Battling through the loft to find the decorations, shopping, more shopping, nights out, working out whether to use Nigella’s or Jamie’s sprout recipe (Nigella, every time)? School concerts, getting excited children to SLEEP, remembering to move the Elf each night. Or maybe you have stress of a different kind – eating food and drink that […]
An Organic Acid Test (OAT) measures by-products of cellular metabolism in a urine sample. These metabolites give us an insight into different processes in our body. These metabolites can give us an indication of levels of gut bacteria, yeasts, effectiveness of mitochondrial function, detoxification, levels of oxalates and some neurotransmitter levels too.
The Organic Acid Test can […]
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:
I know, it’s not easy to stop being stressed. It’s a part of our daily lives, for some of us it’s how we function – using adrenaline to get things done and meet deadlines. It’s such a common state for us that we may not even notice that we are actually under stress.
The problem is […]
There are a few reasons that you might need to go to the toilet urgently! An need to empty your bowels asap could be because …..
You are stressed: Fight or flight impacts digestion and causes bowel emptying. Any stressful situation – acute or longer-term could have this effect. Over time this affects nutrient balance […]
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 […]
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 […]
Zinc fights the common cold?
Recent research has highlighted how supplementing with zinc can help fight off colds and flu. Zinc is a powerful immune boosting supplement that stops the multiplication of viruses – but have we finally found a cure for the common cold?
A closer look showed that zinc supplementation shortened the duration of a […]
The Christmas holidays are a time of excess. Moderation tends to go out the window! We eat so much food we have to loosen our belts, we have one drink too many and plenty of there’s always a fair few stressful moments!
Whether you love or hate the festive season it is a good idea to […]
If you’ve tried every self-help book on the shelf to stop comfort eating and still get cosy with a family bag of Doritos in the evening then this blog post is for you!
We have been led to believe that comfort eating is the result of external pressures – a bad day, a rubbish week, or […]