80/20 Compromise!

Just because I wanted a burger, doesn’t mean I’ve got to throw my whole healthy eating routine out the window.⠀That’s what binge eating is about, and I’m adamantly working on removing shame while instilling accountability around my eating habits.⠀This weekend I had a naked burger served on lettuce & tomatoes, lots of English mustard to…

WEED/CANNABIS/MARIJUANA should be legalised. Here’s why:

Your 14 units of alcohol per week is more harmful to your brain & liver than consuming tobacco free cannabis. This increases even more when the cannabis you smoke is legal & regulated. Time to legalise it.⠀Science has proven that responsible consumption of cannabis from a clean source has a far less detrimental effect on…

Black out Tuesday – from a non white and a non black perspective.

This is not a nutrition or a traditional wellness post – but it also is, inadvertently. Oppression, injustice and fighting against our intuitive inclinations of what is fundamentally right and wrong is damaging. For the psyche, then that becomes a health problem because you’re not living in alignment. Racism and prejudice towards the black community…

Who is monitoring your supplement use?

When you self prescribe supplements, you could fall into the trap of just taking them forever and ever because…well, how do you know when you’re supposed to stop?⠀FYI You’re not supposed to take supplements forever. Supplements are there are to SUPPLEMENT your diet and lifestyle, because sometimes we need a little push to get our…

Are you taking a sh*t load of supplements at the same time?

Are you taking a sh*t load of supplements at the same time?⠀Well there’s a few issues with this:⠀ Interactions.Supplements, medications, foods, smoking, alcohol and illnesses can all affect each others’ effects.⠀For example, if you’re taking an iron, magnesium and a zinc supplement at the same time, you’re most likely only going to absorb one of…

The Problem With Cheap Quality Supplements

The Problem with Cheap Quality Supplements⠀If you’re buying your supplements from drug store & supermarket brands, you’re more than likely wasting your money. This also goes for that famous health store franchise brand (the one with all the green branding).⠀For starters, just look at the ingredients. Lots of weird words. Fillers? Maltodextrin? Gluten? Wtf.⠀Additionally, when…

Some Supplements Can Make You Psychotic. Yes, really.

I’ve come across a lot of people who use supplemental vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in hopes of improving their health. On one hand, this is great, because I am a huge health advocate – I am pro anything which improves your quality of life. On the other hand, what a lot of people don’t…

Feeling Overwhelmed? Don’t Suffer in Silence. Seek Helen!

My wonderful therapist has a name – Helen Toplis.⠀Last week I talked about a therapist who has helped me greatly. I found her via the British counselling directory website.⠀I could not praise Helen’s service enough quite frankly, and I’m very grateful for all I have learnt from her. I’m always surprised by how much she…