So let’s talk about poo….what’s normal?

So let’s talk about poo….what’s normal?

Anyone that has had a consultation with me will know that at some point I will ask about their poo.  They will also know that I like all the ‘gory’ details: colour, size, shape, frequency, etc.  

The reason why I always ask is that it never fails to amaze me how many people have no idea what a ‘normal’ bowel movement should be.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

This gives me the perfect opportunity to big up the nutritional benefits of the pumpkin. My local supermarket has been totally cleared out of all pumpkins large and small, and I guess most of them will end up being carved and used as lanterns. However, this delicious vegetable offers lots of potential on the nutrition front, so great to use them in cooking as well
 

BREAKFAST - THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY....OR IS IT?

BREAKFAST - THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY....OR IS IT?

The old adage goes ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper’.  Certainly when I was training considerable importance was placed on eating a good well-balanced breakfast; the prospect of skipping breakfast was viewed with horror and regarded as a complete no-no.  However, interestingly I have readjusted my thinking on this in recent times…..

SHOULD YOU BE SNACKING?

SHOULD YOU BE SNACKING?

When I was studying nutrition the mantra we were taught was ‘little and often’ - 3 meals and 2 snacks was considered to be the right way to eat and very important to ensure that blood sugar remained balanced.  This was an approach that I followed for very many years both with my own diet and with my clinic clients....however, is this still the case now?

MEDITERRASIAN DIET - THE BEST DIET FOR HEALTHY AGEING?

MEDITERRASIAN DIET - THE BEST DIET FOR HEALTHY AGEING?

I find myself increasingly interested in many aspects of healthy ageing.  If you look at my twitter posts you will see that this issue features quite regularly.  Without even realising it I find myself drawn to reading all sorts of articles on the subject   - I guess I have hit that age where these things start to matter.

EAT MORE PURPLE

EAT MORE PURPLE

I saw a great programme this week from the BBC – “How to Stay Young”.  They investigate all sorts of experiments and research from across the world to see what we can do to support a healthy ageing process.  One of the thing they highlighted was the possible connection between the centenarians of Okinawa and the purple sweet potatoes that they eat

BE PREPARED TO SUCCEED

BE PREPARED TO SUCCEED

So I have just come back from the supermarket and it made me realise just how hard it can be to make healthy choices. In my clinic, clients frequently tell me that they have ‘no time to be healthy’ or that in a busy week their healthy routine just flew out of the window….

Like all good boy scouts the only way to succeed is to be prepared...