Fiona Corliss, Nutritional Therapist and Colon Hydrotherapist

Fiona is a Naturopathic Registered Nutritional Therapist and Colon Hydrotherapist specialising in gastrointestinal health, menopausal issues, chronic fatigue and weight issues.

Tel: 07817 921916 Email:

Fiona Corliss Colon Hydrotherapist and Nutritionist

The Chilston Clinic

12 Rusthall Rd,
Tunbridge Wells,

The Wellington Centre

44 Wellington Sq
East Sussex 
TN34 1PN

Feed the Heart

Almost one in five men and one in eight women in the UK die from cardiovascular disease and as we age, the chance of dying from a heart attack increases. Simple changes to your daily diet can support your heart.

 Good heart supporting foods are all there in the Mediterranean Diet,

which favours:-

* High fruits and vegetables

* Whole grains and legumes

* Protein mainly in the form of fish

* VERY LITTLE red meat

* Chicken, preferably grilled

* High consumption of mono-unsaturated fatty acids i.e. from olives and olive oils

* Omega 3 fatty acids from oily fish such as mackerel, sardines and salmon

* Alpha-linolenic acid from nuts, seeds and walnuts**

* Garlic, raw and cooked


** Walnuts are a great source of alpha-linolenic acid and have been found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure and arterial stiffness.

For cooking it is important to use a fat which is stable at high temperatures, such as coconut butter which does not produce trans-fats.

Garlic features heavily in the Mediterranean diet and research has found that it boosts our supply of hydrogen sulphide which acts an antioxidant and promotes blood vessel dilation, helping to support normal blood pressure levels.

Elevated levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid formed in the body as a breakdown product of protein metabolism, is believed to contribute to damaged arteries and considered to be a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease. High homocysteine is associated with low levels of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid. To increase these important vitamins in the diet eat plenty of:

Whole grains such as, brown rice, quinoa, millet and buckwheat

nuts, beans, lentils, seeds

green leafy vegetables and avocados

Good sources of B12 include:

sardines, cottage cheese, turkey, chicken and eggs

Oxidised lipoproteins are believed to contribute to hardening and narrowing of the arteries. Antioxidant vitamins such as C and E and the mineral selenium help combat the free radical damage that induces oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol). Boost your antioxidant intake by eating:-

a 'rainbow' - blueberries, kale, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and citrus fruits

Another important antioxidant for the heart is coenzyme Q10. This is made in the body and is used for cell energy. Foods that contain coenzyme Q10 are:-

Oily fish, whole grains, fruits and vegetables

Soluble fibre helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Sources are:-

Fruits, vegetables and oats*

*A great start to the day is porridge.

For more information on any of the services offered and to book an appointment, please call 07817 921916 or email

Contact details

Tel:07817 921916

The Chilston Clinic
12 Rusthall Rd
Tunbridge Wells

The Wellington Centre
44 Wellington Sq
Hastings TN34 1PN

Recent recipes

Delicious Summer Pesto Recipe

Pesto can be made from a variety of greens and these are so readily available in the Summer.


  • 100g Kale (with stalks removed), Basil, Carrot Tops, Parsley or Wild Rocket
  • 150ml Olive Oil
  • 75g Unpasteurised Hard Goats Cheese, Ewe’s Cheese or Parmesan Cheese
    (optional – if not using, then add additional garlic and lemon juice to compensate)
  • 50g Mixed Nuts chopped finely in a Food Processor in advance
  • 1 Small Garlic Clove, crushed
  • Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt
  • Squeeze of Lemon Juice

Medley Of Greens Soup

Serves 3


  • 1 carton of organic cannelini beans
  • 1 x handful of coriander leaf
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • coconut butter for frying
  • half a broccoli head in florets
  • 2 small leeks
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • half tsp of cumin
  • water to dilute as required
  • 1 bag of organic watercress, rocket or spinach