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There’s no such thing as a “Summer Body”

Do you have a summer body?  Do you even know what a Summer Body is, and how it differs from a winter body? (I don’t) From about August onward magazines, blogs and gyms start proclaiming that it’s time to start working on your Summer Body.  Even gyms which are supposedly empowering women to be fit… Read More »

It’s time to get Real and CUT THE CRAP

When did eating become so hard? Everywhere we look; TV, magazine stands, Facebook, YouTube, even in the school playground someone is promoting a new “healthier” way of eating.  These protocols come complete with a story about how they can cure everything make you lose 10 kilos, gain more energy and so on.  A number of… Read More »

The what and why of gut bacteria

Do you love your Guts? Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates made the bold statement that all disease begins in the gut.  Clearly he was ahead of his time. We are finally catching up and realising the vital role these bacterial microbes play in our overall health.  Bacteria is a bit of a dirty word, pun… Read More »

January 2016 tips

I read a quote once that said “IF YOU DON’T LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY WHERE WILL YOU LIVE? It’s the start of a new year, filled with potential so lets make 2016 the year you stop being “too busy” to take care of yourself, lets make it the year when you make small but significant… Read More »

Top tips for getting your life back (after Adrenal Fatigue)

I’ve talked previously about how stress, be it physical due to injury, illness or undiagnosed intolerances, emotional, financial of psychological can impact on the health of your adrenal glands and how this in turn has a far reaching effect on your overall health. If this is all new to you here is the previous post.… Read More »

Are you exhausted (my adrenal fatigue story)

Adrenal Fatigue Let me tell you a story. Imagine that you’re exhausted, you can’t function without at least one but usually more cups of coffee, you reach for a sweet or carby treat at about 3pm, in fact you crave carbohydrates and the more processed the better. You feel like your brain isn’t working, your… Read More »

Why should you love your Gut?

Good health begins and ends in the gut. Your amazing digestive system (gut) ensures that you absorb nutrients from the foods you eat, it stops you getting sick; in fact 70% of your immune system is found in your gut.  It produces vitamins like D and b12 and plays a vital role in how your feel.… Read More »

Is Sugar Really Poison?

It seems like sugar is really in the firing line at the moment, is this really justified?  My answer is a resounding YES The Word Health organisation recommends that adults consume no more than 10% of their daily calorific intake from sugar, in real terms this is about 9 teaspoons for men and 6 teaspoons… Read More »

My top tips for making snacks count!!!

Are you a snack lover? Eating is not always about being hungry our emotions play a huge role in when and what we eat.  Stress, anxiety, depression, tiredness and boredom can cause us to reach for the cake tin or the bag of chips.  It’s always worth checking in with yourself and asking “am I… Read More »

My six tips for a guilt free Easter

Easter is one of my favorite long weekends because it revolves around food.  It can however, also be a time when we over indulge; eat a little too much chocolate, drink a little too much wine, have another slice of cake or that extra hot cross bun and just one more glass of champagne and… Read More »