10 tips on coping with exam stress

Sometimes all you need is a hug from the right person … and all your stress will melt away. For many secondary school and university students, May marks the beginning of a stressful time as exams begin. A racing heart, stomach cramps, headaches, migraines, forgetfulness, trouble sleeping, feeling irritable or tearful, loss of appetite or over eating are all symptoms of stress.  High levels of stress and anxiety before or during an exam can also reduce exam performance.  In addition to being prepared, the following can help to combat exam stress. […]

May 20th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

IBS. The secret bitter pill that drugs won’t sweeten

IBS. It is a big problem with a little name, and it is hideous. I know, I had first hand experience of this horrendous condition for over 20 years and I’m far from being alone. The current NHS statistics tell us that 1 in 5 people in the UK experience it at some point in [...]

May 8th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

Chronic Asthma and Kinesiology

Here is the case of a woman with what the Dr referred to as seasonal asthma and how Kinesiology helped her. The condition manifested with the client being very nasally, very congested with a blocked and runny nose. She was bored and frustrated with feeling lousy and wiping her nose constantly and her sense of smell [...]

April 3rd, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

Too Little Acid CAUSES Heartburn

feeling the burn We shout at the TV a lot. Adverts drive us bonkers. If it’s not the Actimel adverts promoting friendly gut bacteria (that contain high levels of sugar which bad bacteria feeds from) it’s the cosmetic adverts promoting youth as if being a woman past 35 is something to be shameful of. And don’t get me started on the shaving adverts… But there is one advert that makes us fume above all others. And that’s the acid ingestion / heartburn adverts. […]

March 16th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

Rawtastic or Rawful? Is raw food right for your body?

is this good for you? It is a commonly held belief in the “health world” that eating our food, live and raw is the best way to get all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes we need. The raw food movement is at the forefront of great nutritional discoveries and is leading the way [...]

March 10th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

Thanks Cameron – Getting Up Close and Personal With Our Poop

shes on a quest to enlighten women about poo and pubes I'm in love with Cameron Diaz. Not only has the woman gone public about pubic hair but she’s now on American talk shows discussing hydration and healthy bowels! In this wonderful piece of footage her and the presenter are discussing what a [...]

February 19th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

The Biggest Losers – Why Extreme Weight Loss Shows Need To Stop

the biggest loser? This week Twitter has been a wash with concerns about the winner of the popular US show The Biggest Loser winner, Rachel Frederickson, and her extreme weight loss. Rachel began the show at 260 pounds (18st5) and this week at the finale she weighed in at a staggering 105 pounds (7st5)! At 5’4 this is seriously tiny. I do not like shows like the Biggest Loser. I do like what they represent. I do not like what they are telling us – that weight loss is everything and it doesn’t matter how you do it – whether its spending all day exercising, working out when you’re injured or dehydrating yourself before weigh ins – as long as you get skinny you will be successful. […]

February 8th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

Got any acid? – Is an alkalising diet right for you?

As a nutritionist I have been strictly following a clean, organic, wholefood and alkaline diet for the past few years, lots of vegetables, chlorophyll and leafy greens. We know after all that dis-ease forms in acidic environments and most people’s internal environments are very acidic. This is due to a variety of sources from food, to outlook, to chemical load but reducing acid forming foods and alkalising the body is all the rage, and I reiterate, in many cases very, very important. But interestingly not in my case. It turns out that my internal environment is too alkaline and it’s been causing me some big problems. […]

November 26th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

Children’s Digestive Issues and Kinesiology

Here is the case of a 5 year old boy with what we call ‘swinging bowels’ ie he would be constipated for upto a week at a time alternating with diarrhea that resulted in him having to wear nappies to school.  He had been referred to a paediatrician due to concerns over his size as he was both under height and underweight for his age.   He often refused to eat complaining of tummy ache, was pale in colour, had low energy levels and craved sugar all the time, trouble sleeping at night and getting up in the mornings, and was generally rather miserable. […]

November 19th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

  I am learning that I’m becoming pretty good at some things. And there is one thing in particular that I’m really great at. Saying sorry. I’m not talking about the heart felt apology for something that has hurt or harmed another human-being or animal.  I’m talking about the unashamedly ‘sorrys’ that either begin or end almost every single sentence. […]

November 14th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments