Take your Vitamin D!

PART 1. How much Vitamin D do you need to take and what type? Adults and children > 1 year: 10µg/day in October – April in the UK 👩‍⚕️Some people who have greater vitamin D needs may need to take more if recommended by their healthcare professional – always consult your GP or registered dietitian…

FTFs Friday: the rise of ‘healthy’ chocolate

In collaboration with Jen Robinson- fellow foodie, medic and blogger 2017 seems to be the year of “healthy” chocolate with brands like cocoplus delivering ‘high protein’ chocolate and Ohso releasing a ‘pro biotic range’ Are these any better for you than a standard bar of dairy milk or just a pricey fad? The main problem…

Should you be popping pills?! 💊💊💊💊💊💊💊

A lot of fad diets will recommend a long list of what they claim to be ‘essential’ nutritional supplements. In most cases, they are a waste of money. This is because most people can get what they need from eating a healthy, balanced diet. A word of warning Fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K) can be dangerous when consumed in excessive…

DAY 21 – Do I need Protein Supplements to bulk up?

Christmas Advent Calendar Day 21 Protein is an essential nutrient for building and maintaining muscle Most people eat more protein than the body requires from food alone Unlike fat, the body only has limited stores for protein If you consume more protein than your body needs, you will excrete the excess in urine! It’s better…

The Truth about Detoxing

It seems like everyday there is a new ‘detox’ diet or product on the market promising to clear our body of harmful toxins. The ‘detoxing’ industry is thriving on a misconception that toxic products build up in our body and we need to regularly ‘cleanse’ our systems to get rid of them. If toxic waste…

Wheatgrass – Wonderful ? Or A Woeful Waste Of Your Wealth?

Wheatgrass shots- dark green juice shots squeezed from young wheat shoots- have become incredibly popular recently. But are they a health miracle or another marketing myth? Does wheatgrass boost red blood cell production and flood your tissues with oxygen? Nonsense- there is no scientific evidence supporting this claim. Chlorophyll (a compound found in green plants…

Clearing up the confusion surrounding ‘clean – eating’

Despite wide use of the term ‘clean-eating’ on social media, there is no official agreement as to what ‘clean eating’ actually means. To learn more about clean-eating, read our previous post: The dirty truth behind ‘clean eating’ ‘Clean-eating’ is a term used by many wellness bloggers and self styled nutrition experts and generally incorporates the following…

A Breafast Trend on Trial: Sweet Potato Toast

Following in the footsteps of cauliflower pizza and courgetti, ‘sweet potato toast’ is the latest clean eating food fad to be sweeping the web. With more and more people (unnecessarily) cutting gluten out of their diets, it would seem that sweet potato toast is the next best breakfast option. Or is it?! Yes, sweet potatoes…

Is drinking Silybum (milk-thistle) as silly as it sounds?

The tea alone will NOT improve liver function, (and sadly) nor will is give you flawless skin- that’s as silly as it sounds!

Vitamin Water: They taste good and appear healthy- what’s the verdict?

Vitamin-fortified drinks tend to imply that there is some kind of hidden benefit- be it that extra ‘focus’, ‘energy’, or ‘shine’. For the most part, this is due to clever marketing ploys, sleek websites, and beautiful packaging. Unfortunately, the use of ‘water’ in the product name, creates an illusion that this is a purely natural…