Blood Sugar – A Sour Topic! Diabetes & Obesity – a daily media topic! We have the statistics however we need ‘The Blood Sugar Solution’. With a little help and support the solution is quite easy and in this blog I will give you some tips: Tip No.1 Eat food as close to how Nature Read Moreread More
The Blood Sugar Solution!
Levels of cholesterol in blood tests have been considered markers of cardiovascular health for more than ½ a century Eating foods containing high levels of cholesterol was considered to be the reason blood markers showed high levels. However it is now known that most of the cholesterol is produced within us in response to a requirement Read Moreread More
Can those microscopic bacteria and microbes in the Gut change our management of the stress in our life? The 21st Century provides a constant barrage of stressors and sometimes these stressors overwhelm us, leading to poor physical and mental health. Our sleep quality, digestive health, ability to adapt to stress, pain management, and even happiness Read Moreread More
Are Our Intestines Governing Our Stress Response?
Looking good in swimwear and summer T shirts can be challenging when you are feeling uncomfortable due to bloating and IBS! But there is a lot you can do to have a comfortable ‘tummy’ that is not distended. Some intestinal wind is a normal part of what happens during the internal processing of our food, Read Moreread More
Is bloating often a challenge, especially later in the day?
Stress and anxiety – Can’t Sleep! Stressed out! Low energy! – is this you? We need ‘stress’: to survive, to motivate us and to give us a purpose to life! ‘Stress’ helps us to operate at peak performance but long term constant stress causes changes to the brain and the way we adapt to stressors. Stress and Read Moreread More
Stress & Anxiety – Food for Thought!
A Nutritionists Skin Tips for Healthy Skin – Starts Within! 1) Good hydration is an ideal starting point! For healthy skin start the day with a glass of warm water and a tablespoon of lemon juice. This is great for flushing out the toxins and kick starts the liver into action. Water keeps the body’s Read Moreread More
Nutritionists Tips for Skin Health
Do many foods upset your stomach? Do you struggle to know what to eat? Is your diet so very limited? Food Allergies and Food Intolerances have increased over the last 10 years. Research into Food Allergies & Intolerances is a complex subject however we know more each day about the complex picture of this subject. So Read Moreread More
Food Allergy or Food Intolerance? What’s the Answer?
Under a meridian blue sky with wall to wall sunshine on the beautiful island of Gozo is the beautiful Amchara retreat (Amchara). I was invited here to provide two Functional Medicine presentations and spend a week at this amazing place, where people come to experience a wonderful detoxifying programme for health. Naturopaths at the retreat Read Moreread More
Amchara – The Beautiful Retreat on Gozo
Top Nutrition Tips for Your Immune System. During the Winter the immune system is more challenged! These top tips can help keep you smiling through the Winter months. Add herbs to your food. These foods contain lots of healthy nutrients whether fresh or dried that support immune health. Herbs such as Marjoram from the same Read Moreread More
Top Tips to Support Your Immune System
We can learn to ‘Live Well’ with or Without Cancer by addressing 4 key life areas. In 1987 Penny Brohn, the founder of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Charity, wrote” If we shift the responsibility for health so that it is no longer exclusively in the doctor’s hands, but allow the patient to play a part Read Moreread More
Living Well With Cancer
De-bunking the fat myths! It’s fats that have been ‘messed’ about with and refined sugars/carbohydrates that make you fat. The Food Industry Commercial, processed foods are designed to make you buy more and more because this makes business sense, however in the process consumer’s health is being high-jacked and we are all being conned. As reported Read Moreread More
Does Fat in Your Diet Make You Fat?
Fussy Eaters Are you a despairing Mum who would love your child to get a nutrient rich diet for a good healthy start in life, or a partner of a fussy eater who is bored with bland foods that leave you feeling uninspired and tired of low nutrient, processed foods? Our taste buds respond to Read Moreread More
Fussy Eaters – How to change a fussy eater
Vitamin D deficiency is a major health problem in the UK. During late Winter and Spring, up to 90% of the UK population are vitamin D deficient and these are the prime causes: Most people spend a great deal of time indoors and this is especially true of adolescents. Sun protection creams, which are good to Read Moreread More
Vitamin D deficiency – a ‘concealed’ health problem
IBS Awareness Month this April. More than in 5 people in the UK have IBS Is this you? In 1997, IFFGD (International Federation For Gastrointestinal Disorders) designated April as IBS Awareness Month and the focus during the month is about IBS diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. See: http://www.aboutibs.org/site/living-with-ibs/ibs-awareness-month/ If you have had IBS Read Moreread More
IBS Awareness Month this April
Reduce cancer risk Research shows that diet and lifestyle directly reduces cancer risk and cancer cell growth and development. http://wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/continuous-update-project-cup How we eat, exercise and manage emotions influences cancer development and progression and even if we have inherited factors, diet and lifestyle changes will play a big part in reducing our cancer risk. If you are living Read Moreread More
Reduce cancer risk by changing your diet
How can Healthy Foods ‘Blitz the Blues’ Nutrition in Norfolk’s, evening of healthy foods for good mood – ‘Blitz the Blues’, on January 25th was a great night. This blog will summarise the presentation that kicked the evening off. 1 in 3 people experience bouts of low mood or depression regularly and January and February are commonly Read Moreread More
Healthy Foods to `Blitz the Blues’
Lasting weight loss and improved health is gained by following a ‘Real Food’, low glycaemic load eating plan and the article below talks about how you can achieve this.read More
Lose Weight Following a Low Glycaemic Load Eating Plan
Have you lost weight during 2015? Sustainable, lasting weight loss is the dream of many people and if you have lost those desired inches in 2015, the last thing you want to do is put a whole lot of weight on again over Christmas. So what can you do to enjoy Christmas and stay slim Read Moreread More
8 Ways To Prevent Weight Gain Over Christmas
Blood sugar dips make you feel hungry and the body send messages for another, quick release fuel supply and the overeating cycle is perpetuated...read More
10 Easy Tips To Prevent Overeating
Recent scientific research has identified links between the type of microbes in the ‘gut’ and the effect these have on inflammation and obesity and most importantly that this gut microbial population is largely influenced by the type of food you eat.read More
Weight Loss & The Bacteria In Your ‘Gut’
....struggling to shift those lbs. it could be 'inflammation' that is stopping progress.read More
What Stops Weight Loss?
What People Ask Me: What can I eat to reduce aches, pains and inflammation? How can I help my hormone health? What foods can help my digestive health? What can I eat for the health of my liver? What foods could reduce my risk of cancer? How can I improve my eye health? So why should you regularly Read Moreread More
Why Greens Are ‘A Must’ In Your Diet
Free Radicals cause Ageing…. What is a Free Radical? Free radicals are formed in the body from exposure to environmental toxins, from radiation, from cigarette smoke, from excessive sunlight exposure and from metabolic processes in the body such as the breakdown of foods. Overuse of muscles causes damage and free radicals are formed. Free radicals are highly Read Moreread More
Slow Ageing – Top Food Tips
This is a statement I regularly get ask…. High temperature frying and deep frying are damaging to health. High temperatures damage oils by causing chemical changes and these oils then become toxic to cells of the body. The membrane around our cells contains fatty components and consuming damaged fats reduces the fluidity of the membrane Read Moreread More
“What Oil Should I Fry With”?
“An apple a day keeps the Dr away” So what’s so great about the apple? Apples have been recognised (along with other polyphenol rich fruits) as a good food for cancer prevention. They can also claim heart health benefits and their antioxidant properties help blood sugar balance by reducing blood sugar spikes, so this makes Read Moreread More
Health Help From The Humble Apple
Supporting brain health with nutrient dense foods is a fundamental part of mental health. Omega 3 oils are essential for the health of the protective myelin sheath around nerve fibres and this helps to keep nerve impulses travelling successfully along the nerve fibres. They are also essential for the health of brain cell membranes to provide good messaging systems and are involved in the production of neurotransmitters, the chemical messaging systems that transmit nerve impulses. So very important for good brain functioning and a healthy mood. Tryptophan is an amino acid broken down from protein and is a precursor to the 'happy hormone' serotonin and serotonin is a precursor to melatonin which is the sleep promoting hormone. For more nutritional health help contact Nutrition in Norfolk read More
Mood Enhancing Food
Why do we get fat? Our bodies operate on glucose which we need for energy. Our bodies get glucose mainly from starchy foods or carbohydrates contained in vegetables, grains, sugars and fruits. This energy fuel is carried around the body via the blood, which is why it is known as blood glucose or blood sugar and Read Moreread More
A Long Lasting Weight Loss Solution:
What the media reports 1 in 3 adults are now pre-diabetic according to recent figures. What does this mean if you think you are one of this number? Pre-diabetes is the condition which if no action is taken may lead onto actual diabetes. Many people do not realise that there are health implications of a pre-diabetic state similar Read Moreread More
Pre-diabetes – could it be you?
The ‘Ladies Evening’ at Chalk & Cheese on the 25th April was a tasty and fun evening. Top tips for balancing your hormones flowed through the evening with lots of information to digest and assimilate. So what are the number two top tips to balance your hormones? 1) Practice a ‘stress managing’ method that works for you Read Moreread More
A Simple Recipe to Aid Hormone Balance
We are constantly confused about what fat we should eat for our health….. 1) ‘Eat all foods as close to how nature intended as possible.’ 2) ‘Do not eat any fats in excess.’ There is a huge commercial market in transformed fats that are alleged to be good for your health. Polyunsaturated fats that are liquid at room temperature Read Moreread More
What fat should you eat?
Our predecessors fermented food for preservation by harnessing the powers of nature before the days of fridges and freezers and they inadvertently added many health benefits, particularly for the immune system and the digestive system. Lactobacilli bacteria are prevalent on the surface of living foods and especially on leaves of plants near the ground and roots of Read Moreread More
Fermented foods for health and flavour
Cancer cases are expected to double reports the World Health Organisation. They suggest that the ageing population, the increase in obesity and lifestyle habits are setting this trend. It is now well recognised that smoking and environmental pollutants play a role in increasing the risk of cancer development. This morning again obesity has been mentioned Read Moreread More
Cancer to double – report by WHO. What you can do to help reduce your risk
We are continually exposed to toxins from the environment, exhaust fumes, cosmetics, pesticides and herbicides, cleaning products, food additives, bacteria, some naturally occurring components of foods to list but a few and how effectively our systems detoxify these onslaughts is key to our health. Our bodies have a well-developed system of detoxification which involves most cells Read Moreread More
Can food support your detox. system