Would you like to live to 100+ if you had your health? I know I would! I came across a great news story the other day about 27 cities in America who a...

I was chatting to someone this week about the problems facing overweight people and I was sticking up for anyone who is overweight because it is reall...

After watching the first episode of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘Britain’s Fat Fight’ last night, (I feel your pain Hugh) I was going to blo...

I recently had the pleasure (I use that word loosely!) of staying in a hotel at the Eureka Leisure Park in Ashford the night before and after our Euro...

I was talking to someone the other day who suggested that as I had never had a weight problem or a serious health issue could I truly help those who w...

As you may be aware, it was World Earth Day on Sunday. It is such an important day to recognize, especially at the moment when our planet desperately ...

Educating Eaters Whilst waiting for the weather forecast last week, (I got a bit obsessed with the snow as I love it!) I heard a troubling piece of he...

It is so difficult doing my job, not the writing of my blog posts, posting delicious images on Instagram or even creating new recipes, it is trying to...

Don’t worry Halloween has not come early, I have just been thinking a lot about treats and what really makes us classify certain foods as ‘treats...

I was chatting to my youngest son the other day (he’s 11) about breakfast. Pretty much every morning, without fail for a few months now we have both...

Anyone who read my last blog will know that I was picking on an article in the recent copy of ‘Waitrose Weekend’ suggesting that the new healthy f...

Hi there, I hope you are all well and sticking to those new years resolutions like glue? The Google search stats certainly make it clear that health i...

As the sun sets on day one of 2018, I wonder does it feel like ground hog day to you? A Christmas of over eating followed by promises of huge changes ...

Monday, isn’t that the day the diet starts, the healthy eating regime begins, gym enrollment happens? But why a Monday when it’s got such a stigma...

If you enjoyed the Free 5 Day Healthy Eating Challenge and you want to keep the momentum going then why not join me on my more in depth ‘5 Week Heal...

Hi there and Happy New Year from ‘Your Healthy Self’   I have decided to go right back to the beginning and re-introduce myself, explain what...

Recently I was stood behind someone in the supermarket queue; he bought 4 loaves of white sliced bread plus 2 packs of indigestion tablets. I couldn...

A few years ago my family and I decided to forego shop bought Christmas presents in favour of home made. Not for the kids of course, they may not have...

As part of my new Waste Not Want Not series I wanted to share with you my first ever edition and maybe you could tell me what you think and if it is u...

‘Everything in moderation’ was my Grandma’s favourite motto and it still makes perfect sense today especially when it comes to our diet. Eating ...

This is the perfect time of year to make use of some of nature’s amazing freebies. I am not an avid forager but there are a few things that I love t...

I love all the ‘alternative therapies’ we have available to us these days. We can have our backs tweaked and cracked by Osteopaths and Chiropracto...

Dairy products are the mainstay of the British diet but is it really doing us any good? Apart from people with a definite (and very unpleasant) lactos...

We all know how dangerous chemicals can be but do you really know how much exposure to them you are getting on a daily basis and how it is affecting y...

You may or may not know this but I absolutely hate waste, especially food, which I love! We throw away so much food it’s criminal, but what about th...

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen and have all the usual gadgets to make my life easier but one of the most important and simplest has to be my stea...

If 50’s is the new 40’s and grey is the new black then extracting is definitely the new juicing! The beauty of extracting is that you get a load m...

I love any kind of veg, all the usual ones like carrots and broccoli etc plus all the other ones people love to hate, brussel sprouts, aubergines, bee...

Having just spent an excellent week in the Med I have come back feeling even healthier than ever. I fully embraced the colourful Mediterranean diet, e...

I have just been watching the news and listening to the warnings about our obsession with sugar and the horrendous health consequences we can look for...

I think I can safely say we all enjoy this time of year, it takes a long time coming but it’s always welcome. Feeling the sun on your back, eating a...

This may seem like a very strange and rather personal question but it is an important one and is one that could seriously affect your health, believe ...

Does everyone remember the 80’s Aussie safe sun Slip, Slop, Slap campaign? Basically it advised you to Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sun cream and S...

…….when it’s a habit! Treats are only treats if you don’t have too many of them, letting yourself have the same treats day after day is no lon...

Every year I have a glut of something, well usually lots of things, it’s an occupational hazard of owing an allotment. This year has been a funny ye...

Doctors who specialise in nutritional medicine believe that the typical Western diet could be contributing to a myriad of health issues caused by food...

I read somewhere years ago that putting Vicks on your feet would help the symptoms of a cold and guarantee a good night’s sleep. I decided it was de...

I decided recently that I should start to pimp my meals with some easy to use but amazing superfoods to make sure all my meals pack an extra nutrition...

My hands are always awful at this time of year, they get very dry and sandpapery, I do try to wear gloves (when I remember,) I put on lashings of hand...

It is believed that artificial sweeteners found in ‘low calorie,’ ‘sugar free’ and ‘diet’ products can actually make you put weight on! Th...

It may seem a bit late in the day to be suggesting you ’don’t over do it’ and I probably should have talked about this before Christmas but I th...

I don’t know about you but my hands always get a little dry when the seasons change, I take my oils every day, wear my gloves most of the time and u...

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs is a 2 part documentary series broadcasting on BBC 1. The first episode started last Thursday, 9pm. So in brief, The Doct...

I was bought up on traditional British meat and two veg meals where meat was always centre stage on the plate, potatoes were a close second and vegeta...

Nutritional deficiencies can affect every single cell in our bodies and not eating the right foods long term can cause all number of problems leading ...

Since joining the European Union in 1973 the UK’s average selenium intake has dropped to about 30 micrograms, which is well below the recommended da...

…….and medicine be your food, advised Hippocrates over 2500 years ago and it is still as valid today as it was then, although we seem to have stra...

As you no doubt already know, vegetables are vitally important to our health, each one has its own set of key vitamins and minerals, but are we eating...

I know we’re coming to the end of winter. YEAH! But there are still plenty of cold mornings ahead so a hot bowl of porridge is the perfect breakfast...

It is pretty likely that most of us are not drinking anywhere near enough water and even though we are regularly advised to drink 6-8 glasses a day, m...

Following on from my last blog, “Let water be the staff of life’ I have decided to carry on in a similar vein in the hope of persuading any harden...

The other day I picked up a watermelon for the first time in ages, it shows the weather is improving, watermelon definitely signifies a hot summers da...

The beauty about herbs and spices is that they not only taste amazing, they also offer numerous health benefits. I use, and recommend, herbs and spice...

I absolutely love soup in the winter, it is not only filling, warming and comforting it also provides me with a great nutritional hit and a perfect wa...

In my last blog I wrote about the virtues of cinnamon, how amazing it is and how to incorporate it into your daily diet. This time the spotlight is on...

I believe we would all benefit from eating less gluten. In my ‘Are You a Bit Stuck Up?’ post I explain why, but briefly here, gluten is basically ...

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Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ...

Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ...

Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ...