gut health

Nutritional Support For Immune Health

21st March 2020

We've updated this blog following the rapid spread of Corona Virus to help you prioritise nutrients and lifestyle habits that support your body's own natural defence systems. Your immune system works 24/7 so ideally a nutritious diet, sufficient sleep and exercise are present on a regular basis as these are fundamental in providing the resources and energy your immune system requires to fulfil it's daily task list.

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.

A Fitter Food Good Gut Guide

22nd February 2020

A little wind or the occasional burp every now and then is a natural sign there's some digestive activity going on inside, however, excessive occurrence of these bodily functions may be a sign that's somethings up with your gut.

Slow Down For Faster Results

17th January 2020

I want to talk a little about me BUT a lot about you. It’s been a whole 3 months since I joined my first ever CrossFit gym and I’m over the moon with my progress so far. There is still a long way to go, but instead of getting frustrated by how impossible some things can feel (muscle ups, barbell snatches and handstand walks to name a few) I feel motivated to practice and make progress.

4 Tips To Help Ride Out The “Healthy” Discomfort Zone

22nd January 2018

We’re over half way through January and I've definitely seen loads of people emerging from their caffeine, sugar and alcohol withdrawals and starting to experience a new sense of awesomeness. However, it might be the case that you're still treading water with this healthy malarkey and just counting down the days until you can resume business as usual. Every single day can feel like a struggle as you battle cravings, wade through daily dullness and feel constantly distracted by the lack of reward in your life.

URGENT: Avoid Buying THIS on Black Friday

23rd November 2017

Black Friday is upon us and this year the hype is strong. I’m guilty of participation and have my eyes on a decent set of running trainers. There are certainly some bargains to be had but before you open your wallet it's important to know there's ONE thing I strongly suggest you don't splash your cash on today, as it's likely to land you in hot water at some point.

Struggling with Hypothyroidism and Menopause Onset? Check Out This Diagram!

2nd October 2017

I recently got chatting to a lovely lady in a coffee shop after Hamish plonked his head in her lap requesting an ear tickle ? We got chatting about what we do for a living and I mentioned I was a Nutritional Therapist. She asked if I thought nutrition might be helpful for her, she had been recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was now struggling with the onset of menopausal symptoms.

Five Things I’m Glad I Knew Before Running A Marathon

7th December 2016

In my last blog I wrote about the highs and lows of running a half marathon (check it out here). As much as I had a fantastic time and feel proud of what I achieved, I also made some big blunders by not sleeping enough, not eating properly and ignoring some niggling injuries. I firmly believe I'd never have made it to the starting line had I not implemented some really cool stuff prior to the race that made me a stronger runner. Here I share five things that supported my running goals.

5 Signs Your Man Food Needs a Makeover!

24th August 2016

I've had the opportunity to work with several blokes and I'm currently living with a rather large eating machine of a man (Matt!) so I’ve been afforded a great insight into how guys approach nutrition. One of the key things I'm always keen to coach guys about is how to recognise the signs their nutrition and lifestyle is working against their efforts in the gym and therefore hindering progress towards their performance or body composition goals. Here are the 5 signs your man food needs a makeover...

Conquer Your Carb Phobia: Our Top 5 Tips

6th May 2016

Most people interested in health and fitness right now have their own journey with macronutrients. Paleo and the Atkins revolution opened up our eyes to the notion that perhaps fat wasn't the enemy after all but rather carbs including  bread, rice, pasta and potatoes were causing our waistlines to expand and spill over our jeans in true muffin top style. Of course this is a hugely simplified version of events and it's clear that the goal with any macros is simply finding your sweet spot. However, gaining back your confidence eating carbs again after a low carb diet can be tricky business and is often fraught with fears of weight gain.

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