Changing eating habits is hard and deeply personal. One of the ways that you can plan for success when you make changes to your diet, or even if you are just a very busy person wanting to eat healthy, is to plan your meals on a weekly basis. A good time might be a Saturday where you can allocate an hour or perhaps you prefer to have two slots in the week, allocating half an hour to each and planning 3-4 days at a time. Here’s how to do it:Read More
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I am delighted to announce that I have launched a new service due to rising demand from my clients. I recognise how difficult it is to make the necessary changes to your diet when:
You are super busy
You need to accommodate food intolerances
You have been told to follow a specialist diet like low GL for weight loss or low FODMAP for digestive complaints.
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Many people suffer from digestive discomfort these days. Symptoms range in severity from sluggish bowel movements, diarrhoea or loose stools, often alternating with constipation. They may get bloated frequently and pass excess wind, with sometimes foul-smelling stools, or general discomfort after eating. Another symptom is mild acidity, known as acid reflux.
The main symptoms which are ‘red flags’ to get checked out medically initially is blood in the stools or any severe pain in the stomach or abdomen. Another common symptom is excess acidity or gastric reflux, often the bacteria h.pylori is the underlying cause.
Once these problems have been eliminated you may be told that you have ‘IBS’ and that there’s nothing much you can do for this apart from over-the-counter remedies such as Rennie, Gaviscon or Colpermin (peppermint oil). You aren’t ill, however daily life is uncomfortable for you as you never know when you’ll feel discomfort and need the loo. Not really something you want or need to live with.Read More
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
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