3 ways to help you get to the ‘root cause’ of IBS

April is National IBS month so I wanted to share some advice and support to those 2 in 10 of us in the UK that suffer with it. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system with the symptoms being a mix of things like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and…

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The Science behind Emotional Eating

Most of us have probably been there… exam stress that gets you reaching for the closest packet of chocolate biscuits or that break up that ends with a date night with your favourite pot of cookie dough ice cream. ‘Emotional eating’ is a term used to explain when we use food to soothe an emotional…

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Can cooking actually help your mental wellbeing?

By now, chances are you have heard about the impact nutrition can have on your mental wellbeing. If you’re not too sure why that is, quick overview is: Our gut is directly linked to our brain through the vagus nerve and we now know that this allows communication in BOTH DIRECTIONS! Our gut microbiome sends…

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How I tried (and failed) to eat ‘plastic free’

Yesterday was apparently ‘National Plastic Bag Free Day’ and because I love a challenge I decided that not only will I ditch the plastic bags (because they actually got ditched a little while a go), I would also ditch eating anything that came in plastic! So I think the first thing to note here is…

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Is sugar making you anxious?

40% of the UK population are either anxious or depressed… 40%!! Now there are obviously lots of different reasons why someone can become anxious but could what you are eating really impact anxiety levels too?? If we take a deeper look at sugar and its effects on our body I would say it is pretty…

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