What’s the beef with dairy?

What’s the beef with dairy?

So, what’s the beef with dairy? Honestly – I’m not as extreme as others about dairy. It slips into my diet every now and again – I mean… cheese and wine anyone?! (There are some important caveats to these times though) But here’s the real deal; for most people it doesn’t just sneak in. It’s … Read More

Fancy a drink?

Fancy a drink?

“So, what IS the deal with booze?” my gorgeous fizz-friendly mate Emma asked whilst pouring a glass of red over our weekly get together. This is a sticky one for me. It’s the one thing I find more difficult than others to be balanced about – even though I know the health issues and nutritional … Read More

Which Diet? Part II – Paleo

Which Diet? Part II – Paleo

Paleo has been a buzzword in nutrition land for a while now – but is it the one for you? Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly so you can decide yourself. The idea of eating “what we’re programmed to” has been around for donkey’s years, but then in 2001 Loren Cordain, a Professor … Read More

Back for good

Back for good

I’ve been a little quiet in the blogosphere for well the PAST YEAR and I apologise. I could tell you what I’ve been telling myself for the whole time; I’ve been waaaaaay too busy. Training to be a nutritional therapist is no piece of cake (well only if it’s made with sugar alternatives that don’t … Read More

Which diet is best?

Which diet is best?

WHAT’S THE BEST DIET? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Paleo? Vegan? Keto? Pegan? I get asked this a lot and honestly my answer is usually the same as most answers in nutrition… ‘it depends’. As humans we are all so biochemically and genetically unique there cannot possibly be ONE diet to suit everyone. Then take goals into account – … Read More

Life is an open door

Life is an open door

It doesn’t happen very often, but last night I suffered from ‘what-the-fuck-am-I-doing-itis’. I’ve been so focused these past few months on study and work that I was sure the path I was on was the right one but this feeling crept up on me like the morning sun on a bender. I suddenly realised I’m … Read More

Coming out of hibernation

Coming out of hibernation

How has the start of the year been for you? An odd question I guess (now we’re a quarter of the way in) but for me, it’s felt like a slow start. I don’t know, I’ve felt a little… stuck. Nothing terrible has happened, but my energy definitely slowed down over the last couple of … Read More

Because I like it…. January

Because I like it…. January

It’s not a secret – January isn’t everyone’s favourite month. I feel a bit sorry for it in a way, everyone grunting ‘ugh, January is the worst’ must do nothing for it’s self esteem… if it was a person. which it’s not. ANYWAY -in all honesty, I’ve been finding January pretty tough this year – … Read More

Hygge Vibes and Dead Day

Hygge Vibes and Dead Day

Autumn is quickly becoming my favourite season. I must warn you though, I’m fickle when it comes to this. During most changes of seasons I’ll declare “I JUST LOVE (insert current season)!!” and then continue listing all the awesome things about said season. (I need to stop saying season) I’m a huge fan of autumnal … Read More

What’chu looking at?!

What’chu looking at?!

“How depressing it must be to be a bathroom mirror” – just one of my ridiculous thoughts of the day. Let me elaborate. Each morning, all over the world, before any clothes cover up our bodies or make up masks our faces, many people sigh, pull in their stomachs, turn around and look at how … Read More

How to feel tip top

How to feel tip top

Feeling ill is just the worst. Its almost impossible to feel balanced, positive or just ‘yourself”. Feeling like ‘yourself’ is so important and equally under-rated. Its the best marker you have, so know it and feel it. Recently, I’ve been blighted with some pretty rubbish colds, chest infections and end-of-termitis (a disease many teachers experience) … Read More