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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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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”

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?