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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic

For the last four years, I’ve had the weirdest bit of joint inflammation in my right index finger. It gets worse when I’m tired, eating poorly and drinking too much alcohol. I never thought about it too much and just chalked it up to a […]

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 […]

Just eat more vegetables.

People like shortcuts. Maybe it’s a symptom of our modern world, where we can get pretty much anything we want at the touch of a button. Speaking of shortcuts, I’m often asked by friends, family and colleagues about the fastest ways to get healthy / […]

The importance of self-care.

There’s been so much depressing, upsetting news recently that sometimes I feel like shutting off my phone and laptop and burying my head in my pillow until it all goes away. But it’s not going away, is it? Between Brexit, the US election, even the […]

Stories I loved this week.

Happy weekend! I can’t wait to hang out with my husband and son and relax this weekend.  And it’s Bonfire Night on Saturday! We’re going to check out our local Guy Fawkes fireworks display and let J have a few sparklers  – can’t wait! What […]

Intentions not resolutions: how to create good habits in 2016

It’s almost 2016 (eep!) and it’s that time of the year when the best of 2015 and 2016 to do lists come rolling out. Do you make resolutions at the beginning of the year? I don’t. Controversial, I know. I prefer to set intentions. Ahem, […]

What happens after baby led weaning?

Photo by leonie wise When my son was three months old and I felt that we really had a handle on breastfeeding, I started to think about the next step – introducing him to solid food. My plan was to start giving him solids at […]

Operation rebuild the gut bacteria!

During the summer, M had some trouble with his nose and his doctor put him on two four week courses of really strong antibiotics. You all know the story… the antibiotics managed to clear up the nose problem, but killed all the good bacteria in […]

I completed the #whole30!

And here it is, 30 days later and I’ve completed my first Whole 30. What did I learn (because I always have to be learning something)? 1. My craving for wine was so very real and only really left me after day 20. A glass […]

Should I give my son cow’s milk?

Photo by Sonja Langford My son has just turned one. One is great – he’s an older baby, not yet a toddler, and still has that squishy cuteness I love. We’ve been doing baby-led weaning with him since he was 5.5 months old, which for […]

Spicy tuna cakes!

I’ve been obsessed with nomnompaleo‘s cookbook since I bought it a few weeks ago. And like any good cook, I often add my own twists and adaptations to the original recipes. This afternoon, while baby J was sleeping, I decided to try out the Spicy […]

Paleo granola for the non-paleo

My husband has always loved granola and for years, a bowl of Jordan’s granola with milk was his go-to breakfast. For the last few months, I’ve been really conscious about getting him to think about what’s in the packaged food he likes to eat. When […]