Balance blood sugar for optimal energy, mood and disease prevention

Managing blood sugar levels can have a tremendous impact on our health - from allowing us to live with full vitality OR with chronic complaints and disease risk.  These are some of the everyday symptoms of poorly managed blood sugars: cravings, mid afternoon...

Plant milks – clean drinking tips

I've drunk all sorts of plant milks since my teens as I've never tolerated cow's milk very well.  As I've become more health conscious, I've whittled my favourites down to the 'cleaner' ones.   If you are drinking plant milks daily, its worth knowing whats in your...

The best piece of kit in your kitchen for being healthy..

Your freezer! Bulk buying fresh fruit and veg and freezing in portions has been an easy way of upping my fruit and veg intake whilst saving money and being less wasteful.  Below is a list of some of the foods I aim to keep in the freezer, ready to add to smoothies,...

Unbalanced omega 3:6 – a mediator for disease. Tips to rebalance!

Why are omega 3 and 6 imbalanced in the body? Over the last few decades the balance of essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6 has become very imbalanced, resulting in a ratio of 1:20 (3:6), at odds with ancient populations 1-2:1 (3:6)*. Modern day diets drive this...

Supplements: my views and advice.

One of the common questions I get asked as a Nutritional Therapist is what's my view on supplements. My response: they should never be used as a substitute for a healthy diet.  Food comes first for your nutrient needs, however, there ARE situations where supplements...

Oils – what’s healthiest to use in the kitchen

With so many oils on the market touting health benefits, it can be confusing what to use.   Here’s my view to help you navigate the shelves and ensure you get the amazing health benefits from the good ones, and avoid the damaging effects of certain oils when heated or...

Gut health is king: how to look after your gut flora.

Our own cells are outnumbered TEN TO ONE by the cell of the microbes that live in our gut*.  These cells are collectively known as the gut microbiome (or gut flora) and its health is a fundamental mediator of our health.  The microbiome help us maintain a healthy...