A new study in The Lancet has found that a poor diet is more deadly than tobacco. Unhealthy eating now accounts for 11 million deaths worldwide, (compared with 8 million tobacco deaths) mostly as a result of heart disease, followed by cancers and Type 2 diabetes.
The study found that these deaths were associated with diets low in whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds and omega-3 fatty acids
I have developed a recipe book promoting affordable healthy eating and food waste reduction messages for the Sainsbury’s £10 million Waste Less, Save More campaign.
Working in partnership with the Hubbub Foundation, Sainsbury’s and Southwark Council, I developed, researched, wrote and curated recipes and created an accompanying meal plan based on these recipes. The book also features food waste reduction and food safety advice. Read More
As an entrepreneur, I fully understand the challenge of balancing a busy working life with looking after yourself. As passionate, hands-on people, entrepreneurs and career-focused folk are keen to get the job done…many times to the detriment of their health and wellbeing.
It is so easy to forget that WE are the greatest asset our business or career has. So, as a reminder, here are my Read More
Today I was guest speaker at the Havering Women in Business networking event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself speaking to a full room of female entrepreneurs on strategies to improve their diet, lifestyle and wellbeing which would in turn reflect in their businesses. It’s always fulfilling to empower others and there were lots of ‘aha’ moments. The networking was great too and I had the opportunity of putting faces to the names of some of my newest twitter followers. Here I am with Yvonne Bendall and Linda Watson from the London Borough of Havering who co-ordinate and organise Havering Women in Business.
Following the recent revelation by actress Angelina Jolie about her double preventative masectomy, I thought it useful to post a review of the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Diet.
Devised and written by fellow dietitian Dr Michelle Harvey, this informative and well-presented book provides an overview of breast cancer (including the defective BRCA1 gene which Angelina has and which predisposes carriers to breast cancer) and its prevention via lifestyle choices. Read More
With the New Year upon us, most of us will have resolved to eat better and live healthier. As such, many people will be embarking on a detox diet as a means of counteracting the overindulgences of the festive season. But what are detox diets and do they actually work?
Detox diets often involve eating a limited range of foods such as only fruit and vegetables or cutting out foods like wheat, dairy, caffeine and alcohol. Sometimes food is avoided altogether for short periods of time. The idea behind detox diets is that we need to rid our bodies of toxins every now and then in order to remain healthy. Proponents claim that detoxing regularly can help with weight loss, improve cellulite and energy levels as well as improve digestion. Read More
Thank you for the [seminar and workshop] sessions you presented for The Southwark Health Factor Challenge. The participants really enjoyed it and were really enthusiastic when they talked about it. From their blogs and talking to them it sounded like the healthy eating week has been their favourite so far and they learned a lot from it.