Not many people seem to know what a health coach is, although we are getting more widely recognised as part of the holistic health sphere. I trained 4 years ago with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, in New York and had one of the best years of my life. In that we learned and experienced… Continue reading What is a health coach?
I’ve not written for a while. I’ve been with my boyfriend the past few weeks and he’s bought a smallholding with orchard trees in it. The plum trees have been blossoming the past few weeks and the blossom is starting to drop today. We also have quince in full bloom at the moment. The apple… Continue reading Orchard and flowers
Keep hydrated. Most schools remind pupils that they need to drink plenty of water and that they can take in a label free, clear bottle for water during an exam. However, if you are a college or university student then it’s important that you do the same plus always ensure whilst you are studying that… Continue reading Exam Stress Management – Part 2
This time last year I was attending university and taking exams. This year, it’s my daughter’s turn to do her mock GCSEs. Examinations are a necessary part of modern life and often people find them very stressful. Here are some holistic and complementary ways to ensure you or a student in your life minimises distress during… Continue reading Exam stress management Part 1
As you may know, my mother has recently been in hospital for surgery. This is one of my bugbears about nutrition. As a health coach I get told that I don’t know enough about nutrition because that is the role of dieticians. Therefore, health coaches in the UK don’t tend to work within the framework… Continue reading NHS food
I reminisced how different food is from my childhood to how it is in my daughter’s childhood and how many more global foods we have available from other regions and cultures. I wish that we could all share and eat our food together because I reckon there would be more peace that way. Anyway, in… Continue reading Store cupboard ingredients – Acai Berry
I made these for my family a couple of weeks ago for Valentine’s Day weekend. Although strawberries are technically out of season at this time of year I had seen them in the shops and thought they would be perfect for a heart-shaped theme. They are delicious; you need confidence that they will set well… Continue reading Strawberry Vanilla Coconut Cream Pudding