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Anti-inflammatory strawberry fizz

Champagne and prosecco are always fun but can they ever be healthy? Well, if you add berries you can definitely give your glass of celebratory fizz an anti-inflammatory edge. The red, purple and blue pigment in berries like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and cherries is called ‘anthocyanin’ which provides skin nourishing antioxidants to help reduce inflammation, so if you have psoriasis or eczema, try our recipe and nourish your skin while you enjoy the bubbles!

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Shake up your Summer exercise regime with our TREAT get fit tricks

Get outdoors and be inspired The summer can mean putting our regular routine on hold as evenings spent outdoors, and occasionally in pub gardens(!) with friends becomes far more tempting – who wants to spend the rare warm nights we get in the UK sweating it out in the gym? But there’s no need to stop exercising altogether, why not see the lighter evenings as an opportunity to switch up your regular regime for something new that you don’t get the chance to do over the winter months? The science Regular exercise is important for strengthening our muscles, bones and joints but it can also be a powerful tool for strengthening our immune system and our mood. Feeling connected to nature has been shown to improve health, happiness and overall wellbeing. A study conducted in 2016, found that children who are exposed to the natural world displayed an increase in…

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TREAT top 10 anti-inflammatory spices

Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for a wide range of different ailments from pain management to nausea, digestion and immune support to boosting the metabolism. Fresh ginger makes a fiery addition to curries and stir-fries, you can add it to smoothies and juices, enjoy as a lovely warming tea or simply steep in hot water with a slice of lemon. Turmeric is a common ingredient in Indian cooking and there’s a lot of research to support its health claims as a powerful natural anti-inflammatory. The active ingredient is curcumin which gives turmeric its bright yellow colour. Try adding a couple of teaspoons or grate in fresh next time you make a curry. Cinnamon has been shown to be helpful in managing blood sugar, which is one of the most important things to get under control in inflammatory conditions like psoriasis. Sprinkle over your porridge…

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Ginger rocky road

Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants to help support the immune system, it also triggers our love hormone, oxytocin! Regular Rocky Road biscuits are made from melted chocolate, liquorice, nuts and marshmallows, way too sugary to be anti-inflammatory…  so here’s our healthy version, with ginger, coconut and blueberries.

A Nutritionist in your pocket

Get all the tools you need to blend your healthy new eating habits with your lifestyle in a fun and easy way, all packaged into our beautiful iPhone app.


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A Nutritionist in your pocket

Get all the tools you need to blend your healthy new eating habits with your lifestyle in a fun and easy way, all packaged into our beautiful iPhone app.


Nutritionist app

How TREAT Nutrition coaches get their 10 a day and 10 practical tips how you can too

Summer is the perfect opportunity to increase fruit and veg intake, and with recent news suggesting we should up the ante to 10 portions per day, we asked TREAT Nutrition coach Becky to share how she gets her 10 a day. The science: A major review of the research in February this year found that eating between 600-800g of fruit and veg a day, or 10 portions could prevent 7.8 million early deaths from common diseases including coronary heart disease and stroke, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Fruit and vegetables are abundant in a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as digestion loving fibre, they are also packed with plenty of anti-inflammatory goodness. In terms of skin health, they are rich in vitamin C which is involved in the manufacture of collagen, supporting cell structure and in helping to prevent sun damage. Potent antioxidants called carotenoids also have skin…

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Salmon and quinoa tart

This tart is an easy and delicious way to create a plate full of anti-inflammatory goodies. Salmon and walnuts are a source of omega 3 fats and protein, while broccoli, ginger, garlic pack in plenty of antioxidants. Serve it with a green salad, or cold for lunch. Great for picnics!

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Green smoothie to go

Making smoothies rather than juices means you retain all that lovely fibre, slowing digestion and keeping blood sugar balanced, which is really important for managing inflammation. We’ve infused this smoothie with a spoonful of flax, linseed oil to add all important anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats. If you’re always rushing breakfast in the morning, try this green smoothie to go!

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Healthy and simple summer berry crumble

Berries are naturally low in sugar and packed full of anti-inflammatory and immune supporting antioxidants, they’re also super nourishing for your skin. Crumble is always popular and this dessert is so easy and healthy, just choose the fresh berries you like best or use a bag of mixed berries from the freezer, but be sure to thaw them first otherwise the mix is too watery.

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What is an anti-inflammatory diet?

What is an anti-inflammatory diet? The first thing to know is that an ‘anti-inflammatory diet’ isn’t a diet in the traditional sense. It is not restrictive with a lengthy list of dos and don’ts, but is better described as a pattern of eating with an emphasis on increasing foods that have anti-inflammatory benefits. These include healthy fats like those found in oily fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds, plenty of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables and a liberal sprinkling of certain herbs and spices, along with good quality fibre to promote digestion. We all know these foods are considered to be healthy, but an anti-inflammatory diet, supported by an extensive bank of scientific research, takes a closer look at the nutrients that can help to manage or reduce inflammation in the body. What exactly is inflammation? Inflammation is typically characterised by redness, swelling, heat and pain. A certain amount…

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Is juicing the answer to your skin issues?

Juice fasts or detoxes have often been endorsed as a quick fix for vibrant skin, increased energy, or weight loss. Let’s explore whether or not there is any truth behind the claims. The benefits Easy digestion and absorption – Juicing removes fibre so your body does not have to work as hard to digest and break down food, meaning nutrients can easily be absorbed into the bloodstream. We can drink far more than we could comfortably eat meaning a higher concentration of nutrients. Treat your body to a fresh vegetable juice with plenty of greens and you’ll benefit from a wide range of vitamins and minerals, such as: A, C, E, and K, folic acid, riboflavin, and magnesium. Plant based phytonutrients including  chlorophyll can help to nourish skin cells, encourage repair and/or prevent future damage. Staying hydrated is essential for skin health and elasticity. Add in fresh raw veggies…

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Anti-inflammatory orange and carrot juice

Oranges are well known as a source of vitamin C and contain plenty of antioxidants to help support a healthy immune system, while carrots are packed with skin loving beta-carotene. We’ve also added turmeric to pack this refreshing treat with even more anti-inflammatory power! This recipe works just as well as a juice or smoothie so choose whichever you prefer.

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Top 10 tips for how to support your health during allergy season

As spring turns into summer, extra pollen in the air can aggravate symptoms for those of us who suffer with seasonal allergies or hay fever, and may also trigger or aggravate eczema. Eczema and hay fever are atopic conditions that are often seen together, so learning how to manage allergies can help to support the skin too. Top 10 Tips to support your skin during allergy season Try allergy testing. Testing can be helpful to determine foods or environmental allergens that might be contributing to your symptoms by causing an immune reaction, and making your eczema worse. With the help of your GP or Nutritionist, you can take a blood test to measure IgE allergic reactions to foods like eggs, milk products, peanuts, wheat, and soy. Eliminating these foods can help to lighten the load on your immune system, both during allergy season and beyond. There are now plenty…

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Get all the tools you need to blend your healthy new eating habits with your lifestyle in a fun and easy way, all packaged into our beautiful iPhone app.


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A Nutritionist in your pocket

Get all the tools you need to blend your healthy new eating habits with your lifestyle in a fun and easy way, all packaged into our beautiful iPhone app.


Nutritionist app

The future of health tracking in the palm of your hand

What’s new in the TREAT app? We’re always trying to make your health journey as effective as possible –  our new feature allows you to rate your health goals and monitor your progress over time. Visualising a curve on a graph going in the right direction can be hugely motivating, and can help you to feel like you’re in control of your health. Now you can track your goal progression alongside changes in the nutritional content of your meals. 3 simple steps to a healthier new you Rate your health goals at the start of your journey – To visualise health progression, rating your starting point can help you to see any improvements clearly. Our brains very kindly blur out pain and unpleasant feelings from the past, so it is easy to forget how bad your symptoms were to begin with. Rate your health goal each day – All it takes is…

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Goal setting: the art of turning wishful thinking into reality

Here at TREAT our goal is to help you reach your health goals. With our fresh approach to nutrition and behaviour change, we help you create new healthier habits around food and start your journey towards long term health improvement. Although that seems daunting at first—once we’ve looked at your big goals and broken them down into lots of smaller actionable goals, you’ll be on your way in no time. First we need a firm focus on what you want to improve and why—then we need to plan how to get there. The TREAT app helps you set your goals and the coaches create the master plan, but first let’s look at why goal setting is an important part of habit change. Why are goals so important? Focus: results are all about where to put your effort and energy, when you have a specific goal you can direct all…

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Is bread bad for your skin?

Bread is a staple food throughout the world, and in the UK makes up around 20 per cent of our fibre intake. But there is a huge difference between the different types of breads available, their nutrient content, the way they are digested, and the impact they can have on your health. Bread basics: Bread is typically made using flour, water, salt and a raising agent like yeast but not all breads are created equal in terms of the nutrients they provide. White bread contains less fibre than wholegrain, because the outer husk (bran and germ) is removed during the milling process. Wholegrain bread, made with the ‘whole’ grain contains the most fibre which can have anti-inflammatory benefits by encouraging healthy digestion. Brown bread is a mixture of white flour with added bran – it contains more fibre than white bread, but less than wholemeal or wholegrain. Sourdough is made…

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Omega 3 chia seed crispbread

Chia seeds are one of the richest plant sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, as well as lots of vitamins and minerals, they’re also a source of plant based protein making these crispbreads a super healthy choice for snacking. They’re gluten and grain free and super easy to make. Try as an accompaniment for cheese, mackerel pate or any other topping of your choice.

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Choose your health goal and go for gold: new app feature

Changing your ways can take champion like determination and focus. Setting your sights on the health goal that’s most important to you is key. Our new app feature helps you choose a health goal: skin health, joint health, heart health, digestive health and diabetes, then you can select the symptom that you’d like improve the most. Why is goal setting so important? Getting healthier or reducing distressing health symptoms always involves an element of behaviour change. When it comes to food, that can mean changing some ingrained and rather enjoyable habits. So, by setting firm health goals in the TREAT app you start to retrain your brain to recognise that longer term health goals are more valuable to you than the short term satisfaction of certain inflammatory foods. Goal setting in the TREAT app Psychologists talk about the benefits of  S.M.A.R.T goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-sensitive). In the TREAT…

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Top 10 ways to improve your skin condition by reducing dairy in your diet.

What exactly is dairy? This might sound like a silly question but in our experience dairy products are easily confused! Dairy encompasses all foods that are made from cow’s milk including yoghurt, cheese, butter and cream, but not eggs, as we have often been asked in clinic. What do we know about dairy and inflammatory skin conditions? Many people report from personal experience that dairy seems to trigger flare-ups in conditions like psoriasis and acne, yet scientific research is mixed. Because milk is comprised of a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and bioactive compounds, it’s difficult to determine which part of the milk could be triggering a reaction. In eczema and dermatitis, flare-ups are typically triggered by an adverse reaction to proteins like casein or whey. However milk allergies are most common in children and usually outgrown by adulthood.    People with psoriasis may be advised to avoid…

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Chia seed milk

If you’ve mastered nut milk and are ready to step things up a gear on the anti-inflammatory scale of goodness, try this chia seed milk which is rich in omega 3 fats and a great source of dairy free calcium. Chia seeds require a little more water as they absorb a lot of liquid! For a little sweetness, try adding vanilla, cinnamon, coconut sugar or blend dates in your milk, or be adventurous with strawberries or cocoa.

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Awesome almond milk

Shop bought dairy alternatives can be a lot more expensive than regular milk, so why not try making your own? It’s actually really simple and can be made from a variety of plant based sources. Good options are nuts such as almond, hazelnut and walnut, seeds including chia and hemp, and grains like oats and brown rice. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of pulp for added fibre but to make a pulp free milk, you’ll need a muslin cloth, cheesecloth or special nut milk bag to strain the mix before drinking, you can find them in health food shops or online for between £5-£10. Alternatively if you’re short on time or can’t get to the shops, you can also use a coffee filter or sieve to strain your milk.

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Why Omega-3 is amazing: TREAT’s top 10 ways to up your intake

You’d be forgiven for wondering what’s with all the hype about omega-3 and what on earth is it exactly? Well, in most nutrition and health circles it really is a god-like nutrient. That’s because omega-3s are a group of essential fats that we need for normal metabolism and brain health. Because our bodies can’t make omega-3s, we have to consume them from food. Scientists are interested in omega-3s because they have anti-inflammatory effects, and may protect against heart disease, depression and inflammatory conditions, like psoriasis.    What do we know about omega-3 and psoriasis? Psoriasis flare ups are triggered by the immune system, where the body over produces the hormones that cause inflammation and can activate redness, itching, swelling along with the overgrowth of skin cells. Scientists have found that omega-3 fats can slow down the release of these inflammatory hormones. Most people typically eat more omega-6 fats found in…

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Anti-inflammatory dressing

This dressing is packed full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats – super important for our skin, brain health and the cardiovascular system. Omega-3 fats help to maintain skin structure, protect against sun exposure and keep skin hydrated. Oily fish is the number 1 source of omega-3 fats, but if you’re veggie, vegan or simply not a fan, you can include veggie sources like flaxseed and walnuts. You should be able to easily find these plant based oils in larger supermarkets or health food shops. Try experimenting with this simple, tasty dressing and drizzle on crisp salads or steamed veggies.

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