Where you can, try to buy organic so you eliminate the negative influence of toxins and chemicals that will promote the damage casued by free radicals leading to premature ageing and disease They say beauty is only skin deep. Well actually it’s much deeper than that. Flicking through a popular magazine at a friend’s house I couldn’t believe the … Continue reading Natural Beauty
Over the years of working with both mental health and nutrition, labelling has often raised its ugly head. In mental health a diagnosis can be a helpful thing that provides comfort and a method of treatment. In other circumstances labelling can be self-limiting, discriminating and oppressive. After studying nutrition and life coaching, the detrimental effects of … Continue reading Label free life
Everyday stress in common place in our society. But over time this can have a detrimental effect to our health and even shave years off our life. Life is not a constant state of calm and no matter who we are we experience stressful situations throughout our lives in different forms. We can not change that, but … Continue reading 7 ways to de-stress everyday
All processed and un natural foods, if consumed in high quantities or on a regular basis cause our body to draw vitamins and minerals from elsewhere Have you noticed the increasingly popular use of the word veganism, the media push for ‘meat free Monday’, and the ongoing battle of protein versus carbohydrates? One minute bacon … Continue reading Meat in the media
I often spend many of the winter months away in warmer climates. However, me and my partner have a bit of problem with being together in the sun and staying healthy. The second the sun comes out we want to celebrate and that usually means wine, nice food and lying in the sun. Which is … Continue reading Food tales from Mexico
Did you know the human brain has actually shrunk over the last 100 years due to our poor Western diet? Worrying isn’t it? BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) is a protein that tells cells the brain to make more connections. BDNF decreases when we eat a poor western diet full of processed foods but increases when we … Continue reading Feed a bigger brain!
Hunting for a good granola without all the added sugar, tones of honey or additives was harder than I expected, let alone expensive! I was even more bemused when I realised that the standard almond milk I pay around £1.50 for is 2% almonds, the rest is water. Making my own granola means I can pack … Continue reading Granola and Almond milk