Processed Foods: The Pros and Cons – Part 1

The Pros Recently I did some filming for a new one off television documentary (will share more details when I’ve been given the nod to talk about it) all about ‘processed foods’. The topic of processed foods is such a controversial one, and one that often stirs up a lot…

Specialist Diets For Children: Are they a good idea?

There has been lots in the news recently about children’s food products and children’s ‘diets’, especially as there are now a few children’s “paleo” food brands. This is quite disturbing and I know a lot of negative attention has been given about these. As a result, I thought I’d put…

Keep Hydrated Over The Summer…

Keep Hydrated Over The Summer

Water is a vital part of staying nutritionally healthy that is often overlooked. A lot of information available on dieting revolves around eating clean, detoxing, and what to avoid, whilst some of the most important elements that the body needs to survive are virtually overlooked. In a list of 20…

Protection for the title of Registered Nutritionists!

Protection for the title of Registered Nutritionists!

The incredible team at Fight the Fads have started a petition that’s gaining good attention with an aim to provide protection for the title of Registered Nutritionists and make the title “Nutritionist” a protected term. At the moment, anyone can call themselves a “Nutritionist” and it’s thought to be partly…

How about a Healthy, Happy Christmas ?

Christmas is all about the chocolates, mince pies and sweeties…right? Well how about a Healthy, Happy Christmas this year…? No, maybe I can convince you. My latest blog talked all about the long month that is December and how we can actually improve how we feel in January by eating…

Eating for the Season: December

It’s December and time to kick-start your health in the run up to Christmas and start eating for the season …..Seriously, forget January when we are often feeling at our worst. Making some healthy changes now, at the very start of December could see us enjoying the Christmas ‘blow outs’…

Winter Warming Comfort Foods: Harper’s Bazaar article…

Healthy Dinner ideas

Forget what you currently think about comfort foods! Winter warming comfort foods don’t have to involve high calories and zero nutrients. There are PLENTY of delicious, warming, healthy foods that will give you energy, a dose of nutrients and a buzz to keep you happy during cold winter months. Throughout…

Jamie Oliver takes on the Child Obesity Plan

Child Obesity

Today I’ve been invited to attend a debate with Jamie Oliver (eeek!) where he is hoping to simply re-open the UK’s current obesity debate! I’m looking forward to seeing how Jamie Oliver takes on the child obesity plan. The problem with the Child Obesity Plan – Since the release of…

Nutrient Interactions: the complex truth about our food…

A good kitchen guide to pregnancy

Guest post by Paul Fairbairn, BSc (hons) in Sport and Exercise Science & Nutrition MSc student – The truth about our food… Nutrition confusion in the press Often we are told about how important or how detrimental one specific nutrient is for our health.  All it takes is a simple google…

Nutrition, Health and Wellness Debunked…

Nutrition, Health and Wellness Debunked

Confusing nutrition messages are not new. Everyday we seem to read contradictory information in the press about the ‘super’ powers of certain foods, weight loss ‘magic’ products or supplements and about foods that will or wont cause you cancer. It’s no wonder that people are often confused. More importantly however,…