As a Nutritionist barely a day goes by without someone asking your opinion on the latest health craze. Hopeful eyes stare into mine as they wonder if this is “the answer” that will have them looking and feeling younger, healthier and happier. Many of us are passionate about our desire for better health and happiness and truly mean to do our best each day to achieve it. For most however, our conviction is fleeting. Each day presents a new challenge to your resolve. Many nights
In my last blog we discussed the biology of sleep - hopefully now you understand a little more about why sleep is so vital and necessary and are eager to work on the necessary steps to get a deeper, more restful sleep. Today let's discuss my top 5 tips for getting the kind of sleep that you wake up from feeling energised and ready to face the day head on with a smile on your face. Tip 1: Reduce your stimulants and support your sleep and energy naturally This is an important a
I love to bake, most of the time I go super healthy, sugar free and lower carb. However sometimes I cook for the soul and this recipe is definitely for one of those times. These muffins are definitely a some-times food and you could certainly play around with the recipe increasing the protein powder and reducing the flour for a better balance. However this recipe as it stands offers a healthy yet indulgent light and fluffy muffin that is to die for.... you ready? Here goes...
I'm often asked for my opinion on beauty products and supplements promising younger/wrinkle free skin that will wind back the hands of time. Honestly, when it comes to healthy skin, nothing really beats exercise, good sleep and great Nutrition. Good genetics certainly plays a part here too. Your diet and digestive health has the biggest impact. If you are eating foods that your body cannot break down, this will lead to nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and digestive dist
As a Nutritionist I believe I must lead by example and try to always make the best choices with my diet so that I am healthy, energetic and able to provide care and guidance to others. My diet is as healthy as it is (now) because of my absolute adoration of the power of food. It was not always this way (as you'll come to read in future blogs), however thanks to studying nutritional medicine I'm in awe of the healing ability of foods and this keeps me motivated and excited abo
The secret to being a morning person is having something to look forward to- a delicious and healthy breakfast to welcome you into the day. Ok maybe that's not really the secret. The secret is correcting the issue causing the morning grump - a good sleep routine, good stress management, optimise your nutrition and exercising in the morning sure helps too. However one thing's for sure, I've never gone to bed thinking "I can't wait to wake up and eat toast!" - but maybe that's
As a Nutritionist I really do believe that each person needs to be seen as an individual. That each person who steps in to my office has their own particular needs, preferences, health requirements and of course available time to dedicate to preparation. I firmly believe that this all needs to be taken into consideration when I'm designing the ideal dietary guidelines for someone. So when I'm asked, "what is the perfect diet?" my answer is that there is no one answer for ever