Naturopathic Nutrition

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 grumpymood. I used to think all women suffered this way and […]

How often do you poop?

Seriously though. I know people get touchy about this subject, but let’s all be grown ups and have some real talk about the importance of regular bowel movements. A lecturer recently mentioned that the optimum number is three – once after every meal! Ideally, you […]

Eating to improve anxiety

Anxiety seems to be a growing problem these days, especially amongst young people. Various pressures – societal, economic, physical, technological, emotional, political – mean that people are being pulled in many directions, increasing their day to day anxiety and decreasing their ability to cope. When […]

Don’t detox, just eat better.

At this time of the year, newspapers and magazines are filled with weight loss, fitness and detox stories. And I’ll admit, I do enjoy reading them and seeing what nutrition & exercise (mis)information is being passed around. One of my biggest gripes is seeing articles […]

What are adaptogens?

Have you heard of adaptogens? If you haven’t yet, you will soon. In fact, there are a few you probably already know, but didn’t realise they were called adaptogens – do you recognise maca, ginseng and licorice? Why do we care so much about adaptogens? In […]

Have you tried seed cycling?

I first heard about seed cycling a couple years ago on a natural health podcast and found it very intriguing. The basic principle of seed cycling is that it is possible to use the primary micronutrients in a few seeds to help balance female sex […]

You and your gut.

What is gut bacteria, the gut microbiome and why are people talking about it so much lately? There has been a huge surge of interest recently, off the back of a lot more research into this area. Here are some of the key terms that are worth […]

I Tried It: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

As I go further into my Nutrition degree, we’ve been learning more nutrition theory and practical elements, like clinical practice with patients and specific dietary models. The third assignment this year is to trial one of the dietary models we could potentially recommend to a […]

When you don’t agree with your client’s food preferences.

Everybody has their own food preferences, likes, dislikes, intolerances and allergies. Some people are omnivores, some people are vegetarians and some are vegans. All personal choices and preferences for any number of reasons. What do you do as a nutrition practitioner? How you put aside personal […]

On becoming a naturopath.

Nutrition is complicated, eating is easy. Food is medicine. Moderation. Keep it real. Just eat real food. There are so many different messages about health, wellness and nutrition out there. What should you believe? Who is right? And if you have kids, how should you […]

No More Snacking.

I recently picked up a copy of Amelia Freer’s Eat. Nourish. Glow. after seeing some great recommendations on Instagram. And I was not disappointed! Amelia’s recommendations are sensible and sound and generally follow a real food / primal / paleo slant, although she is careful […]

Zinc, zinc, zinc.

Photo by Paula Borowska For years, we’ve been told to take vitamin C to prevent or recover from colds. So we’ve all been glugging down orange juice or taking those horrible tasting vitamin C tablets in the hopes or speeding away our colds. It seems […]

What about magnesium?

Photo by Juan José Valencia Antía As a mother, I’m constantly quizzed about my son’s milk intake and whether or not he gets enough calcium, but it’s very rare to hear much from the NHS or other mainstream nutrition experts about other vitamins, minerals and […]