Friendly" sticker on the packet will encourage children to try the new sweeter variety of Brussels sprouts

Full Story : http://www..independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/waitrose-to-sell-sweeter-childfriendly-brussels-sprouts-for-christmas-8980700.html

For healthier kids's diets how and why visit Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston in London or Beaulieu - January Sale on plant based supplements - Buy 2 get 1 free !

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Offer: Vegetarian / Vegan Vitamins, Minerals, Omega 3 DHA / EPA

Best prices on plant based excellent quality great value for money vitamin , mineral and omega 3 supplements

Whilst it's nice to think that vegetarians and vegans get all the nutrients they need from their diet it's sadly rarely true. Meat is one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet but those who eat meat are rarely without some sub clinical nutritional deficiencies providing subtle symptoms of sub-optimal health or preventable diseases. Vegans don't  escape the same pressures of modern living that omnivores face so are advised to think about topping up levels of nutrients especially in winter.

There are simple tests you can do to test your mineral and vitamin levels but with prices starting from only £2.60 a month it's hard to reason why not to invest in a little health assurance.

There are now a range of "unique multivitamin and mineral supplement formulas specially ‘engineered’ to provide optimum absorption and bioactivity."

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Best Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses for Christmas

Top 10 Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses for Christmas


Yep, it's true,  even vegans, those with lactose and dairy allergies and food in-tolerances or those who avoid dairy for ethical or other health reasons can enjoy a cheesey Christmas.

Here's a list of our top 10 favourite Christmas dairy free vegan cheeses


Vegusto Piquant Dairy Free Cheese

Swiss dairy free vegan cheese to smile for
A delicious, award winning Gruyere-like, good mature cheddar alternative that could rightfully take it's place on any cheeseboard in any restaurant without having to provide a warning with a wag of the finger introducing it as "The Vegan Cheese". Awesome with home made chutneys or pickle. Available online or from selected (selective) natural health food stores. Free from palm oil, wheat and soya. Made with nut butters.

V Bites Blue Cheezly

This used to be a deliciously creamy French blue cheese, almost like a mild Bleu d'Auvergne but recent batches have had a light crumbly texture more like a young Blue Vinny or Blue Stilton. It goes very well with a Doves Farm digestive biscuit, a glass of Christmas port and most red wines. It makes an excellent Christmas starter toasted onto oatcakes with walnuts and avocado and a little cranberry jelly to garnish.


Vegusto Mild Aromatic

Mildly Aromatic Vegusto Dairy Free Cheese
This stunning dairy free cheese is a little like a cross between a fine creamy ewes milk version of  perhaps Double Gloucester made in the style of Welsh Caerphilly cheese-makers. Melts in the mouth and goes particularly well with English  mustard.


Bute Island Smoked Sheese




Sheese from the island of Bute was one of the original dairy free brands in the UK. Now the hydrogenated fat has been removed and it's been reformulated a few times most recently for Tescos Free From range, it has a loyal following of fans. The texture is quite like that of those Austrian smoked cheese wrapped up in plastic like a sausage although far less rubbery and with a more subtle more naturally smoked flavour than the brown sausage dairy original. Delicious with some thin slices of cox - like tangy apple.



V Bites (Redwoods) Cranberry Cheezly Cheddar

Cranberry cheese for dairy intolerants
The V Bites Cranberry Cheddar version opens up all sorts of cheesy Christmassy possibilities but it seems it is now only available in a multi-pack along with the alternative Blue Stilton and Red Leicester cheezly versions. (Not really a hardship). Just like a Wensleydale this cheese fairly cries out to be eaten with hot apple pie or strudel. Available from Holland and Barrett

Vegan Dairylea - Vegusto No Moo Melty

Dairylea / Laughing Cow / Baby Bel alternative
If you have kids and they are hooked on bite sized very mild creamy wax or foil packaged kid's cheese then you may consider this dairy free alternative the Vegusto No Moo Melty. I'm sure there is potentially hours of Christmas family fun to be had as the kids wrap up slices of No Moo in foil or poke onto the end of a wooden skewer and dip into a bowl of hot  red candle wax. In any case it is the ultimate dairy free pizza cheese, although if you want to grate it you may find it easier to freeze it first as it's like trying to grate mozzarella. Available online


Dairy Free Cream Cheese

US based Tofutti were one of the first to produce vegan dairy free cream cheese. Many an early vegan cheeseboard was shoved into gourmet zones by coating Tofutti in freshly crushed black peppercorns, tossing a spoonful in paprika or rolling some in freshly chopped herbs from the garden. The hydrogenated fats have been replaced with a mixture of palm fruit, soy and olive oils to reach a healthier more environmentally friendly formula. Tofutti was produced initially to allow Jewish people to enjoy meat and fish with cream cheese as kosher laws forbid dairy and meat to be served together. There's always been a bit of a love / hate relationship with Tofutti and vegans in the UK as Tofutti tried to avoid being labelled vegan. Many others who understood the market better have filled the gap and the fluctuations in supply with a variety of creamy flavours at more competitive prices. French and German alternatives are truly gourmet, rivaling French Bousin , Tesco have a cream Sheeze version in their Free From range.


Dairy Free Mozarella -MozzaRisella

If you are looking for free range green grazed Buffalo milk mozzarella then perhaps you'll be disappointed but if you are used to the very mild rubbery pizza fodder that is generally available you'll be amazed. Mozzarisella makes a credible salad with tomatoes, virgin olive oil, fresh ground black pepper and lots of basil. Unusually for a vegan cheese it not just has no dairy it has no soy or nuts in it and is made mainly from rice so gets a big tick on the allergen and food intolerance front. Honestly, the best thing about it is the Spinach ravioli they make with it which is truly amazing. there's been various 'rella' / vegerella, ricerella type cheeses over the years - this one looks like it ticks enough boxes to be here to stay.


Vegan Cambembert - Kite Hill  White Alder Nut Cheese



We got very excited when we heard about this (still yet to taste it). Tal Ronnen  the number one vegan food chef in the USA ( fed Oprah, advised Yves, consultant to Lyfe Kitchen )  has obviously spent some time and effort getting involved with French Cheese makers and Californian almond growers to take vegan dairy free cheeses to the next level. Here's how Kite Hill describe it ;

"White Alder is a soft ripened velvety cheese with a white, fluffy rind. It has a tangy mushroomy flavor profile with a rich, silky texture and pungent aromatics. This cheese is best served straight from the refrigerator and pairs well with white grapes"  

If you live in the San Francisco bay area we are soooo jealous. In the UK I think we may have to wait some time before some dedicated and well financed individual sets their goats free and starts making cheese from nuts - perhaps in Ireland there is someone somewhere...or the Highlands of Scotland ? or Wales?


Home made Vegan Cheeses


It is very easy to make dairy free cheese at home especially if you are tolerant to soya milk.

Foods for Life Dairy Free Cheezey topping

Ingredients
1/2 cup apple sweetened soy milk (hot)
1/2 cup of cold pressed rapeseed oil
1 tablespoon yeast flakes
1 teaspoon of  bouillon powder/marmite/ yeast extract
1 teaspoon mustard
1 dessertspoon tomato ketchup

Method
Heat soy milk until just too hot to touch
Blend with oil using stick blender (not electric whisk)
Whilst still blending add tomato ketchup and mustard until oil and milk emulsify into mayo consistency
Add herbs and other flavouring to taste.
It will thicken a little once cool but if you need it thicker, say for a quiche, or a pie then add some mashed sweet potato or some oat flakes.

Don't say Cheese say Cheeze!

If you suspect you are suffering from a dairy or other food intolerance come to a Foods for Life Nutrition and Health Clinic in Harley St London, High Street Croydon, or Beaulieu New Forest . For a biochemical laboratory test to find out exactly what's going on in your digestive system or professional advice on how to heal your gut and support your immune system to reach optimal health email clinic @ FoodsforLife .co.uk .


 














Sunday, June 09, 2013

Studies Show WHY Meat is Bad for Health

 World Vegetarian And Vegan News: Research Begins to Find Out Exactly Why Meat is Bad for Health

Mass Muderer? Vandal?
Nutritionists and dietitians have long been aware of the link between meat consumption and chronic disease. Well they should be, even the UK Government, who inexplicably heavily subsidise the meat and dairy industry, has issued guidelines on maximum amounts of meat to eat to reduce risk of colon cancer and heart problems.

Up until recently nutrition, diet and health professionals tended to put the emphasis on eating more vegetables to increase intake of fibre and antioxidants and the protective vitamins and minerals found in veg.

They mused that vegetarians and vegans have healthier lifestyles, are less likely to smoke and have other factors in their lives that make them more prone to healthy living and longer lives.

But as scientists have tried to pinpoint in their studies and research the exact compounds in meat that thwart good health and long life they have uncovered not one but a host of potential culprits that gang up on our immune systems and overload one's body's ability to fight disease.
 
In the latest studies released this year scientists have been able to meticulously seperate out the risk factors in a person's diet and lifestyle and pinpoint how much or how little individual factors affect human health.

The results are damning for the meat industry. Major investors are now looking at plant based alternatives that can fulfil the public's demand for foods such as burgers and fried chicken that they've been nurtured to desire.

It seems likely that within a few years the bottom will fall out of factory farmed meat processing and packing industry market as stocks and share prices plummet from fear of litigation. The only place you'll be able to buy meat will be specialist butchers and delicatessens and it will probably have to come with a government health warning to grant legal immunity to sellers of meat and, as with cigarettes, pass on the responsibility of self harm to the consumers and users.

We predict the days when nutritionists and dietitiians change from being scared to advise you not to eat meat and dairy will soon be over. Soon nutrition and diet experts will be too scared to condone patients eating meat and dairy for fear of claims of malpractice and lack of due diligence.

Leading London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "It seems the more researchers try to prove how innocent meat is in the human diet crisis the more evidence they uncover that damns it. In the end, like the cigarette industry, the fear of litigation will change the way we eat meat forever. The price of meat is likely to quadruple as subsidies stop and a health tax on staurated fat is applied to pay for rising health care costs. Much of the livestock farming industry is already on the verge of collapse as they struggle with rising fodder and feed costs. Only the small specialist organic farms and the really huge industrial dairy farms are making any meaningful profit. We should be prepared to see a very different rural english landscape in a few years time where we grow food based on vitamin, mineral, anti-oxidant and essential fat content rather than on calorie content."


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eggs : Risks to Health

Eggs Harmful to Health

Eggs Harmful to Health

May 15, 2013 Eggs increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis published in Atherosclerosis. Researchers reviewed 14 studies and found that those who consumed the most eggs had a 19 and 68 percent increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, respectively, compared with those who ate the fewest eggs. For those who already had diabetes, the risk for developing heart disease from eating the most eggs jumped to 83 percent.

Li Y, Zhou C, Zhou X, Li L. Egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes: A meta-analysis. Atherosclerosis. Published ahead of print April 17, 2013.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner TED TALK

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU - YouTube

A beautiful expert debunking of the myths that the popular Paleo diet fad is built on that claims we need to ditch grains and eat mainly meat at a TED Talk at TEDxOU

Stone Age Diet,  Paleo Diet , Primal BluePrint, New Evolution Diet, Neander Thin

Leading UK nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says  "yes processed,  refined grains have a big part to play in the demise of health and rise of chronic disease but so too does modern processed meat. Ditching all grains in favour of meat and dairy for optimal health is delusional. Wholegrain wholemeal foods come with fibre and a host of vitamins and minerals especially B vitamins they are a much more useful food group than meat to combat the problems caused by our modern diet."

"This is a clear case of a little bit of knowledge is dangerous. All the evidence is pointing to a meat based diet is dangerous and increases risk and a plant based diet reduces risk. Yes if you ate wild rabbit and mountain grass fed goat or Scottish wild salmon then you'd likely end up with a better ratio of essential fats but how many people on a paleo diet eat that sort of meat? The evidence from the biggest studies show eating at least 8 portions of veg and fruit a day is the best way to reduce risk of chronic disease"

Friday, April 05, 2013

Natural Products Trade Show Reports Surge in Interest


 
It seems there's not just an increased interest in veganism, the natural and organic products industry is experiencing extra attention too. Pre registration is up 25% on this time last year as health food retailers flock to find new dairy free meat free ethical products to satisfy the extra 40% interest in vegan diets.

Register for Natural Products Show  - (Trade and Press Only)

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2013 prepares for a record turnout this weekend!

Now only days away, visitors to this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show at London’s Olympia this weekend on Sunday and Monday, 7-8 April, will enjoy an increased opportunity to expand their natural and organic ranges, with 600 exhibiting companies from 35 different countries now confirmed.

With visitor pre-registration figures now over 25% ahead of this time last year, the two day trade event is poised to connect more than 8,000 health, food and beauty buyers – including representatives from major supermarkets and multiples, specialist suppliers, international wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, leading contract caterers, salons and spas, plus hundreds of independent retail outlets – with the latest new products from some of the most innovative natural, organic, fair trade, free-from, and eco-friendly brands in the world.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Natural Products Europe to Create Health Manifesto

Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist London: Vegan Diet Key Ingredient in Recipe for Healthier Nation says London Nutritionist

Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist London 


Yvonne will be debating the key ingredients for a recipe for health for the UK at Natural and Organic Products Europe at London Olympia this Sunday.

Yvonne says one of the main ingredients for a healthier UK should be a move towards a more vegan diet.

"Research from Oxford University shows to achieve optimum health we should be eating 8 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day. It's at this point researchers see a dramatic reduced risk of preventable diseases such as coronary heart disease - one of Europe's biggest avoidable killers.

 Dr Chris Etheridge
Lisa Gawthorne
Yvonne Bishop Weston
Chaired by Simon Wright
As debate rages about how to deal with Britain’s ‘health time-bomb’ our panel of leading health professionals, nutritionists and researchers come together to offer the natural healthcare sector’s perspective on the ‘Health of The Nation’ debate.



See more at Natural Products Europe Live

Yvonne will be appearing again at Olympia London later in the year at Vegfest UK who are currently offering a buy one get one free ticket offer for National Vegetarian Week


Saturday, March 09, 2013

Cows Milk Allergenic + Intolerance

Health Clinic Dr Georges MOUTON

Interesting blog about milk from Dr George Mouton - have a peek

Allergic reactions, food intolerances and some logical explanations and alternatives