How to Stay Healthy During the Festive Season

I love Christmas! I really do – it’s my favourite time of the year. A time that I get to enjoy spending time with family and friends, and when everyone seems to be in a merry mood. Along with all of this merriment also comes the party season. For a lot of us, December willContinue reading “How to Stay Healthy During the Festive Season”

Why Diets Don’t Work

This may be controversial to some – but they really don’t! Think about it – the diet industry is enormous – if they worked there would be no need for them. Mix in with that the myriad of experts talking about how vegan is healthiest, or keto, or fasting and it can all get overwhelmingContinue reading “Why Diets Don’t Work”

High Blood Pressure and What You Can do to Avoid it

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition. It’s when the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. When this happens, the arteries become too constricted and cannot relax when the heart pumps the blood through. When your arteries becomeContinue reading “High Blood Pressure and What You Can do to Avoid it”

Winter Exercise and How to Stay Motivated

As the mornings and evenings get darker, colder and wetter, the motivation to exercise declines. So how do we stay motivated for winter exercise? Our bodies may feel like slowing down, we may eat more and move less, spending more time in doors. Whilst all of this is natural in the colder, darker months. It’sContinue reading “Winter Exercise and How to Stay Motivated”

My 5 Top Foods For a Healthy Gut

“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates  This quote was attributed to the Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates nearly 2500 years ago, and he was not far off! Every time we eat or drink we are either feeding disease or fighting it! A healthy gut equals a healthy immune system, better mood and digestion. TheContinue reading “My 5 Top Foods For a Healthy Gut”

Feeling Low in the Winter? You Could be Suffering From Seasonal Depression

Here in the UK, the clocks go back in just two weeks, and we enter the darkest time of the year. Add to that the colder weather and it’s the perfect ingredients for Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD as it’s commonly known. The problem is, many people suffer from the ‘winter blues’ but don’t knowContinue reading “Feeling Low in the Winter? You Could be Suffering From Seasonal Depression”

How to Take Control of Your Food Cravings

We all have them, whether it’s because we are not eating properly, are addicted to sugar, before our periods, after a heavy night out or to comfort us. Food cravings are usually a way of our bodies telling us something. That our cells are crying out for some nutrition or our brains want an emotionalContinue reading “How to Take Control of Your Food Cravings”

Iron Deficiency: The Importance of Having The Correct Iron Levels In The Body

Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies in the UK, especially amongst women. However, you can have too much iron, which is also not good, so getting the balance right is really important. In this article I am going to talk about the signs of iron deficiency, what causes it and what youContinue reading “Iron Deficiency: The Importance of Having The Correct Iron Levels In The Body”