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Crazy about Chestnuts!

At Bloom, we love the Taoist Five Element approach. This inspires both our courses and the way we cook in our own lives.Using the five element system as a guide to support health, is an intuitive and logical way to work with self-care. At…

Anti-Inflammatory Recipe

This broccoli, kale, pine nut and dulse seaweed salad is a great example of an anti-inflammatory dish.Delicious served alone or alongside a nourishing cup of miso soup, it also makes for a great accompaniment to a piece of simply grilled…
joint health and diet

Joint health, inflammation and diet

  Are you aware how much your diet could be affecting your joint health? Most people with achy joints, weak joints, arthritis and other joint health problems look only to painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication, sometimes spending…

Five foods that create inflammation....and their alternatives!

Inflammation is the body's natural response to danger and stress. In a healthy situation, it serves as a good friend to our body. Harmful inflammation is when the immune cells over react - to things like illness, stress, certain foods or a virus.Food…

Guest Blog from Dr Rachel V Gow: Diet and ADHD

Our latest guest blog shares an inspirational story of a mum who turned her own and her families lives around - through study, hard work and determination. With a young son labelled with ADHD, she made it her mission to become an expert in the…
Gut-Brain-Adrenal Axis

The Gut-Brain-Adrenal Triangle

The Gut-Brain Axis You may have heard of the Gut-Brain Axis. It’s been a hot topic among nutritional therapists and other health professionals for a while now.What’s more, we’re learning more and more about the impact of their relationship…

'How I keep me and my family healthy over winter' by Anna Challacombe

In our guest blogs we like to find out how some people seem to effortlessly maintain busy, productive, inspiring lives AND at the same time manage to prioritise their self-care, food and nourishment needs. We seek out people who can be an example…
cookery and nutrition for gut health

Gut health: your gut, your brain, your body and you

Why your gut is crucial to health and wellbeing! ....a series of nutrition and cookery events for 2016/17 focused exclusively on the digestive system and gut health.Over two one-day workshops and an intensive week-long retreat,…
nutritional therapist

Ask Our Nutritional Therapist! Top 6 nutrition questions and answers

Kirsten Chick (Nutritional Therapist) is great at untangling the confusion around nutrition questions.  She has been called “queen of the analogy” for her skill in bringing scientific concepts to life. Her down to earth approach makes nutrition…
holistic chef

Ask Our Holistic Chef!

Our retreats focus on how to make the science of nutrition real and applicable to daily life and how to make healthy food and cookery exciting, interesting, outrageously delicious, educational and inspiring.Hayley has been working…