When does ‘Wellness’ Become a Cult?

We have all heard the catch phrases of ‘wellness’ realms by now; the superfood claims, the quick fixes, the magical sexy new lifestyle regimes that claim, ‘you don’t realise how sick you feel until you feel better’ the ‘alkalising of the body’ and the ‘detoxing’. Pioneered by the queens of ‘wellness’ such as Gwyneth Paltrow […]

Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal

This stewed apple spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with oats and sweetened with maple syrup and date sugar is a delicious alternative to porridge in these chilly months. The best thing is you can make it in advance in muffin cases and reheat them in the morning for a quick weekday breakfast. You will […]

Why we are leaving Juice Plus in 2020

Due to the lack of regulation in the supplement industry, the kind of ‘supplements’ and products that are available to consumers can vary so broadly from some that I think are super helpful and beneficial to some that are totally unnecessary and some potentially even harmful. But how would you know the difference?  There is […]

The amazing science and nature of breastmilk

The importance of breastfeeding has been catapulted into the spotlight in the last few years, the role of breastmilk in nourishing and supporting infants through their first fragile years of life still is not fully understood and we are learning more about its importance every day with more research.  Something on the cutting edge of […]

Omega 3 and Omega 6: Part 1

As you have probably gathered from the previous two posts: I try to keep up to date and write articles about things that people ask me a lot about in everyday conversation that I find myself in. One of the topics that comes up, again and again, is omega fatty acids. There is a lot […]

Sugar and Fibre: Carbohydrates

One question that I seem to get asked again and again is the carb and sugar question. That carbohydrates are our mortal enemy and should be avoided at all costs. This is not strictly true and the true answer to this question can be found by considering a few things… When you say ‘carbs’, I’m […]

Probiotics: Dietary Sources

In each of us, there is a microbiome – a diverse ecosystem of ‘friendly’ bacteria which work alongside each other and our gut. Our predecessors (hunter-gatherers and sustenance farmer humans) may have had far more diverse gut bacteria than us modern humans due to their exposure to soil which housed beneficial bacteria (and much less […]