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  • One thing I get asked a lot is, “What do I do if I don’t want to eat breakfast?” Breakfast is key for stabilising blood sugar but it doesn’t need to be much, as long as the primary components are protein and healthy fat. The timing of breakfast is also deeply personal (more on this later!). There is no right or wrong, it’s simply when it feels right for you. Carbohydrates, particularly refined carbs found
  • Sleep is vitally important for health but many of us aren’t getting nearly as much as we need. The years of raising young children can result in endless hours of lost sleep, a realisation that used to terrify me when I thought about my health. Not all children are bad sleepers from birth, but my first born certainly was. For the first two years of his life, he’d wake multiple times in the night, sometimes
  • Veganuary 2020 is set to be bigger than ever with over 350,000 people proposing to take part. Here are five reasons to give it a try; 1. For Your Health A healthy, plant-based diet emphasises nutrient-dense plant foods and limits or excludes animal products and processed foods. It encourages all vegetables (cooked or raw), fruits, beans, peas, lentils, soybeans, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. A plant-based diet encompasses vital nutrients which are abundant in colourful plant foods. These
  • I’ve been working for many months of this year on a new E-Book I’m thrilled to finally announce; The Ultimate AIP Roadmap, a Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Navigating Your Way Around the Autoimmune Protocol. The topic of autoimmunity is a particular passion of mine as autoimmune diseases have become much more common in recent years, greatly affecting everyday life but often going undiagnosed or ineffectively treated. I have an autoimmune thyroid condition myself, which I
  • Have you ever wondered why it is that we get butterflies or an upset stomach before a big presentation or exam?  When you’re anxious or stressed, the nerves in your stomach sense this and give you various (sometimes unpleasant!) symptoms in response to your thoughts. But this sytem actually works both ways. Your brain and your gut are connected by nerves; the main one is called the vagus nerve, which sends signals in both directions.
  • Why Are Bees so Important? Bees aren’t just lovely-looking insects that buzz around our gardens and make honey. These tiny workers in nature literally put food on our table; apples, oranges, lemons, limes, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, avocados and almonds are just a few of our favourite foods that rely on bees to produce food, through cross-pollination. Without bees and other pollinators, many of these crops simply wouldn’t exist. When we consider world hunger and our increasing
  • I love chocolate. Occasionally you meet the odd person in life who says, “I’m not really a huge chocolate person.” I’m not one of them. Chocolate has many health benefits, we eat it in some form every day at my house. Unfortunately though, much of the chocolate we see in stores today is heavily processed, which strips most of its goodness. Many of these brands of chocolate are laden with sugar and hydrogenated fats which do our bodies more harm than good.
  • I like to think of organic produce as just “normal food”, it’s closer to how nature intended with less influence and intervention from man and convenience. It’s closer to what our ancestors would have been growing and eating hundreds of years ago. The definition of organic food according to the Department for Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK states: “Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of
  • These simple and obvious steps form the basis of detoxification in your body and are a necessary but effective strategy to maintain your health. Making an effort to prioritise these three areas of your life can create quick and positive changes to your overall health. These steps work to eliminate some of the most obvious toxins in your diet, whilst ensuring you are properly hydrated and getting the right amount of sleep. More of a
  • There are many benefits to meal planning, including saving money, reducing food waste and eating healthier. Research has shown that meal planning is associated with food variety, diet quality and body weight status. Planning our meals means we are more likely to cook fresh food at home, which has been linked with improved diet quality and lower odds of being overweight. When you’re busy, it can be difficult to eat healthy late in the day
  • When we think of toxins, we might imagine a harmful bacteria, or something that belongs in a factory that you’d need to handle with gloves. But unfortunately, toxins can occur in many areas of our everyday lives, without us actually realising. Our bodies do an amazing job to protect us from them, but unfortunately these toxins can build up in system our over time and prove to be too much for our defenceless bodies to
  • The use of essential oils has grown widely in popularity over recent years, but one thing is for sure, they’re nothing new. They have existed since the moment the earth was created and have been used therapeutically for centuries. When you slice a lemon, the smell that is left behind on your hands comes from the essential oil of the peel. The beautiful, heady scent of a rose is from the essential oil of its

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