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Debbie Reynolds
· July 11, 2016
I was very nervous when I first met Sophie and was warmly welcomed and she actually listened and absorbed what I was saying which for years has fallen on deaf ears at the doctors. I have now been dia...gnosed from blood tests Sophie recommended and am now on the road to recovery and whilst we still have a long way to go I trust Sophie will be there to help me through. I can honestly say I do not know where I would be today if I had not met Sophie. Thank you Sophie, from the bottom of my heart xxx See More
Alex Cox Nergård
· July 10, 2016
Sophie has a wealth of knowledge and is able to answer all my questions regarding both what's good for the body on a whole, but also her advice takes into consideration my varying health problems and ...accounts for the things in my lifestyle to avoid and include. I feel her tailored advice stems from good research and always makes great sense. I truly believe that if it wasn't for her help I wouldn't feel as good as I do now.
Thank you
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Sarah Davie
· July 10, 2016
It's taken me some time to have the courage to see a nutritionist rather than just obsess over low-fat foods and trying to lose weight but I'm so glad I did. Sophie takes time to get to know and under...stand you as a person before giving any nutritional advice. She is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. Sophie support is ongoing and It's early days yet but I can already feel the benefit. See More
Rose El
· July 7, 2016
I've worked with Sophie in 2015 and it was an absolute pleasure. She completely gets that healthy nutrition is part of a holistic healthy lifestyle and revolves around stuff other than food... :) with her was very helpful! See More
Tonight's no-nonsense nosh part 1 - cheat sheet chilli. Enjoy!
In case you're struggling with what to watch tonight!

Could your anxiety be linked to poor posture and breathing technique? When we hunch over we automatically reduce our thoracic capacity and reduce the ability to expand our lungs. Our diaphragm also gets squashed and restricted preventing you from being able to breathe deeply into your belly. This results in shallow 'chest' breathing and directly mimics what happens to our breathing when we are stressed!

Next time you feel stressed or anxious, rather than panicking further, or stand up straight and take a few slow deep breaths, allowing your belly to expand rather than your chest. You'll be amazed at the difference it can make, almost instantly, to feelings of stress and worry, and even tiredness and low concentration.

This video will help you learn to breathe properly if you are struggling to use your diaphragm:

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In this video, Whitney Zweeres, PTA teaches the diaphragmatic breathing technique. This technique can be used for pain management, relaxation, and the relief...

This has come up a number of times over the recent months in conversations and so I thought I'd reshare this article I wrote a few years back on the health, environmental and food chain benefits (yes benefits!) of pastured meats. Whilst I firmly believe we all need to reduce our excessive consumption of mass-produced meat products, going veggie/vegan is not necessary (or always healthy). Maintaining a regular and varied intake of mindfully sourced, pastured animal protein is, in my professional opinion, good for people and the planet.

Many of us are familiar with the idiom ‘you are what you eat’ but, to quote Michael Pollan – ‘you are what you eat eats’. This is one of the most compelling arguments for buying grass-fed and naturally reared meat, since the nutrient profile is, without a doubt, far superior. For anyone lo...

'Ultra-processed' foods linked to obesity, but what does this mean for our health?

Processed foods are everywhere and, living in a fast-paced time-poor world, t...hey are a convenient way to stay fuelled. Eating them occasionally doesn't cause harm, and we're all aware of the government guidelines anyway, right? Sadly, it seems something isn't resonating with the population as a whole. When the latest large-scale European consumer shopping habits study reveals that an incredible 50% of our calorie intake is coming from ultra-processed foods, the balance is tipped in the wrong direction and it's time to take action.

Not only is the link between processed foods and obesity well established, but these hyper-palatable foods are displacing nutrient-dense, satiating unprocessed foods. We've decided to focus our latest blog article on addressing the drivers behind our consumption of ready prepared foods, from time restrictions and convenience, to budget, fussy kids and our darned taste buds!

Changing lifestyles and habits can be one of the most difficult things to do. Consequently, in her latest article, nutritionist Maxine Sheils details how to identify an 'ultra-processed' food from a minimally processed one, and provides a step-by step guide to help you reduce your intake today, significantly improving your overall daily nutrition, for benefits to health both short and long term.…/processed-foods-need-know/

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Consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ is at a record 50% here in the UK according to a recently published Europe-wide study. The link between consumption of processed foods and obesity was also confirmed. It’s long been speculated that our consumption of hyper palatable, highly processed food...

These are crazy and exciting times - Probiotics have been shown to actually alter gene expression (whether they are switched on or off) and change the risk for obesity in both mother and baby when taken during pregnancy.

Intake of probiotics during pregnancy and breast feeding has been shown to modify genes related to obesity in both themselves and their infants, say researchers.

I'm seeing this more and more in people with long term, semi-unexplained and complex health issues. Unresolved trauma, that you may not even be aware exists plays a huge role in later life health and wellbeing. Although it seems scary, digging deep, going on a journey of exploration into your emotional past and opening that can of suppressed worms might be exactly what you need to start the healing process. As always, seek help and guidance so you aren't going it alone and you can make progress in a safe and supportive environment.

How to release traumatic memory that could be stored in your body.

Looking for an excuse to reinvigorate your supplement regime? This article from the fountains of nutritional knowledge Precision Nutrition might help. Get in touch if you'd like to book a short phone consultation to discuss your unique needs.

Learn about a group of supplements that offer important (and research-supported) benefits — while remaining largely unknown and little used.

Looking for a way to boost anti-inflammatory mechanisms in the body - you could try marijuana!! Interesting new research shows the mechanisms by which Omega-3 helps regulate inflammation and pain may also ring true for cannabis - very interesting. (P.S. I'm merely informing, not advocating!)

Marijuana shares an essential property with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, shows a new study

For all the migraine sufferers out there. This may help!

Migraine costs the UK economy around 3 billion pounds each year and over 100,000 people are absent from work and school every single day because of it. The Worl...d Health Organisation regards migraine as one of its top 20 disabling condition for women aged 15-44.

Many of our 'medical treatments' revolve around symptom suppression rather than looking for the root cause. Here are some of the strategies I have found useful to help migraine sufferers in my clinical practice.

What have you found useful in helping your migraines?

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Headaches are an extremely common problem with over 90% of the population estimated to suffer from headaches in any given year. The most common forms that I see in my practice are migraines and tension headaches, as well as a rare...

Studies again show coffee helps keep us healthy, but we're all unique -
your genes might not agree! via @NutraEurope…

Worried about the health impact of consuming dairy? This balanced, personalised approach might help put your mind at rest.

'Paleo' fans argue that the dietary rot set in when we stopped hunting and gathering and started producing foods (dairy, grains, legumes) our bodies are not adapted to digest. But does the theory behind this approach hold water?

Magnesium is a very important nutrient. Optimising levels may ease depression symptoms via @NutraEurope

Magnesium appears to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a new study in PLoS ONE.…

Should 1000 IU be the new RDA for vitamin D? via @examinecom

Nutrition industry must improve bioavailability measurements of nutrients via @NutraEurope

Food businesses, academia and the government should club together to help fund research into improving the measurement of bioavailability amid consumers demanding heightened information about the supplements they consume, according to the author of a paper looking into emerging trends in food engine...…

#Ilovescience -Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide - yay! via @physorg_com

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University, researchers have shown that probiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of pesticides.

One of the cheapest, simplest and most effective things we can all do to protect and promote optimal mental health is make sure we are consuming omega-3 fats regularly. Omega-3 plays a vital role in supporting optimal brain function and structure, so is it any wonder, in a nation of non-fish lovers, we are all experiencing more brain related conditions?

Whether you prefer a delicious wild salmon fillet baked in the oven with butter and herbs, fresh olive oil soaked anchovies... on your salad or a good quality omega-3 supplement, such as those made by Igennus Healthcare Nutrition, most of us are deficient in these vital fats. Government recommendations for 1-2 portions of fish per week fall dangerously below the required levels needed for most people to achieve optimal omega-3 levels in our cells (where they do their work). As studies show regular intake is vital to keeping levels optimal, and recent research suggesting most of use need closer to a gram or EPA+DHA rather than the advised 450mg daily, we should all be upping our intake if we want to look after our bodies and brains at all stages of life.

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Low omega-3 in adolescent mice leads to behavioural problems in adulthood, finds new study in The Journal of Neuroscience.