Detoxing Part 2: Toxic Skincare & Processed Food Ingredients To Avoid

If you read part 1 of this detox blog series, (go read it HERE if you haven’t yet), you’ll know that there’s a lot more to ‘detoxing’ than we’re lead to believe. The body is always detoxifying itself, breaking down potentially harmful bacteria and converting ‘toxins’ into non-toxic substances so they can be eliminated fromContinue reading “Detoxing Part 2: Toxic Skincare & Processed Food Ingredients To Avoid”

Detoxing: The Why, How & When

‘Doing a detox’ is a phrase many of us hear at various times throughout the year; the new year’s resolution, pre-holiday panic, or when we’re guilt-tripped into feeling as though we’ve over-indulged…. Detoxing is indeed a word we hear a lot, without necessarily knowing exactly what it means, or what it involves. Because of this, most ofContinue reading “Detoxing: The Why, How & When”

Butternut Squash & Yellow Mung Dal (+Spelt Flour Chapatis)

Dal is a wonderfully wholesome, balancing dish full of plant-based protein and minerals like magnesium and zinc and lots of fibre. As we transition from Winter to Spring, this is a great time to start bringing in more naturally detoxifying, alkalinising plant-based meals to help you feel lighter and brighter as the days get lighterContinue reading “Butternut Squash & Yellow Mung Dal (+Spelt Flour Chapatis)”

Squash & Kale Stew + Halloumi ‘Croutons’

Whilst we’re still embracing Winter comfort foods, THIS is a warming, nourishing dish to help bring you right back to your centre & give you a dose of seasonal goodness. Full of vitamins A, B6, C, anti inflammatory and blood sugar balancing goodness – vegetables (actually, squash is technically a fruit…) that grow close toContinue reading “Squash & Kale Stew + Halloumi ‘Croutons’”

Recipe: Blood Orange, Sesame & Almond Loaf Cake

It’s blood orange season, and whilst they’re not totally native to the UK, oranges have been imported to Britain since the 15th century, so I’ll take that… As we’re in the second half of winter, vitamin C is still really important, and there aren’t many natural sources of it around right now. Vitamin C isContinue reading “Recipe: Blood Orange, Sesame & Almond Loaf Cake”

Using The Principles Of ‘Hygge’ To Help Us Slow Down In January

The first week back to work, school and ‘normal’ life after Christmas can be a bit of a shock to the system. Especially if the festive period was busy for you, it’s common to feel stressed and tired in January, which is why this isn’t the best month for making New Years resolutions! As weContinue reading “Using The Principles Of ‘Hygge’ To Help Us Slow Down In January”

Simple Strategies For More Motivated Mornings

If you want to adopt positive, healthy new year habits this January, the challenge often lies not in the action itself, but in the motivation to do it. Whether you want to start running, practicing yoga more often, eating healthily or engaging in creative activities each day, the mindset we approach these habits with determinesContinue reading “Simple Strategies For More Motivated Mornings”

Hormonal Support Hot Chocolate

Humans are essentially a big bag of hormones. Most of our emotions, actions, likes and dislikes are triggered by changing hormone levels in our bodies. Most women know this all too well…. Thankfully, there are a lot of ways we can influence and support our hormones, and one of them is this delicious spiced hotContinue reading “Hormonal Support Hot Chocolate”

5 Ways To Support Your Immune System This Winter

Our bodies have a powerful in-built mechanism to help us maintain health and wellbeing. The problem is that many of the things we do in everyday life (experiencing stress, eating sugar, consuming processed foods and inflammatory cooking oils, drinking excess alcohol, breathing in pollution or getting poor sleep) all have a big impact on ourContinue reading “5 Ways To Support Your Immune System This Winter”

Stuffed Squash & Chestnuts

This is a warming, comforting and grounding meal perfect for cold, dark evenings. Squash is high in vitamin A, magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamin B6 – all nutrients we require in order for the nervous system to feel calm and relaxed, as well as contributing to immune health. Whilst it’s in season, make the mostContinue reading “Stuffed Squash & Chestnuts”