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Top 5 Mood Improving Nutrients

If you are suffering from mental health issues like anxiety, depression and brain fog, it may be because there are certain nutrient deficiencies in your body.  This could be due to a poor diet, digestion issues, hormonal imbalances or various health conditions.  Here are some key nutrients and their food sources to include in your diet to support your mood, helping to improve your overall mental wellbeing, be more resilient to stress and feel more like ‘you’ again. B Vitamins B vit...

July 20, 2020

Symptoms of Stress Explained

Stress is an issue for lots of us and can result in many different symptoms and health issues. In 2018, the Mental Health Foundation found that 74% of over 4000 people surveyed had felt so stressed that they had been over whelmed or unable to cope.  The survey also found that 46% reported that they ate too much or ate unhealthily due to stress and 29% said that they started drinking or increased their drinking.  Can you imagine the results of the same survey in 2020 with a global pande...

July 14, 2020

20 Simple Strategies to Support Detoxification

20 Simple Strategies to Support DetoxificationStrategy 1 -  Eat Real FoodEat whole, unprocessed foods which don't contain additives or preservatives which add to your toxic load. Removing or reducing them takes pressure off your liver so check the labels on packaging, ingredients should be natural as possible.Strategy 2 -  Go GreenGreen foods contain chlorophyll which rids the body of harmful environmental toxins like pesticides, toxic metals and cleaning products, so add green vegetab...

July 7, 2020

From Stress to Strength Part 2

Some Top Tips to Beat Stress Dealing with stress is something I’m still trying to manage.  It’s my nemesis but I’m working on it.   The top tips below are some useful nutrition and lifestyle strategies you can use to try and reduce the impact that stress has.    I’ve chosen 5 that I think are particularly beneficial.  I’ve mastered all but one over the past few years when trying to reduce my stress.  I’ve chosen one at a time and focused on tha...

July 6, 2020

From Stress to Strength Part 1

Stress is the reason I became a nutritional therapist… it took over my life and changed me as a person. I was exhausted, anxious, getting fatter by the day and frustrated because I just didn’t understand why. I decided I needed help and started working with a nutritional therapist I had been following online. She helped me take back control of my health and my life which became the start of my journey to become a nutritional therapist myself. This first blog post is about what causes us...

July 1, 2020

Over 25 ways to increase your fruit and veg intake

1)   Make a large batch of veg soup which is handy to have with a meal.  You can cram a lot of different veg into a soup and it’s a great way to use up veg in the fridge – onions, leeks, carrots, parsnips, peppers, celery, potatoes, kale etc.  2)   If you’re making a Bolognese or a chilli add diced carrots, celery and peppers to your usual onions to increase the amount and variety.  They add more favour and you (and children) will never notice they are t...

June 2, 2020

Smart Strategies to Change Habits

Everyone has aspects of their nutrition or lifestyle that they know are unhealthy, too excessive or contribute to their health issues and symptoms.  For example, eating too much sugar, not drinking enough water, lack of exercise or simply not eating enough vegetables.  Here are some strategies to think about and use to help you successfully make a change and develop habits that are sustainable. 1.       Start small – choose one thing. Don’t try and ch...

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