Food & Nutrition

My Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drinks Posted on 22/12/2020 | No Comments

Sometimes you just don’t want to drink – whether you’re looking to reign in your alcohol intake, you’re working hard to balance your hormones or improve your gut health, because you have something on at work the following day or you’re pregnant! Whatever the reason may be, it’s your choice, but I know how hard…

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Efficacy vs. Effectiveness in Clinical Trials Posted on 21/12/2020 | No Comments

Efficacy and effectiveness – what’s the difference? Efficacy is the maximum performance of a treatment under ideal and controlled circumstances. This includes testing on healthy populations and within a time constraint i.e. test controls will be monitored for 14 or 30 days post administration. To determine efficacy the outcome is plotted against dose in a…

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Water Filters Posted on 18/09/2020 | No Comments

One of the most common questions I am asked is what brand of water filter do I recommend? In a bid to help manage the masses, I’ve popped my favourites below:  WHO SHOULD BE FILTERING THEIR WATER?  I feel that many of us can benefit from water filtration, however I will always recommend water filters…

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What’s The Difference Between a Dietitian & Nutritionist? Posted on 04/12/2018 | 2 Comments

I’ve wanted to discuss this topic for a while now but haven’t found the words. It’s a touchy subject; dietitians are incredibly protective of their title (and rightfully so) however, in staking their claim on the “food expert throne” we might say that some (not all) have gone out of their way to discredit nutritionists…

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How to Drink 2L of Water a Day: My 10 day Experiment Posted on 20/11/2018 | 2 Comments

I have a confession; I don’t drink “enough” water. On an average day, I would drink somewhere between 0.5-1.5L of water. It’s not because I don’t like the taste, nor is it because I can’t be bothered, it’s because I rarely get thirsty; please let me explain… I’d call myself an intuitive eater (gosh sounds…

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Should We Soak Legumes? Posted on 19/11/2018 | No Comments

Should we soak legumes? Lentils and legumes are considered an important source of nutrients. They contain a number of nutrients including iron, magnesium, potassium and more however, these minerals may be at risk of poor absorption should we prepare legumes incorrectly.  One of the biggest issues surrounding beans and legumes is that they naturally contain what we call anti-nutrient…

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Red Lentil Dhal with Apricots Posted on | No Comments

Red Lentil Dhal would have to be one of my favourite vegetarian meals. It’s quick and simple, and makes for the perfect lunch or dinner during the week (when time is precious!). Dhal itself can be a little bland for some, so I’ve added some dried apricots to this dish and the flavour pops! If…

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