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, 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, 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, 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, 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...

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, Uncategorised / 07.02.2017

Here is the sign up page for the 5 Week Healthy Eating Challenge, once you have paid on PayPal you can type your details here and you will be added to the email list. I look forward to seeing you soon to continue your journey to a healthier you. Kathy Your Healthy Self xx (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/91/495800991.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); ...

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, 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...