Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Fat and Tired

Nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe experienced) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it's certainly not the “holy grail” of health. Let's focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat and drink it. What you eat and drink The “calories in, calories out” philosophy (i.e. how much you eat) is being drowned out with research on other factors that may be ju

Halloumi, Cauliflower and Beetroot salad

In Spring it's important to be eating more raw foods, foods that grow up give us more energy whilst autumn foods that grow down are more grounding. So eating these types of foods means we are tuning into the the natural rhythms of the season. Avocados are beautifully rich in good fats that hydrate our skin and support our brain. Cauliflower is classed as a cruciferous vegetable and is known to be good for clearing negative oestrogen's (which cause menstrual problems in Women). Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, magnesium and zinc, all minerals which are needed for us to thrive. Beets are great blood cleansers, so all in all a pretty healthy salad. If you prefer to eat completely plant bas

Yoga at Ismini Phillips Studios, Tonbridge

If you have never been to a yoga class with me before, I wanted to introduce you to the Studio's on Tonbridge High Street, so you will fell comfortable when you arrive. First of all know that you will always receive a warm welcome and whatever you ability, you are perfect just as you are and will be looked after. The studios are fully equipped with everything you need, so you just need to turn up in comfortable clothing. Here's a few photos of the studio including entrance so you know what you are looking for, the entrance way and then there are stairs or a lift for your convenience to come up to the studios themselves. As you can see the studios are bright and clean and also lovely and warm

Can't sleep through the night?

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? I'm always surprised in my private consultations, how many people can't fall asleep easily, stay asleep or wake's more common than you may even realise. If this is you then you probably feel exhausted or are “running on stress hormones” all day? Don't worry, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!. The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing My favourite expert on this subject is Judy Clark from Baby Winkz and we are lucky to have her come and run a masterclass for us at Unstoppable Energy It's also something that I see weekly in my practice as a nutritionist and sleep is this daily thing

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

Last week was world maternal mental health day and it got me back to thinking about my mental health after having Children. Looking back, it was a challenge so if there was ever a call for "digestive health," this is it! Yes, it's true. Your gut is considered your "second brain." There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it's no wonder what you eat feeds not only your body but can directly affect your brain. I find it amazing (but not too surprising). If you need any convincing how your diet can effect your mental health, because many don't believe it

Raw vs. Cooked - Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

Like a lot of health advice out there, information seems to often contradict itself. Is plant-based or Paleo eating best, what about Ketogenic or low fat? One study tells us coffee is great and the next study the opposite. Well let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. I've long held an interest in this debate as a fan of both the ayurvedic philosophy, which promotes a lot of cooked foods, as it's easier on the digestion. Then I look at some of the best natural cancer healing centres across the world, which only promote raw food, as they believe this is the food that has all of the digestive enzymes and full vitamin and mineral content. You are certainly left wondering what

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