About 6 months ago, I decided to make a real effort to go more natural- thinking beyond the food I ate but the things I put onto my skin and the products I used to clean my home. I’d love to say this was based purely on ethics but instead, it was because I started to notice issues with my skin and I began exploring natural skin care.    If you follow me on Instagram , you’ll see I have mentioned lots of natural products on my feed recently!  Now before we go any further, I do appreciate that ‘natural’ doesn’t actually mean much when it comes to advertising and I’d like to do another blog post at some point talking about the difference between ‘natural,’ ‘organic’ ‘and ‘soil association… View Post

Today I’m finally sitting down to tackle the topic I’ve wanted to write about for absolutely ages: stress. We all know that stress can impact our digestion- whether it’s the day before we jet off on our holidays or a tough exam. However, what about long-term stress? Many of us can pinpoint flare ups with periods of stress but why is that the case? Is it because we slip into bad habits: poor sleep, rubbish food choices, not giving our body the rest it craves? Or is it more than that? My desire to write this post began in October 2016, when on the final part of my nutrition course we went over the stress cycle.Now, I had been studying nutrition for two years at this point but it was only… View Post

Today’s post is one of the most requested I’ve had. Today, I am tackling the subject of fatigue and discussing its’ symptoms, its causes, and suggestions on how to manage it. What is Fatigue? Fatigue is defined as a sense of overwhelming tiredness– and one that doesn’t seem to go away completely even after a good night’s sleep. Fatigue is becoming more widely recognised than it used to be- it’s widely discussed as a problem in its own right and is commonly linked to digestive disorders too (for example, it is now recognised as a symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease- with Crohn’s and Colitis UK implementing a fatigue scale  and is often discussed as part of Irritable Bowel Syndrome too) Brain fog is often discussed alongside fatigue and I have… View Post