Category: Top Health Tips

Diabetes: the Shocking Forecast & the Simple Solution

Today I caught the headline that 1 in 4 hospital beds will be occupied by diabetics in 11 years. Also that the number of young people with diabetes is increasing: 1 in 8 diabetics are under 40. 90% of Type 2 diabetics are overweight. We all know this […]

How to keep your cool on a summer holiday

Although we look forward to our summer holidays all year, it’s surprising how stressful having fun and relaxing can be! Driving, travelling, hold ups and airport security take a heavy toll. It’s easy to lose your cool and break the whole illusion. Getting cross or running out of […]

Aboriginal Wisdom about Food

I have visited Australia a number of times over the past few years teaching yoga and Ayurveda to share the knowledge and wisdom from India with lots of students. After a while I realised that Australia has its own ancient wisdom so this time I decided to delve […]

Food is a form of art… da Vinci would be proud!

Creative and imaginative people always expand into new areas of thought.  Where to next for plant-based food? Being vegetarian or vegan has for decades been a part of alternative culture. Now it is becoming quite normal which is great news! The numbers of vegans are growing fast and […]

Keith’s Multi Coloured Kaleidoscope Soup

This is one of my best creations so far… the fabulous multi-coloured kaleidoscope soup.   First make a wonderful orange soup as the base. I made one with split peas, squash and sweet potatoes. I put the following ingredients in a slow cooker on a medium or high […]

Fats & Oils – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Knowing which fats and oils to eat (and which to avoid) has become ever more confusing with so many different opinions having been expressed over the last few decades. I remember being told to eat margarine instead of butter. Then to avoid all saturated fats and to use […]

Help! I’m Teaching Indian Cooking to a Gujarati Group

We have all heard of the phrase ‘Taking coals to Newcastle’ but how about ‘Taking chapattis to a Gujarati cooking group in Bolton?’. This week I dared to do just that… and my chappatis weren’t even that round!   I was at Bolton Hindu Centre showing a Gujarati […]

Masala Dosa Video Special

See our fantastic video showing you step by step how to make the amazing masala dosa in your own home. Also see dosa recipe for full recipe. Get a cuppa and enjoy!

Keith’s Top 10 Health Tips

‘All you need is love’ applies to food too. I have put this as my first tip, because it is the least recognised, but most important one! I call it vitamin L and most of us are sadly deficient in it! Like mothers food, or a romantic meal. […]

Banish Insomnia with Imaginary Dru Yoga

This morning I woke up at 5am! I knew that a bit of Dru Yoga will quickly get me back to sleep so I could happily snooze on till breakfast time. But it’s too cold and dark, and my bed cosy and warm! So I try visualising from […]

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Yogic Eye Exercises: Sore Eyes

If life is becoming a bit of a blur, it might be time to give your eyes a bit of TLC with some yogic eye exercises. Like all yoga, eye exercises aren’t new, they have been used for thousands of years. But these days we are focused more […]

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Early Morning Yoga with Keith

Just a few minutes of yoga stretching really sets you up for the day. Join in with my early morning sequence for a really great start to your day! If you have more time try the Sun Salutations ‘greeting the sun’ . This is a sequence of yoga […]

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Deep Relaxation with Keith

Savasana is the yogic name for deep relaxation. In Sanskrit sava means corpse and asana is pose so savasana is the corpse pose. Sounds a bit gruesome but it is probably the most powerful postures in Yoga. The good news is you don’t have to be super fit or supple, you  just have […]

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Alternate Nostril Breath

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Make an Appointment with Yourself: Self Massage

Everyone loves a massage, and an oil massage is one of the fastest ways to get grounded and balance your ayurvedic doshas. Massage is often a rare treat though, it’s great to have one done for you, but my philosophy is…why wait? Twice a week I give myself a great Ayurvedic massage—all […]

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