We hear often that the Mediterranean Diet is the one to follow but what are the foundations to this finding and what does this actually mean you should eat?
Whilst there is benefit to reducing sugar consumption, embarking on a strict no sugar diet is not a sustainable approach and not without consequence.
The role of nutrition in depression is one area that has been under-reported or indeed under-recognised when it comes to mental health, despite awareness of mental health issues increasing. The body of evidence and indeed the medical literature shows a clear link between the diet and mental health and specifically the role of nutrition […]
A question I am often asked and one that is still subject to confusion due to the conflicting advice we are bombarded with is ‘Should I drink coffee?’. The ‘coffee experience’ has become a part of modern life and culture and indeed an enjoyment whether gathering with friends or when you’re at a point in […]
Weight loss and a vegan diet are not always a winning combination. Although you may certainly lose weight if your dietary choices focus more on vegetables and plant based proteins, but in reality from my clinical practice experience, this notion does not always hold true and in fact, those who have cut out all foods […]
There is one response that probably tops most lists of health goals; Weight Loss. Historically over the generations and still today, there is always room for a downward shift in the figure that appears on the weighing scales, whether it’s a priority or not. More recently, another health goal may well be a new contender […]
Absolutely not – Kale is still up there! You may well have written it off as a fad and moved on to another vegetable, that has now become ubiquitous at your table; breakfasts, lunch and dinners and even juices. However, as a member of the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, […]
Melatonin is a hormone made by the pea-sized pineal gland within the brain and its production is triggered by darkness and inhibited by light. In other words, it is not a sleep hormone but simply a marker of darkness and its release helps to prepare the body for sleep. However, in supplement form, it is […]
Wouldn’t it be fabulous to be able to eat foods that can help you lose weight, simply by eating them? Although this doesn’t quite make sense on first reading, you may be surprised to know that there really are foods, thermogenic foods, that can help you do just that. Here are my top 8 foods […]
A recent study asked if people were bored with their lunch and a whopping 81 percent confirmed they were, with 30 percent admitting that others had even commented on their boring lunch choices. So let’s look at the worst repeat offenders in the lunch stakes more closely; those that top your lunch choices and see […]