Debunking 7 common IBS myths for National IBS Awareness Month

April is National IBS month, which aims to raise awareness of the chronic condition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects around 12 million across the UK alone.  For this post we collaborated with Chloe Hall, Dietitian and Diet Adviser to The IBS Network charity, to help us dispel IBS related myths. 1. You can be diagnosed…

Can you Vape your vitamins?

You may have seen the latest e-cig trend is vitamin-enhanced vapour. These electronic cigarettes are nicotine free and deliver water vapour mixed with vitamins. Dubious? You should be. Inhalation isn’t accepted as an efficient way to absorb vitamins. It is often used for drugs (eg. for asthma) that need absorption of small particles and often…

Does the amount of sleep we get affect our diet and weight?

We live in the era of 24/7 but our bodies need rest so we can be at our best!. The general consensus is that adults require around 7-9 hours of sleep but teenagers can need more than this and of course it varies from person to person. The amount of sleep we have impacts on…

The Impossible Burger- the best veggie burger you’ll ever eat?

The veggie burger appears to have undergone a makeover. No longer will nut burgers, or even halloumi burgers do. Say what?! In America, a team of top scientists, farmers and chefs have created a ‘game changer of a burger’ that mimics the precise flavours, textures and aromas found in a normal beef burger. Their aim…

Can Konjac Curb my Cravings?

This week we spotted reality TV star Stephanie Pratt (Made in Chelsea) promoting ‘Konjac Root’ tablets on her Instagram account. She’s also selling a Stephanie Pratt branded version of the pills on her website ‘ Nutrition by Steph’. She describes the Konjac Root as ‘an all-natural appetite suppressant’ and a ‘natural gastric band’. What. On….

Take Your Vitamin D Supplements!

Since 2016 the UK government have suggested EVERYONE (>1-year-old) should supplement with 10ug of vitamin D during the months Oct-April. Not enough people are aware of this and on average in the UK we only get 2.8ug of vitamin D per day from our diet meaning many of us could be suffering from vitamin D…

Coenzyme Q10- what’s the real deal?!

You asked us: “I’ve been hearing that after the age of 40 people should be supplementing with Co Q10 tablets. Are you aware of any convincing research to suggest that this is the case? Or is this just another phoney fad?” FTF’s response: Whilst it is true that levels of Co Q10 (an antioxidant produced…

Green tea- a miracle health cure?!

We are delighted to have been featured in the London Evening Standard article ‘Ten Clean Eating Myths You Need To Stop Believing’ written by Eve Simmons. We tackled the myth that green tea can help with weight loss in a previous article and here is the verdict: 🍵 Green tea –a health miracle in a teacup or just…

‘What The Health’: Our thoughts

A collaboration between FTF and Dr Jen Robinson  You may have watched the new Netflix film called ‘What the Health‘. It is described by it’s film producers as “the film (which) exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.” Here are…

So, you want to be a Dietitian/Nutritionist?!

We loved speaking at the Healthy Bloggers Community Networking Event last weekend, and chatting to some of you afterwards. It was great to hear about so many people considering careers in the nutrition field, and we were asked to write a post on what to do if you want to train as a Nutritionist/Dietitian. What’s…

The low carb low-down

The low carb diet has undoubtedly been around for some time. It has gained a lot of media attention over recent years with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Sharon Osbourne following or promoting commercial low carb diets such as the Atkins. We were asked whether the low carb diet could have a…