Today is International Stress Awareness day and most current research agrees that stress is now one of the leading influences in mental health issues and chronic illness. Stress has a direct physiological response in our body whether it's psychological or physical and this triggers a cascade of hormonal activity and activates our 'fight or flight'… Continue reading The power of stress
Earlier this year I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Association of Post Natal Illness (APNI) and I'm thrilled to have been asked to contribute to their newsletter with a piece explaining how diet and healthy eating can support some of the symptoms linked to post-partum illness. Post Natal Depression (PND) affects as many as… Continue reading Supporting Mental Health through Diet
Are you fat-adapted or a sugar burner? Are you looking to better balance your body weight? One of the buzz topics in recent years in weight loss camps is this question of “which fuel your body uses?” Are you fat-adapted? Or are you a sugar burner? And what does it all mean? Both terms refer… Continue reading Are you fat-adapted or a sugar burner?
After years of being told that fat is bad for us there has been a welcome shift in focus in recent years towards "healthy fats" and the essential role they play in the body. Just a decade ago the advice was typically to choose low fat products. However many of these products can be high… Continue reading Recipe: Embracing healthy fats with Avocado Guacamole
There has been a great media response in the headlines over last weeks announcement from Public Health England (PHE) to use calorie counting and portion control in the fight against obesity. PHE launched their "One You" campaign to address preventable disease in adults and more specifically target the 40% of lifestyle related illnesses and deaths… Continue reading “Count calories to tackle obesity” says Public Health England (PHE)