Eosinophilic Oesophagitis: what, why and what now?

Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is a condition in which the oesophagus (gullet) becomes inflamed as a result of an allergic reaction. Complications range from mild (i.e. tickling sensation in the…

Is there a link between hunger – fullness hormones and fertility?

Ever wondered why you feel hungry or full? There are a number of systems that work together to tell you when to seek out food, with the key players being Leptin and Ghrelin. Our fat cells produce…

Should you take a probiotic alongside a low FODMAP diet?

This question comes up in my clinics all the time and I thought I'd share my thoughts on this here...It is not yet known whether it is better to take a probiotic alongside a low FODMAP diet or not.…

Widen your focus

With the first days of summer, for some, comes the dread of having to strip off the layers and have their body visible to the world.. so many of us suffer with negative body image or even body image…

Let’s talk about caffeine (& enjoy our morning coffee)

Caffeine is often unfairly criticised by some, but this is not justified when the evidence from research studies on moderate intakes is considered.In fact, moderate caffeine intake has been…

Is exercise always good for you?

Excessive exercise can have significant negative effects on your body, i.e. worsen inflammatory state if you have PCOS or even lead to irregular periods and fertility issues.. It’s important to…

Happy Easter

Easter means different things to people and to me it’s about celebrating spring, new life and and embracing family traditions, which revolve around painting eggs, baking cinnamon buns and spending…

Can you improve your body image without changing your body?

In the culture that we live in, we are surrounded by images of cisgender, white women in thin bodies. This is not representative of the population and leaves A LOT of people feeling invisible and…

International Women’s Day

To mark the international women’s day, I’d like to share some thoughts on Sexual Objectification (SO) Theory. It proposes that SO contributes to mental health problems and disproportionately affect…

Loving your body – self compassion

Many struggle with the concept of loving their body unconditionally, and allow it to depend on how many calories they’ve eaten/ burnt that day or how many compliments they received.. Years of dieting…

Do you suspect a food intolerance?

If you suspect you have any other food intolerances, you should see a dietitian who will be able to support you in identifying the culprit for your symptoms. A dietitian’s role is to carefully assess…

Exercise

My clients often ask me what exercise they should be doing and for how long for ‘optimal health’. The truth is that you could have the most ‘perfect’ exercise prescription, but you won’t be able to…

STOP the plastic tide

Today, Marine Conservation Society published beach litter report, which reveals the tide of plastic has risen to a whopping 70% of all the rubbish that is found. We mustn't let drinks cups, plastic…

What are probiotics?

Defined by the World Health Organisation as “Live microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. Probiotics are described first by genus, then…

Diet & climate change

1/3 of our influence on climate change and land use is related to our diet and the food chain. It can be uncomfortable to reflect on own dietary habits in view of how sustainable they are. We are…

Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is the only vitamin that can be made in our skin in with the help of sunshine, more specifically, the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. During the summer months, we get most of this vitamin through…