Gut Health Specialist Kara Mia Vernon

by Christina Agnew,

Multi-talented Kara Mia Vernon is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist, homeopath and colon hydrotherapist. She's been practising for a decade and has seen the damage that our modern diet and lifestyles can do to good health.

After a recent treatment with Kara Mia, we couldn't resist asking for her 10 commandments for better gut health. 

1. If it’s man-made then avoid it. Butter is always better than margarine; sugar is better than Aspartame.

2. Avoid wheat where possible. Sadly it’s everywhere. Even if you try and avoid it, you’ll still end up eating it.

3. Drink water. Make it choice number one at all times. Ideally still. If sparkling make sure it’s the naturally sparkling kind. Aim for one litre per day, two if you’re feeling up for it.

4. Coffee is allowed, once a day, prior to noon. Give yourself a break from it occasionally.

5. Avoid soya. Fermented soya is fine (e.g. miso, tempeh) but most are of poor quality, and an estrogen mimicker which is fine if you want to have awful PMS or Moobs.

6. EAT VEGETABLES. Try and make this 60% of your diet. Raw or lightly steamed is best.

7. AVOID sugar. It’s evil. The true cause of all chronic illness, I kid you not.

8. Pay no attention to the Cholesterol debate. Fats are good for you. Sugar kills, fats don’t.

9. Do not drink with your meals. A small amount of water or a glass of wine with dinner is okay.

10. Don’t eat at your desk. Walk away, breathe, then eat. And chew.

Lastly, a little note from Radiance: For your next cleanse, we would highly recommend a colon hydrotherapy session with Kara Mia. She practises at Grace Belgravia's medical centre in central London. We understand that it's not for everyone, but if you want to get maximum benefits from your cleanse then do give it a try. She offers a 10% discount to all Radiance clients and you can find out more HERE. Simply quote RADIANCE when booking.

Pre and post cleanse done for you!

by Olivia Cartwright, , link


Why do we love Potage...? Let me count the ways.

Potage is 1. delicious 2. convenient 3. nourishing. It's really everything we are looking for when it comes to food that we haven't had to make for ourselves. And they stock Radiance Daily juices for your everyday juice fix as an added bonus. They also hand make everything fresh and deliver it straight to your home or work (London only). 

Where Potage gets really useful is with pre and post cleanse eating. We can't stress how important the pre and post cleanse process is to the value you will get from your cleanse with us. It really does make a huge difference to ensure you get the most out of it. But at the same time we understand that the prospect of juice for 3 days straight might tempt you to have one last blowout. Don't do it!

Potage is the perfect solution to this as you can have your pre and post cleanse meals delviered straight to your door. It takes out all of that temptation (and mess) and the food is wonderful as well. 

Please do contact us or them before ordering and we can advise what meal options work best for you. As if you need any further incentive, give it a go with our 10% discount with the following codes:

PRECLEANSE is the code for your pre cleanse meals and POSTCLEANSE is for your post cleanse order.

Where to buy good bread

by Christina Agnew, , link

We have a Cealiac in our office and so gluten, and therefore bread, is often a topic of conversation. On the whole we find that reducing our wheat intake makes us feel better. Wheat is in so many products these days that it's really easy to eat too much. On the other hand, bread is something that we would really miss in our lives, if we left it out entirely. So in keeping with the 'buy better' approach we're sharing with you our favourite places to buy bread that will make you feel good. Keep a particular eye out for sourdough. Here's why Michael Pollan is a fan.

Beyond Bread in Fitzrovia s 100% gluten free. They do a good range of breads although the Pumpernickel is our favourite.

E5 Bakehouse in East London uses organic, locally sourced ingredients and do bread making classes.

The Hill Bakery in Camberwell is a micro bakery that will also deliver in the local area. We order the gluten-free sourdough weekly.

Biona organic and gluten-free millet bread is widely available in health food shops, online and in Waitrose. It's best gently toasted.

Established London 2009
100% Organic Cold-Pressed
Delivered across the UK