Nutrition

Healthy eating and nutrition


I am very passionate about nutrition and healthy eating and truly believe that what we eat and the health of our gut and its microbiome is the root course of many chronic conditions. There is a huge link between our gut and the rest of our body and therefore looking after our digestive health and being mindful of the food we consume is of paramount importance to both our mental and physical well-being.

I studied ITEC Diploma in Diet & Nutrition in 2018, which qualifies me to offer healthy eating advice. The interest in nutrition grew and grew and I also completed online Sports Nutrition courses. I decided I wanted to learn further and therefore I am currently studying Nutritional Therapy at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION). I have completed the 2nd year of a 3 year degree level 6 diploma course, which will qualify me as a Nutritional Therapist/Nutritionist. I will be going into training clinic in my final year and developing nutritional therapy consultation skills.

Nutritional therapy

Nutritional therapy is part of integrative medicine as we use the functional medicine model and a functional medicine approach, with nutritional science research evidence information to helping find the root cause and therefore prevent further damage. We look at he whole person, the whole picture and not just the symptoms to assess and analyse what could be the potential imbalances contributing to the person's ill feeling. This is not just diet but also includes lifestyle, stress factors and everything consumed causing negativity in the body. We would look at possible vitamins and mineral deficiencies and if there is a need for supplementation or functional tests.

Finding the root cause of illness has always made logical sense to me rather than masking the symptoms. I cannot wait to qualify and start helping people!

Nutritious Food

I am very keen on creating healthy meals and recipes. If you would like to see my nutritious and delicious creations, - Please follow my Instagram and Facebook pages

Look out for more recipes on this page too.
Happy healthy eating!

Choccy bites - Recipe

Ingredients

Method
1) Mix all the ingredients (except the dark choc) in a bowl
2) Melt the dark chocolate in a glass dish over hot pan of water
3) Put the mix into the melted dark chocolate and stir
4) Put the spoonful bite size pieces onto a greaseproof paper on a flat dish
5) Chill in fridge so dark choc hardens

ENJOY!

Notes: Try to use quality at least 70% cocoa dark chocolate so there is less sugar. Look at the ingredients, if it lists sugar first, then its majority sugar, as ingredients are listed in order of largest quantity first. For peanut butter - I use Pip & Nut, as its pure peanuts, no added sugar and no palm oil. The dates are sweet enough so you don't need any sugar here.

Banana carrot cake - Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 x ripe bananas
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 60g sugar
  • egg replacement (2 x eggs equivalent)
  • 4 tbsp melted butter/peanut butter (for vegan can mix with coconut oil)
  • chopped walnuts and pecans (or any mixed nuts)

Method

Mash the ripe bananas, grate the carrot and mix all the ingredients together.
Bake in 180 degree Celsius oven for 20 minutes

Sprinkle icing sugar and ground almonds, and paste of this (optional)

Ingredients to some of the foods and drinks I have posted on social media. Please see links to see where to purchase these ingredients.

Post work out smoothie