How to Start Exercising

This month we have a guest blog written by Andy Brown who is a personal trainer. For those of us still working from home I thought you might welcome some ideas and Andy has kindly let us use this. His website is http://www.homegym101.com for more information. Getting...

What is your relationship with food?

  I was sat in a coffee shop with my mum drinking a coffee and having a panini, when a young slender woman sat down behind us with her two young sons.  The boys asked her why she wasn’t eating anything. She swiftly replied, “mummy’s not hungry, I’ve already had...

‘We are what we eat’: The Medicinal Chef

Background:In the previous blog we discussed the benefit of paying attention to what you are eating and how your gut has an influence on your overall nutrition both through what you put in it but also what you actually digest and absorb. In this blog we examine how...

Your Gut & Mental Health

  The Human Gut Approximately 500 species of bacteria, as well as many species of yeast and other organisms, live in the human gastrointestinal tract and make up the “gut flora.” These ‘friendly’ bacteria are vital for good digestion and the health of...

What’s Eating You?

 By Georgina Yates & Sue Firth  At some point in all of our lives we turn to a solution we hope will make us feel better; to cope with or to distract us temporarily from our problems.  Everyone has a vice which we use as a coping mechanism; some method of enabling...