Invite to join the pineapple challenge!

Invite to join the pineapple challenge!

July 27, 2017Events, Healthy eating

Have you ever fancied being a guinea pig? Go on you know you have! To cut to the chase I’m trying to prove that eating pineapple can reduce the pain, inflammation and swelling associated with arthritis? If you don’t have arthritis don’t stop reading as pineapple can also help with digestive issues such as gas, … Read More

B Vitamins for heart health

B Vitamins for heart health

May 25, 2017Healthy eating

Have you noticed that there is another series of Doctor in the house featuring Dr.Chatterjee being broadcast at the moment? If not then take note, it’s definitely worth watching! So what is it that I like about Dr. Chatterjee, apart from being ‘drop dead gorgeous! ‘ No seriously I like the holistic and integrated approach he takes towards addressing health issues. He takes us away … Read More

Environ, the skin care choice of Nutritional Therapists

Environ, the skin care choice of Nutritional Therapists

March 2, 2017Environ Skin Care

Why is Environ often the preferred skin care regime for Nutritional Therapists? As Nutritional Therapists we deal with clients with an array of health concerns of which skin conditions are quite high up there on the list. Diet has a huge part to play in the correction of skin conditions or concerns either directly because of nutrient deficiencies … Read More

Could Eating Fat Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Could Eating Fat Prevent Alzheimer’s?

February 2, 2017Uncategorized

What would you say to a diet which could prevent Alzheimer’s and sort out any weight issues? Bring it on I hear you say! If I was to say that eating fat as your main source of energy, including saturated fat is the answer I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you were a little sceptical! … Read More

Vitamin D- Do we need to supplement?

Vitamin D- Do we need to supplement?

August 6, 2016Healthy eating, News and reviews

The short answer in my opinion is Yes and for the following reasons: Reason 1: Vitamin D is perhaps our most important micronutrient We generally think of Vitamin D as being important in relation to our teeth and bones and indeed it is, and there has been plenty of other research over the past few years relating … Read More

4 amazing reasons to eat watermelon on holiday

4 amazing reasons to eat watermelon on holiday

July 4, 2016Healthy eating

1.Watermelon protects against the harmful effects of the sun Watermelon contains a phytonutrient called lycopene which is well known for providing long term protection from the harmful rays of the sun. In fact, Watermelon contains more lycopene than tomatoes. 2.Watermelon replaces important nutrients lost through drinking alcohol There is a tendency to drink more alcohol … Read More

A sun protective diet

A sun protective diet

June 20, 2016Healthy eating

Don’t you just love the sun? But, like oh so many things, yes it’s bad for you! Unfortunately it can damage the skin, lead to premature ageing and skin cancer. Great! So what can you do to help protect your skin from the sun? Well, conventional advice relating to protecting ourselves from the harmful effects of the … Read More

Eat in Season to super charge your Health-June

Eat in Season to super charge your Health-June

June 8, 2016Diabetes, Healthy eating

  Not only do fruit and vegetables taste better if eaten in season but they can incur amazing health benefits too! So what should we be eating in June to super charge our health? Spinach for the heart, brain and colon Abundant flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and protect … Read More

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables May 2016

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables May 2016

May 20, 2016Healthy eating

  We have become so spoilt by the choice of fruit and vegetables in our supermarket that it’s easy to forget which fruit and vegetables are in season and which aren’t. Its great to have choice and variety but we should embrace seasonal fruit and vegetables and make extensive use of it while it is … Read More

Why Skincare has to be holistic

Why Skincare has to be holistic

March 1, 2016Healthy eating

  In my practice I see a lot with clients with skin complaints whether it be acne, psoriasis, eczema or simply skin ageing. Conventionally skin problems are treated in isolation with lotions and potions applied topically to the skin to treat the symptoms. Note the use of the word symptoms here!Yes skin complaints are symptoms and they are … Read More

The 7 best arthritis friendly foods

The 7 best arthritis friendly foods

February 18, 2016Healthy eating

Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease and is often referred to as degenerative joint disease as it involves loss of cartilage, the gel like shock-absorbing material which prevents adjacent bones from touching. It is the bones rubbing together which causes the pain and inflammation associated … Read More

The Paleo Diet, is it a healthy option?

The Paleo Diet, is it a healthy option?

January 14, 2016Uncategorized

  I quite often get asked about my opinion on various diets as to how ‘healthy’ they are and recently quite a lot of enquiries re The Paleo Diet? I don’t follow The Paleo Diet but it has urged me to look a little closer at it in order to form an opinion. First and … Read More

Healthy Eating Christmas Tips and Recipes

Healthy Eating Christmas Tips and Recipes

December 19, 2015Healthy eating

  I think that you might agree that Health and Christmas don’t always sit well in the same sentence but believe me when  it comes to matters of health Christmas really doesn’t need to be, ‘all or nothing,’ or, ‘make or break,’ it’s all down to balance. There are many traditional seasonal foods which are … Read More

The art of healthy eating on a budget

The art of healthy eating on a budget

December 3, 2015Healthy eating

The art of healthy eating on a budget Healthy eating really doesn’t need to be an expensive business and I think sometimes people use cost as an excuse for not eating healthily. It’s also worth remembering that as a nation healthy eating has often been more prevalent during times of austerity than it has been … Read More

Dr. in the House

Dr. in the House

November 23, 2015Diabetes, Healthy eating, News and reviews

Dr. in the House If you are interested in how changing your diet and lifestyle can help with health issues and sometimes even reverse a serious disease like Type 2 diabetes then you must watch Dr. in the House BBC1 9pm.There are three episodes and the first one was last week but you will be … Read More

What’s sapping your energy and what can you do?

What’s sapping your energy and what can you do?

November 17, 2015Healthy eating

What’s sapping your energy and what can you do? One of the biggest complaints from my clients is lack of energy. Energy seems to be one of those illusive things which people always want more of. It is very rarely one thing which is responsible for sapping energy, invariably it is a combination of many … Read More

Calorie counting is not the way to lose weight

Calorie counting is not the way to lose weight

November 12, 2015Diabetes, Weight loss

Are all calories equal or are some calories more equal than others? Calorie counting has dictated weight management programmes for decades and is based on the principle of energy in versus energy out using the calorie as a measurement of energy. The idea is that if energy input is greater than our energy output then … Read More

Learn how to read food labels

Learn how to read food labels

November 11, 2015Healthy eating

I think we are probably getting the message that we are eating too much sugar, too much salt and not enough fibre. It’s one thing knowing this and quite another actually doing something about it. Of course the very best way to put this right is to cook everything from scratch using good quality raw … Read More

Do you want healthy choices in restaurants?

Do you want healthy choices in restaurants?

November 4, 2015Healthy eating

Do you want healthy food choices in Restaurants and Supermarkets? There seems to have been a whole raft of newspaper articles recently complaining as to how difficult it is for families to eat healthily in restaurants. I personally don’t find it difficult to eat healthily in restaurants, it’s down to a simple matter of choosing … Read More

Should we be eating meat

Should we be eating meat

November 2, 2015Healthy eating

Should we be eating red meat? With the recent report by the World Health Organisation warning that processed meat and possibly red meat can cause cancer I guess there will be many people out there tempted to turn vegetarian? Don’t do anything rash!! I have put together a few Do’s and a few Don’t here … Read More

Improve Your Digestion 7 Top Tips

Improve Your Digestion 7 Top Tips

October 7, 2015Healthy eating

Symptoms of poor digestion not only cause discomfort but are a clear indication that you are not digesting your food properly or effectively absorbing their nutrients. Here are 7 simple things you can do to start to improve your digestion now. 1. Start the day with hot lemon and ginger A mug of fresh hot … Read More

7 Myth-busting tips to help you lose weight

7 Myth-busting tips to help you lose weight

August 18, 2015Weight loss

In a fit of enthusiasm and determination to lose weight it is very easy to fall into the trap of setting rules and regulations which may be both punishing and difficult to sustain and which may inadvertently promote weight gain. I hope these 7 tips will help put you straight on some common pit fall. … Read More

5 easy ways to cut sugar intake to 5%

5 easy ways to cut sugar intake to 5%

March 7, 2014Diabetes, Healthy eating, Weight loss

The WHO is recommending we cut sugar to 5% of our daily intake. Many people including some, ‘dieticians,’ are saying this is unrealistic! I would say that this is simply not the case and if we are serious about cutting the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and tacking obesity we simply have to take this on … Read More

What is Low GL?

August 4, 2010Zing archive

Adopting a low GL diet is the most satisfying and effective approach to sustained weight loss.

Prevention! Better than cure

October 29, 2008Zing archive

The days become cooler and shorter as we head into winter, and in the same way as we wrap up warm to keep out the cold, we should also protect ourselves against infection by boosting our immune system.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food, War and Recession

October 7, 2008Zing archive

Jamie Oliver is back on our screens again and in the news. His new TV series and campaign, Ministry of Food, is aimed at encouraging people to cook proper food with a view towards curbing obesity and improving the health of the nation.

Eggs are both nutritious and versatile but there are limits!

October 2, 2008Zing archive

You may have read recently about Charles Saatchi’s drastic but effective weight loss plan. Husband of Domestic Goddess Nigela Lawson restricted himself to a diet of nine eggs a day and absolutely nothing else. He did manage to lose four stone in nine months but at what price?