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 +...

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...

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...

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...

Why Diets Don't Work (And what does... )

DIETS DON'T WORK (but you probably know that already?) Just because they don't work, doesn't mean that you won't be tempted to jump on the January 'New You' bandwagon, right?  But, friend, I don't want you wasting your time on that BS, so let's understand better why diets don't work and what I recommend you focus on instead.  Here's why diets don't work:  Th...

Do I need to supplement?

I often get asked: Do I need to supplement? Firstly, let me ask you how do you feel?  As well as statistics like weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels which can be an indication of health, simply stopping to notice how you feel can give you real-time feedback and direction.  So from 1-10 (10 being great, 1 being room for improvement) Rate yourself on: y...

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

I don't eat until midday (almost) every day of the week. And no, it's not because I'm too busy (although I do appreciate that it saves me time not having to eat breakfast).  I t's because I practice Intermittent Fasting, or more specifically the 16/8 diet.  There are many benefits to intermittent fasting including: Regulating blood sugar Focus & energy Suppo...

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 can all b...

What's the best milk to drink?

If you opened this blog expecting to find out whether it's healthier to obtain your milk mustache from drinking skimmed or full-fat milk, I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint. This isn't an article about dairy milk, it's about the best plant-based options. But let's start at the beginning: Why I choose not to drink dairy milk, and why I do not believe it's the...

The best alternatives to coffee

On the 30 day cleanse which I am currently running I invite participants to choose one thing they are going to give it up and consider a healthier alternative to substitute with it.  The one habit that I have chosen to change across the 30 days is coffee.  Although I love coffee I have now gone 1 week without it and have been pleasantly surprised how easy I ...

How To Be A Healthy Vegan

I have been vegetarian since the age of 15, (let's just say that's now more than a few decades ago!) but my desire to be plant-based started long before my teenage years. I remember as a child not feeling comfortable with eating meat (except bacon!) and feeling funny about consuming another animals' blood.  My parents weren't of the same mindset, so I was (s...

Creating The Health You Want

There are only a few weeks left of 2019 and the New Year is fast approaching! Have you ever made a new year's resolution and not stuck to it?  If you said yes, it's not just you! It's you and just above EVERYONE else.  New Year's resolutions tend to be BIG and often far fetched goals. I often see clients who have failed because they have incorrectly set thei...

Can coffee be part of a healthy lifestyle?

CAN COFFEE BE PART OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ? I.LOVE.COFFEE! But I am also keen to help my body feel it's best. So I had to ask the question, Can coffee be part of a healthy diet? This is what I discovered.... Like all good arguments there are 2 sides…  YES - Arguments for …  1 Improves energy and focus  Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your b...

Why Detox?

WHY DETOX?  Optimal health is something we already have inside of us, but it is buried through years of habits. Most of us are walking around feeling less than optimal. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms like achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, ...

The benefits of a plant based diet.

August 2019  THE BENEFITS OF A PLANT BASED DIET Podcast of the month ;  I’m obsessed with podcasts.  I mean seriously what did I do before them?  I listen when I’m out on a walk, in the bath, tidying up, driving, cooking ....   It’s the ultimate multi tasking whilst learning that appeals to the achiever within me!  I always listen to podcasts related to heal...