Author archives: Meghan Foulsham

Eating Disorders in Men: EDAW 2023

Eating disorders are a group of serious mental illnesses based on an unhealthy relationship with food. They can affect anyone – any age, sex, race or socioeconomic status (it’s not an illness exclusive to wealthy, white women as it is often depicted in various media). The most common age of onset is between 12 and […]

How to Spot a Diet Fad

Thanks to diet culture, most Brits have dieted at some point in their life, with the average Brit trying 126 diets in their lifetime, according to a Love Fresh Berries poll carried out in 2020. It goes without saying that the 126 diets tried are not effective or sustainable, so why do people opt for […]

Sports Supplementation – Is It Worth the Hype?

Supplementating is a popular means of attempting to improve sports performance and/or training. We have previously covered how probiotics can aid in improving sports performance here, but this piece will focus on two different but very populars sports supplementation substances: creatine and caffeine. Caffeine tends to be used for an energy boost, whereas creatine is […]

8 Tips to Beat the Blues this blue Monday

Blue Monday, a term initially coined by Sky Travel, is supposed to be the ‘most depressing day’ of the year, and falls on the third Monday of January every year. This is due to recovering financially (and perhaps health-wise) from Christmas, combined with the weather and the festive season being over, amongst other factors. Many […]

Can Food Fight Inflammation?

Can Food Fight Inflammation? The internet is blazen with content about inflammation, and how it can be reduced through the diet, namely through anti-inflammatory foods. To understand how anti-inflammatory foods can be effective, we first need to have a basic understanding of how inflammation itself arises, and what the consequences are. Inflammation (also known as […]

How do Probiotics affect Sports Performance?

Probiotics, not to be confused with prebiotics, are live bio cultures that we can consume through a variety of different forms. Sometimes through food, like with kraut or kimchi, sometimes through drink, like with kefir, and sometimes through supplementation, normally taken in the form of capsules. We’re focussing on the use of probiotics in sports […]

Pre and Post-Natal Nutrition 101

Warning: this post discusses pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood in great detail. If this is a topic that you find to be difficult to read about, or to be particularly emotional, it may not be best to proceed with reading the piece. Disclaimer: This is not a substitute for medical advice given by your doctor. If […]

How to Form A Habit: A Resource Round Up

Forming a habit can be notoriously difficult, particularly if it involves breaking a cycle – things like stopping smoking, reducing phone time, or stopping biting your nails. Whatever habit it is that you’re trying to build or break, it requires focus and dedication. From our research and experience, it comes down to setting your intentions […]

How to Protect and Improve Your Body Image

Body image is something everyone has, whether positive, negative, or neutral. Thanks to diet culture, we as a nation become aware of our bodies from a very young age. The UK Government, specifically The Women and Equalities Committee, conducted a survey in July of 2020 to investigate this.  It was found that 61% of adults […]