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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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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

One assumption of Intuitive Eating is that food decisions have to be based on what you want in the moment. Any other reason, then you’re doing it wrong. If you pre plan a meal, then surely you’re making an assumption about what future you will want to eat, right? Perhaps, but there’s nothing wrong with […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

November 10, 2020

Can you meal plan and still eat intuitively?

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?