Depression: Can the right food, help mood?   Depression is common mental health condition. As part of National Depression awareness week premier women’s health channel healthista published an article on this topic too. Helping to raise awareness around this condition that according to Mind affects 1 in 4 of us. Check it out here   “Eat more fat and meat and you might help lift that low mood” It almost sounds too good to be true
Time for a dry January? [Update 2019] January is upon us again, the festive eating is over and for many, a period of abstinence from alcohol after the holiday excess to give their body a ‘break from the booze’ is sorely welcomed. The 2018 version of this article first appeared at Huffington Post UK. To read the article there click here   The festive period brings a level of alcohol consumption unlike any other time; people who
Coffee is one of the world’s most commonly consumed beverages. The coffee culture is an undeniable feature of modern living, but over the years science has presented mixed messages regarding its benefits. This article first appeared at Huffington Post UK. To read the article there click here   Recent research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that three to four cups of coffee a day is linked to longer life expectancy (except during pregnancy and for women at
Marathon nutrition is tricky at the best of times. Now with a few days to go until the the big event the anticipation is probably enormous. Unless you have personalised nutrition support, it’s easy to be swayed by last-minute changes to your plan. Should you?  No one is perfect. Especially if it’s your first time doing a marathon.  You’ve probably been thinking… Should you be ‘carb-loading’? ‘Going low carb’? ‘Keto’? ‘Supplements??’ Let me give you some
I was recently quoted in The Independent newspaper on ‘Intuitive Eating’… For those who’ve never heard of this, is effectively a nutrition philosophy to help you develop a more healthy relationship with food.. You can read the original article here The journalist wanted to know about this new ‘anti-diet’…but let’s take stock for a second about what a ‘diet’ is…   “A special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose weight or