Are you oxidatively stressed?

Oxidative stress and free radicals. Some of those big phrases that are being thrown around these days. But what do they actually mean? I do cover this in my nutrition and supplement information events, but thought I’d share it with the wider blog reading world! Definition The Oxford dictionary defines oxidative stress as “A situation… Continue reading Are you oxidatively stressed?

What’s on your plate?

At a recent nutrition and supplement information evening a school nurse pointed out that they no longer use the Eat Well Guide the Public Health of England published last year (well they revised it last year). The reason for that being that it is too carb heavy. So I thought, time to look at this… Continue reading What’s on your plate?

I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’

Well maybe you should! I was skyping with my parents in Germany when they mentioned that they are doing a dance course. They are in their 60s and can both dance (like all East Germans!) but they thought it would be a fun thing to do, and gets them active. What a good idea! And… Continue reading I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’


“All disease begins in the gut.”– Hippocrates said this more than 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand just how right he was. Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health. When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause more than just stomach pain,… Continue reading Gutted

Kids and Pets

As we’ve got pets and kids and genuinely believe that they are healthier for it, I thought it was worth looking into this a bit more for some facts. It is estimated that 46% of households in the UK have pets, with dogs and then cats the most common animals. And there have been a… Continue reading Kids and Pets

Jogging v Brisk Walking

First thing I need to say is that I am definitely in the brisk walking camp. I’ve tried running and I don’t think it is for me – also tricky with a double push chair and a dog in tow – with having to blow noses, picking up balls etc. But – not everyone is… Continue reading Jogging v Brisk Walking