Essential Oils for Hay fever (and other natural solutions to help lower seasonal allergy discomfort).

Essential Oils for Hay fever  (and other natural solutions). As a fellow sufferer, I have so much sympathy for you if you too have hay fever. It's the only thing I don't like about Summer.  There are some 13 million hay fever sufferers in the UK alone! But why? There are factors that are out of control, but many that are within our realm to change.  Factors ...

Sugar Cravings and the easiest way to stop them (and why you're getting them).

Sugar Cravings and the Easiest Way to Stop Them  (and why you're getting them). It seems that every client I speak to at the moment has sugar cravings. Perhaps it's the post-Easter aftermath of too many chocolate eggs and hot cross buns or the warmer weather and the lure of rose and ice-cream.  There's one thing I know about sugar cravings. The more you eat ...

How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day? (And why it's important to stay hydrated).

How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day? (Extracted from my Cleanse & Restore Detox Programme ) How much water should you drink in a day depends on several factors:  How much you're moving (aka sweating)  The temperature  Your body weight  Most adults need to drink between 1.5-2.5 litres of water a day.  You can use this formula to set your goal for how much...

Is Coffee Bad For You? (Here's the truth).

Is coffee bad for you? (Here's the truth).   Clients often ask me, "Is coffee bad for you?" so, here's the truth: Coffee is medicine for some people, and poison for others. The answer to whether coffee is bad for you or not is down to how you metabolize caffeine.  Just to be clear by coffee I mean black, organic coffee. Not a sugar-pumped mocha-choco dairy +...

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Cleaning with Essential Oils  Cleaning is not the most exciting subject or thing to do (I'm no Monica).  But cleaning with essential oils at least makes the task smell a lot better, plus I love to see how using plants instead of chemicals can get the job done.  Why Clean with Essential Oils?  Normal cleaning products are loaded with toxic chemicals that we...

Vegan Cookie Recipe

Vegan Cookie Recipe (Also Gluten-Free and Low-Sugar 👏 ) This vegan cookie recipe ticks all the boxes: it's quick + easy to make, it's low sugar, gluten-free and delicious!   My idea behind it was to make an Easter cookie, but in truth, these turned out more Christmassy! If you use a different cookie-cutter  and add raisins I think they will end up closer ...

Chocolate Easter Eggs (Gluten & dairy free)

How to Make Healthy Chocolate Easter Eggs (and bunnies!)  Easter equals Chocolate Easter eggs, at least it seems to! My girls have returned from school with squeals of excitement over the pretty coloured foil eggs that they've been given.  I am all for chocolate, no-one loves chocolate more than me, but I don't love sugar (or at least, I don't like what suga...

The benefits of Essential Oils

The Benefits of Essential Oils There are many benefits from using essential oils.  More than you might think.  There are generally two types of people who want to learn more about essential oils.  The first has never used them before, doesn’t know anything about them, but something is nudging them (call it intuition) to learn more. If this is you, maybe ...

Simple Tofu Recipe

Terrified of Tofu?  I, personally, love tofu but I know many who don't, and I think that's mainly because people don't know how to cook it!  In this blog, you'll find a delicious recipe that has converted many a tofu sceptic.  What is tofu? Tofu is made from soya beans (aka edamame beans). Not so scary now, right?  Why tofu is good for you?  Nutritionally, t...

Am I eating enough protein?

Are you eating enough protein?  The 25 different amino acids - different forms of protein - are the building blocks of the body. As well as being essential for growth and the repair of body tissue, they are used to make hormones, enzymes, antibodies and neurotransmitters, and help transport substances around the body. Both the  quality of the protein you eat...

The benefits of medicinal mushrooms

The magic of medicinal mushrooms YOU PUT WHAT IN YOUR COFFEE?   Does the thought of medicinal mushrooms scare you off? Take a deep breath and stay with me. Yes, I put mushrooms in my coffee. But there’s good reason for this, and I swear you can't taste them.  Medicinal mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years and have gained even...

What are hormones?

What the heck are hormones?  If you're like me and never had any problems with your hormones, you've probably never given it much thought. But there may be some issues going on that you're not even aware are related to hormones….  coz hormones do much more than make babies 👶   We normally only think about hormones when something goes wrong. We have awful pe...

5 chemicals to avoid in your beauty products

That can't be true, can it?? I was as surprised as you are about to be when I found out that the chemicals found in normal beauty products could be deregulating my hormones and leading me to: Store fat  Have low energy  Make me irritable  Cause digestive issues  Create heart palpitations!  WTAF???  Endocrine disruptors are defined as chemicals that interfere...

5 Simple Tips for Kids Nutrition

5 Simple Tips for Healthy Kids Meals  What does it mean to be healthy?   I believe that being healthy means much more than eating a ton of broccoli, working out, drinking green juice, and never eating sugar.  When I work with an adult  client 1-1 we typically go through these 5 main areas:  Nutrition + Hydration  Sleep + Managing stress  Mindset/happiness &j...

Miracle Morning Routine

Do you have a morning routine? I didn't, until I did. And it changed whether my mornings were relaxed, grounded and happy or rushed, disorganised, and (I'm ashamed to say) sometimes shouty at my kids. I used to wake up the very last minute that I could (unless my kids woke me up before that and had me groggily asking them to leave me alone).  What changed it...

How to Manage Stress

How to Manage Stress, even when you're home-schooling.  As a yoga teacher for over 15 years, I have helped many clients learn how to handle stress better.  The thing is, we will all experience stress (to a greater or lesser degree) during our lives. It's not something we are likely to escape from.  So I believe that it is a worthwhile tool to know how best ...

Low-Sugar Jam

Low-Sugar Jam Recipe  Is there anything more delicious than (gluten-free) toast, butter, and jam??  The problem is that most jams are FULL of sugar.  I love to make my own jam, that way I can control how much sugar goes into it. It's also SUPER simple to make.  2 cups of berries (frozen berries work too)  1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons rice syrup...

Radiant Skin Naturally

As I write this, I'm sitting with a pimple on my face.  I’m not perfect.  And we don't need to be!  The beauty industry needs us to believe that we are less than, so that we buy their products.  It stinks of the message that we need to outsource our healthcare, that it doesn’t come from within - that we have need help from outside of ourselves.  Now, don't g...

No Bake Almond Nut Butter Cookies

NO BAKE ALMOND NUT COOKIES If you are looking for an incredibly quick, simple, and totally delicious sweet treat, well these my friend are IT. My husband said these were the best thing I have EVER made, and they took me less than 5 minutes #WIN.  YOU JUST NEED 5 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS (you can even make it 4 if you don't have any cocoa nibs) 1. Oats (gluten-free...

Brussel Sprout Salad

Delicious, Easy, Brussel-Sprout Salad   Sprouts are much like marmite, people tend to either love them or hate them. Some people (my husband) get completely over excited about the prospect of a Christmas sprout and others (like my daughter) will literally throw them off their plate in disgust. I used to hate them. And for a vegetarian, when there's not much ...