My blog is a little different this month as it’s not my musings on a particular nutrition or health issue. Instead, I thought I’d bring you a review of the this year’s Yes to Life conference on integrative approaches to cancer which took place in London on Saturday 25 November 2017. I know a few people who would have liked to have attended the conference but couldn’t make it.… Read the rest
Now that British Summer Time is over, unless you are lucky enough to be on holiday in a sunnier climate, it’s time to consider you much vitamin D you should be taking. In 2016, Public Health England issued guidance(1) stating that all adults in the UK need to obtain at least 10mcg (400IU) vitamin D every day to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.… Read the rest
A bowl of homemade soup is wonderfully nourishing. Warming and easier to digest than raw vegetables, it is the perfect food for autumn and winter.
Cruciferous vegetables are particularly important to include in your diet on a regular basis. Compounds in cruciferous vegetables protect cells from DNA damage, help the liver detoxify carcinogens and excess hormones (and are therefore important for women’s hormonal health issues), inhibit cancer cells from forming their own blood supply and prevent them from spreading.… Read the rest
Now that we are past the equinox, it definitely feels like autumn. As I’m writing this, the sun is just breaking through the mist, but it has taken until 11.30am. I love autumn: the colours of the trees in glory, morning mist, the smell of bonfires, scrunching through leaves.
I’ve lived in cities all my life.… Read the rest
Butternut squash noodles are a great autumnal alternative to wheat or rice noodles, and have the added bonus of being packed with beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin A contributes to healthy eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Pak choi and broccoli are cruciferous vegetables which have numerous benefits including helping to normalise oestrogen metabolism and upregulating liver detoxification enzymes.… Read the rest
Food intolerances – are they real? On one hand, we have always known that the same diet does not suit everyone. A Roman poet said, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”, and ancient traditions such as Ayurveda recommend different diets for different constitutions. However, the vast array of “free from” products on supermarket shelves bears witness to how many people now consider that they have an intolerance, and this was certainly not the case a generation ago.… Read the rest
Welcome to my very first blog post as Empowered Nutrition! I’m hoping to post lots of information on optimising your health through nutrition and lifestyle, which I hope you will find interesting. And if there’s a topic you’d like to learn about that I haven’t covered yet, please let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to oblige.… Read the rest