Potato and pumkin gratin
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Recipes Joana Oliveira
These recipe is inspired by the very French Gratin Dauphinoise, typically made with thinly sliced and layered potatoes and cream.

But you know that when we see the word cream in a recipe, besides the calories, it usually has too much dairy, making it impossible to digest. For this low FODMAP gratin, I´ve created a light white sauce, inspired by the also very famous French béchamel sauce.

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Vitamin D effective in reducing migraine attacks
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Vitamin D Filomena Vieira
Migraines or headaches afflict a big part of the population, and conventional medication does not work satisfactorily.

Some studies warn of the relationship between migraines and deficiency in vitamin D.

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In this fortnight: Temporary & Definitive
Previous fortnight: Organic & Eco
Glyphosate – The herbicide most used all around the world is carcinogenic
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Organic / Bio backyard Margarida Silva & Jorge Ferreira
The World Health Organization, through its specialized structure IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer based in France, declared glyphosate (along with other organophosphate pesticides) as "probably carcinogenic for humans."

This rating means that there is sufficient scientific evidence to prove that glyphosate causes cancer in laboratory animals and that there are also direct evidence for the same effect in humans, although more limited.

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What are the products I should buy organic?
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Shopping list Helena Santos
To the question "What should I buy Bio"? The answer I give is "everything"! But in fact, for various reasons we end up not being able to do that.

Anyway, we can suggest some foods that should be given priority when you choose what to buy organic.
Apples, peaches, strawberries, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, dairy and meat should be on your priority list.

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Fortnight started in 28 March 2016: Near & Far away
Optimizing our power stations: The mitochondrias
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Healthy me Filomena Vieira
The older you are the less mitochondria you have and less energy we produce.
How can we contribute to the proper functioning of this mini factories, immediately and with amazing results?


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Eggplant and herbed millet veggie burgers
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Recipes Joana Oliveira
I love homemade veggie burgers! They are tasty, filling and easy to put together. You just need to watch out for the right quantities to be able to hold everything together into beautiful patties. 

Besides vegetarian, these burgers also happen to be gluten free, lactose free and low FODMAP.

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Fortnight started in 14 March 2016: Foods & Medicines
Is Vitamin D a specific medicine?
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Vitamin D Filomena Vieira
Drugs containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins may be considered specific.
There is a vitamin that almost all of us need to take: Vitamin D!


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These are not medications, but must be seen as such!
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Healthy me Helena Santos
The drugs/medicines are taken in the correct way because we want the symptoms to go away fast! But with regard to health prevention we are not always available to act!

Did you know that healthy eating, relaxation, exercise and good humor should be on your "to do” daily list? Rethink these 4 points and include them in your everyday life, for the sake of your health!

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Fortnight started in 29 February 2016: Welfare & Happiness
6 nutritional strategies to be always in a good mood
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Healthy eating Helena Santos
Many are the factors that influence mood, but food is certainly one of these factors, either on the day or in a long-term basis. If you eat or not breakfast, drink too much caffeine or less water than you should or even if you deprive yourself too much of certain foods - these are some of the points that influence your mood and can make you have a bad day. 

Eat well and turn your days into happy ones!

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Tuna and Zucchini cakes
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Recipes Joana Oliveira
These mini cakes look a lot like the Portuguese codfish cakes (bolinhos de bacalhau in the North or pastéis de bacalhau in the South) but they´re not quite what they look. I must say that I inicially wanted to make some regular fish patties but then quickly remembered my Portuguese roots.

These cookies are very versatile: You can easily take them to work, have the dish for dinner with green salad or serve as appetizers. They are also gluten-free and low FODMAP.

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Fortnight started in 15 February 2016: Easy & Difficult
10 tips for a healthy and cheaper diet
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Healthy eating Helena Santos
Eating healthy does not have to be expensive and eating healthy does not mean eating until you feel you have eaten too much.

So with some organization you can have a balanced diet and this does not mean that you have to spend much more money at the grocery store.

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Coconut and lemon cookies
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Recipes Joana Oliveira
It's cookies time!These are gluten, dairy and egg free biscuits and they are also LOW FODMAP!

Try them!

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