A few years back there was a bit of uproar about the word 'detox' and the promises that a 'detox' (usually something that comes around in January after much 'tox') can bring to the body. The uproar was mainly due to the fact that the body is constantly detoxifying and that we can't make it … Continue reading Do I need to detox?
If you ask around, you'll find that most people think positively about fluoride. It has certainly played a pivotal role in reducing the need for fillings and improving dental health. Most dentists seem to love it and give it to us any chance they get. However, there's a dark side to the gleaming whiteness in … Continue reading What’s wrong with Fluoride?
Hmm, maybe. We know that snacking can interfere with important processing of our meals. It can also interfere with what we eat for our meals. And as meals are when we usually get the good nutrients, they should be prioritised. Snacking is such an integral part of life for many of us and stopping it … Continue reading Do I need to stop snacking?
Skin is the biggest organ in the body. It has a huge role in detoxification, it regulates our temperature, it forms vitamin D from the sun and it protects our internal body from the outside world. So we need it to be in a condition where it can perform these functions, we need it to … Continue reading Top 10 skin savers
I had a client who had recurring IBS. We did a really thorough 'gut reset' programme where we removed parasites (yes, parasites - quite common actually), repopulated with probiotics and prebiotics and took steps to calm inflammation and heal the gut. She felt better. But still not great. She still had the IBS. Alongside the … Continue reading Why is relaxation important?
Serves 4 Cashew Dressing: ½ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight in water in fridge or for 30 minutes in just boiled water1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1 clove garlic1 tablespoon capers, drained2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil¼ cup warm water¼ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Put ingredients in blender and blend on high. If too … Continue reading Kale and chickpea salad (gf, vegan and rich in magnesium)
How to improve yours and get happy without eating cake Whether we’ve experienced depression or not, we’ve all experienced changes in moods. If you’re female, you may well have put these changes down to hormones, but have you ever considered what you’ve been eating, and how you’ve been eating it? There is obviously a connection … Continue reading Mood and food
Every time I expressed to a medical professional that I am tired in the last few years I’ve felt the need to follow it with ‘but then I’ve got small children’. As if it were inevitable that I should feel rubbish for the first 3 years of each child’s life. Yes, parenting can be tiring, … Continue reading I’m tired. Can my GP help?
3 top takeaways from a recent talk I did on balancing female hormones. 1. Cortisol takes priority over all other hormones. It’s because it’s part of the fight or flight response that could potentially save our life. This means it can impact the balance and efficacy of all the other hormones. Also, it is made indirectly from progesterone so it … Continue reading Balance your hormones
I often get the impression that people think that nutritional therapy is just healthy eating. It does incorporate this, of course, and it can be that alone if that's all a client wants. For those instances, I do a one-off nutrition review which is like an MOT for your diet. It includes a thorough assessment … Continue reading What is nutritional therapy anyway?