Category Archives: Nutrition
Diabetes is on the rise, not just in the UK but across the Western world. The most recent report of the World Health Organisation (2017) reports that 422 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, and 400 million of those have type 2 diabetes (T2D). In the UK, 3.77 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, but many more are thought to
I am delighted to report that I am now working with Leigh-on-Sea’s most imaginative and creative chef, John Lawson. Originally from Leigh-on-Sea, John went off to Australia where he became Executive Head Chef in one of the most prestigious hotels in Melbourne. However, aged just 31, he suffered a seizure in the middle of the night and was subsequently diagnosed
There is an abbreviation I kept coming across on social media, on pages to do with weight loss and health, but I couldn’t work out what it meant, so I googled it. It turns out that the abbreviation stands for “Non-Scale Victories”, and it is something I am actually very familiar with!
Unsurprisingly, my weight loss clients come to see
Coconut oil is big news at the moment. Every day there are more articles waxing lyrical about the benefits, particularly with relation to brain health. In my circle of friends, we trade ideas of new ways to use coconut oil and those of us who are devotees are slowly converting the naysayers around us. Other friends who overhear us, who
The discovery of antibiotics in the first half of the 20th century changed the world. Until then, treading on a rusty nail could mean the end of you. Bacteria had been discovered in the 19th century and improved hygiene helped reduce infection, but as bacteria are everywhere, infection is not completely avoidable and once it had taken hold, there was
When someone is diagnosed with diabetes, they will most likely be told that it is a progressive, incurable disease. But is that true?
In the case of type 1 diabetes (T1D), it is, at least for now. In the case of type 2 diabetes (T2D) there is more and more evidence emerging that it is not. It is incurable, but
Christmas is approaching fast and as sure as the festive season will be coming so will colds and flu. But what is it that makes us so much more vulnerable to catching a cold in the winter?
One reason is that the rhinovirus – the virus that causes colds – becomes more resilient as temperatures fall, so our immune system
When I trained as a nutritional therapist in the noughties, we were taught that the bad fats are saturated fat and trans-fats, while the good ones are the essential fats: omega-3 and omega-6. It almost didn’t matter why a client would come to see us – the recommendation was always to reduce saturated fats, avoid trans-fats and increase essential fats.
“I’ll never lose weight. I’ve tried – god knows, I have – but I have no willpower.” Could this be you? I hear it all the time, I’ve even said it a lot in the past. My answer is always the same: “No, it’s not you, it’s your body chemistry.” And that body chemistry gets manipulated by the food environment
We all want to be healthy, have more energy, maybe shift some weight. But we also want our little treats, something crunchy, salty, more-ish, every now and then. Luckily for us, the food industry is here to help. They are listening, they have understood that people want healthier snacks and set to work to make products that are good for