You cannot go far at the moment without hearing about coronavirus. With cases set to rise and the impact on the country’s infrastructure now becoming of significant concern, it is important that we as individuals take responsibility for our own health.
Whilst antibiotics absolutely save lives, there has been a long-standing culture of over-prescription. This has led to problems that we are now experiencing such as antibiotic resistance and also has implications for our own microbiome.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause persistent discomfort. It is a group of symptoms—including abdominal pain and changes in the pattern of bowel movements without any evidence of underlying damage. These symptoms occur over a long time, often years.
Have you ever reached for a bar of chocolate when you are having a stressful day at work? Or perhaps you have found yourself at the end of a large bag of crisps while cramming for a big exam?
If this sounds familiar, then chances are you have experienced emotional eating. Whether you have found yourself eating out of boredom, habit or emotion – you are not alone. Most of us have been there. Continue reading
January can be a time of mixed emotions. On the one hand it is a fresh start which can bring optimism and a chance to focus on our health, on the other hand it is often associated with the January blues, with the festivities of Christmas over but a long winter still ahead. Many people focus on dietary changes during this time and choose to join in with “Veganuary”, opting for a vegan diet during the month. Increasing plant-based foods is a good way to support health, however certain nutrients can be hard to obtain from a vegan diet, including vitamin D.
The new year often marks the beginning of detox season. After an indulgent Christmas filled with rich food, wine and sweet treats, many people will kick-start January with a new diet and a detox. We have previously written a blog post on the science and history behind the detoxification processes and what nutrients are essential to support this.
In this article, we provide some practical advice on what foods to enjoy and avoid during a detoxification period along with a sample menu at the end, but there are lots of recipes and ideas available online.