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I'm a MSc Nutritionist and yoga teacher helping you to learn about women's health, non-diet and gentle nutrition; positive movement and sustainability.

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Gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant people. According to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (1), GDM is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance that is not clearly pre-existing diabetes. Having GDM can increase the risk of high blood glucose levels in your new-born, macrosomia […]

Nutrition, Women's health Nutrition

October 8, 2021

Understanding Gestational Diabetes

Although for many, being pregnant is an exciting time, it involves a lot of changes. These can impact your body, mind, and lifestyle. With all this in mind, is it possible to eat intuitively whilst pregnant? Intuitive Eating when Pregnant Intuitive Eating is a set of ten principles that teach you to remove yourself from […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition, Women's health Nutrition

May 4, 2021

Can you eat intuitively when pregnant?

We’re often told that certain foods are anti-inflammatory and that we should avoid others for being inflammatory. But what does this even mean, and how much of an influence do foods really have? Inflammation is an immune response by our body against things like injury and infection. And the term inflammation can be quite literal, […]

Nutrition

April 20, 2021

Can food affect inflammation?

With Easter weekend bringing in its usual assortment of Easter chocolate, sweets and cakes, the internet has been awash with comments and real concerns over the effect that the additional sugar may have on one’s health. The very first thing that I feel is important to share, is that a single weekend of eating outside […]

Nutrition

April 6, 2021

No, your Easter egg won’t give you diabetes

When it comes to claims about balancing hormones, seed cycling seems to come up a lot on wellness sites. Claims behind this eating pattern include reducing PCOS issues, improving fertility and alleviating the symptoms of the menopause and menstrual cycle. Seed cycling is the practice of eating different types of seeds based on where you […]

Nutrition, PCOS, Women's health Nutrition

February 23, 2021

Does seed cycling work?

Whether you are one of the 10-15% of couples experiencing fertility difficulties, or you’re wanting to improve your chances of getting pregnant in the future, you may have wondered if food and diet can improve fertility. Fertility issues affect men and women roughly equally, so it is something that anyone thinking about conceiving in the […]

Nutrition, Women's health Nutrition

February 2, 2021

Can food improve fertility?

In the UK, as with many countries, the term “nutritionist” is not legally protected. Unlike dietitians, anyone can call themselves a nutritionist without repercussions. Someone could call themselves a nutritionist after doing just a short course. Chances are, these courses leave them without sufficient scientific understanding or critical evaluation skills to keep you safe. As […]

Nutrition

January 26, 2021

What is the difference between an ANutr and RNutr?

A record 500000 people have reportedly signed up to Veganuary this year, as the UK based campaign becomes more widespread. It marks the increasing popularity of veganism and plant based eating year-on-year. If you’re planning to continue, you may need to consider some supplements. Vitamin B12 There are several nutrients that fall under the category […]

Nutrition

January 12, 2021

Doing Veganuary? Two supplements you might need

It is the first full week of January and now that the NYE hangover has (hopefully) receded, the Christmas food has finally been finished, you might have started to get tempted by all the “new year, new me” diet ads. A new year can be a great motivator for getting healthier, but it doesn’t have […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

January 5, 2021

How to start January without a crash diet

December is here, the supermarkets are filled with festive food, and while Christmas plans may look a bit different this year, food guilt can be one festive regular that just won’t budge. The Christmas period can negatively impact our relationship with food. A 2019 YouGov survey found that a quarter of people felt Christmas made […]

Christmas, Eat, Nutrition

December 1, 2020

5 tips to enjoy Christmas without food guilt