An eating habit forms without us even realising it. A habit is defined as, routinely undertaking a task or action on autopilot. These types of decisions may also be referred to as mindless or unconscious. In this post I reveal three myths about eating habits.
“What is happening to my mind and body?” This is a question that I found myself asking when I first noticed perimenopausal symptoms.
It was like the “how to do guide” that I had developed over the past 47 years was no longer of any use. My body was changing and my mind was working differently too.
The experience of perimenopause varies as women are all different. In this post, I share what has worked for me, as well as research on the topic. The gifts of menopause offer a pathway for you to follow.
At an annual check-up with my GP, he was intrigued when I told him “menopause is an interesting journey”. He immediately asked, “How is this?” And then asked whether I ever felt angry, depressed or overwhelmed. Unfortunately, he mostly hears the stories of women experiencing severe symptoms of menopause, which are thought to affect about 20% of women. I will outline the challenges of perimenopause in part 2 of this series.
We often hear and read about superfoods from chia seeds to broccoli and blueberries. But how do they fit into a healthy way of eating? My post on nutritious foods was prompted by an article published by the BBC, The 100 Most Nutritious Foods
It probably seems confusing that I am writing about the health benefits of whole grains when there has been so much coverage promoting grain-free and carb-free diets. Whole grains have been on the menu for at least ten thousand years, so why would we want to stop eating them?
As mentioned in part 1 of this series, I think the real confusion has come about due to our misunderstanding of the differences between whole and refined grains. In this article, I outline the health benefits of whole grains.
I am often asked about whole grains. Two of my most frequently asked nutrition questions are “Do I need to eat grains?” and “How much do I need?”
So much confusion has arisen about grain foods, gluten, and carbohydrate containing foods due to fad diets that focus on eliminating food groups.
In this post, I will explain what whole grains are, and why most of us need to eat them. I will also discuss who should avoid or limit certain grain foods.