Spring 2018

Spring is my favourite season – the days are getting longer, it’s getting warmer (hopefully!) and I love to see things beginning to grow. In fact, there is research to show Spring is beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing. This is in part due to the fact that we are more likely to get outdoors – a study […]

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What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle medicine seems to be the new buzzword, mainly due to Dr Rangnan Chattergee and his TV series and his book ‘The 4 Pillar Plan’. Lifestyle Medicine is defined as: “prevention and treatment of disorders caused by lifestyle factors such as nutrition, physical inactivity, and chronic stress. Poor lifestyle choices like dietary patterns, physical inactivity, tobacco […]

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New Year 2018

New Year 2018 “Obstacles are detours in the right direction.” Gabrielle Bernstein. I hope you all had a great Christmas and are now ready to embrace a new year, feeling inspired perhaps to make positive changes to both your physical and emotional health and wellbeing. As Louise Hay asks in her book Heart Thoughts: What would you like […]

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Wellbeing Coaching

As some of you will know, I’ve been working hard recently to complete my ILM Accredited Wellbeing Coaching training and I’m very pleased to say that not only am I now qualified but I was given 95%, which is apparently one of the highest marks ever awarded! Below I explain exactly what wellbeing coaching is. Having undergone […]

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Autumn 2017

I hope you’ve all had a great summer and are capitalising on that ‘back to school’ feeling where we can make a fresh start, doing whatever it takes to improve our health and wellbeing. In this newsletter, I’m focusing on clarifying some of the information that we’re constantly bombarded with regarding food and nutrition. There’s […]

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Realistic Nutrition

REALISTIC NUTRITION Realistic nutrition should mean a diet of delicious and nutritious food, containing ingredients that you actually enjoy eating! Realistic nutrition is achievable nutrition. Everyone’s version of ‘realistic nutrition’ and how they achieve it will be different – some people are incredibly disciplined and can commit to a fantastically healthy diet and will undoubtedly […]

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Spring 2017

SPRING 2017   Spring is here, the sun is shining and it’s the perfect time to take a good look at your diet, change things up and move on to the lighter food that’s coming into season. It’s also a great time to look at your overall wellbeing and have a think about your goals for the […]

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The Sensitivity Gene

The Sensitivity Gene (and its link to ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromylgia) It has been discovered that a newly identified gene predisposes 15-20% of the population to fatigue related conditions due to a heightened reaction to stress. Elaine Wilkins from The Chrysalis Effect, a pioneering organisation helping people recover from ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, […]

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New Year 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and feel full of optimism and hope for 2017. If you have over indulged during the last week or so, don’t worry – I sometimes feel this actually makes it easier to eat well because you start to really want more wholesome food as […]

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Warming Winter Turmeric Latte

On a recent visit to Deliciously Ella’s cafe, The Mae Deli, I tried the most delicious Turmeric Latte. It ticked so many boxes – it was warming, comforting, reviving and healthy too. Known as the ‘Queen of Spices’, turmeric has so many benefits and a variation of ‘turmeric milk ‘is used amongst many cultures to […]

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