Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 20.05.2020

You may recall the other day Boris Johnson had a revelation about his weight and general health, after contracting Covid 19 and spending time in intensive care. It is strange how a brush with death can change your trajectory on matters that you know deep down are really important but somehow get swept under the carpet for much longer than they should be. Reintroduce 5 a day campaign I wrote about this in an earlier blog, suggesting it is the perfect time to re launch the ‘5 a day’ campaign* and...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 22.04.2020

It has not gone unnoticed that World Earth Day has arrived right in the midst of the current chaos we are all experiencing. And I feel certain that this year we really will take notice of our beautiful planet and think of ways we can protect Mother Earth and all that she provides for us, because without her we would not be much use at all. Small changes can make big differences so even if we feel we are hopeless on our own and our tiny contribution is not enough,...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 16.04.2020

Pineapple is not just a delicious fruit; it is actually one of the best medicines you can come by and especially at the moment because it contains properties that could help you immensely right now. Bromelain is a digestive enzyme found in the flesh, but more highly concentrated in the core, of pineapples and cites over 1600 scientific articles evaluating its medicinal properties. So what exactly does this mean for you and why is it so relevant at this moment in time? For a start it aids digestion, thus improving gut...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 11.04.2020

This may be a bold statement but according to Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley there is a heap of evidence to support it and I am right behind him in this belief. And how do I know this? Because I practice it every day and even more when I am feeling a bit lost or hard done by. During these challenging days when some of us are feeling a lot less than grateful, people are losing loved ones, people are scared, lonely, broke, the list goes on. It is true...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 08.04.2020

This has not yet been confirmed by the pharmaceutical industry, although I wouldn’t necessarily trust them. However there are many legitimate reports by medical experts around the world to raise the concern that ibuprofen could be exacerbating the deadly symptoms of Coronavirus. The main reason for this is because it interrupts the inflammation process, which is a natural bodily healing function when disease is present. By blocking this process your body could struggle to heal itself in the normal way and in turn make the situation much worse. Many people...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 04.04.2020

We may be going through one of the most challenging times of our lives right now but remarkably the weather has improved more than we could have wished for and for most of us in the UK it is bright and sunny this weekend. The last few months have been the wettest on record, winter has felt very long and very damp, but the improved weather couldn’t have come at a better time and has given us something to be grateful for, not just because it is lovely to...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 03.04.2020

If you know me, you will know I talk a lot about food and what we need to eat or not eat in order to be healthy. But what about all the other things we take into our bodies on a daily basis, such as toxic cleaning products, skin care items and other general pollutants? But more importantly, at this very moment in time, the intense amount of negative and scary news that we are ingesting every day through the constant need for updates on the Coronavirus. It is...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 02.04.2020

I know the government has been pretty busy over the last few weeks but I still believe that they, and our health professionals, should be giving us much more health advice than they are currently offering, starting with basic good nutrition and supplementation. Maybe the government ‘5 a day’ scheme, introduced in March 2003, should be given a revival or even a rethink. It was undoubtedly the most successful government health initiatives in terms of people remembering it. It may not have been the most successful in terms of...

Articles, Food, General, Health, home-slider, Uncategorised / 15.03.2020

The other day on my daily commute, the train journey reminds me of a doctors waiting room, many people are sniffing, sneezing and coughing their way to London, it is the same everyday. And as the Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire I wonder who might have it and more importantly who might get it! Having recently returned from the beautiful, but freezing town of Levi in Lapland. Finland where I’m pretty sure the coronavirus has not yet reached. I had to recover from a virus of my very own...

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...