July 22, 2021
The keys to a long and healthy life

Because the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are about to start I have been thinking about Japan and what we might be able to learn from the Japanese way of life.   Okinawa in the south of Japan is home to one of the societies around the world renowned for having a healthy population, having the world's […]

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July 16, 2021
What is the best thing to improve your health?

We all know that giving up smoking (or not starting) is a great way to improve health.  But did you know that food related problems, as shown below in red, could have a BIGGER effect overall than smoking?  The good news is that by changing your diet all of those conditions in red can be […]

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July 9, 2021
Is it coming home? Football snacks to share

Wembley on Sunday night - the biggest footballing event in England for 55 years. If the semi-final is anything to go by, the nation’s blood pressure might be a bit raised.  But your blood sugar levels don’t have to go the same way.  By thinking about some low carb snacks you can enjoy the game […]

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July 1, 2021
One simple way to better health

You might have seen in the news today that as a country we consumed up to 15% more calories during lockdown compared to before the pandemic.  As a nutritional therapist I don’t encourage calorie counting.  However, if you have found that the combination of eating more and moving less over these last months has not […]

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June 24, 2021
Five thirst-quenching summer drinks that won't upset blood sugar balance

Summer party drinks are often filled with sweet, alcoholic spirits and mixers that can lead to weight gain and unbalance blood sugar levels. It’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived. Here are a few delicious and refreshing alternatives for you to try. Print out the download and keep it […]

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June 18, 2021
Diabetes Week

This week (14-20 June) is Diabetes Week so I wanted to share a tool that helps you to identify your individual risk of type 2 diabetes.  https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start All you will need is your height, weight and waist measurements.  If you find out that you are in a higher risk category then it would be a […]

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June 8, 2021
Top tips: a conversation

This week I am so excited to share a conversation I recorded with Lynne Reedman, who is the Founder and Service Lead at DUET diabetes (www.duetdiabetes.co.uk). We talk about how food affects those living with type 2 diabetes and there are some top tips of what to eat and what to avoid. Enjoy!

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May 27, 2021
Celebrating the Strawberry

You might have noticed that I like strawberries.  They remind me of warm days, long evenings and birthday treats.  There’s nothing like eating a bowl of juicy strawberries outdoors in the sun.  So, as we approach the bank holiday weekend and the weather is finally starting to warm up, I thought it was time to […]

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May 20, 2021
Fancy a trip to the Mediterranean?

Well, I can’t change the travel advice at the moment but I can help you get a taste of it to brighten up the chilly, damp days we seem to be having this week. The Mediterranean diet has some great health benefits but I don't mean pasta and pizza.  I’m talking about a diet rich […]

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May 13, 2021
Easy veggie traybake anyone?

Who wants a tasty, healthy meal that takes little effort?  To mark National Vegetarian Week here’s an easy vegetarian recipe that is suitable for those living with type 2 diabetes and pretty much anyone else! Roasted vegetable traybake with chickpeas and halloumi Chop a butternut squash, a yellow pepper, a large courgette and 2 medium […]

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