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
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
To help you improve your eating habits after the festive season, there's one thing you need to do first and I encourage you to make time for this stage - it's essential to CLEAR out all the leftover mince pies, chocolates and wine from your cupboards and fridge! With such temptation around it's impossible to focus on a healthy regime, never mind a detox! It really is a case of OUT of sight, OUT of mind!
The second stage is to PLAN the food you need to have to hand that is easy to prepare with plenty of diverse ingredients that you can rustle up a quick meal or snack - quicker than a ready meal!
Save time by......Read More