I’m a frequent contributor and collaborator with many others and purely love writing. You can read my recent interview with #BEYOUROWN on going freelance, continually learning, who I take inspiration from and what I’m up to in 2019.

Here’s a few links to articles I’ve written for others as well as those articles on my own blog below:

Check out the articles I wrote for Niedo Kickboxing in our recent partnership to educate active families 3 nutrition tips for children and nutrition and training for adults

Other topics:

What do we make of millenials being the most overweight generation and moreso how can we help to fix it

The risk of unregulated nutrition

Fuelling for optimum performance

#39 A1 & A2 MILK

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #39 A1 & A2 MILK What is it? A1 and A2 refers to the type of casein found in milk. Casein is one of the main groups of proteins. A1…

WHOLE BAKED CAULIFLOWER

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A few weeks ago we had a cauliflower to use. The BBQ was on so I took a chance and it worked. INGREDIENTS 1 x cauliflower Chilli oil Garlic Salt…

Nutrition as we age

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A topic I don’t spend enough time talking about, however it’s only after recent discussions with my parents, in laws and my husband’s 92 year old nan that I’ve realised…

#38 THE VEGAN DIET

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #38 THE VEGAN DIET I was asked by one of my high school friends to cover this. And with good reason too. I have previously discussed it in my post…

#37 Soya

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #37 SOYA I get this question all the time – “but I heard soya isn’t good for you is it because of the estrogen?” Let’s debunk this shall we. What…

Pregnancy post #8 – my birth story

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The reason I am sharing my story is because when I was pregnant I found a lot of comfort in reading other mother’s stories and learning about all the different…

Pregnancy post #7 – Maternity leave & being self employed

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Finding out When I found out my due date was January 31st I was like brilliant (sarcasm), the busiest time of the year for the health and nutrition industry and…

Pregnancy post #6 – sleep

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This is important I want to talk about sleep. I was once that person that partied 4 nights a week, worked 15 hours a day and thought lack of sleep…

Pregnancy post #5 – second hand stuff and recycling

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Big fans... Being big fans of reusing and recycling when we found out about the new addition to our family we were adamant to do as much as we could…

Pregnancy post #4 – food

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Eating habits My eating habits were all over the place. In the first 6 months I literally ate so many carbs and sugar it was unbelievable. I used to consume…

Pregnancy post #3 – exercise

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It's beneficial Continuing to exercise once you’ve found out you are pregnant still gets a bad wrap, even though it’s 2020. There is countless research which tells us its safe.…

#36 SKINNY JABS

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #36 SKINNY JABS I simply had to write about this after sharing a post on it earlier this week and getting quite a few DM’s. Celebrities endorse products they quite…

Pregnancy post #2 – being sick

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The nausea From when we found out about baby bean (as he was known from then on) the nausea continued. I was only physically sick once but had nausea pretty…

Pregnancy post #1 – the beginning

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Here goes… I don’t often write a lot of personal perspective stuff as all my nutrition work is based on science and research. However, when I found out I was…

#35 Milk and dairy (Part II)

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #35 MILK AND DAIRY (PART II)⠀ This is a question I get asked at almost every workshop or talk I run, via my social media and from friends…

#34 Mushroom supplements

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #34 MUSHROOM SUPPLEMENTS have hit the headlines and I’ve been asked about them a few times recently. Last year, there was even a mushroom latte released from a London…

Australia, my home land, my heart breaks for you

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I’m so sad. I’m actually crying right now. But I had to sit and write this in the hope that it will help you all make change. Help you to…

#33 New years resolutions

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #33 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: because they will be across your feed for the next few weeks.⠀ The truth is... it’s estimated that around 80% of NY resolutions fail. Why.…

#32 Collagen

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #32 Collagen Collagen supplements are relatively new to the market and claims about health include maintaining a healthy gut, glowing skin, improved mood as well as promoting healthy hair,…

Plant drinks. Is yours fortified with iodine?

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Did you know that as humans our main source of iodine comes from cows milk. And that organic cows milk actually has a lower iodine concentration by around a third.…

Why I’m not eating my placenta

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This may be too much information for some. But I felt it important to write, and also sum up the evidence on this topic.⠀ What is it? Making your placenta…

Zinc & colds

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Quite a timely post given I’m suffering this week. I have wanted to post on this for a long time, so here goes…⠀ Previous thoughts... It’s long been thought vitamin…

#31 BCAA’s

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #31 BCAA’S What are they? Branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) have been big business in the health and fitness industry for a while now. That being said I…

#30 Manuka Honey

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #30 MANUKA HONEY, is it worth the price tag?⠀ What is it? Manuka honey is native to New Zealand and is a product of the manuka tree where…

#29 The Alkaline Diet

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #29 THE ALKALINE DIET What is it? The alkaline diet is based on the idea that the food and drink you consume can alter the pH of your body. It…

#28 The Fast 800

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #28 THE FAST 800⠀ A relatively new diet plan developed by Michael Moseley focusing on weight loss. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?⠀ The diet focuses…

#27 CBD

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #27 CBD⠀ What is it?⠀ Cannabidiol (CBD) is an oil derived from the cannabis plant. It is well known for its role in pain management and can be prescribed via…

SMOKED QUINOA SALAD

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Something light, fresh and nutritious to accompany any BBQ. This will also last in your fridge for a good few days. And you can use any type of quinoa it…

#26 Gluten

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #26 GLUTEN IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH.⠀ The reason this has come about is purely through anecdotal results. That’s when individual people report “I cut out gluten and I…

#25 Green tea

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #25 GREEN TEA Commonly assumed as a master of all teas with benefits such as improved skin, assistance with weight loss and speeding up metabolism. But just what…

#24 Activated charcoal

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #24 ACTIVATED CHARCOAL⠀ Have you seen those black croissants that were all the rage in London last year? Made with activated charcoal and supposedly great for your health. They just…

#23 The detox

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #23 THE DETOX⠀ Hands up, I’ve used this term before, I’m pretty sure most of us have. However the truth is that #detoxingyour body from food simply does not work. Humans…

#22 Vitamin drips

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #22 VITAMIN DRIPS 💉⠀ I spoke about these in my stories earlier this week but for those who missed it here’s a pretty short and sharp update for you.⠀ There…

#21 Too tired

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #21 will not be appearing this week, too tired, post holiday sh*t to get done, work tomorrow, need some sleep, life.

#20 The sweet vs the standard potato

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #20 THE SWEET VS THE STANDARD POTATO⠀ This one’s a goodie, what’s the deal with sweet potato being the best thing since sliced bread? And is it actually? Why…

#19 Starvation mode

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #19 STARVATION MODE I’ve been asked this countless times and after last weeks poll, it was a clear winner for this weeks topic. Is there such a thing…

#18 Fasted or Fed

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #18 FASTED OR FED⠀ In light of yesterday’s insta story I wanted to elaborate a little on this one.⠀ Many people (still) believe that exercising first thing in the morning,…

#17 Food or exercise for fat loss?

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #17 FOOD OR EXERCISE FOR FAT LOSS: I hear it quite a lot “yeah but I’ve started exercising and I’m still not losing weight.”⠀ Truth is, for fat loss what…

#16 Coconut oil

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #16 Coconut oil, the most superior oil in the world right? Hmmm let’s see...⠀ Coconut oil started becoming trendy in the U.K. about 5 years ago and has since apparently…

#15 Sweeteners⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #15 Sweeteners I blogged on this last year which is useful for further reading, however wanted to write up a short summary for anyone who just wants to know…

#14 Milk and dairy

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #14 Milk an dairy: but mostly milk because to cover dairy as an entire category is too much information for a Sunday.⠀ It was posed to me at a workshop…

#13 Good food vs bad food vs just food

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #13 Good food vs bad food vs just food: think about that for a minute.⠀ I’m getting pretty fed up of hearing people use a “feeling” or “emotion” to…

#12 Fructose makes you fat

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #12 Fructose makes you fat. But does it though? It is a commonly asked question that the consumption of fructose contributes to weight gain or is even solely…

#11 Food Intolerance Tests⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #11 Food Intolerance Tests⠀ These are on the rise, in most cases you just “simply” take a blood sample and send it away and you’ll receive a list of all…

#10 Eggs⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #10 Eggs⠀ Hit the headlines yesterday (16 March 2019) with claims eating them increased the risk of heart disease and early death. This causes problems for a number of reasons.…

 #9 Protein powder will make you too bulky?⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #9 Protein powder will make you too bulky?⠀ This one is predominantly aimed at my lady followers because it’s something I get asked and want to set the record straight.⠀…

#8 Turmeric

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #8 Turmeric This recent craze has seen turmeric appear in everything from hot drinks and juice shots to salads to flavoured pastries. Turmeric has been used in Asian culture, medicine…

#7 Kale

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #7 Kale⠀ To begin with I’m going to get my biases towards kale out in the open. I just don’t like it. Therefore I pretty much never eat it. Cooked,…

#6 Slimming World

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #6 Slimming World⠀ Yep that’s right. Any business that teaches you to allocate foods as good or bad, syn or free, green or red, A or B is basically giving…

#5 Aloe Vera (AV)⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #5 Aloe Vera (AV)⠀ You know the plant and stuff you put on your skin when you get sunburnt.⠀ Over recent years food innovation has seen this hit the shelves…

#4 CARBS Are they good? Are they bad?

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #4 CARBS Are they good. Are they bad? Firstly it’s imperative to point out that no one food, or food group is good or bad. Challenge yourself with this thought…

#3 Himalayan Pink Salt

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #3 Himalayan Pink Salt. This one came through on my DMs last week and with good reason. Since the pink stuff landed on our shelves it’s been advocated to contain…

#2 Apple cider vinegar. Whether it’s a drink, a shot or a tablet it’s #fakenews⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #2:Apple cider vinegar.Whether it’s a drink, a shot or a tablet it’s #fakenews⠀ This one’s been around for quite a few years now and its claims include detox, better skin,…

#1 CELERY JUICE: don’t believe the hype

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #1 CELERY JUICE: don’t believe the hype.⠀ Promoted by endless celebs and holistic health gurus as a slimming aid, detoxifier and cure of ill health (amongst other things) there…

Have we been overplaying hydration?

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Something I’ve recently learnt more about is one of the most basic things that we tend to over complicate. Our bodies are over 70% water, that means it’s important to…

The Planetary Health Diet

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Overview Late last month a report was launched by the EAT Lancet Commission about the dire state of the global food system and what we need to do to fix…

Singapore

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3 nights, 2 days, probably the perfect amount of time for us to spend in what can only be described as the hub of continental Asia. As it was technically…

Low calorie sweeteners

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It’s something I hear all the time, “yeah but they are just as bad as sugar aren’t they?” Not entirely no. There is usually a point made about them being…

Fat shaming and the normalisation of plus sized bodies

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This is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. And before anyone reading this gets their back up, please read on first! I’ve been pondering on how…

Omega 3: supplement or not to supplement? That is the question.

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Last week we saw the media share their views on the recent Cochrane review, omega 3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. In the UK…

Food in Morocco part 1 – Marrakech

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We’ve been getting itchy feet about going on holiday as it’s been quite a while. I’m such an avid traveller that having such a big break between trips actually made…

Protein water, two words which should never be paired

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I know……it’s not new and in the last twelve months we’ve seen protein added to a plethora of products. Some for good reason and others not so much. In the…

Diets

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In the last 10 days the media have saturated us with a few main headlines relating to food and diets. The first being ultra-processed foods and cancer and the second…

Store cupboard essentials

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A few people have asked me recently about what I keep in my cupboards to whip up quick meals or lunchboxes when inspiration and energy is lacking. Luckily I’m quite…

The Deal With Vitamin D

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Personally and professionally, I’m not one for supplements and believe that an adequate balanced diet incorporating all the major food groups with lots of fruit and veg should do it.…

Is Meat So Mighty After All?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently you’ll know that meat has been making headlines on both the health, animal welfare and sustainability fronts. With new research being released…

Pushing The Limit With Protein

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Working not only as a nutritionist, but also as a fitness coach means my exposure to the misinformed is way above average. And protein ranks high on the agenda. The…

So You Quit Sugar?

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Sugar – the demon? Well not really… “I’m off sugar” – my bestie said to me one day on the phone. I sarcastically rolled my eyes and thought here we…