Journal

Christmas Stress Relief

December 14th, 2018

Christmas Clementines
It’s not just about the vitamin C in citrus fruit!  Indeed, known as the ‘anti-stress vitamin’, this time of year is a great time to be making sure we get plenty of this important vitamin.

Vitamin C can boost immunity and lower cortisol (a stress inducing hormone) so help to relieve stress.  Read More

Food has no moral value

October 25th, 2018

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The food you eat has no moral value.

It can’t be good or bad.

If you have a sense of humour of any kind, and take just a second to think about that one, it’s pretty funny.

How have we become so attached?

We know eating disorders are all about food yet have nothing whatsoever to do with food.  Read More

Overnight Oats

February 13th, 2017

Overnight Oats

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Take a shaker bottle.

Put in 50g (roughly) oats, milk or milk alternative to soak.

Add a teaspoon of mixed seeds and another of chopped nuts.

Add a heaped teaspoon of ground flax or chia seeds.

Top with some fruit such as blueberries or raspberries.  Read More

New year's Resolutions for those with disordered eating

December 30th, 2016

NEW YEAR
NEW YOU?

If you have an eating disorder of any kind, or have had in the past, there are some new year’s resolutions that you must avoid at all costs.

These include:

All dieting behaviours/ diet plans and programmes, weight loss mantras and rituals

Fitness regimes for a new you

Any notation of ‘fixing’ oneself

Attempting to make drastic body changes

 

These will not help you and can of course be triggering.   Read More

Keep your Hormones Healthy!

September 23rd, 2016

Top tips to keep your hormones beautifully balanced

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Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers and affect many aspects of overall health.  Keep them balanced!  Here’s how:

 

  • Eat your greens: fibrous cruciferous vegetables keep hormones balanced with their Vitamin B content and enzymes which support the liver.
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What are Antioxidants? How can they help me?

June 23rd, 2016

Antioxidants Concept or Anti Oxidants or Antioxidant

Oxidants and Antioxidants

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What are oxidants?

Oxidants are molecules which occur naturally as part of normal body processes such as metabolism and inflammatory reactions.   However, harmful oxidants (or ‘free radicals’), which are unstable oxygen molecules, may cause damage to body cells as they are extremely reactive.   Read More

What is the best way to lose weight?

June 13th, 2016

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What are the best ways to lose weight?

 

Certainly, we need to be aware of the calorie in-out equation and make sure the scales are tipping the right way.

Calculating a BMR is useful, and using this along with your activity level to devise your optimal calorific needs to lose the fat.  Read More

Gut Health and You

June 9th, 2016

Does your Gut Need Help?

 

We hear a lot now about good and bad bacteria and good gut health.  No wonder when we know that around 70-80% of our immune system resides in our gut so looking after the intestinal area is paramount to overall health.  Read More

The Eating Therapist: Morning Muesli

May 22nd, 2016

In the morning, all some people want to eat is something quick and easy, and this is often cereal.  Instead of reaching for breakfast cereals which can be loaded with sugar, try this morning muesli….. you can adapt it to suit your individual taste and try different versions.  Read More