Dietitians Blog Entries

Q? How can I stay motivated in the winter months?

A! From advisory board member Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma Motivation is generated by doing “active” things. Exercising, getting out and about, socializing and other ways of keeping yourself active can charge your motivation for winter. Drive and energy are by-products of motivation. Hence once motivation is generated, you will have more energy and drive to engage in […]

Depression: Can the right food, help mood?

Depression: Can the right food, help mood?   Depression is common mental health condition. As part of National Depression awareness week premier women’s health channel healthista published an article on this topic too. Helping to raise awareness around this condition that according to Mind affects 1 in 4 of us. Check it out here   “Eat […]

Reasons to be cheerful

Today has been described as blue Monday. We are all meant to be looking glum as Christmas celebrations become a distant memory and summer sunshine is too far away. I thought I would try to counter this negativity with some reasons to be cheerful. The days are getting longer and the sun is making progress […]

The Perfect Diet or… The Perfect Approach?

Here’s a thought…if you asked random people in the street what their definition of a perfect diet is…   …what do you think they’d reply with?   …Paleo, Mediterranean-Style, Low Carb, Low Glycaemic Index, Low Fat, High Fat, High Protein, Vegetarian, Vegan, Intermittent fasting…the list could probably go on for several pages.   …but most likely […]

Can drinking your daily coffee lead to a longer life?

Coffee is one of the world’s most commonly consumed beverages. The coffee culture is an undeniable feature of modern living, but over the years science has presented mixed messages regarding its benefits. This article first appeared at Huffington Post UK. To read the article there click here   Recent research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that three […]

The Paleo Diet: For the Freshest Breath

Ah, no sorry that’s “The Polo Diet”.  The Paleo Diet has nothing to do with eating mints at all.  No, Paleo eating is all about eating the foods that we did in the Palaeolithic era.  The diet seems to exist in a few different varieties of strictness.   Although I support any eating idea that […]

Saturated Fat: Do we need to re-think it?

Haven’t got long? This is what you need to know:   Dietary saturated fat has been established as a causative risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease for the past 50 years, a recent meta-analysis of all the scientific evidence to date by the University of Cambridge (part-funded by the British Heart Foundation) […]