How Stress Effects the Gut

When you’re in the stressed ‘Flight and Fright’ response or ‘Sympathetically Dominant’, you automatically switch off stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) secretion, digestive enzymes and the activity of the intestines. This means you are not effectively digesting the foods you put into your mouth at this time. This can lead to food intolerances and uncomfortable gut…

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20 Tips for Better Sleep

How we wind down before bed can play an important role in our quantity and quality of sleep. These ‘sleep hygiene’ tips are all simple, useful and practical strategies to add to your routine after dinner time. Incorporating even a few of these changes consistently can help you to wind down from the day, make…

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Reducing Environmental Toxins

You are now aware that the environment contains a plethora of environmental toxins, many of which can affect weight. So, the question is ‘what can you do about it?’ First Things First: Reduce Your Exposure to Environmental Toxins Choosing organic foods makes a difference, as non-organic produce is laden with herbicides and pesticides that are…

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10 Tips for Detoxing Your Environment

In our modern world environmental toxins are unavoidable. These toxins can take the form of toxic ‘heavy’ metals (such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and aluminium), herbicides, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Further, a whole range of what are termed ‘endocrine disrupting chemicals’ or EDCs, including phthalates, parabens and bisphenol A…

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10 Top Detox Drinks

  1. Filtered Water – add refreshing mint or cucumber 2. Lemon Juice – cleansing and detoxifying 3. Ginger – improves and calms digestion 4. Celery juice – nutritious, best on an empty stomach 5. Dandelion root – great for liver and the bowels 6. Veggie juices – think carrot, beets, cucumber, celery 7. Green…

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Top 20 Low Carb Vegetables and Top 10 Low Carb Fruits

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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Top 5 Nutrients and Foods for Stress

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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10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity Naturally

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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Coronavirus Update: How to boost immunity

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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How to reach & maintain your healthy weight

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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10 Healthy Kids Lunchbox Ideas

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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