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 in 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 know thatContinue 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 and The Importance of Having The Correct 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 blog I am going to talk about the signs of iron deficiency, what causes it and what youContinue reading “Iron and The Importance of Having The Correct Levels In The Body”

Keeping Your Immune System Strong During Autumn

Wow, what a gorgeous September we’ve had! I love a gentle ease into autumn whilst watching the leaves changing into their beautiful colours. When we think of autumn in the UK, we think of rich colours, red and yellow leaves, harvest, fields of hay bales, bonfires and an abundance of autumn produce. Whilst this seasonContinue reading “Keeping Your Immune System Strong During Autumn”

Tips To Help With Bloating

‘I feel really bloated.’ ‘I can’t wear that, I’m too bloated.’ ‘It’s water retention.’ ‘I get really bloated before my period!’ Ever said anything like that?  You are not alone. Every woman has suffered from bloating and there are so many factors that can contribute to it which are hard to distinguish. As a result,Continue reading “Tips To Help With Bloating”

How to Sneak More Fruit and Vegetables into Your Diet!

Do you eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day? We have heard this advice so much over the years, but I would take a bet that most of you don’t. In fact, the advice now is that 5 portions is the minimum you should consume, and some nutritionists advise 10! IfContinue reading “How to Sneak More Fruit and Vegetables into Your Diet!”

PMS and What We Can Do to Relieve it

My blog this week is specifically for the ladies, and we are going to look at the phenomena that is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). There is still a lot to learn about PMS and why some women experience it more than others. There is research to suggest that PMS is very much a culturally specific syndrome.Continue reading “PMS and What We Can Do to Relieve it”

The Benefits of Meal Planning and How to do it

At one end there are those of us who plan everything, write to-do lists and seem extremely organised. At the other, there are those who somehow stumble through life in a more haphazard way. There is no right way, but when you are changing your health habits, it really helps if you make it asContinue reading “The Benefits of Meal Planning and How to do it”

Get to Know Your Food Labels

One of the common things that crops up in my advice and blogs is ‘eliminate, cut down or avoid processed foods’. But when it comes down to it – what is processed food and how do we know what’s ok and what’s not? There are different levels of processed food, and it’s not all bad,Continue reading “Get to Know Your Food Labels”