How to eat well for a healthy heart

Do you value your heart? Do you want to be active and be able to do all the things you want to? Having a healthy heart is a vital part of keeping well. As we get older we are more at risk of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. ThisContinue reading “How to eat well for a healthy heart”

Navigating complicated medication and mealtimes as a carer

I am a carer, and a Registered Nutritionist. It has been an eye opener becoming a carer. I wanted to share an experience with you which many carers can probably relate to. The issue of medication. I don’t write this a medic or a pharmacist (I am neither) but as a carer who was tryingContinue reading “Navigating complicated medication and mealtimes as a carer”

2022 in review – a nutritionist’s year

I like to look back on the year and see what I have done. It’s been a year of challenge for my family, including all having Covid twice (and still suffering the consequences) but it has also been a year when I have tried lots of new things. And, of course, kept up with someContinue reading “2022 in review – a nutritionist’s year”

10 food tips for new students heading to uni

Congratulations on getting into uni. There is so much to be excited about. I hope you will have a wonderful time. When it comes to food, there is a lot to think about. You may know how to cook or this may be the first time you have had to think about food. In thisContinue reading “10 food tips for new students heading to uni”

Healthy eating for your BBQ without being boring

Summer is here and the BBQ is calling. In this article I’m going to share some top tips for having a healthy BBQ without being boring. I love BBQs. I love the variety of foods you can cook on a BBQ and the social time that is around it. It’s great to enjoy the sunshineContinue reading “Healthy eating for your BBQ without being boring”

What your teenagers need to know about bones and diet

We take our bones for granted until something happens, don’t we. They are there to support us. You don’t tend to hear people talk about looking after their bones (except maybe the parents shouting across the children’s playground when their little one is performing a dangerous feat and they are trying to stop them breakingContinue reading “What your teenagers need to know about bones and diet”

Can food make my life better during menopause?

Menopause is a stage of life that we often hear about but it’s pushed aside as ‘women’s business’ and we don’t talk about it enough. Thankfully there has been more discussion about it recently and women are being encouraged to seek support. Fellow Registered Nutritionists Laura Wyness and Lynn Burns have done extensive work inContinue reading “Can food make my life better during menopause?”

Easy and healthy snacks for your children

This week sees the launch of the NHS Food Scanner app. The app where you can scan your children’s snack products and find healthier alternatives. Review of the NHS Food Scanner app I gave it a try and here are some thoughts (followed by some of my own snack tips). What was good? Easy toContinue reading “Easy and healthy snacks for your children”

Succeeding with your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year and you may have set some new years’ resolutions. The top new years’ resolutions for 2021, depending on which article you read, were to get fit, lose weight, and be more healthy. Did you set any of these or something completely different? What were yours? Can I help you with them?Continue reading “Succeeding with your New Year’s Resolutions”

Top healthy Veganuary tips from an expert

Veganuary is upon us. The supermarkets have cleared their Christmas shelves and made way for a wide range of vegan products to entice you to spend your pennies. I thought I’d catch up with a vegan dietitian for her thoughts on the subject to share with you. Heather Russell is a dietitian at The VeganContinue reading “Top healthy Veganuary tips from an expert”