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”

How to look after your bones – top tips

If you have listened to the Positively Ageing Podcast recently you may have heard some of my family history. Osteoporosis affected my great Grandma, my Grandma and is now causing it’s havoc in my mum’s life. Does osteoporosis run in families? Sadly, yes. But family history is not the only risk factor. Osteoporosis is sometimesContinue reading “How to look after your bones – top tips”

Processed meat should be banned from nursery and school menus

Quite a statement, I know. For those of you who follow my work, you may not think this statement fits with what I talk about – which is that no food is banned unless it’s inedible (e.g. past it’s use by date, not an edible object, or off the menu due to a medical conditionContinue reading “Processed meat should be banned from nursery and school menus”

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”

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?”

5 simple foods which are good for a healthy heart

Eating single foods will not make your heart healthy but there are certain foods (or types of food) which are ideal to include as a healthy heart diet Oily fish Oily fish contains omega 3 which can help reduce blood clotting and so it’s good to include. How much oily fish should we have? TheContinue reading “5 simple foods which are good for a healthy heart”

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”