Nutrigenomics: Are you curious?

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I’ve recently completed a 10 week Nutrigenomics Practitioner training programme with Lifecode Gx, one of the leading suppliers of genomic reports, and I’m proud to say that I am now a certified provider of their tests.   What is Nutrigenomics? Nutrigenomics is the practice of using nutritional and lifestyle strategies tailored to an individual’s unique Continue reading »

Long Covid: Are you affected?

Long COVID how can nutrition help?

I was drawn to an article on the front page of the Guardian on Saturday “Long Covid study finds abnormality in lungs that could explain breathlessness” as this is one of the main symptoms that I have. I had COVID in late October 2021 and since then I have been breathless. It’s slowly getting better Continue reading »

Are punishing goals really an effective way of starting the year?

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It’s almost half- way through January as I write this and I wonder how you are getting on with your goals? The last 2 years have been tough for all of us as we’ve had to navigate ever-changing rules and regulations, uncertainty, isolation and for many, illness. That’s why I’m encouraging you to make BE Continue reading »

Dopamine and the monotony of homeworking

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As we come approach the fifth month of homeworking for many, conversations have started around comfort eating and weight gain, and the monotony of the new normal. And these things are all connected by dopamine What is dopamine? Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (or chemical signal) that is released when we experience something pleasurable and satisfying Continue reading »

Why you should switch to dark chocolate this Easter

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Being healthy doesn’t mean giving up all the good things in life – it just means making informed choices. One of those choices is to always choose dark chocolate over milk. And here is why: Dark chocolate contains far less sugar than milk chocolate. A 100g bar of Green & Black’s 70% Dark Chocolate contains Continue reading »

HRT cake – bursting with phytoestrogens!

HRT cake full of phytoestrogens

This delicious wholesome HRT cake is packed full of phytoestrogens to keep your hormones balanced and hot flushes at bay. Enjoy with a cup of green tea!   Ingredients for the HRT cake: • 100 gr. soya flour • 100 gr. wholemeal flour • 100 gr. rolled oats (porridge oats) • 100 gr. linseeds • Continue reading »