Mind Your Microbiome

Mind Your Microbiome

Did you know we have approximately 1kg of bacteria in our digestive system?!? Research is revealing that the balance of bacteria in our bodies can have a big impact on our health, our immunity and even our psychological wellbeing. So it pays to make sure we have LOTS of the healthy good guys in there fighting the good fight for us! How do we do this? There are three things we can do: 

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Things To Count Instead Of Calories - Part 2

Things To Count Instead Of Calories - Part 2

This is the second part in a two-part series. In Part 1, I listed ten food-related items that might help you get a better idea of how healthy your diet is than simply counting calories. In this part, I want to acknowledge that our health is impacted by SO MUCH MORE than what we eat! So here is my in-no-particular-order list of non-food things to count (or track) as you travel along your healthy happy journey.

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One Red Cabbage: Three Delicious, Nutritious Dishes!

One Red Cabbage: Three Delicious, Nutritious Dishes!

A red cabbage is such a healthy addition to your shopping trolley - provided it ends up in your stomach and not in the bin after languishing at the back of your fridge! Here are three delicious, nutritious dishes you can prepare with one humble red cabbage.

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Things To Count Instead Of Calories - Part 1

Things To Count Instead Of Calories - Part 1

The amount of energy/calories you regularly consume versus the amount you regularly expend is definitely something I think we should all keep a non-obsessive eye on, especially if you find your weight creeping up (or down) over time. But if you focus only on the calorie content of the foods you eat, you are short-changing your health! Not all calories are created equally. So here are a few other things I recommend my clients focus on when making their daily food choices.

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What You Need To Know About Nutrition Studies

What You Need To Know About Nutrition Studies

Half of the people I speak to seem to be very confused about what on earth they should and shouldn’t eat. And I can’t really blame them. There are an avalanche of news articles, blog posts, podcasts and social media posts, all reporting on “the latest study” and what it means for how you should eat. Here is a list of 5 things to take into account when reading about “the latest study”!

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What is your theme for 2019?

What is your theme for 2019?

Have you chosen a theme for 2019? I know it sounds corny, but trust me: if you do it right, setting a theme for the year can have such a positive impact. I've been doing this for the last few years. I've found it to be a fun and helpful encapsulation of what I want the new year to bring. Having a theme for the year, in the form of a special word, a motto, theme song or image can help to keep you in touch with your goals and dreams, and guide you in your decisions and choices this year.

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