Musings

Reclaim your diet

Nutrition advice should empower us – but does it? As a nutritional therapist I offer dietary advice to clients with the intension that it will allow them to take control of their health. The information is meant as a guide, which individuals can experiment with to see

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The divine yoga of childbirth

This time last year I gave birth to my son. I was in labour, but it was so much more than just ‘labouring’. Of course it was a day of hard work, in fact it was the biggest test of physical endurance I have ever experienced, but

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The art of letting go

As my son begins to wean himself off breast milk I am reminded of the importance of letting go. He is entering into a new phase of development and his dietary requirements are changing as his independence grows. I have a strong instinct to nourish him, but

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Do we mistake comfort food for happiness?

Our food choices and our emotions are incredibly linked. We often eat not because we are hungry but because of how we feel – we are bored, stressed or feeling down. These emotions can trigger us to eat certain foods to alleviate these feelings. They are our

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The Intuitive Detox

It’s almost that time of year again when the indulgence of Christmas is over and the search for the latest detox begins. It is a search for a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid. A search for the ultimate superfood and best cleansing supplements.

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A Christmas cake conundrum

Do we need to eat Christmas confectionery to feel part of the festive celebration? In the supermarket last weekend Christmas was everywhere. The mince pies, cakes and chocolate snowmen were beautifully displayed and alluring. I wanted to feel festive and to laden my trolley with Christmas treats.

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Why losing weight does not make us feel light

As winter draws in and with it the dark nights, it is a wonderful time of year to celebrate light. We suddenly become so much more thankful for the sun and the daylight hours it brings, as well as the light we can bring into our homes.

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