DIETS DO NOT WORK. THIS DOES.

When I was studying nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition we were taught a really simple but incredibly effective tool to help ourselves and our clients. It's called CROWDING OUT. The theory is to focus on adding in as much nutrient-dense food as possible so that there is less space and desire for the crappier food choices which we ...

Are you stressed? Use this one simple technique

We all experience stress, whether it's because of the demands of our children, a never-ending to-do list, a house move, an important or life-changing event, or financial pressure. Some stress is normal - healthy even, it's when stress becomes chronic that it has negative effects. Stress is our body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or thr...

How our immune system works and why washing your hands might be making you sick!

Our bodies are amazing! Seriously, they are miraculous. No computer could ever rival the innate wisdom of our bodies. I think the more we know about how our bodies work, the better equipped we are to defend ourselves from disease. After all, the health of our bodies is down to us, the choices we make and the care we take of it. It's not a car, we can't take ...

Gluten-free Healthy Kids Snacks

Healthy Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids (and their parents!) If your kids are anything like mine they are currently constantly asking for snacks! I'm not a massive fan of snacking. It's much better for our digestion to eat 2-3 proper meals a day but given that kids' bellies (especially younger ones) are much smaller than adult-sized bellies diffe...

Managing stress and creating a balanced lifestyle

Managing stress and creating a balanced lifestyle “We have reached a point in our collective evolution where our health is being outpaced by lifestyles which are not aligned with how we are biologically made to live.” You and stress : How stressed are you? (1 not 10 very) How does your stress manifest? What exacerbates the stress? W...