Winter Welllness

Embrace winter with these daily practices for a healthy mind, body and spirit… Get outside as much as possible during the day, especially if the sun comes out. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a recognised condition – a type of depression caused by lack of sunlight and changes to the body’s circadian rhythm. Getting as Continue reading »

Post Viral Fatigue & Long Covid

Post viral complications are not new. Common symptoms that can persist for months or even years after a viral infection include fatigue, brain fog, body aches and sleep disturbances. This subject is gaining more attention at the moment due to the fact that many people who have contracted Covid 19 are finding that they are Continue reading »

Balance Your Autonomic Nervous System for Better Health

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls all the involuntary mechanisms in the body that are not under conscious control. These include heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, breathing, and body temperature. There are two branches of the ANS. The parasympathetic branch, also known as the “rest digest” state, and the sympathetic branch, also known as the Continue reading »

Brain Boosting Chocolate Energy Balls

These healthier treats contain just enough natural sugars to feel like an indulgence, whilst also being packed full of healthy protein to balance blood sugar levels and omega fats to support brain health. Ingredients… 50g dark chocolate, melted 1 T tahini 1 T honey 2 chopped dates, or equivalent raisins 1 T ground flaxseeds 50g Continue reading »

Stuffed Peppers

(serves 2) 2 red peppers, deseeded and top sliced off 60g rice, uncooked or 120g rice, cooked 2 spring onions, chopped 8 black olives, chopped small handful walnuts 100g crumbled feta cheese 4 unsulphured apricots, chopped (optional) 1 dessertspoon of pesto This is so easy. Just rub olive oil on the peppers. Roast them for Continue reading »

Food to Support Mood

Watch out for your diet in these testing times! Food can dramatically affect mood and I think we all need to be supporting ourselves emotionally in the weeks to come. It is easy to turn to refined carbohydrates and sugar when stress and anxiety peak. It provides temporary comfort as it boosts levels of dopamine Continue reading »

Raw Granola Recipe

I never tire of starting my day with this healthy Raw Granola. Shop bought Granola is usually high in sugar and grains. Even natural sugar such as honey should not be eaten in excess and I personally find that too many grains, especially first thing in the morning, make me feel sluggish. I prefer to Continue reading »

Take Control of Your Body in 2020!

There is so much conflicting advice out there on approaches to healthy eating and weight loss…. High carb low fat, low carb high fat, high protein, vegan, keto, paleo….endless things to try! It is difficult to know where to start and which diet plan is right for you. The truth is that all these diets Continue reading »

Beat the Bloat Homemade Stock Powder

I see a lot of clients with a host of digestive symptoms, one of the most distressing of which can be severe bloating. This is often (though not always) connected to a microbial imbalance in the small intestine. A lower FODMAP diet can be useful for relieving the bloating whilst we address the underlying imbalances. Continue reading »

Testing for Food Sensitivity

One of my main aims at an initial consultation with a new client is not only to optimise the diet, but also to ensure that nothing is being eaten that may cause a negative effect in the body. When I first started practicing Nutritional Therapy 12 years ago I would assess the presence of food Continue reading »