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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 […]

October 19, 2020

Introduction to nutrition during menopause

Nutrition

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

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

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?