apple

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

There is so much information out there highlighting the importance of fruit (especially apple) and vegetable consumption to improve health. Why is this? Research has shown that biologically active components in plant-based foods, most importantly phytochemicals, have the potential to modulate numerous processes in the development of diseases, including cardiovascular …

Maternal Depression

Maternal Depression… What Diet Can do for You?

Last month we spoke about postpartum depression so this month, we thought it would be interesting to discuss maternal depression. What is maternal depression? Maternal depression is a term which encompasses a range of conditions including prenatal depression, baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. These conditions can develop during pregnancy …

diverticulosis

Can eating red meat increase the risk of diverticulosis?

Do you eat a lot of red meat? Are you suffering from abdominal cramps, constipation or bloating? If so, you might want to consider the findings below about the link between diverticulosis and red meat… What is diverticulosis? Diverticulosis is the general name for a common digestive disorder that causes …

Apple & cinnamon chia pudding

Apple & Cinnamon Chia pudding: a speedy breakfast option!

Are you always in a rush in the morning? Do you often forget to eat breakfast or grab a snack on the go? Well, we have a solution… an apple and cinnamon chia pudding! Chia seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, protein and are a great …

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression & Nutrient Deficiency. Any link?

What is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression (PDD) is a mood disorder which can arise any time after birth, either as an extension of postpartum blues, or independently in a mother who has been stable until that point. Studies have shown that women can be diagnosed with PPD up to a year …

curcumin

Turmeric & Curcumin… an Ancient-Modern Times healer

Curcumin! How powerful can you be? In our previous articles, we have looked at the Mediterranean diet and all its wonderful health benefits. Today, we move further East to look at Turmeric and its fellow spices for all their amazing properties! Essentially, both the Mediterranean diet and Eastern spices may …

PCOS

Suffering from PCOS? Can your diet help?

Ladies…do you suffer from PCOS? Could diet be affecting your ovulation patterns? Science is looking to answer these questions for you. One symptom of this condition is anovulation. There are varying reasons why a woman doesn’t ovulate. Today, however, we will be looking at the correlation between anovulation, PCOS and …

Chicory and osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis & Chicory Root- manage your symptoms!

Do you have osteoarthritis? If you do suffer of osteoarthritis, then chicory root may help you! Science is looking to see if chicory can help relieve symptoms for this condition. Chicory root, with its anti-inflammatory properties, may have good potential to ease the suffering of this disease. Scientists have been …

Soy

Soy and good health….why soy is so popular.

Traditionally, soy has been very popular in China and Japan. Britain and America, however, have caught on to the potential health benefits of eating soy. Soya beans, tofu, edamame, tempeh, miso soup and more… we are enjoying soy/ soya in our daily meals wherever we live in the world! Why …

fodmap nutritionist diet edinburgh

Low FODMAP diet! An approach for your IBS.

The low FODMAP diet is a dietary strategy used for lowering symptoms of different  gastrointestinal disorders, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What does FODMAP mean? The FODMAP is an acronym which stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols. Fermentable –  some carbohydrates that cannot be digested will stay in …