Heartburn (indigestion / acid reflux / dyspepsia) affects a significant number of the population, even more so during pregnancy. Symptoms usually emerge during the second and third trimesters, but can occur at any stage. Oh, the joys! Heartburn in pregnancy can be mediated by both hormonal and physical changes. Hormonal changes: natural increases in hormones such as progesterone promote […]
I met Sarah McKay (medical writer / neuroscientist / blogger) at last week’s trivia tournament – not only is she lovely, Sarah was also was a total boon for our team! I’ve read her blog on and off for a while now, so it was great to meet in person and chat about some of the […]
Sorry for the language below… BUT I really like this message. I’m seeing so many articles / blogs / images / ‘inspo’ at the moment about the urgent importance of changing your physical self to match the warmer weather. Seriously. It puts so much pressure on people – particularly women – to achieve an ‘ideal’ […]
I advocate snacking, I think it’s a good habit – particularly for busy, depleted people. It is however important to make good choices with your snack foods, otherwise the benefits of what should be an energy and nutrition boost are lost. Benefits can include: balancing blood sugar and energy levels, supporting metabolism, regulating digestion. Snacking […]
I love infographics, including this one! Sound nutrition advice and cute design. Enjoy.
Vegetarians are everywhere. There is also a fast-growing portion of the population who are trending towards part-time vegetarianism i.e. several meals a week that are free of meat, chicken, fish, and even dairy. Reasons vary, but can include cost considerations, perceived health benefits, environmental concerns, and a desire for diversity. This is a sound and […]