What should I be eating?

I get asked this question a lot, but it is such a loaded question! Before I answer, let me just say that I really dislike the word should – it can provoke feelings of pressure and urgency, and for all of us already juggling so many other important areas in our lives, such as family commitments, work commitments, life and financial pressures, the word should often feels like one more huge thing to add to our ‘to-do’ lists, which can add an additional layer of stress. So, back to food – rather than telling you what you should be eating, I want to share some thoughts and ideas around how our food choices can either help or hinder our health goals, and give you ways to incorporate more nourishing foods into everyday life (without the stress), to support your ‘return to health’ journey.

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Loving Your Liver

In our modern-day world, we are bombarded with an ever-increasing amount of toxins and it’s our liver’s job to deal with all these exposures. In

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I get asked this question a lot, but it is such a loaded question! Before I answer, let me just say that I really dislike the word should – it can provoke feelings of pressure and urgency, and for all of us already juggling so many other important areas in our lives, such as family commitments, work commitments, life and financial pressures, the word should often feels like one more huge thing to add to our ‘to-do’ lists, which can add an additional layer of stress. So, back to food – rather than telling you what you should be eating, I want to share some thoughts and ideas around how our food choices can either help or hinder our health goals, and give you ways to incorporate more nourishing foods into everyday life (without the stress), to support your ‘return to health’ journey.

5 Common Mistakes When Trying to Improve Gut Health

Did you know that impaired gut health is often one of the key factors involved in wide range of symptoms and health issues? I’ve seen it range from unexplained weight gain, skin problems, brain fog, chronic stomach issues, fatigue and more! As a Functional Nutrition

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7 tips for improving genetic expression

Clean up your diet. Eat organic where you can. The Environmental Working Group in the USA has produced a list of their clean fifteen and dirty dozen foods. These lists give recommendations of which food are least likely to be impacted by pesticides, and which foods are

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Loving Your Liver

In our modern-day world, we are bombarded with an ever-increasing amount of toxins and it’s our liver’s job to deal with all these exposures. In its simplest form, the liver’s job is to filter the blood that comes from our digestive tract, but it has

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How the Gut is Connected to Chronic Health Conditions

Hippocrates, who lived between 460BC and 370BC, stated that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. That was well over 2000 years ago, however, modern medicine is only just beginning to acknowledge the connection between what is going on in the digestive tract, and the many

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You are what you digest and assimilate

Back in the early 2000’s there was a show on TV called ‘You are what you eat’. As a Functional Nutritionist, I would have liked to add a little to the title. I would have called the show ‘It’s not what you eat, it’s what

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