Diet Drinks are ok, aren’t they?

Diet drinks are ok.  They are a way to have it all. Fizzy, tasty drinks that quench the thirst and are way more exciting than plain old boring water or squash yet don’t make us put on weight because there are no calories. I’ve been running 28 day low sugar challenges recently and because they … Read more…

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How Much Sugar?

How much sugar do we need each day? You might be surprised to know that we do not actually have any need for the sweet stuff in our diet AT ALL.  That’s it – zero, zip, zilch requirement for sugar. Sugar wasn’t really part of our diet in any significant quantity until the 19th century … Read more…

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is essential if you want to reduce insulin resistance. If you are sleep deprived for a night or two you can expect to feel a bit groggy and irritable the next day. Losing sleep is a bit more serious than just that though. It can also significantly increase your insulin resistance. … Read more…

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The Gut Microbiome

The Gut Microbiome – also known as Your Second Brain Our microbiome is the 90 trillion or so bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. which live in and on us.  It sounds like a lot and it is a lot; in fact about 90% of the human body cells are in the microbiome.  Bacterial cells tend to … Read more…

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The Role of a Health Coach

A health coach has a big role to play in combating lifestyle diseases: “With lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease at an all-time high—and new research pointing to the power of positive lifestyle changes to reverse or prevent said diseases—Health Coaches are increasingly in demand for the special kind of support they can … Read more…

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