As you may know, I have been attempting to get to a ‘sugar’ free lifestyle for a while, falling off the wagon many times, I might add! Historically, I have had the stomach of a goat, could eat anything, but over recent years I have felt that there are various food stuffs my poor body was not enjoying, and sugar seemed to be a major contributor..
In my quest I have recently come across the Harcombe Diet, introduced to me by Ellen Picton, a qualified Nutritionalist based on Milford Marina, her business name is HealthAspire.
Ellen has recently set up her business after many years in a career in our local Radio station, Radio Pembrokeshire 102.5. She was diagnosed a coeliac 13 years ago and has been interested in nutrition ever since, ‘healing’ many ails through the medium of food. So, this year, as a leap of faith, she has left her career to pursue her dream to spread the word and help many others through her knowledge of food.
So, here I am, having had an allergy & intolerance test with Ellen, which has given me the knowledge of what I should be avoiding, coupled with the Harcombe Diet (a lady from Newport, Gwent has devised this), which on reading, resonates with the understandings I have picked up through various research I have been undertaking on my sugar free/lifestyle quest.
The report I received from Ellen regarding the intolerance & allergy test is very informative and covers way more than I had anticipated. It has given me the vitamins and minerals I am deficient in and ideas of meals to include to resolve the issues.
I am planning on providing a ‘free from’ breakfast option for my guests, which would mean this would be a standard offering running alongside tradional produce for breakfast and packed lunches. Making my own bread and much of the offering here makes that easy to do and now I am up to speed on the requirements of the Harcombe Diet, I will be totally Harcombe friendly, so guests can come and enjoy a break away without spoiling their diet!
Ellen is planning on running a few Harcombe Retreats, where the guests will stay here and also in my self catering apartment on Milford Marina and then attend classes in her offices on the Marina and also enjoy our lovely Pembrokeshire beaches and countryside.
For details of Marina Self Catering Apartment: www.marinaapartment.co.uk
For details on the next Health Retreat: