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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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Still have leftover pumpkin from October? This recipe is a great twist on the classic to use up leftovers. I like to serve it tear and share style rather than cut in traditional discs. Recipe adapted from Delicious Magazine. Ingredients 200g pumpkin or squash, peeled and chopped 40g vegetable spread or butter 175g self raising […]

Recipes, Sides, Snacks

November 3, 2020

Savoury pumpkin scones

October 18th is World Menopause day, bringing awareness to the event that impacts half the world’s population. Reaching the menopause is defined as one year since a woman’s last period occurred. In the UK, the average age for this is 51, so the average age for the last period is 50. Some people go through […]

Nutrition

October 19, 2020

Introduction to nutrition during menopause

Understanding and myth-busting Intuitive Eating I’ve just finished my Intuitive Eating for Healthcare Professionals course from the London Centre for Intuitive Eating. It has enabled me to better help my clients, and to communicate the non-diet approach on here. With the push-back against diet culture, non-diet approaches have begun to get more airtime across social […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

September 29, 2020

What exactly is Intuitive Eating?

Continuing with PCOS awareness month this September, let’s talk supplements. If you search “PCOS supplements” on Google, you’ll get over 10 million results. There are dozens of supplements and herbal remedies that claim to reduce PCOS symptoms. Unfortunately, there isn’t all that much research out there specifically looking at whether individual supplements affect PCOS symptoms. […]

Nutrition, PCOS

September 22, 2020

Do PCOS supplements work?

This September is PCOS awareness month. PCOS -polycystic ovarian syndrome -is a cluster of symptoms found in approximately 1 in 5 women. It is associated with irregular periods, potentially reduced fertility, acne and excess body hair. PCOS and insulin resistance Some 70% of people with PCOS also have insulin resistance (1). This insulin resistance is […]

Nutrition, PCOS

September 14, 2020

The link between PCOS and insulin resistance

Last week My Breakfast Box invited me to talk about sustainable nutrition over on their Instagram page. When asked for easy way to make food choices more sustainable my top tip was to reduce your food waste. The less food that is wasted, the less we have to produce. This reduces the land and energy […]

Nutrition, Sustainability, Sustainable Nutrition

August 31, 2020

Tips to reduce food waste at home

Although vegans still only account for 1.16% (1) of the UK population, the amount of people moving to a more plant based diet is increasing exponentially. As many as a third of people stating that they have reduced their meat intake (2). Where you sit on the spectrum of plant based to omnivorous diets is […]

Nutrition, Sustainable Nutrition

August 10, 2020

5 nutrients to consider if you’re going plant based

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 […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

July 21, 2020

What I eat in a day

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, […]

Eat, Recipes

June 22, 2020

Kombucha home brewing guide

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”