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 had the pleasure of being part of a small group of female entrepreneurs invited to the House of Lords for afternoon tea with Baroness Uddin (pictured with me below). Tea was a delightful affair as the other pictures show and with the mini scones directly in front of me there was no Read More
Are you afraid of change? I came across this and thought to share:
Change isn’t your enemy, it is just evidence of growth. What worked yesterday can be tomorrow’s recipe for failure. You can’t become who you are destined to be, if you insist on staying as you are. ‘Only fools and dead men don’t change…Fools won’t, and dead men can’t.’
What do you think? Is it time for YOU to make change happen in your life?
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.
I had the pleasure of speaking at a health conference organised by three of my clients: the Commonweallth Countries League in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago High Commission, the aim of the conference was to create awareness on specific health concerns affecting people from Commonwealth countries.
My presentation was on eating well for health and wellbeing and I injected some humour based on the current horse meat scandal. Incidentally, during Read More
It’s been such a busy time with promoting both my new books and related seminars! Funny how this used to be a dream at one point, but is now a BIG reality in my life.
We all have dreams and goals we would love to achieve in life. I’m sure you, dear reader could come up with a list of your dreams – big ones, little ones, childhood ones, those for later life and the many in between. Many of us though are content to settle at simply being daydreamers rather than being people who actually live their dream. Are you one of these? 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.