There are over 60 different names for sugar! Sucrose, fructose, dextrose, maltose just to name a few. So how do we avoid sugar when it’s becoming harder to even know what’s inside the things we consume? The answer is awareness! First of all, it’s important to understand why sugar is so addictive. Some studies have […]
How do we adapt our health to different cultural environments?
I have fond memories of my childhood vacations: family meals over a big table full of tapas, sangria flowing freely and those long hot summer nights. This is because my family’s happy-place was Spain, and with this came a different culture. So now as an adult reflecting back after most of my life spent in […]
I drank only coconut water for 11 days!
The buzz words “Intermittent Fasting” are becoming very familiar, but what about “Autophagy”? Auto coming from the word “self” and phagein “to eat”. This is literally the process that happens in the body when fasting occurs and cells are broken down and therefore regeneration of newer cells occur. I had been benefiting from intermittent […]
What I learned from my customers nutrition journey
As a child, I would walk into the house and would head directly to the kitchen. I’d fumble in the fridge, eat anything simmering in a pot and then rustle together something from leftovers. So I was clearly destined to be a foodie. Those of you who consider yourself a ‘foodie’ will know that […]
Gut health – The truth behind the belly
How cute is his little pot belly!?!? I remember all too well our summer holidays in Spain with my little brother running around the pool with his little twig legs & pot belly. I remember thinking how amazing my mother’s figure was. Even in what SHE would consider her worst shape I only observed a […]
3 reasons why counting calories should not be your priority!
I remember when I bought my first car. I was petrified that I was going to fill the tank with the wrong fuel. I mean, diesel or unleaded petrol. They’re both fuels, right? What if in my haste to just top up my tank, (cause let’s face it, I’d always left it to the […]
The top 3 tips you need to read your food labels!
If you’ve made the conscious decision to eat better than you may have had the familiar experience of picking up an item off the supermarket shelf, then comparing to the next brand and thinking “Oh my, which is the healthier choice?”. Understanding how to read food labels helps you to make an informed choice and […]
My key take aways on balance from an Ayurvedic practitioner
I used to own an organic cafe. Being surrounded by good food meant that sometimes I was tempted to consume too much. Even when I listened to my body. Sometimes, if we made my favourite curry, then I reach for that & remember all day I was craving a light soup. What I’ve learned is […]
Importance of Food Preparation
Do you find yourself grateful that on Monday you can start afresh? Whatever happened the week before, or at the weekend, can almost be forgiven as we say, “ok new week, new start”? Monday starts great, good intentions carry into Tuesday, we may even get in a workout but then the old habits start to […]