<strong>Gut health, food and mood</strong>

Did you know that the foods you eat can impact your mood? Serotonin is a chemical that can stabilise mood, assist with sleep and digestion and contribute to feelings of happiness. Around 90% of the serotonin in our bodies is produced in your gastrointestinal tract, which is why it is important to keep our ‘good […]

How to optimise your gut health with simple food swaps

With this blog post, my aim is to show you how to optimise your gut health and take it to the next level. Keep reading and bookmark this article so that you can have these simple food swaps on hand whenever you need to refer back to it. First step? More plant foods!  Research has […]

Improve your gut health in 6 simple steps

Gut and bowel health are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason! But what exactly does it mean to maintain and improve your gut health? It’s much easier than you probably think and our quick and easy guide on how to take care of your tum will have you improving your gut health naturally in […]

How to get your recommended fibre intake every day

When you think of fibre, you probably think about bowel and digestive health. But did you know that eating the recommended amount of fibre each day also has a far-reaching impact on your overall wellbeing. This includes improving heart health, lowering cholesterol, managing blood sugar levels, maintaining a healthy weight and fueling your gut microbiome. […]

30 plant foods per week is magic for your health

Researchers working on the American Gut Project found a number of health benefits associated with eating 30 plant foods per week. Compared to those who consumed 10 or less, people who consumed 30 or more had much more diversity in their gut microbiome.   They also showed an increase in the number of bacteria which produce […]

5 types of probiotics and why they’re good for you

You may know that probiotics are beneficial for your gut microbiome, and while this is true, not all probiotics are created equal. In fact different types of probiotics (also known as probiotic strains) have different functions within the body. If you’ve read any of the upcoming, almost unpronounceable terms on the back of your yoghurt […]

Is it really rice that’s causing you to bloat?

Working so often with people with food intolerance, one of the most common complains clients make to me is ‘I can’t have rice, it makes me bloated’. But is it really the rice that is making you bloated, or could it be something else is causing that feeling? And why might rice be a better […]

Checking out Chobani

As most of you know, I am a bit of a fan of experimenting with food, and trying out new recipes, so when I was lucky enough to receive a delivery from Chobani Yoghurt recently, some recipe experiments have certainly been happening!

High Protein Milk

baby feeding

I was recently lucky enough to be sent a couple of samples of a new milk on the market, ‘The Complete Dairy‘. This milk is 25% lower in lactose, and 70% higher in protein than the average cows milk. Often when I see these types of products, my initial reaction is ‘ugh, what have they […]

FODMAPs and You

FODMAPs – What, why, how? I’m lucky enough to have a couple of jobs, which means learning, and doing a variety of things each day. One of my favourite aspects of my work though is working with people with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and helping them lead easier lives. What is IBS? IBS a collection […]