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 […]
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 […]
The most common nutrient deficiency at the core of our fatigue
It might surprise you to know that Iron deficiency is now reported as the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide! Affecting people in both developed and undeveloped countries, this issue is most commonly found in women and is often not even considered by those of us living a hectic lifestyle as the reason we suffer from […]
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 […]
How to get your body adaptable to stress!
Most of us have now accepted that stress is just part of modern-day life. If you’ve been frequently exposed to stressful situations you may have found yourself asking; Why is this happening to me? What can I do to prevent this stress? How do I protect my health? Adaptogens are a crucial way to allow […]
Ancient Chinese Tonic…Why it’s important to nurture the 3 treasures?
If you were told you could increase your longevity with ancient Chinese Medicine, would you want to consider it? I recently incorporated more Chinese tonics into my everyday nutrition and was inspired to delve deeper into the ancient practices. As we go through life, hopefully we can find ways to age more gracefully and although […]
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 […]