How to Reduce Stress [5 Lifestyle Tips for managing emotions naturally]

How to Reduce Stress [5 Lifestyle Tips for managing emotions naturally] We all of our issues, however big or small, with mental health. And I'm so happy that we English are gradually moving away from the 'stiff upper lip' mentality and becoming more comfortable with sharing our feelings.     I started therapy when I was 9 and have worked with a therapist on/...

What are the benefits of honey?

What are the benefits of honey?  How to choose the best one for your needs.  There's honey and then there's honey.  There's the mass-produced squeezy stuff which is just liquid sugar, then there is raw, unpasteurised honey with real medicinal benefits.  Raw honey is not filtered, strained, or heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit and provides far more benefi...

Celery Juice Benefits - Why I Juice Celery Daily

Celery Juice Benefits and Why I Drink it Everyday Celery juice, popularised by Anthony William aka the Medical Medium, is one of the  biggest health crazes  around these days.  If you've been wondering why there's no celery left on the supermarket shelves it's because everyone is juicing it!   You may not have much regard for the humble celery. Normally seen...

Is Oat Milk Good for Me? [You might be surprised by the truth]

Is Oat milk Good for Me? You thought oat milk was healthy, right? 🤷 You heard it was a better alternative to mucous forming dairy, right? 🤷 Unfortunatley, that's not always the truth.   “A latte made with Oatly Barista is the toxic and inflammatory equivalent of a medium serving of french fries” Ok, we all know eating chips isn’t healthy, but who knew havi...

Should I count calories? (No, this is what I recommend you do instead)

Should I Count Calories?  Have you ever found yourself wondering WTF should I eat??   Nutrition is confusing. Or at least it seems that way.   So many conflicting opinions!  Should you eat fat, or not? 🤷  How much protein do you need? 🤷  Is sugar to blame for everything? 🤷 What's better for weight loss vegan or paleo? 🤷   SO MUCH NOISE. Which creates soo...

Why diets don't work

Why Diets Don't Work My words today come straight from the heart 💓 (Also from the bathroom floor — we're staying in a hotel and all sharing one room and I typically get my best ideas at night when the kids are asleep. So me, my laptop, and some dark chocolate have found a dry towel to sit on and type this out whilst the message is clear and my kids are quie...

How to reduce stomach bloating (5 easy tips to beat the bloat)

How to reduce stomach bloating (5 tips to beat the bloat)   I lived for years not knowing what size my belly would be that day.  Some days it would be fairly flat and look normal for my size 8 frame, and other days it would look like I was 6 months pregnant.  I am not exaggerating.   I could sit down to a meal feeling 'normal' only to get up from the table c...

Vegan Ice Cream Recipe (Quick + Simple).

VEGAN ICE CREAM RECIPE It’s hot and all my kids want to eat is ice cream. Only mine? 🤷‍♀️ This super delicious vegan recipe, only contains natural sugars, few ingredients and is really filling … so they don’t ask for more 👌 But more importantly, doesn’t lead to sugar overloaded tantrums! 👏  This recipe is really simple and apart from needing to freeze the...

Best Anti aging foods: Get Beautiful Skin Naturally

Best Anti-aging foods: Get Beautiful Skin Naturally What you eat can significantly affect the health and aging of your skin, and it's no coincidence that many of the best foods for healthy skin also promote good health overall.  The top 5 best anti-aging foods that you should prioritise for beautiful skin naturally are: 1 Antioxidant-rich foods The reason th...

Banana & Chocolate Gluten + Dairy Free Pancake Recipe (Quick +Easy)

Banana & Chocolate Gluten + Dairy Free Pancake Recipe (Quick +Easy) I shared this recipe on  Instagram last week and had so many messages about it that I thought it was good enough to share with you here too.   I don't know about in your household, but in mine the mornings are HECTIC. After I've done my morning routine, I have 30 minutes to get my girls up,...

DIY face serum using essential oils (natural, easy and effective)

DIY face serum using essential oils (Natural, easy, and effective. ) In last week's blog, I wrote that what we put in our bodies is more important than what we put on our skin to create radiant, healthy-looking skin.   And that's true... except... that what we put on our skin, gets into our bodies. So, it turns out that what we put on our skin is importan...

Radiant Skin: An Inside Out Job

Radiant skin: An Inside Out Job   I was lucky as a teenager to have clear, pimple-free skin. Then in my early twenties, I developed adult acne . I was devasted and didn't understand why it was happening.  Looking back, it's fairly obvious to me why it was happening (oh isn't hindsight a great thing). I was under a lot of stress doing a postgraduate degree...

Easy Breakfast Idea: Overnight Oats Recipe

Easy Breakfast Idea: Overnight Oats Recipe There’s nothing that gives me the smug-mummy feeling better than having breakfast ready - the night before. It makes the morning so much simpler and helps me feel I have accomplished something before 8 a.m. If the school run isn’t stressful enough, adding to the mix the “give me the choices” question, which means re...

How to Help Mental Health (naturally).

How to Help Mental Health (naturally). Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and it made me consider this subject. To some degree or another, ALL of us suffer from some amount of mental health challenges.   Whilst many people need support far beyond the remit of a yoga teacher & health coach, some of us suffer from less severe mental health challenges w...

Homemade Deodorant Recipe (and how and why to make the switch).

Homemade Deodorant Recipe  (and how and why to make the switch). I don't wear antiperspirant, instead, I make my own homemade deodorant, and here's why.  Sweating is one of the ways our body regulates its temperature and removes toxins . It's a detoxification process and an important one at that.  Antiperspirants are classified as over-the-counter drugs ...

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...