So, a couple of you have asked me to have a chat with you about anxiety. Not long ago, I did a very in-depth blog post on stress; and how it impacts almost every part of our body. It was an eye opener for lots of you-myself included- and I’ve had a few of you chat to me about anxiety and stress since. Lots of you said it was all very well understanding that stress messes up our body, but how do we actually deal with it?   I’ve had anxiety for a long time and it escalated massively when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I never really blog about it because I feel it can sometimes be a bit of a blogger cliche. However, I do feel I… View Post

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