Ask A Nutritionist

How well do you know your menstrual cycle?

This isn’t a trick question!   There are a few signs that tell you it’s worth becoming more familiar with your menstrual cycle.   Are you surprised every month when your period arrives? Do you get hit like a brick with PMS every month, feeling […]

Alcohol and your hormones

We’re creeping up on Christmas party season, traditionally a time when many of us indulge in a tipple or two and let our hair down.   We all know that alcohol is a toxin. Yes, I said it! It tastes great and can loosen you […]

Do you get enough sleep?

How many hours do you sleep a night?  Ideally, according to the World Health Organisation, we should be sleeping at least 8 hours a night, uninterrupted. Anything less counts as sleep deprivation. And guess what: on average, most of us get 7 or fewer hours […]

How can I make Autumn meal planning and preparation easier?

I was recently asked to share my top tips for Autumn health and wellness with Motherhood Reconstructed. I love what Tamu and Leah are doing to share diverse stories of motherhood in the UK. Go check out their site and events!   The kids are […]

Are you more stressed than you realise?

How do you feel right now? Check your breath. Is it shallow, taking short, little breaths through your nose? Check your hands and teeth – are they clenched? Check your shoulders – are they tensed up towards your ears?   If you answered yes to […]

How much water do you drink a day?

Conventional wisdom suggests that we should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, or about 1.5 – 2L. How much water do you drink a day? For a lot of people, even drinking a litre of water a day is tricky. When I […]

How many portions of fruit and vegetables do you eat each day?

  This isn’t a trick question! The NHS recommend at least 5 portions of fruit and veg per day and a recent study by Imperial College London went all the way up to 10 portions per day.   Does that sound like a lot?   […]

How To Manage PMS

  Do you dread the week before your period? How much do you dread it?   I used to count down the days, waiting for the familiar aches in my back, bloated belly and throughly grumpy mood.   I used to think all women suffered […]

Green Smoothies For Beginners

Since last August, I’ve been on a massive smoothie kick. It started when I got a bit of food poisoning after eating some dodgy mangosteen that I brought back from Jakarta. I had having omelettes for breakfast most mornings, but just couldn’t stomach them after […]