The Tonsils – More Important Than You May Think!

The tonsils are an area of the body that I have had cause to focus on more closely in recent months. I have undergone training with Dr Dietrich Klinghardt in his Autonomic Response (muscle) Testing technique (ART) to assess underlying issues in the body. I often use this technique in a consultation with a client Continue reading »

Boost Your Digestion for Better Health

Life for most people I see in my clinic is busy and stressful. We often don’t have time, or don’t allow ourselves time, to sit and eat in a relaxed manner. We do not eat Mindfully. The digestive process requires a great deal of energy, and if that energy is being directed elsewhere, digestion will Continue reading »

Raw Granola Recipe

I often start my day with this healthy Raw Granola. Shop bought Granola is usually full of sugar. Even natural sugar such as honey should not be eaten in excess. It is also heavy on grains, especially oats. I prefer to eat a lower carbohydrate breakfast as I find that it keeps my energy levels Continue reading »

5 Obstacles to Weight Loss

In my clinic I see many clients wishing to lose weight. Typically they have undertaken numerous diets in the past – some successful at the time, some not. They usually end up sitting opposite me however because even when they have lost weight, the results have been short lived. Once “normal” eating resumes the weight Continue reading »

Reduce FODMAPs to relieve digestive discomfort

Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols (FODMAPS) are all types of carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in certain dairy products, vegetables, fruit, grains, and pulses. For some people consuming foods high in FODMAPs results in an increased volume of liquid and gas in the small and large intestine, resulting in IBS type symptoms such as Continue reading »

Addressing Anxiety

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. One of the most common mental health problems that I see in my clinic is anxiety. A 2016 review of 48 studies led by the University of Cambridge and published in Brain and Behaviour suggested that anxiety is a huge issue, with more than 60 million people affected Continue reading »

10 A Day: Putting it into practice

A recent study by Imperial College London has calculated that eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day (double the amount of the current 5 a day recommendation) could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths per year. This seems to me like healthy eating common sense. Eating more fruit and vegetables delivers an even greater Continue reading »

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

School lunch is such an important meal for children – it provides the fuel they need to see them through an afternoon of learning. Ideally there should be a good balance of macronutrients (ie. carbohydrates, proteins and fats) in your child’s lunch box: –          Carbohydrates: grains, vegetables and fruit – these provide a quick burst Continue reading »

SIBO – a possible cause of IBS?

Our intestinal tract is long – approximately 25 feet in total! The initial 20 feet is the small intestine. The final 5 feet comprises the large intestine (the colon). A huge population of bacteria live within the digestive tract – the vast majority of these reside in the large intestine where they play a vital Continue reading »

January Detox Basics

The January detox is a cliche of modern life. The need to purify our bodies (and minds!) after the excesses of Christmas. There is an argument however that our bodies are constantly detoxing and that we just need to sit back and let that happen… This is true to a certain extent – our bodies Continue reading »