Category Archives: Health & Nutrition

4 Nutritionist Tips this Holiday Season

Dazzling light displays, Christmas jingles ringing through busy shops, not to mention good food and even better company. All but a few of the wonderful signs the holiday season is upon us!  At this time of year, we start to see the onslaught of online content suggesting ways to ‘not fall off the wagon’ and […]

What To Look For In A Meal Prep Service

Meal prep can be hugely time-consuming, and let’s face it, a bit of an inconvenience at the weekends or in your evenings. It’s only natural that we look for a nice simple solution that saves our precious free time. With the demand for meal prep increasing in popularity, there are now a plethora of options […]

What a balanced meal plan actually looks like

We often hear the phrases ‘follow a healthy balanced diet’, ‘eat a balanced diet’, ‘go for balanced meals’, but what does all of this really mean and is it applicable to all?  With so much diet advice out there and, in particular, what could be considered poor diet advice, it’s really confusing to know what […]

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During Winter

As the days get colder, shorter and darker (sob), often our first reaction is to chill in front of the tv, rather than smashing through our to-do list or making plans.  Now we’re not saying it’s not okay to get cosy on a Sunday afternoon and have a Netflix marathon, but it doesn’t mean you […]

Vitamin D

Why do we need vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from our diets, making it essential for maintaining bone and muscle health (1, 2). Vitamin D also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and our inflammatory response mechanisms (3). Low levels of […]

Multivitamin

For who do we recommend a supplement? Our busy lifestyles can place extra stress (mentally and physically) on our bodies. Due to certain lifestyle choices or medical conditions, we might have nutritional gaps and a multivitamin may help to keep our daily nutrition requirements optimal so we can feel at our best throughout the day. […]

Omega-3

Why do we need omega-3? Omega-3 plays a vital role in the formation of cell membranes and eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are signalling molecules that play various roles in your heart and lung health, the endocrine and the immune system. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed for normal blood pressure, triglyceride levels, brain function, heart health and vision. […]

Vitamin C

Why do we need vitamin C? Good levels of vitamin C will help you maintain your general health and wellness. Vitamin C has several vital roles within the optimal functioning of the human body. We need vitamin C to make collagen (a protein required to help wounds heal), to improve the absorption of iron from […]

Magnesium

Why do we need Magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral involved in many processes in our body. It regulates the nervous system and the contraction of the muscles, and it plays a role in our protein and DNA synthesis as well as the structural development of bones (1). A magnesium deficiency is not uncommon among the […]