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Perimenopause – Your Questions Answered

Perimenopause – Your Questions Answered

Perimenopause is a different experience for each of us, yet there are several common themes and questions. Fortunately, nutrition and lifestyle medicine can be a big help at this time of transition. From hot flushes to anxiety and low mood, making changes to what we...

Top 5 Foods for Anxiety

Top 5 Foods for Anxiety

Anxiety has been an unwanted companion of mine since childhood. From anxiety-induced stomach aches before school swimming lessons, to panic attacks while out shopping, anxiety has a big impact on my life experiences. Over the years I've learned to take a two-pronged...

Fight Those Winter Bugs – Top Tips for Immune Support

Fight Those Winter Bugs – Top Tips for Immune Support

Our immune systems get a real workout at this time of year with cold, flu', and tummy bug germs thriving in warm, dry, centrally heated homes and offices.  It's a good idea to top up on immune-supporting nutrients to give your system the best chance of fending off...

Veganuary – Where to find the vitamins & minerals YOU need

Veganuary – Where to find the vitamins & minerals YOU need

Over 250,000 people participated in Veganuary 2019 (a massive increase from the 3,300 who participated in 2014) and 2020 is set to be even bigger. Done properly, a plant-based diet can provide nearly all the nutrients we need to thrive.  I say "nearly all" because of...

Food Trends for 2020

Food Trends for 2020

We've had smashed avocado, coconut water and kale everything.  Smoothies, juice diets, goji berries, and veganism. Now it's time for 2020 to give us the next big foodie trend.  Will it be nettles? Pine needle tea? Or my favourite (and vastly underated) combo of mashed...

Meet the Producer:  Eleanor from Riverford Organic

Meet the Producer: Eleanor from Riverford Organic

Friday mornings are a bit exciting in my house; it's Riverford delivery day.  At around 9.30am a friendly driver drops off the weekly box (hiding it behind the recycling bin if no-one's home) packed with a delicious selection of organic fruit and vegetables.  And,...