Posts by Luxton Clinic

The Gut Microbiome: Are you taking the right probiotic?

What is the purpose of our microbiome and what does it do for us? Modulates immune system Optimises motility  Improves nutritional status  Regulates metabolism Optimises mood Regulates blood glucose and insulin sensitivity Modulates inflammation …(and much, much more) How do I diversify my microbiome? Reduce exposure to food additives and environmental chemicals Avoid un- necessary…

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Freya’s top 5 tips for supporting immunity through Winter

With lots of nasty bugs circulating through the colder months, it’s so important to take care of your immune system during Winter! Freya gives us her top 5 immunity tips below to help avoid the dreaded cold or flu this season. Sleep – Ensure you’re getting adequate sleep (7-8hrs). Research has shown that less than…

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Creamy Homemade Beans

By Nutritionist Kaitlin VEGETARIAN / GLUTEN FREE (replace the egg with tofu/tempeh for a vegan option) This meal is great as a snack, for breakfast or made into a bigger meal for dinner. It is packed full of flavour and high in protein and iron – a great option for vegetarians. It will keep you feeling…

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Healthy Nachos

By Nutritionist Kaitlin VEGETARIAN / GLUTEN FREE (can be made dairy free) This mexican layered bake is loaded with nutritious foods that taste delicious! It’s also yummy as a leftover option.  ‘Tip: you can swap out the rice for quinoa or buckwheat.‘ Ingredients 2 medium sweet potato cubed 1 cup of brown rice, cooked 1 avocado, mashed with lemon or lime juice 3 tomatoes, diced (or tomato salsa) 1/2 cup of corn 1 can of black beans, drained 100g ricotta cheese (or vegan alternative)…

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Spiced chickpea, coconut and turmeric stew

By Naturopath & Nutritionist Freya This recipe is wonderful as the weather begins to cool. It’s full of healthy fats, plant based protein, and  anti-inflammatory herbs and spices. Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, finely chopped Salt and black pepper to season 1…

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Brussel slaw + Buckwheat Croutons

By Naturopath & Nutritionist Freya The perfect seasonal dish to enjoy before the Winter chill sets in. Brussel sprouts are a wonderful liver loving vegetable, enhancing our detoxification capacity which is much needed as we begin to slow down in these cooler months. Borlotti beans add a wonderful protein kick to ensure our blood sugar…

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Getting to know Freya

Getting to know Naturopath Freya Q1. Can you tell us where your journey began as a practitioner? From a very young age I was extremely interested in sports and athletics. You could not keep me still; I was a highly energetic child so this was certainly one way for my family to encourage me to…

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Getting to know Kaitlin

Getting to know Nutritionist Kaitlin Q1. Can you tell us where your journey began as a practitioner? I have always been interested in nutrition (at school I loved chemistry and food tech!) but it took a while (a decade!) to finally study my passion. Whilst living in London for a couple of years, I was…

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Jade’s Easter Chocolate

Ingredients 1/2 cup cacao butter 1/2 coconut oil 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup rice malt syrup 3/4 cup raw cacao powder Pinch of sea salt You choose the topping/s: hazelnuts, flaked almonds, pistachios, activated buckwheat, coconut flakes, goji berries, dried cranberries or blueberries or 2 drops of peppermint or orange oil. Method In a small…

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