Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 10.02.2017

February is ‘National Heart Month’ which I’m sure by no accident falls in nicely with Valentines Day. Last week was National ‘Wear Red Day,’ which specifically raises awareness of, heart disease amongst women. And on Saturday it was World Cancer Day. So just as everyone’s healthy resolutions are flailing, and lets face it most of our resolutions are healthy ones, we are bombarded with national health awareness days, On top of that it’s February, the most depressing month of the year apparently. So why are we still seeing increases...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 19.01.2017

This week marked the 97th anniversary of the start of prohibition* in the USA. It didn’t quite work out for them as they had hoped and ended up creating a crime wave so great that it rocked the nation, but 13 years is a long time for anyone to give up alcohol completely, even I would struggle with that! Dry January We now of course have the increasingly popular Dry January which is a much more manageable time frame and also is personal choice rather than a total ban, which...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 10.01.2017

When it comes to being healthy and making the right lifestyle choices, I find myself often saying, ‘It’s not Rocket Science!’ It certainly isn’t Rocket Science that if you eat doughnuts every day you will inevitably get fat. It is equally not Rocket Science that if you don’t eat any vegetables you will eventually become ill and it is undeniably not Rocket Science that if you smoke and drink too much your body will unquestionably suffer. But the more I think about it, it is much, much more than...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 04.01.2017

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 I do and where I am going and see if I can help any of you on your path to a healthier you in 2017 End of a Cycle 2016 was a funny year, according to Numerologists it was the end of a 9 year cycle (2+0+1+6 =9) and many people seem glad to see the back of it, It has certainly been an interesting ride...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 28.12.2016

You may or may not know but I absolutely hate waste and have often found that leftovers have become my most favourite meals. Avoiding waste also creates a culinary challenge which I love and has led me to conjure up many new and interesting combinations. Bone Broth is a perfect example of making something incredibly healthy out of something that would ordinarily be thrown in the bin. It is talked about in all the good recipe books these days and even has whole books dedicated to it. Making bone broth...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 21.12.2016

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’t help thinking to myself that maybe he ought to look at what he was buying and re-evaluate his diet. I stopped myself from butting in but felt quite saddened by it for some reason. I heard somewhere recently that if you take tablets it is like ‘telling your body to shut up!’ Whilst medicine can sometimes be life saving, popping pills for everyday...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 19.12.2016

These perfect green bullets are right up there at the top of the list of amazing cruciferous vegetables, which is why I have decided to write a blog post about them, after all sprouts aren’t just for Christmas! I love Brussels sprouts but our family are divided as most families are, however I really can’t stress enough how important including greens, especially Brussels, into your diet is. Because they are so unbelievably healthy, I have found it my duty and a great challenge sneaking them into recipes and serving them...

Food, General, Health, home-slider / 09.12.2016

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 been so enamored with knitted socks and chutney but we were and for me it truly brought back the magic of Christmas and made us all really think about the gifts we were giving. Having a homemade gift made from the heart is so much more enjoyable than anything shop bought so why not give it a go this...

Health, home-slider, Leftovers / 17.11.2016

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 useful, enlightening or just plain rubbish?! You may or may not know but I hate waste with a passion, any time, energy and effort that is invested in a product, especially something perishable, makes it far too valuable to just discard without a thought. It is believed we throw away around £600+ worth of food every year,...

Health / 11.11.2016

Not that long ago it was fats that were under scrutiny but the new hot topic is our unhealthy obsession with sugar and rightly so. Sugar has absolutely nothing to offer you as far a nutrients, in fact eating it can actually strip important nutrients, which is never a good thing. Plus all the while you are filling up on sweets and sugary snacks you are missing out on really important nutrients from good wholesome foods. This may sound a bit boring but the truth is your long-term...

Health, home-slider / 11.11.2016

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 Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs is on a mission to raise concerns about our increasing pill popping habits and how we can reduce our usage. Seems like a great idea to me. I have to be honest I love a programme like this and what it has to prove but I was more than a little bit disappointed to discover there was no...

Health / 11.11.2016

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 daily amount. Can you believe that a shift in politics could actually have such an impact on our health and wellbeing? Prior to 1973 we bought most of our wheat products from Canada, where it happily grows in selenium rich soil. Due to EU trade treaties we now import most of our wheat from other European Countries know for their selenium poor soil, alongside the...

Health / 10.11.2016

4th February was World Cancer Day and with our beloved celebrities dropping like flies at the moment from the dreaded disease, it couldn’t be better timing for 6 things to do daily to help prevent cancer. I really think we should all be more aware of what we can do to prevent this killer disease. It is a lot harder to cure than it is to prevent cancer, although I believe it is possible to do both, without drugs. If we start now, we could be on the path...

Articles, Health / 20.04.2016

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Health / 20.04.2016

Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum. Aenean non vestibulum mauris. Donec ac nulla faucibus justo accumsan interdum eu id lectus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in...

Food, Health / 20.04.2016

Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum. Aenean non vestibulum mauris. Donec ac nulla faucibus justo accumsan interdum eu id lectus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in...

General, Health / 20.04.2016

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