By Gemma | March 15, 2016 | Nutirition
The whole way through my Nutritional Therapy Diploma my lecturers kept going on about the benefits of Kefir as a Probiotic drink. At the time of studying, the thought of spending time cultivating my own probiotics just seemed like another stress I didn't need, however, it was probably something I really could have done with at the time. But now I am cultivating my own water Kefir grains and so far it is going really well.
in this post I will discuss how Kefir can benefit our health, including its effect on our microbiome.
Gluten: the good, the bad, or the ugly?
By Gemma | May 24, 2016 | Nutirition
Gluten is a word that is being thrown around more and more by today's society. But what is it? And, why is it affecting so many people?
Read more to find out the answers.
By Gemma | May 25, 2016 | Recipes
Here is a yummy granola recipe that is packed with healthy nutrients.
You have got to love Beetroot!
By Gemma | September 07, 2016 | Nutirition
In this post we discuss why beetroot is such a super food! There are numerous health benefits to eating this tooth vegetable as it is packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants. It has also demonstrated to boost endurance performance so read more to find out how.
Junk Food - a dagger in our health
By Gemma | March 30, 2019 | Nutirition
On average, our nation consumes 22 million takeaway meals every week, bringing the junk food industry in the UK a revenue of £19.1 bn.
Why are we addicted? What is it doing to our brains and our health? How can we fix it?
Why is everyone talking about sugar?
By Gemma | July 22, 2017 | Nutirition
The western diet has change dramatically since the industrial revolution and now we are surrounded by foods that continually tempt us. Sugar is one of these foods and it is fast becoming a substance that we are addicted to.
Read more on this in this blog.
By Gemma | August 01, 2017 | Fitness
Whilst on Holiday with friends we got onto the topic of interval training for both speed and fitness gains. It is something that a lot of people shy away from. I believe it may be for a couple of reasons: 1: If done properly, it is horrendous (but amazing at the same time) as you have to push yourself a lot harder than you would normally in every interval and our brains are very good at telling us it is too hard, or we are not good enough. 2: It takes a lot of thought to be able to get the intervals right for what you want to achieve and people are sometimes unsure of exactly what they are supposed to be doing.
So with this in mind....let me help.
Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss
By Gemma | January 07, 2018 | Fitness
With type 2 Diabetes still on the rise, it is no wonder that there are on going studies to look at the most effective way to lose weight and how to do it safely. Insulin resistance is a term that constantly crops up when medics and nutritionists talk about both obesity and type 2 diabetes. It is a bit like a double edged sword because insulin resistance leads to weight gain, but also being overweight is a precursor to insulin resistance. The other thing to note as well, you don't have to be overweight to have insulin resistance.
Train your core smarter
By Gemma | April 20, 2019 | Fitness
When people think of training their midsections they automatically think of doing sit-ups or crunches, however, these exercises should only be performed once our core muscles are strong and not before.
If the core muscles are not strong prior to performing these exercises, the body will use the hip flexors to drive the force of the movement and not the abdominal muscles. In this blog I will try to explain all about the core and why we have to be smart when we train it.