Health & Beauty: Janey Lee Grace
PUBLISHED: 10:15 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:15 10 February 2015
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The Radio 2 holistic health expert, Imperfectly Natural Woman author and Hertfordshire mum chooses her favourite treatments and therapies in the county
If you are one of the millions of people who eschew Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day choccies because of food intolerances, you will be thrilled to know that options do exist here in Hertfordshire. in fact, Frithsden pub The Alford Arms won the award for the most allergen-aware eatery in the UK, with its ‘free-from food’ (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soya-free) at the inaugural FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. The judge, who tried out the village pub and restaurant incognito, was glowing: ‘As someone with multiple serious allergies, I have NEVER been so well fed and cared for! They prepared a special menu with multiple choices of excellent fresh, imaginative and delicious food, and checked it with me three times, I was treated like any other guest – absolutely NO embarrassing fuss!’
So, perhaps head over to this pretty spot near the lovely Ashridge Estate (and the Frithsden Vineyard is just up the hill), for a romantic and allergen-aware treat this month.
Still on food intolerances, you don’t have to compromise on taste to meet your allergy needs. Check out the brilliant yummy recipes from nutritionist Dr Eva Detko for example. Her Easy to Follow Wheat, Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipes is available from dr-eva.com
Love yourself first this Valentine’s day. Treat yourself (or guys, treat your gal) to some reiki. It’s a beautiful healing art which originated in Japan and is based on the principle that a therapist channels energy into the patient by means of touch. This helps activate the body’s natural healing processes to bring back emotional, spiritual and physical balance. Reiki has become widespread because of its extremely calming benefits. Blossoming Rose Healing in Welwyn GC is a retreat for women only, a place you can feel free to just be yourself, surrounded by feminine divine energies. Gaia Rose is the excellent therapist who provides a tranquil healing experience. See blossomingrosehealing.com for more details.