Menopause Weight Gain Explained

Menopause Weight Gain Explained

I frequently hear clients saying they have gained weight in their 40’s, despite trying to diet. They feel that nothing seems to work for them anymore.

It’s a common story of frustration and confusion that leads to crash diets and yo-yo dieting in an effort to lose the weight. Continue Reading

Nutrition Supplements: Why Quality Matters

Nutrition Supplements: Why Quality Matters

A recent 2018 study of 2,000 UK consumers found 59% reported taking a nutrition supplement at some point during that year. Vitamin or mineral supplements are sometimes necessary, especially if there are nutrient gaps in your diet. It’s always best to focus on food first because supplements should not replace nutritious food and a healthy… Continue Reading

Focus on Fibre for Better Health

Focus on Fibre for Better Health

Research has clearly shown that high fibre diets can prevent and reduce disease. The types of fibre studied are from whole foods not processed foods, think broccoli not bran flakes. The recommended fibre intake for adults is about 30g daily, but most people eating a typical western diet don’t get anywhere near that amount. The… Continue Reading

How to Measure Your Waist-Hip Ratio Correctly

How to Measure Your Waist-Hip Ratio Correctly

What is the waist-to-hip ratio? Your waist-hip ratio is simply the circumference of your waist divided by the circumference of your hips. I often use this method with my clients because it is a quick and easy measure of fat distribution. This method can give you an good indication of overall health, without the use… Continue Reading

Immune Support: Spotlight On Vitamin C

Immune Support: Spotlight On Vitamin C

Boosting your immune system and vitamin C Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant found in fresh fruits and vegetables. There is no doubt that vitamin C is of great benefit for the immune system. It helps fight free radicals and is involved in the formation and maintenance of connective tissue. Research indicates it may… Continue Reading

Key Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Key Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

What is hormonal imbalance? A hormone imbalance means your body has too much or too little of one or more of your hormones. This might cause symptoms all the time, or just at certain times of your monthly cycle. Hormones are in a constant state of change which is normal. The hormonal imbalance that occurs… Continue Reading

How to keep Your Immune System Healthy

How to keep Your Immune System Healthy

The pandemic has brought the whole world into surreal and uncertain times. Healthcare systems are being pushed well above the limits and supermarkets report panic buying on a scale never seen before. Cases continue to rise and we are starting to see the impact on our whole infrastructure. On a lighter note, toilet rolls in… Continue Reading

Seed Cycle Truffles Recipe

Seed Cycle Truffles Recipe

A delicious seed cycling energy balls recipe The seeds for this chocolate seed cycling recipe are chosen depending on where you are in your cycle. It is best to use freshly ground seeds, but in my experience time poor people struggle with this and often stop using the seeds altogether. I think it’s better to… Continue Reading

Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

What the heck is seed cycling? Seed cycling is the practice of using the nutrient powers of a variety of seeds as medicine for your menstrual cycle. It is said to be beneficial for hormone balance. There isn’t much scientific evidence for its benefits. This is because reliable studies have not been conducted. The practice… Continue Reading

Are Artificial Sweeteners Better Than Sugar?

Are Artificial Sweeteners Better Than Sugar?

Artificial sweetener or sugar? This is a very common question in clinic, especially from weight loss clients. The marketing of artificially sweetened products has convinced many people to opt for zero calorie drinks and low sugar products when they are trying to make healthy choices. This is mainly because the calorie is still king for… Continue Reading