I’m often asked, “What are the low carb fruits and vegetables?” Or “Can I eat fruit if I’m reducing carbs”. The answer is yes. All fruits and vegetables can be enjoyed alongside wholefood carbs such as oats, rice, quinoa, millet, legumes and nuts and seeds on a healthy balanced diet. Reducing refined carbs and sugars…

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During times of stress, your body will tend to use up reserves of stress-busting nutrients such as Magnesium, Zinc and Antioxidants, so topping up those stores will help your mental wellbeing and help you cultivate a calm, more resilient approach to stresses in your life. Look to include these top five nutrient-rich foods when you…

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Boosting Immunity Naturally

There are some many wonderfully effective ways to boost your immune system naturally. In my blog, Coronvirus Update: How to Boost Immunity I went through some of the recommended hygiene practices but here I’d like to talk to talk about immunity in general, and how we can boost it effectively, to remain feeling at our…

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With growing concerns surrounding coronavirus, let’s take a deeper look at how you can boost your defences and that of your loved ones. Boosting immunity is the best strategy to protect against viruses.  What is coronavirus? Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was discovered in 2019 when an unusually high number of people in Wuhan, China, became ill…

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The most common question I get from clients is: how do I reach and maintain a healthy weight? As we age, the things that used to work to lose weight no longer do or we are able to lose the weight but put it straight back on again. To help them – and you, I’ve…

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Stuck in a rut with the kids’ lunchboxes? Here are some tips, some swaps and 11 healthy recipes to bring new life to your kids’ lunches. Do your kids have food allergies or food intolerances? Ask me about Tailored Recipe Plans – set your diet preferences, tailoring your recipes to meet your individual food intolerances,…

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1. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, a detox is right for you. Are you tired or lethargic? Do you suffer from bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or other digestive disturbances? Do you get recurrent headache? Are you regularly suffering from muscle aches and pains? Does short-term memory and concentration affect your ability to…

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Do you gain weight easily but find it hard to lose? Are you sick of your spare tyre or love handles? Do you want to get your vitality, energy and motivation back? Is it harder to lose weight than it was before? When your blood sugar and other hormones are up and down, it’s really…

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Self care is so important and often we put ourselves last on the list as we are busy seeing to family, friends and work demands. Other times we fall into the trap of winding down with a glass of wine or comfort food after a busy day. I encourage you all this year to give…

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10 Tips to survive (and enjoy) Christmas with Food Intolerances. Mindful eating means more than making mindful chooses about what to eat. Slow down, sit down and relax when you eat. Chew your food thoroughly and allow the ‘Rest and Digest’ arm of your nervous system to be dominant. This slow, mindful eating really makes…

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Aim for 80% with your nutrition rather than perfection and allow for a ‘cheat’ meal or drinks without feeling guilty. This means you are less likely to throw in the towel and say you’ll just start over again in the new year.  When you have indulged, balance it out with a fasting day, broth or…

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