• Nutrition

    Chocolate Veggie Waffles

    Everyday I’m Waffling 💕🤣 Weekends call for chocolate waffles and not just any chocolate waffles but Spinach, Courgette, Ginger, Pear and Cacao Oat Waffles! One of the great things about pancakes, waffles, porridge, smoothie bowls is that you can get creative and add in so many wonderful vegetables and fruit! Vegetables and fruit contain amazing and powerful antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that we can’t get from any other food. They contain disease resisting chemicals. They can support heart health, brain health, skin health, have anti-ageing properties, reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, support the immune system and balance hormones! Eating the rainbow is vital for…

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    Eating for your Hormones – Nutrition Mini Series

    Nutrition and hormones We know that food can have a big impact on how we feel and our overall health but as just as important is our health, so is our hormonal balance!  You see, our hormones play major functions within the body and I’m not just talking periods! Think metabolism, sleep, moods, cravings, energy levels, it’s all linked to our hormones and how what we eat, and our lifestyle can play a major factor! In this nutrition mini series I will cover periods and nutrition as well as thyroid and adrenal health!  Let’s kick start with our periods! Even now it’s such a taboo to talk about, but we…

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    Creating Balance Part 2

    Creating balance can only be achieved if we find balance in life and one major factor that plays a big role in how we feel and our health is our blood sugar balance... If we go through the day with ups and downs in our blood sugar levels, its inevitable that we will feel up and down, our moods and energy levels will be affected, our sleep disrupted, our gut health disrupted and our overall wellbeing will certainly not be balanced. You may think that blood sugar doesnt effect us that much, but it really does and when I work with clients, this is one of the big major factors…

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    Creating Balance – Nutrition Mini Series

    Creating Balance - Nutrition Mini Series Each and everyday we are bombarded with contradictory information from so called experts (I use that term loosely), celebrities and the media about what we should be eating, how we should eat and when we should eat. So deciphering what’s best for ourselves can be a mind field! But let’s put it one way...If we all ate the same, we would still all look different. There is not a one size fits all, but what we can do is find what works for each of us individually and by following some simple pillars of guidance, this can help focus on what we should be…

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    Mind, Food, Connection

    Although we don’t always have the time to cook every night, trying to fit in a few days a week to cook from scratch can really help you to connect with the food you eat. Did you know that digestion actually starts the moment you start preparing your meal, this is called the cephalic phase, it’s when we start to chop the food, taste the food, our senses are engaged and our saliva glands are stimulated which is starts the digestion process! This connection with our food is vital for not only digestion but also to stimulate our hunger hormones. It’s also enables us to not overeat. When we eat…

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    Nature and Mental Health

    Nature and mental health If you’ve ever seen my stories you will know that I love being outside and I’m a huge fan of the effects being in nature and outdoors has on our health and mental health. Did you know that being outside in nature can actually reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, reduce blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and reduce the production of stress hormone. Natural light can even reduce symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. Exposure to Nature has been associated with a positive mindset, psychological wellbeing, meaningfulness, and vitality. It’s even been shown to increase focus and clarity. This is related to how our senses connect…

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    Foods and our Moods

    Did you know that food has the ability to improve your mood, energy levels and concentration.  When it comes to your mood, foods have the ability to support our feelings of wellbeing.  But what foods can we eat to make us feel great!  Food rich in Complex carbohydrates can help increase availability of the feel-good chemical serotonin in your brain.  Wholegrains such as oats contain fibre to help support blood sugar levels as well as B vitamins, which are vital for brain health. vitamin B1 is involved in turning glucose into energy, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is needed to produce the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (involved in learning and memory), vitamin B6…

  • Breakfast,  Nutrition

    Chocolate Pancakes

    Mornings deserve a big bowl of chocolate pancakes? Who’s with me? It’s a pretty delicious start to the day for both adults and kids! But don’t just stop with cacao, why not add in some amazing veggies to the mix like cauliflower, courgette, spinach, kale! It all helps to meet our a 8 a day and trust me the kids will never know! We combined cauliflower, courgette, ginger and pear with cacao and wholegrain oats! Did you know that Cacao has the highest plant based source of magnesium which is needed for over 300 chemical reactions within the body including supporting heart health, energy production, muscle relaxation, helps turn glucose…

  • Nutrition

    A personal blog

    I don’t very often share much about myself but I felt this was an opportunity to talk about my journey as a nutritionist and how I got to this point. It’s safe to say that I wasn’t always the healthiest when it came to eating, especially in my early 20s which was a big thing for me as I was a very active child, I was on the athletics team, cross county team, I did tap, ballet and modern for over 10 years but like many, university changed it all. Convenience foods, skipping meals, chocolate for dinner with very little activity, was mainly how my early 20s went but it…

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    Magnesium and it’s role in women’s health

    Did you know that magnesium is an essential nutrient needed for over 300 biochemical reactions within the body including supporting heart health, energy production, muscle relaxation, helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with clarity and focus, and support blood sugar balance. Magnesium is also essential for the production of steroid hormones such as Testosterone, DHEA, Progesterone and oestrogen. It has been shown to enhance glutathione production, prevent telomere shortening and reduce oxidative stress – slowing down the aging process. Magnesium helps to convert an amino acid called tryptophan into the important mood-boosting hormone serotonin. Serotonin also makes melatonin, which is needed for good quality sleep. Magnesium…