Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 13.07.2018

Do you suffer with any of the following? Fatigue? Joint and muscle pain? Food cravings? Gas and bloating? Regular headaches? Brain fog/ moodiness? Weight loss resistance? Acne, Rosacea, Eczema or Psoriasis? If you go to your doctor or pharmacist and mention any of the above complaints you will no doubt be offered some sort of medication to combat the symptoms you have complained about. This may seem all well and good to you, many people feel cheated if they aren’t given medication, but is treating the symptom really what we should be doing? What about the cause?...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 06.07.2018

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 are trying to change the habits of the masses to make a marked difference on the longevity of their residents, and I don’t just mean living longer, I mean thriving into their old age and beyond, something I have always believed is completely possible. It is so refreshing to hear a story like this, whole communities of people...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 22.06.2018

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 really not their fault. I am not suggesting that if you have a weight problem you have the right to blame anyone else but yourself really. Lets face it; it is ultimately your responsibility to look after the body you have been kindly given to live in. But what I will say is, the food industry is not helping any of us one...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 15.06.2018

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 blog about sugar and obesity, however I have decided to change direction this morning as I will explain. Two of my biggest dislikes are the food industry and the packaging industry and to be honest they are often quite closely linked. (Oh and did I mention the pharmaceutical industry?!) So the reason for my change of heart is because I was sat in Waitrose café this morning while...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 15.06.2018

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 Eurostar trip to Marseille and I can’t quite get the whole experience out of my head. And that is not a good thing! The hotel was great and we had a brilliant night’s sleep, as was guaranteed! However what bothered me was the Eureka Leisure Park Eateries and this is why I have the whole chicken and egg question rattling around...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 15.06.2018

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 wanted to get more healthy or lose weight? Gabrielle Bernstein, world famous spiritual teacher, suggests you need to have a story, own it and then share it. Her story was recovering from alcohol addiction and finding a spiritual path, all of which she shares with others. If I look at her journey then no I guess I don’t have...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 24.04.2018

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 needs our help, but why it is not a week, a month or even a year I really don’t know. Having said that some companies are taking it upon themselves to extend Earth Day way beyond just one day. which is just what our planet needs, they will hopefully help pave the way for a cleaner greener world. I subscribe to...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 07.03.2018

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 health news saying that obesity is now the most likely cause of cancer in the UK and has even taken over smoking. I was not necessarily shocked by that bit, smoking has become so taboo of late and is definitely no longer cool, thank God. However eating has clearly taken over as the vice of choice for the masses, it is...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 22.02.2018

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 convince people that getting healthy and losing weight is not all about iron willpower or deprivation, counting calories or working out what syns you are allowed each day, it is about falling in love with healthy, colourful food, finding wholesome alternatives to your favourite things and most of all it’s about taking it slowly so you can replace those bad...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 06.02.2018

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’ when in theory they are not ‘treating’ us one bit! I know people say to their kids, ‘Lets go to McDonalds, KFC, Burger King as a treat’ or something similar, but if you really think about it, is filling yours and your kids bodies with sugar, refined carbs or low grade meat with barely a hint of fruit and veg actually a treat,...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 23.01.2018

Yesterday I was out and about picking up some food and props for my Instagram images. I got caught behind a largish man who I guessed was probably not that much older than me (I’m 50.) He was shuffling along very slowly, panting heavily as he went and when he got to the checkout I could sense a real feeling of relief as he stopped to catch his breath. At the counter was a small but older lady with very arthritic fingers, she could barely hold the coins. They...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 18.01.2018

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 sat down to eat a bowl of cinnamon porridge, fully loaded with banana, blueberries, walnuts, raisins and a drizzle of date syrup. So our discussion was about the many health benefits we get from eating that one simple bowl of scrumptious porridge every day. Even I was shocked when we got going, the conversation went something like this….. Oats* contain B vitamins...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 12.01.2018

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 food labeling they are currently introducing on convenience foods was all wrong. I believe what we should actually be doing is avoiding convenience foods altogether and ensuring we are eating simple whole foods more often and cooking from scratch every day. I understand this is not always possible in our chaotic world but for the sake of our health we need to...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 10.01.2018

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 is right up there with holidays and making money at this time of year! I know for sure that better health is the big topic on everyone’s lips and most people would like to be starting the new year a bit healthier than they finished last year but I think we are complicating things much more than we should and maybe it’s...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 01.01.2018

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 in the New Year, that you know you will probably struggle with? Whilst I don’t want to appear too depressing or pessimistic, I am generally an eternal optimist, this is something we all do every year almost without fail. I know we live in a world of instant gratification, fast results and immediate answers but the secret to sticking...

Articles, Beauty, Food, General, Health, home-slider / 08.12.2017

Hey there I hope you are well and enjoying the run up to Christmas, it is such a magical time of year but I have been wondering whether some of you have already started to feel just a little bit stressed about the amount of food and drink you know you will be consuming over the festive period with those office parties, family get together’s and too many boxes of chocolates and biscuits as presents. With this in mind I have decided to offer up a free pre Christmas Health...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 31.03.2017

Did you know there are believed to be over 200 medical conditions that gluten can either cause, contribute to, or make worse? That is quite a statement and whether you think you have a problem with gluten or not, I wholeheartedly believe we could all benefit hugely from eating a lot less of it. In brief, gluten is like glue to our digestive system and is found in so many of our foods, not just the ones we would expect like bread, pasta and cake, how about stock cubes, crisps,...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 28.03.2017

Did you know that over 90% of New Year's Resolutions have gone by the wayside by mid January? I know New Year seems like an age ago now but I bet you still really want those resolutions to transpire as much as you did when you set them? Now Spring is here, maybe it's time to try again? Do you agree, it's a much better time of year for new beginnings and positive changes, which is where I come in. I truly believe that making small changes regularly is the...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 08.03.2017

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 attached to it already, and when we all know that it seldom actually happens? It’s a bit like New Year’s Resolutions, the timing is all wrong, straight after weeks of over indulging, who thought it would be a good idea to go cold turkey (excuse the pun,) and slap bang in the middle of winter too?! No wonder most resolutions have already...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 24.02.2017

I love it when I am ahead of the game! Did you catch yesterday’s news story all about telling people ‘5 a day’ is just not enough and we should be eating at least 10 portions of fruit and veg a day. I actually wrote this exact same thing in a blog about 2 years ago, it is good to know that finally every one else has cottoned on! I do wonder whether people are even managing to eat 5 a day, maybe aiming higher could help them reach...