Magnesium is a very common deficiency in the general population. Diets high in carbohydrate and sugar can cause a magnesium deficiency simply because it creates a need for additional magnesium to control blood sugar levels. This becomes a huge issue when a carbohydrate and sugar rich diet is also lacking magnesium. Heavy sweating during exercise […]
The most common problem clients mention in my nutrition clinic is feeling ‘tired all the time’. GP’s hear it too. Beyond running a full blood test to look for possible causes there can be no real solutions on offer.
Here are the top 6 reasons I find my clients are feeling tired all the time:
When it comes to binge eating there are some foods that will completely derail you. Knowing which foods and lifestyle factors can trigger a descent into binging may be all you need to get back on track and stay on track for good.
Additives in processed foods can disrupt brain chemistry and hormones leading to […]
One of my pet peeves is quick and easy weight loss solutions because weight gain will always follow a quick fix. Usually the weight you gain is more than you lost to begin with, leaving you perpetually relying on the multi-million pound dieting industry.
For many people losing weight is not easy. If a diet that […]
Comfort eating is one of the main reasons people tell me they can’t follow a healthy diet. The day starts with good intentions but by night-time whole tubs of ice cream or large packets of crisps have been consumed.
There are good physiological reasons for this common problem. The issue is complex but here are just […]
Does calories in -calories out = weight loss?
If there is truth in the calories in versus calories out = weight loss then that salad must’ve been packed full with hidden calories. You’ve eaten it daily for the last 3 weeks. You’ve spent hours in the gym, tried Zumba and running. Slimming world is your weekly […]
How gut bacteria influence comfort eating.
You really ‘need’ to eat that whole tub of ice cream. You’ve had a bad day. Do you lack willpower? Or is your physiology working against you? There are plenty of physical issues that result in comfort eating, rarely does it have anything to do with will power. Your gut […]
Low mood that you cannot shake, that is ongoing and never seems to end might be labelled depression. Your GP might offer antidepressants or therapy to help you through. But if the real cause is a physical imbalance in your body then neither of these will help you over the longer term. You will always […]
Lack of sleep affects us both mentally and physically. A poor night’s sleep taxes our adrenal hormones leaving us unable to concentrate, craving the wrong foods and physically drained. It also creates a vicious cycle where a good night’s sleep becomes harder to achieve. The long-term effects of broken or very little sleep are catastrophic. […]
Most of us would admit to feeling ‘stressed’ at this time of year. The search for the perfect present, or any present and the crowds and queues in the shops. The endless to do lists and the pressures of winding up work for Christmas along with negotiations with family about when and where to get […]