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Rick Stein @Rick_Stein Mexico and California TV and Book September 2017

A special road-trip TV series and book, from Rick Stein visiting San Francisco, Baja California and travelling down to Mexico.

The superb and world reknown seafood of the north Pacific coast, the mole of Oaxaca, spices and salsas of Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Rick on an inspired trip for sure!

Due in September – check info and preorder at  Rick Stein: Mexico and California (TV Tie in)

The Clever Guts Diet Daily Mail Dr Michael Mosley Pull out Friday (@drmichaelmosley)

The final Clever Guts pull out with the Daily Mail by Dr Michael Mosley, on Friday looks at how we make decisions about what to eat.

A radical thought here, quite significant! Who or indeed what makes the decisions of what to eat, do we make that decision consciously or is it a subconscious process? Or is it the millions of neurons in our gut? Is it the microbes in our gut?

Dr Mosley suggests the microbes have more control and influence over us than we ever thought.

Makes one think doesn’t it! (No pun intended here).

Scary to imagine that it may not be our choice – but our microbiome?

Black Friday

So if we have not so good microbes – does that predispose us to select foods that are in fact bad for our health? If we have good microbes then we crave foods that are healthy?

So the conclusion is that by feeding out gut, healthy gut-friendly foods, we are improving our health, our physical and mental well-being – reducing weight and benefiting in many ways.

Revolutionary – worth reading the book and grasping these concepts if it helps us avoid serious illness for as long as we can.

By the way the book is a fun read and really is full of great research and clear explanations. Dr Mosley has the gift of being an excellent communicator, he is inquisitive about our health and how to improve it… a great read!

Recipes today:

  • Lazy lemon and lime baked chicken
  • Seafood risotto
  • Turkey Bolognese
  • Crab linguine
  • Cheat’s cassoulet
  • Tuna and vegetable stir-fry
  • Anti inflammatory tumeric dressing
  • Cashew dressing
  • Oil and lemon dressing
  • Lemony vinaigrette
  • Hummus dressing

The great thing is the book is now available to buy!!

A large amount of very useful advice, guides and recipes can be found in the very well-written and amusing book – see the links to read more and consider buying the book as a reference volume to keep handy.

Previous blogs:

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Thursday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Wednesday

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Tuesday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Monday

and

Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

To read more and purchase a copy:

Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

Thanks to Dr Mosley for a great read.. enjoyed it very much!

 

 

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Curries are a great health food  and can assist the microbiome, see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients. Use Dr Mosleys approach to select the correct ingredients.

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar  

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home  


Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Thursday

Out today – 18 May 2017: Dr. Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet and has a series of articles each day in the Daily Mail with free pull-out.

Dr Michael Mosley is famous for the Fast Diet and the 8-week Blood Sugar books.

He is fascinated with how our bodies work, disease, longevity and how to promote long-term and lasting health.

It is a laugh out loud read… although all the advice in the book will do us good , the laughter I had reading is was a therapy in itself!

In Thursday’s Daily Mail, the topic is how to repair a bothersome tummy and the recipes included today are:

  • Seaweed and Prawn courgetti
  • Avocado with smoked salmon
  • Tanya’s healing smoothie
  • Crunchy carrot and beetroot salad
  • Kippers with spinach and tomatoes
  • Happy gut chicken soup
  • Hearty beef and orange stew
  • Moroccan beetroot chicken
  • Classic squid Provencale
  • Mackerel or cod in salsa verde
  • Tummy-soothing bone broth

 

If you have IBS or ‘leaky gut syndrome’ – any stomach or bowel sensitivities – then there is good news, depending on our history, the book can help with advice on how to remove foods from the diet and slowly reintroducing foods to locate those that may be causing the illness. Check out the book for the guidance through this process.

The great thing is the book is now available to buy!!

A large amount of very useful advice, guides and recipes can be found in the very well-written and amusing book – see the links to read more and consider buying the book as a reference volume to keep handy.

Previous blogs:

The Clever Guts Diet Daily Mail Dr Michael Mosley Pull out Friday (@drmichaelmosley)

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Wednesday

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Tuesday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Monday

and

Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

To read more and purchase a copy:

Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

 

Curries are a great healthy food  and can assist the microbiome, but see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients. Use Dr Mosleys approach to select the correct ingredients.

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar  

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home  


Get in shape for the summer with @thebodycoach Joe Wicks free in The Mail on Sunday

Recipes – Get in shape for the summer with Joe Wicks @thebodycoach this Sunday in The Mail on Sunday 21 May a free 24 page recipe guide of delicious low-carb recipes free. Based on Joe’s new book he is back with Cooking for Family & Friends, where healthily food can be fun and inclusive for everyone at every occasion. Forget restrictive diets or low-calories, instead get  to spend time cooking for more than one or two people.

Joe Wicks @thebodycoach new look as he strips off for Mens Health magazine July 2017

See the great recipes that are tasty and easy – and designed to keep the whole family lean!

Recipes include: available at the Daily Mail Joe Wicks page

Also included above – recipes from the Daily Mail 28 May 2017 for more recipes from the new book – and the Mail on Sunday for the article on Get lean summer bestselling body coach Joe Wicks

What about exercises? There are none in the book. See Joe’s training videos.

For a choice of offers on the new book at Amazon due 1 June 2017 – please  click to read more about the new book and order a copy of Joe Wicks Cooking for family and friends for half-price.

More of Joe Wicks recipes on Pinterest

 

Michael Mosley @DrMichaelMosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

Dr Michael Mosley who is famous for the Fast Diet book has a great new potentially life changing book – The Clever Guts Diet published on 18 May 2017.

The book is now available in stores and on Amazon and it is therapy on two levels –

  1. The diet for helping our microbiome and our long-term health
  2. A fun laughter packed read… worth the money for this alone!!

The Clever Guts new book explains how smart our digestive system actually is and the fact that our gut is really very smart.

Clever Guts?
Our gut contains millions of neurons 100 million of them – there are as many neurons as in the brain of a cat. Also the home to the Microbiome, where an array of microbes influence your mood, weight and immune system.

By feeding our bacteria the right foods and cutting out the bad food we can help our bacteria to fight off disease. Slim people actually have a different set of bacteria in their gut. Junk food, sugar and stress – not to mention lack of sleep all dilute the good bacteria and promote the bad. So looking after yourself is the right thing to do.

For as low a price as £3.85 you can buy the book and if you read the advice and put it in to action – I believe that you should prepare to be amazed by the changes that you will enjoy.

Dr Mosley has discovered that a wide range of foods give more bacterial diversity.

Follow the Daily Mail articles next week for pull-outs each day with recipes and hints, we will add a blog article each day also.

A selection of menus for breakfast, lunches, dinners and treats based on help from nutritional therapist Tanya Boroski and GP Clare Bailey are included in the new book. (More recipes followed in the Daily Mail during the week of publication).

Dr. Mosley in this groundbreaking book studies:

  • what is good gut bacteria?
  • why allergies, food intolerance and obesity are on the rise
  • how to use pre-biotics and pro-biotics,
  • effects of fermented foods and fasting
  • how to adapt to the new ‘clever gut’ diet
  • why sleep is important
  • scientifically proven ways to control your appetite and boost mood

Want a good laugh – buy the book and see how Dr. Mosley swallows a micro camera live to monitor in real time what happens in his gut!

To buy on Amazon – The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

The Clever Guts Diet is going to be another best seller and certainly pulls together current knowledge and science on the subject.

MondayThe Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail

Tuesday: Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Tuesday

Wednesday: The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Wednesday

Thursday: Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Thursday

Friday: The Clever Guts Diet Daily Mail Dr Michael Mosley Pull out Friday (@drmichaelmosley)

 

Read reviews, synopsis and see cost to buy on Amazon – The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out where the best price is £3.85 and for Prime members post free.

Dr Michael Mosley unveils the new life-changing Guts Diet in the Daily Mail, where you can take the healthy gut test.

Blog:

 

With regard to sleep Dr Mosley has also researched food, sleep and how to try and deal with insomnia – you can read a recent article on the BBC TV program by Dr. Mosley How to have a better nights sleep and Why reducing sleep makes you hungry

How doing yoga at 3AM can be a dream cure for insomnia: TV’s Doctor Michael Mosley reveals how he defeated his sleeping problem

See the program again on BBC iplayer The truth about sleep until 10 June 2017.

Fast Exercise Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

 

In terms of looking out for the microbiome – Curries are a great health food, but see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients.

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar  

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home  


Clean Eating Alice Everyday Fitness: Train smart, eat well and get the body you love

I see that Alice Liveing has a new book: Clean Eating Alice Everyday Fitness: Train smart, eat well and get the body you love Paperback – available from 18 May 2017.

Book details below, please click the image….

Alice is well known on Instagram and a Sunday Times bestselling author.

Clean Eating has been getting some press recently with some folks attacking the concept. But Alice has a healthy approach – employs common sense – she shows an deep knowledge of diet and fitness.

Everyday Fitness, is a guide to get you moving and help you achieve results. How to incorporate exercise as a daily routine.

Using clear, simple instructions topics include:

  • pre- and post-workout foods
  • maintaining motivation
  • proper warm-up routines
  • easy-to-follow HIIT workouts
  • 20 recipes for power snacks and meals that aides your training

Alice was online for a week of events check out her twitter link for new posts:

@Aliceliveing_

 


Dr Hazel Wallace Recipes and fitness for healthier, happier living

Hazel’s mission nutrition! @thefoodmedic

A very good new book from Dr Hazel Wallace – a full-body guide to health and well being. The Food Medic – includes recipes and fitness for a better you.

Read about Hazel and her approach to nutrition and exercise in Daily Mail article The Food Medic with advice taken from the book.

I am looking forward to getting my copy, selling well in the UK and Ireland  – deservedly so!

Look, review or buy The Food Medic book by Dr Hazel Wallace on Amazon
https://twitter.com/Thefoodmedic/status/861989647844601857

Some example recipes from Hazel in the Daily Mail:
The Food Medic: Chocolate hazelnut protein oats | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Chocolate swirl banana bread | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Sticky soy-roasted salmon & aubergine | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic Dr Hazel Wallace reveals how you can eat comfort food… – Daily Mail

The Food Medic: Chocolate orange sweet potato brownies | Daily Mail …

The Food Medic: Sweet potato nachos & chilli | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Tandoori chickpea & courgette burgers | Daily Mail …

 

Shona Vertue: The Vertue Method A Stronger Fitter Healthier You in 28 Days

The Vertue Method by Shona Vertue @shonavertue is a new approach, bringing together key components that unite to build a healthy mind and body as featured on This Morning @thismorning

A new book from the accomplished yoga teacher and personal trainer, Shona Vertue -brings a holistic view to health and fitness and the achievement of a new you.

“Shona changed my perspective on Yoga. Working with her made my aches and pains after playing disappear.” David Beckham

Change physically and mentally for a better life by following three key principles – lifting, lengthening and nourishing body and mind. Follow the links to Shona’s website and You Tube for more information while we wait for the book.

To order Shona’s new book – please review The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days the book is now published.

The new book provides:

  • a 28 day food and fitness plan
  • separate workouts for beginners and advanced movers
  • exercises based only a kettle bell and resistance band
  • a flexibility and mobility guides
  • a food plan to match the program.

Videos:

The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days: Shona’s video to give you more information on what to expect from the Vertue Method book and a summary of what to expect.

A good butt workout, see an example of how to use the resistance bands and a kettle bell: Shona’s butt workout on RED

Instagram:

Shona Vertue on Instagram: Shona Vertue (@shona_vertue) • Instagram photos and videos

Twitter:

Shona Vertue on Twitter: Shona Vertue (@ShonaVertue) · Twitter

Vimeo:

Shona Vertue on Vimeo: Watch Shona Vertue – The Vertue Method Online

 

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Some additional health and exercise books currently showing promise:

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide: 200 Recipes, Weekly Menus, 4-Week Workout Plan

STRONG Zanna Van Dijk : Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body

New – The Food Medic: Dr Hazel Wallace Recipes & Fitness for a Healthier, Happier You

New – Joe wicks Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

Joe Wicks – Lean Shape Shift Sustain books for a longer healthier life


The Taste with Nigella Lawson UK CH4 9pm 7 Jan 2014

New series that captivated the USA The Taste with Nigella Lawson UK CH4 9pm 7 Jan 2014.

The new show with Nigella Lawson, assisted by food maverick Anthony Bourdain, and the chef Ludo Lefebvre have 25 hopefuls in the search for the first British winner the new cooking competition where taste is paramount and flavour is the only thing that matters.

Series 1 Summary

The multi award-winning food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson and food guru Anthony Bourdain are accompanied by chef Ludo Lefebvre.

Watch a clip from the show:

Read about the presenters:

Read the mentors interview

See the Channel 4 website about The Taste 

episode one Tuesday 7 Jan 2014

Recipes this evening

 

Additional articles:

Read about Nigella’s previous programs

Read Nigella’s book reviews at Amazon

Ludo Lefebvre’s cookbooks

Anthony Bourdain’s cook books

 




The food lovers slim for life plan Daily Mirror

In the Daily Mirror a free slimming guide, with three more to collect starting Saturday 4 Dec 2014.

Read about the Slim for Life program at the Food Lover’s slim for life website

Watch the video ad on You Tube Slimming World in Daily Mirror

Read more at the Daily Mirror website

Link to the Twitter account at Daily Mirror – slim for life

Read about the 2 Day diet books…. Low cost…