Functional medicine

Fitter Food Radio #150 – A Chat With Dr Tommy Wood

7th July 2020

In episode 150 we welcome back our favourite Doctor, Dr Tommy Wood to the show! We discuss the latest Covid-19 research plus we get an insight into ‘the carnivore diet’ which Dr Wood has trialled, including how it affected…

Why You Probably DON’T Have IBS

8th March 2020

We received an email this week from an individual asking if nutritional therapy would be helpful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). After years of suffering from bloating and constipation, they had finally managed to obtain a diagnosis from their GP and could begin to seek treatment.

Don’t Ignore These Symptoms

23rd February 2020

When it comes to health there are many definitions and interpretations but one I think most practitioners agree upon is an individual being free from disease and the symptoms associated with it. The problem today is many people wonder around with a list of increasing ailments or signs of sub optimal health and it simply becomes the norm.

Emotional Lessons From A Health Challenge

21st February 2020

Working as a Nutritional Therapist I’ve supported many clients who've been diagnosed with cancer or other life changing, health conditions. Their strength and positivity never fails to inspire me, they also discuss emotions and observations that change their outlook and priorities going forward. I wanted to share a few of them with you.

It’s January And About To Get Noisy!

3rd January 2020

It’s January and about to get noisy. Personal trainers will pick up the calorie deficit baton, 'Nutritionalists' lol will fill your feed with salads, smoothies, seeds and all things anti-inflammatory. Yogi’s will do something impressively bendy and help you detox with a chaturanga or two. Sleep coaches will tell you to be in a (dark) bedroom by 8pm because circadian rhythm health rocks. The pouting, selfies and showboating will gather momentum as January kicks into action. What’s crazy is this has become LIFE.

An Avocado A Day Might Keep the Doctor Away

19th December 2019

The traditional saying encouraged us to grab an apple a day and more recently a digestive health expert suggested the humble onion maybe more beneficial, especially in terms of our supporting gut bacteria and immune system, however, the avocado is the shining star of some recent health research.

TWO Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

12th November 2018

I have TWO important questions for you. A fundamental part of your health revolves around the relationships in your life. Those you spend the most time with are of course some of the most important. Now that science has established the links between your nervous, immune and hormone systems it's clear that how you feel changes your biology, relationships significantly alter your dominant emotions and therefore your health.

Quick Immune Interventions

4th September 2018

A couple of two weeks ago I woke up with that razor blade feeling in my throat. Not wishing to be a wimp I powered on with my day but skipped the morning run you’ll be pleased to hear. Over the following few days, I woke up feeling the same but I had some work commitments I had to fulfil so I kept showing up thinking I’d shake off this bug. However, I didn’t so eventually decided to give my immune system the support it required to help it deal with situation and get me back to normal.

Getting to Grips With Your Hormone Health

12th February 2018

Weight gain, hot flushes, water retention, bloating, mood crashes, poor memory, brain fog, breast pain, acne… the list goes on and it’s a familiar list to most women. Have you ever suffered with any of these symptoms?

5 Things That Fuel Fat Loss and Don’t Cost a Penny

7th January 2018

It's 2018 Fitties and New Year’s resolutions are in full force. Health companies are rubbing their hands together at the thought of everyone spending their hard-earned cash on some ridiculous detox teas, weight loss pills or possibly the worst I've come across so far - a fat burning vest! Apparently just wearing it aids fat loss and tones your muscles, go figure?!

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