Constipation Protocol

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Constipation Protocol Most people I come across don’t really know whether they’re constipated or not.  Some will say they’re not and then reveal they only open their bowels 2-3 times a week and that it’s ‘normal’ for them. To ease understanding therefore, I thought I’d give you two questions to determine whether you are or […]

Five Tips To Increase Fibre (safely)

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Five Tips To Increase Fibre (safely) We all know fibre is good for us. It has been found to help bulk your stools to relieve constipation, feeds good gut bacteria, helps with weight-loss, lowers excess cholesterol, and may help balance blood sugar and insulin-resistant diseases. However, eating too much fibre too quickly can also lead […]

Perfect Hydration Guide

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Perfect Hydration Guide How Much Water To Drink: Drink about half of your body weight (ounces of water/in pounds) For example, if your body weight is 150 pounds, then you need to drink around 75 ounces of water a day. Sipped slowly through the day (2.5L or just about) WARNING: if you suffer from heartburn […]

5 Top Tips To Stop Bloating

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5 Top tips to stop bloating A bloated gut shows that your digestion is not working well. Bloat indicates that you might be holding on to too much waste, toxins and gas.  These are all contributing to the expansion of your belly. Some of the causes of bloat may include: Microbiota imbalances or gut dysbiosis […]

Why Is Self-Love So Underrated?

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Why Is Self-Love So Underrated? Growing up with two older brothers who spent a lot of time bullying me, with pretty absent parents, made me into a tough (and confused) child.  I was a tomboy for many years. I didn’t want to be seen as ‘girly’ as my brothers would not want to play with […]

Personalised vs General Health Advice

Personalised Versus General Health Advice Is there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the years that I’ve been working as a Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach, it’s that there isn’t such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution.  This, despite what the media, diet ‘systems’, pill manufacturers or even some ‘therapists’ would have you believe. We all know […]

The French Paradox: A Personal Story

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The French Paradox: A Personal Story I grew up in France in a family that you would qualify as the perfect example of the French paradox. We ate baguette, butter, saucisson, some heavy sauces and typical traditional French meals with a little red wine (for the adults) at lunch and sometimes dinnertime – and yet […]

The All or Nothing Approach

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The All or Nothing Approach Many of my clients and in fact many people in my ‘vicinity’, often talk of having to never buy chocolate or a packet of biscuits.  They’re afraid they’ll eat everything in one go. Does this sound familiar? Don’t blame yourself. It’s all been created by the diet and food industries.  […]

Taking Stock

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Taking stock It’s that time of year when you might be feeling the pressure to make resolutions – what you’ll eliminate or add to your life in 2024. Whoever thought it was a good idea to create these NY resolutions after a whole month of celebrations was either very cruel or very clever. Following what […]

Responsibility Vs Blame

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Responsibility Vs Blame This might sound harsh, but the advice I recently gave several of my clients was: “Take responsibility and take charge”. Your gut is ‘misbehaving’ because of your actions (or lack of). This came as a ‘aha moment’ for two clients in particular who started their sessions with: “I don’t know what’s going […]