When we want to make healthy decisions around food choice, whether it's to improve digestion, improve hormone balance, lose weight or just feel better tomorrow, we often talk about willpower and whether we do or don't possess it.Read More
I've always been interested in how food affects the human body and the mind. We often hear it said that 'we are what we eat' but I believe 'we are also what we digest and absorb'. Nutrition provides the raw materials for the many hormones that we produce to help the body to operate effectively and maintain good health.Read More
There's a lot of discussion these days about the importance of having a good balance of gut bacteria for general good health. It used to be that we thought of good bacteria as necessary for a healthy digestive and immune system. However nowadays research shows that a diversity of gut bacteria helps to reduce anxiety, improve cholesterol, encourage weight loss and generally help inflammatory conditions as they heal the gut.
Here 4 simple tips on what to add to your diet to boost the bacteria levels.Read More
Personally I’m not a big fan of New Year and like to start afresh as soon as possible on Jan 1st (I can't wait to take down the tired and sad decorations, why is it they always look so terrible after the festive season!) with vitality and positivity for the year ahead. Firstly, I plan something fun 3 weeks into the New Year so I can motivate myself when I get pulled in by the bleakness of the dark days. I also plan to eat some yummy foods - not viewing it all as a cleanse or a detox - but keeping the same principles of eating joyfully with more attention on what to include, less on what I need to avoid.Read More
I recently attended a 2-day Integrative Women's Health Summit run by Invivo Clinical. The speaker presentations were delivered by doctors experienced in functional nutritional medicine and they bring a wealth of nutritional knowledge and experience into their daily practice working with women at all stages of the hormonal spectrum.Read More