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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting


300 g unrefined soft light brown sugar
3 large eggs
300 ml oil I use rapeseed oil
300 g gluten free plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
half tsp vanilla extract
300 g grated carrots
100 g crushed nuts such as walnuts & pecans optional
400 g dairy free cream cheese (like Tofutti)
50 g dairy free spread softened
50 ml maple syrup
Walnut havles for decorating


Preheat […]

By |April 18th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

“Clean Eating” – By Dr Hazel Wallace

(The Food Medic is an educational platform and media group founded by Dr. Hazel Wallace. Her aim is to bridge the gap between traditional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle)

I just wanted to take this time to reflect on the label ‘clean’ eating and the language […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Article, Nutrition|

Asparagus & tomato salad


250g (8oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
3 bunches asparagus, trimmed
12 bocconcini (mini mozzarella)
Basil leaves, to serve


Heat the oven to 180C (gas mark 6). Place the cherry tomatoes and garlic in a bowl. Mix the olive oil and balsamic […]

By |April 4th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Foods that Help and Prevent Muscle Cramps


…what you can eat to beat them!

Muscle cramps happen when your muscles tense up and you can’t relax them. Whilst painful, usually you can treat them yourself. Exercise, dehydration, and menstruation are common causes. One way to stop cramps is to stretch or massage your muscles and to eat enough of these key nutrients: potassium, […]

By |April 4th, 2019|News|

What Role Does Physical Activity Play in Weight Loss?

Article by the Drummond Team

There has been such a significant increase in obesity over the last 35 years. Dr Carl Lavie in his excellent book the “Obesity Paradox” searches through government records to unearth same amazing findings.

Since 1865 males have grown about 1.5 BMI points heavier, which translates into an increase of 5 kilograms in […]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Otonamaki: Adult “wrapping”

Article by the Drummond Team 

Otonamaki, which directly translates to “adult wrapping”, is a Japanese therapeutic method meant to alleviate posture problems and stiffness and it is gaining popularity  around the country. The idea for Otonamaki comes from the practice of Ohinamaki, which sees babies wrapped up in cloth in a similar fashion. This is meant to […]

By |April 1st, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

Spring tarts with watercress salsa verde & whipped lemon feta

Take a sheet of shop-bought pastry & transform it into this stunning tart, stacked with glorious seasonal spring vegetables including radishes, baby carrots, peas and asparagus

(Makes 2 tarts – each serves 4)


320g sheet ready rolled all-butter puff pastry

1 egg yolk, to glaze

handful baby carrots (about 8), peeled and any fat ones halved

handful radishes (about 10), […]

By |March 29th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Fitness tips: three of the best childhood games

These high-intensity games are fun – and improve fitness!


Players are divided into two teams and must make passes to their teammates without the frisbee being intercepted by the opposing team. Each time a team makes five successful passes they score a point. Improves general fitness.

















Players are split into two teams. Attackers run through a corridor […]

By |March 27th, 2019|Lifestyle, News|

Chorizo and purple sprouting broccoli frittata

This chorizo and purple sprouting broccoli frittata (or Spanish omelette) recipe makes a quick and simple midweek dinner.


200g cooking chorizo
1 garlic clove, crushed
8 stalks of trimmed purple sprouting broccoli
6 large free-range eggs
50ml heavy cream
50g grated low-fat gruyère


Remove the skin from the chorizo and crumble the meat into a […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Drummond Team joins the Myth-Busting Fight Against Back Pain

Article by the Drummond Team

It’s no secret that back pain can be debilitating! You may be reading this thinking “but I’ve  tried every remedy out there and nothing works for me – and who are YOU to say this?”

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’ who use the power of physiotherapy to ‘transform lives, maximise independence and […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article, Physio|