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14 Top Tips to Boost Your Immune System
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Winter is always the season when we feel like we need to support our immune system against seasonal infections. This year we feel this more than ever! Together with a group of wellness experts, we’ve created a set of Top Tips for boosting your immune system this Winter. IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST consult a doctor or health-care professional before consuming ANY supplements, herbs or oils. Each person has individual health issues or conditions specific to their own individual body – what may be health-boosting to someone, maybe dangerous to another. We have divided our tips into four sections: Nourish, Water,...
#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Fennel
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Friday 4th November 2016.) Fennel is good for breastfeeding. But what is it? Fennel is a flowering plant in the carrot family, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves, and is originally indigenous to the Mediterranean coast. The bulb of the plant can be eaten as a vegetable, as can the stalks. The seeds are often used as a spice, either whole or ground, and are often used in Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. In her book Mother Food, Hilary Jacobson writes that long before cattle, sheep and goats were domesticated and we...
#tbt One from the Archive: “And What’s Your Occupation?”
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(First published on The Contented Calf Website on Wednesday 13th January 2013.) I’ve noticed recently that I’ve had to answer this question a fair amount recently – various registration forms for either of my girls, a market researcher I spoke to yesterday at the station and notably when Contented Hubby registered 9MO’s birth. He decided for me that if I’d written a book I was an Author, so that’s what I am on 9MO’s birth certificate!! Pre the birth of 3YO, it was easy I was a ‘Marketing Communications Manager’. Simple. Straight-forward. Now, I tend just to go for...
#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Apricots
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 6th May 2014.) As well as tasting great, Apricots are friends of breastfeeding mums. They are one of our top ten lactogenic foods and can aid with breast milk production, so let’s find out a bit more about them. Usually referring to the species Prunus armeniaca, an apricot is a small, golden orange fruit, with velvety skin and flesh, or the tree that bears the fruit. However, Prunus brigantina, Prunus mandshurica, Prunus mume, and Prunus sibirica are closely related and have similar fruit also called apricots[i] & [ii]. They are relatives of the...
#tbt One from the Archive: Top 10 Lactogenic Foods for Breastfeeding Mums: Barley
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on 23rd October 2014.) As a child of the 70s & 80s, say the word Barley and I think ‘Water’ (Mallet’s Mallet style) – the image that pops into my head is that of Robinson’s Barley Water. And perhaps summer. And tennis. The other thing that comes to mind, as someone whose mum is a coeliac, is “wheat, rye, barley, oats”, as her major glutinous no-no list. However, until recently, I would not have thought ‘breastfeeding’ or ‘lactogenic food’. Yet it is one of the Top Ten lactogenic foods that can help with a...