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...

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...