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I'm a Nutrition MSc student and yoga teacher helping you to learn more about no-nonsense nutrition, functional and safe movement and sustainability.

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Kombucha has really exploded onto the scene as a healthy drink option -quite literally if you’ve ever opened a bottle that’s been shook up! It’s on the more expensive side to buy, as with so many products in the wellness market, and you’re potentially limited in your flavours. Whilst I still enjoy buying bottled kombucha, […]

June 22, 2020

Kombucha home brewing guide

Eat, Recipes

Sustainable diets are becoming a factor that increasing numbers of us consider when doing our weekly food shop. However, it is a pretty complex and confusing concept, with many disagreements over what constitutes a sustainable food. Should we be eating a completely vegan diet? One that only uses local ingredients, including meat? Farmed, wild or […]

Nutrition, Sustainability, Sustainable Nutrition

April 29, 2020

What do we mean be sustainable eating?

This article has been sat in my drafts for a little while now, but given the current climate, it feels appropriate to publish it now. It is very difficult to consume any kind of media now without coming into contact with headlines and articles sharing stories, claims and research in nutrition. Quite often, these headlines […]

Nutrition

March 30, 2020

BS Bingo: can you believe nutrition articles in the media?

Pick up an energy bar or healthier cereal from the free-from aisle of the supermarket, and you might spot the phrase “refined sugar free” proudly emblazoned across the packaging. Flipping to the back of package, you might see ingredients like date syrup, or notice that the nutrient information still shows that the product contains a […]

Nutrition

March 3, 2020

Should we be worried about refined sugar?

Omega 3s are a form of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and alongside omega 6 fatty acids are considered essential in the diet, as we cannot synthesise them ourselves. Omega 6 fatty acids are readily available in various forms, including most vegetable oils, poultry, eggs and evening primrose oils. Omega 3s however, are less commonly consumed in […]

Nutrition

January 14, 2020

Plant-based guide to omega 3s

There’s nothing like a comforting curry for winter evenings. The flavours are an alternative to more traditional Christmas fare in January. I’m especially fond of coconut curries at the moment. The creamy, rich coconut pairs beautifully with spice and heat of the curry. A serving of this curry contains at least three of your five […]

Eat, Recipes

January 6, 2020

Squash Coconut Curry

Happy new year and happy new decade! Hopefully this is the decade that we say goodbye to restrictive diets. I’d love to see debunked terms like detox, cleanse and alkalising, stay well and truly in the past. If you’ve been following Enlivening Elle for a while, you hopefully already know that fad diets are largely […]

Nutrition

January 1, 2020

January diets to say goodbye to