Are Multivitamins a waste of money?

Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They're supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are...

Does Mindfulness and Meditation Really Work?

  Well...yes, they do really work!! Science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in to the what's what, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation!”...

Reduce Inflammation With These Foods

Inflammation. It's not making the headlines for nothing.  It's real! Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health; this is especially true when it's chronic (i.e. lasts a long time)....

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

  Do the words blood sugar conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and...

Common Weight Loss Myths – Busted

  Weight loss advice is so common now - There are competing opinions everywhere. So, when you decide that you need to get into shape, or clean up your eating, who do you listen to? I say, forget about who's right and let's focus on what's right, so in...

How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?

  We all know how super important Vitamins are for our health don't we? Vitamin D is one of those extra special vitamins and because it's pretty difficult to get enough vitamin D, Via D deficiency is very, very common. So... let's talk about how much of...

Paleo 101

The Paleo Diet was the world's most popular diet in 2013. But what is it? Is it a fad? And how do you know if its right for you? Scientist and "Paleo Mom" Sarah Ballentyne, Ph.D. defines it as: “The Paleo diet is a nutrient-dense whole foods diet based on...

Raw Vs Cooked – Which Is Best?

  OK - Let's have a look at the 'raw vs cooked debate' and see if we can shed some light on this! In the grand scheme of things, if you're eating a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole food diet, the 'raw vs cooked debate' isn't of huge importance...

The truth about artificial sweeteners

You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially added sugars like in fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolates, baked goods, and many cereals, just to name a few. Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the Supermarkets....

5 reasons you should be doing Trigger Point Pilates

If you haven't tried Trigger Point Pilates yet... why not?! Those who practice 'rehydrating' their muscles by rolling or using trigger point balls, are already a step ahead of those who aren't! Our bodies don't just need impact, vigour and hard work.  Our muscles and...

5 reasons we bloat more as we age!

Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods. These not-so-easily-digested foods feel like they're just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being stuffed and 'windy'! It can happen at any age but if it seems to be...

5 Weight Loss Friendly Snacks You’ll Love!

When the words “weight-loss” and “snacks” appear in the same sentence, the words "tasteless" and "cardboard" may spring to mind! In this post, I'm giving you my best 'weight loss friendly' snacks that are both healthy, nutritious and delicious! To be classed a 'weight...

Is your symptom a food intolerance?

Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways and are a lot more common than most people think. I'm not talking about life threatening anaphylactic shock or immediate allergic reactions... (You know, If you have any food allergies, you need to...

What is your purpose?

In the past lots of my programs have been focused around inch loss... 'Get fit for summer, look good for Christmas, look good after Christmas, etc....They are all developed with the best intention and all have all had the same purpose - shifting the inches- and they...

Are you eating the same but getting fatter?

  So what's going on? You are absolutely positive that you're not eating more food or 'naughty' food, but you still feel like you're gaining weight.... Is it possible? Yes! You're not going doo-lally! We both know that there's loads more to weigh loss than calories in...

Are you eating enough Carbs?

If you are health conscious, eating less carbs is pretty standard behaviour nowadays, if you want to shed a few pounds. We're being told we must cut back on processed sugars and carbohydrates on TV, online and in the papers, let's face it - it's pretty much...

Lost your Libido?

Hmmm...Libido...it's an interesting thing! It's affected by so many things and not just the main sex hormones, especially testosterone. Although testosterone levels can have a big effect on sex drive there are a lot of subtle things that can be going on too. In this...

My 3 Favourite Supplements.

Even though its always best to get your nutrients from food, sometimes you do need to get some supplements in! There are actually some nutrients that we don't get enough which are critical to optimal health and wellness, especially as we age. Below are my three must...

3 Best Breakfast Ideas.

Do you go to bed each night looking forward to what you can eat for breakfast in the morning? Do you have a short list of favourite breakfasts that you use time and time again? Do you crave something sweet for the first meal of the day? Are you bored with breakfasts?...

Menopausal? Before you take meds…read this!

First of all I need to say, of course, listen to what your doctor says, but you must also listen to what your body says. We both know that what we eat and how we move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause. Not to mention how common it is for...

Cholesterol – good and bad.

So what do you know about Cholesterol? Cholesterol is an actual molecule that floats around the blood.  It's not just the amount of cholesterol molecules overall that we need to be careful of, but what it's combined with as it floats about!  If it's combined with the...

Are you sleeping through the night?

How do you sleep? Are you absolutely exhausted? Do you feel like you're running on empty and relying on caffeine and sugar to get you through your day? The science of sleep is a complicated thing and we are beginning to find out more about it as time progresses...I...

Why is my metabolism slow?

  If your metabolism is slow, you may feel tired and cold and you may have gained weight, your digestion may even feel a bit 'sluggish' as well. There are a number of reasons why your metabolic rate is slow. Lets have a look at why... We know that metabolic rate...

Why your waist circumference matters more than what you weigh.

What you weigh can matter, but only to a certain extent... It certainly doesn't define who you are as a person but if you've had a 'funny' relationship with the scales so far,  you may feel that giving them up is like waving goodbye to an old friend and you may feel...

Healthy Eating in a nutshell

OMG  – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And have you noticed how each expert tries to lead you in their direction, because their advice is going to help you because they know best! Over the years we have all learnt about how much (or how little) we should be...

7 reasons why you need Trigger Point Pilates in your life.

So you've heard about Trigger Point Pilates and fancy giving it a go.. you know you have muscle tightness, due to poor posture, lifestyle, injuries, etc, but you're unsure on whether it's right for you... Here are 7 reasons why you need Trigger Point Pilates in your...

3 ways to avoid overeating at mealtimes

  Social gatherings, family get togethers, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, christenings, weddings, nights in, nights out...the list goes on...Food is always top of the list, although... it's not always JUST about the food  but the people, ambience, decorations and...

What is Metabolism?

The word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight, but what exactly does it all mean? Well, technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It's how you...

Why November is the best month to workout!

November is here.  Guy Fawkes night is just around the corner and the countdown to Christmas is on. Did you know that  - November - is THE best time to be working out? If you didn't already know, there's 7 whole weeks until Christmas with more or less zilch going...

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