Radiance feature in GQ Magazine

by Holly Wood,

Last month, Radiance was featured in an interesting GQ piece that outlined the best healthy food delivery services in the UK – you can read the full piece here:

Not only was it great to be discussed alongside the likes of Abel & Cole, The Detox Kitchen and Mindful Chef, it also got us thinking about the shift in perception when it comes to cleansing as part of a healthy diet.

More and more, we are seeing people booking multiple cleanses throughout the year, integrating them into their regular diets, instead of viewing it as a ‘quick and easy’ way to lose weight ahead of a looming event or holiday.

At Radiance, we are committed to the fact that a nutritional juice cleanse is a not a diet, but rather is a form of liquid nourishment that gives your digestive system a rest from the constant intake of food.

Therefore, it’s encouraging to see that publications such as GQ Magazine are getting on board with this, describing Radiance juices as ‘good as they get’ and after the cleanse found themselves feeling ‘genuinely more energised, less bloated and a little bit tauter all over.’

Book club for gut health

by Holly Wood, , link

2019 sees the world of nutritional medicine at an exciting time – with a new generation of doctors looking closely at how important Gut Health is to our overall wellbeing. But with lots of different opinions out there, and many from people who don’t necessarily have a scientific or medical background, how do we know if we’re getting the right advice?

To help set the record straight, we’ve collated some of our recommended podcasts and books on Gut Health from the experts. We’ve included a range – from easy listening an accessible podcasts, to some more complex and scientific books focusing on the neurological connection with our gut. 

Dr Raj Chatterjee – ‘Feel Better, Live more’

Episode 1 with Professor Tim Spector: ‘Gut Health and why we need to throw out the rulebook’

This is a really interesting listen, with some great insight from Clinician Tim – a previous sceptic who has recently been converted on the importance of the gut.

The Food Medic

Episode 8: Gut Health and IBS with Dr Megan Rossi

A great listen for those managing symptoms of IBS. Practicing from her London clinic, Megan is a specialist in Gut Health and has some practical tips on improving the amount of fibre in your diet.

Amelia Freer

Amelia runs a website with excellent resources for Gut Health. She’s also done a very good podcast with Dr Raj Chatterjee. This article in particular helpfully decodes the difference between pre and pro biotics.

Hannah Richards – ‘The Best Possible You: A unique nutritional guide to healing your body’

This inspiring book by nutrition and lifestyle coach Hannah Richards encourages the reader to take a step back and listen to our bodies, allowing us to take our health into our own hands. The book covers all aspects of the body, but focuses on the gut, detailing how to keep it healthy. 

Eve Kalinik – ‘Be Good to Your Gut’

Written by Eve Kalinik, a nutritional therapist, this book is packed full of recipes that aid better digestion. Described by Vogue as one of the ‘Best New Healthy Cookbooks’, the 80+ recipes will get you started on your journey to improved Gut Health.

Vicki Edgson – ‘Gut Gastronomy: Revolutionise your eating to create great health’

Gut Gastronomy introduces a whole new way of eating, showing how to eat a balanced and healthy diet that keeps the digestive system happy. The book contains over 100 recipes, and outlines a plan to get you eating food that brings you back to feeling great.

Emeran Mayer, MD – ‘The mind-gut connection’

This fascinating read combines cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest human microbiome discoveries to demonstrate the biological link between the mind and the digestive system and how this knowledge can be used to improve gut health.

Dr David Perlmutter – ‘Brain Maker’

Another book based heavily on human science, David Perlmutter takes us through the connection between the gut and your brain, and more specifically, how nurturing our gut health can improve our brain function.

Recipe: Gut-friendly organic sauerkraut

by Holly Wood, , link

Fermenting food is one of the most ancient methods of preservation, and here at Radiance, sauerkraut is one of our favourite fermented foods. Fermented food doesn’t just taste amazing, it’s also extremely good for your health. During fermentation, live bacteria are produced (probiotics), which are key for restoring the natural balance of bacteria in your gut.

The best sauerkraut is homemade, with raw and organic ingredients to retain as much of the good stuff as possible. It’s simple to make (in its most basic form it’s simply cabbage and sea salt), but if you haven’t got the time, we recommend RAW – they have some lovely flavoured versions.

For this recipe you’ll need a sterilised Kilner jar or container for the kraut, a food processor (it can be done manually, but this is much quicker!) and a clean mixing bowl.


  • 2kg organic red cabbage
  • 3tbsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove – crushed
  • 1 thumb of ginger – grated
  • Black pepper


  1. Use the food processor to thinly shred the cabbage.
  2. Add the cabbage and salt to the mixing bowl and massage for 10minutes, or until the cabbage has reduced in size and there is quite a lot of liquid.
  3. Season with black pepper, then add the ginger and garlic.
  4. Pack the kraut and the liquid into your jar. Make sure the liquid covers the kraut completely – if there isn’t enough, top up with water. Be careful to leave about 2 inches of space between the kraut and the lid
  5. Leave in the cupboard for 10-14 days. We recommend opening the jar once a day to release air. Use a clean spoon to press down to ensure the cabbage is still covered with the liquid.
  6. Once you’re happy with the flavour, transfer to the fridge where your kraut will last for up to 6 weeks.

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