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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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Ever wondered what a nutritionist eats in the day? Or a yoga teacher? Seeing what fitness and healthcare professionals eat can be inspiring. However, the concept of “eat like me, look like me” doesn’t often ring true. If you’ve not heard of these videos and posts before, they post everything that someone eats in a […]

July 21, 2020

What I eat in a day

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

The language that we use to talk about food is powerful. Just look at how the clean eating movement’s use of moralising language around food resulted in a backlash over fears of promoting orthorexia.┬áThe phrase “food is medicine” has been used more and more often. It isn’t a new phrase at all, with Hippocrates famously […]

Nutrition

June 14, 2020

The problem with “food is medicine”

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?

This week has brought me back to uni, which means fresh stationary, a new timetable and packed lunches. As well as a savoury meal, its lovely to have a box of sweeter snacks to choose from. Fruity, nutty muffins are deliciously satisfying, and a bit of Sunday baking will have you set up for the […]

Eat, Recipes

January 27, 2020

Almond Butter and Blueberry Muffins (vegan)

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