Category: Food & Digestion

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Six elements of holistic wellbeing

“You can’t have one, you can’t have one, you can’t have one without the other….” Holistic wellbeing and homeostasis To keep us healthy, our body constantly strives to maintain a state of internal, physiological balance – homeostasis. Holistic wellbeing is about paying attention to how key elements of our external...

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How to de-stress your desk (and everything else!) to improve energy, productivity and wellbeing

How often do we sit at our work desks feeling our energy evaporate, our productivity tumble and our sense of well-being vanish as the day goes on? I know I do… all too frequently! And whether we’re in an office environment, or work from home, a desk-based job doesn’t lend...

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Stress Awareness Week – 8 tips for better control

  “Stress is not a state of mind… it’s measurable and dangerous, and humans can’t seem to find their off-switch” – Neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer.   The International Stress Awareness Week (5 – 9 November) highlights the impact that chronic stress has on...

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5 reasons to go organic this autumn

As we head into autumn and the nights draw in and the days become shorter, we intuitively begin to follow our natural craving for warming, grounding foods like thick soups, heavier stews and root vegetables. There is nothing healthier and more restorative (or more delicious) than sourcing truly organic (preferably...

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Getting your folate fix the RIGHT way

The UK Government has decided that flour in the UK is to be fortified with folic acid after ministers were convinced by their health advisers that it would reduce the risk of babies developing spina bifida and other conditions that involve severe disability or death. Well, sadly this is NOT...

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Ditch the Beige and Eat a Rainbow

When health advocates encourage us ‘eat a rainbow’ and ‘ditch the beige’, they mean us to eat as wide a variety of colourful foods every day and avoid beige processed and engineered foods like bread, toast, pizza, sandwiches and cereals.  Why? Well, apart from the fact that processed foods are...