Top Anti-anxiety Foods -Eat your Way to a Calmer You
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by Christine Bailey
1y ago
Anxiety can affect us all from time to time, often making us feel nervous, pre-occupied and self-conscious.  Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions.  In the UK, over 8 million people are experiencing an anxiety disorder at any one time and up to 1 in 3 people have a panic attack at some point in their life. A growing area of research focuses on the food and nutrients we consume. Known as Nutritional Psychiatry we now understand the profound influence the food choices we make, and the role of certain nutrients can have on our mental health. If you’re look ..read more
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Coffee, Caffeine & Sports Performance
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by Christine Bailey
1y ago
Looking for an extra boost before a workout? A preworkout coffee may be one of the easiest ways to enhance your performance and provide you with some additional health benefits. Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks worldwide. Naturally rich in caffeine, and antioxidants it is well known as an effective ergogenic aid or performance enhancer.   = Caffeine and Performance Caffeine is probably the most researched supplements shown to improve performance across a wide range of sports.  The most common dietary source of caffeine is coffee, but it also present in tea, cola dri ..read more
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Top Tips for Bone Healing
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by Christine Bailey
1y ago
If you’ve ever experienced a fractured bone, you’ll know how frustrating and painful it can be. While it can take weeks, if not months, to heal, depending on the severity of the break you can promote bone healing by optimising your diet. Bone fractures can occur at any age and there are a number of factors that can influence the recovery and healing process. Depending on the severity of the fracture it can take at least 6-8 weeks for the healing process to complete although the older you are the longer this can take. Bone healing and overall bone health requires optimal levels of the right nut ..read more
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Healthy Christmas Survival Guide
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by Christine Bailey
1y ago
If you’ve worked hard getting your body into shape this year this is not the time to undo all your efforts with a Christmas blow out. But it doesn’t mean missing out on traditional favourites. Here’s how to avoid that holiday weight gain by making savvy choices. The festive season can be a difficult time to keep to your healthy regime.  With all those family gatherings, parties and meals out, eating fatty, sugary food becomes the norm.  We consume, on average, a whopping 6-7,000 calories over the course of Christmas Day around 3-4 times a woman’s daily recomm ..read more
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Tackling PMS: a dietary and lifestyle approach
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by Christine Bailey
1y ago
Struggling with PMS? Don’t hide under the covers for a few days each month and suffer in silence. There are a number of natural ways to help you through your menstrual cycle. What is PMS? Up to 95% of women of reproductive age will experience some degree of PMS. While most will only experience a mild form, around 5% of women may experience a more severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD. Symptoms of PMS are incredibly diverse and include emotional such as irritability and depression as well as physical (headaches, breast tenderness, muscle ache, bloating, sleep distu ..read more
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Healthy Eating Tips For Students
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by Christine Bailey
2y ago
Heading off to College or University? Don’t neglect your health. If you want to thrive and get the most out of your time away and avoid the ‘fresher’s bulge’, then it’s time to adopt some healthy eating habits. These don’t have to be expensive either. It’s common for Freshers to pile on the pounds during the first term at University. A combination of stress, drinking, poor eating patterns and cooking skills are typically to blame. If you have food allergies or coeliac disease it can be more tricky and often most expensive. With some savvy swaps and habits it is possible to eat well o ..read more
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Macro Meal Planning
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by Christine Bailey
2y ago
No matter whether you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle or support your performance, you need to understand energy balance and calories. But for the best results you need to structure your meals to ensure you get the right balance of calories. What are macros? Macronutrients or “macros” are nutrients your body needs in large quantities. They are also where all of your calories come from.  There are three main types of macros in food: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Each macro provides different health and nutrition benefits. Protein has 4 calories per gram Carbohydrates have 4 calo ..read more
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Why you should focus on Dedication not Motivation
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by Christine Bailey
2y ago
It can be easy to look at others and think their incredible fitness, fabulous body and life is down to luck or genetics. While comparing yourselves to others is not something I recommend don’t assume that others have just been lucky in life or miraculously woken up fabulous. The reality is those that succeed generally get their head down and work for it. I have seen in practice that those who make long term improvements to their health and fitness understand the importance of consistently working hard towards their goal no matter what obstacles they face. They are willing to forgo immediate pl ..read more
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A Functional Approach to Acne
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by Christine Bailey
2y ago
Everyone suffers from spots occasionally but when it is persistent it can be a big blow to your confidence. Most of us associate acne with the teenage years but the truth is it can affect us at any age.  Conventional acne treatments can be expensive and many have a number of side effects including dryness and irritation. Taking a functional nutrition approach looks at the potential underlying causes for acne and integrates dietary and lifestyle strategies to help address any imbalances. How Does Acne Develop? Blemishes arise when hair follicles in the skin become blocked wi ..read more
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Brain Fog: Tackling the Inflamed Brain
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by Christine Bailey
2y ago
Brain fog…we’ve all experienced it from time to time…. difficulty focusing, foggy head, brain fatigue… There can be many factors involved in brain fog – if it is ongoing you need to address potential underlying imbalances. Often getting a full functional blood test can help identify any underlying body system issues. Some of the common … Read more To access this post, you must purchase Lean & Nourish Membership & 21 day Kick Start Programme, 4 Week Menopause Program (and access to Lean & Nourish Club) or Happy Guts 4 week Low FODMAP Programme (and access to Lean and Nourish Club ..read more
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