Easy Christmas gift needed?

Christmas this year may be a little difficult. If, like me, you need to travel across international borders to see family, plans may suddenly have to change or become more expensive. If you can’t take presents to family and suddenly it is too late to send something then a digital gift might be perfect. We…

Christmas is about kind words….

….and I would like to share some kind words that I have read about our Eating Well on a Budget. I love your book. No – I really love it! Wonderfully myth-busting ……. so easy to read and with interesting subject matter encapsulated by each heading and wrapping up with some great recipes that even I could try. …

Christmas is coming!!

How did that happen? Surely, only last week it seems that we were back in September? Time has morphed. So, despite the craziness that December is upon us and I am in no way ready for the festive season, how about a bit of festive fun. I like an advent calendar – I like them…

Out now – Soya & Phytoestrogens

We did it! We have launched our mini-book on soya phytoestrogens. The what, why and how much – what are they, why should we eat them and how much is a good amount. Phytoestrogens can sound a bit scary – a term that makes them sound a bit like a chemical to be avoided. They…

Do you Tofu?

I have been writing again with my good friend Dr Laura Wyness. Working on the menopause book we have been highlighting the benefits of isoflavones for women with regard to managing hot flushes and the positive effect on cholesterol. The main source of isoflavones or phytoestrogens is in soya and soya products. Simply by including…

COP26 – The World Tackles Climate Change

But what can we do? The individual? Does it make a difference – just us in our homes? I think we could debate this until the cows come home – hopefully after being farmed in a way that reduces the methane they release into the atmosphere. I am no expert on climate change or sustainability…

On-line Course now live!!

The online course for health professionals Eating Well for Menopause is live and not only that but endorsed by the Association for Nutrition as Continued Professional Development for Registered Nutritionists. We started by writing a booklet to help us support menopausal women and then it was clear that other nutritionists would like to know more…

Malnutrition Awareness Week

We are made very aware of the impact of eating poorly in a way that leads to weight gain and issues related to poor diet such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But there is a silent issue of malnutrition that goes unnoticed but is costing a lot in terms of health, quality of…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is breast cancer awareness month. It touches so many of us – we all know someone who is affected by breast cancer either directly or because we know someone who has a close friend or family running the gauntlet of cancer treatment. A good friend’s sister reached the end of her life with breast…

Talking to other Nutritionists

I will be talking to the AfN Yorkshire and Humberside regional group tomorrow sharing information on Eating Well for Menopause to a group of nutritionists. After we released our booklet, there was interest from other nutritionists to know more about how to present eating well information to this group of women. I am really looking…