Archive for 2017

New Year diet resolution success!

31 December 2017 at 12:18

New Year diet resolution success!

New Year is a time when many of us decide to make improvements to our health and diets. But with most resolutions being broken before the end of January, the odds are stacked against us. Changes to diet can be especially difficult at this time of year, with the lack of daylight causing a drop in vitamin D and serotonin levels which can lead to winter depression. Getting outside in the natural light each day is important, alongside eating a good diet of wholesome fresh foods rather than reaching for processed comfort foods.

If you have failed at resolutions in the past, the tips below will help to make 2018 your year of success!

1. Choose only one resolution

If you focus your attention on one thing that is important to you, you are more likely to succeed than by trying to stick to a long list of good intentions.

2. Be realistic

Think of your New Year plan as a long term eating strategy. There is little point choosing a resolution that you will be unable to stick to.

3. Make sure your resolution is something you want to do

not something you feel you ought to.

4. Prepare yourself properly

gather anything you need in the days before so there are no excuses when it’s time to start.

5. Don’t feel pressurised to start on January 1st

It’s especially hard to change your eating if you have been celebrating the night before. Choose a date that suits you and stick to it.

6. Focus on foods you want to eat, rather than foods to avoid

Listing the foods that you want to eat more of means you will have lots of options to choose from, and you are less likely to notice the foods that are ‘missing’. Aim for a list of 100 healthy foods, divided into categories such as meat and fish, grains, pulses, fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, eggs and dairy or milk replacements etc.

7. Be specific

So it is easier to know if you have been successful. Rather than saying ‘I’m going to eat less meat’ you could say ‘I am not going to eat meat on Mondays and Wednesdays’.

8. Make a different resolution for each month

If you tend to break your resolutions because you get bored, try committing to something for one month at a time. The advantage of this is that you will be working good habits into your routine without having to make big changes all at once. And if you do break a resolution one month you can start again with something new the next. 

If you need some inspiration, here are a few ideas to get you started; but remember, only choose something which works for you.

  • Have an organic vegetable box delivered each week and use everything before the next delivery
  • Make soup on Sunday afternoon and freeze in batches for lunch during the week
  • Stop buying squash and fizzy drinks containing artificial sweeteners
  • Grow herbs on the windowsill, and use some each day either in cooking or herbal teas
  • Eat oily fish twice each week
  • Drink a cup of green or ginger tea each morning
  • Buy a bag of 6 apples each week and eat them all before the next shop
  • Clear the fridge of commercial salad dressings and use olive oil, herbs and vinegar instead
  • Make pasta sauce from scratch (no jars!)

If you need further guidance, or want to make more radical changes, book a consultation with a Nutritional Therapist and commit to at least two follow up sessions so that they can monitor your progress and make adjustments if necessary.

Or, enrol on a Nutrition Course and learn how to take care of your own health and maybe even start a new career! We have three courses to choose from beginner, advisor and therapist.

Tags: Diet | Nutrition | Resolution

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Christmas calorie countdown

15 December 2017 at 12:36

Christmas calorie countdown   Research by food historian Dr Annie Gray revealed that the average person in wartime Britain consumed 3,500 calories (kcal) on Christmas day - half of ... [ read more ]

Tags: Calories | Diet | Nutritiion

Posted in Education | Health | Nutrition

Nail Nutrition

21 November 2017 at 15:22

Nail Nutrition What are your nails trying to tell you? Good nutrition benefits every part of the body and deficiencies can lead to changes in the skin, hair and nails. The nails are particularly ... [ read more ]

Tags: Nail Nutrition | Deficiencies | Proteins

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Education | Nutrition

Eat away Eczema

02 November 2017 at 10:11

Eat away Eczema Dietary approaches to Eczema Say goodbye to Itchy and scratchy… Eczema refers to a group of inflammatory skin conditions causing red, dry, flaky, itchy or blistery skin. ... [ read more ]

Tags: Eczema | Skin Conditions

Posted in Health | Nutrition

Eat right to sleep tight

09 October 2017 at 16:02

Eat right to sleep tight Many people have experienced difficulty sleeping after eating a heavy meal or drinking coffee late in the evening, but there are a number of other ways that diet can ... [ read more ]

Tags: Sleep | Nutrition | Melatonin

Posted in Health | Nutrition

Why whole food may be greater than the sum of its parts

21 September 2017 at 16:09

Why whole food may be greater than the sum of its parts Naturopaths have long believed in the health benefits of eating whole, unprocessed foods and a panel of experts has now recognised the ... [ read more ]

Tags: Whole Food

Posted in Health | Nutrition

To salt or not to salt? Can salt be beneficial to blood pressure?

31 August 2017 at 16:26

To salt or not to salt? Can salt be beneficial to blood pressure? Earlier this year a large, long term study found that a low sodium diet wasn’t beneficial to blood pressure. This goes ... [ read more ]

Tags: Salt | Blood Pressure | Minerals

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Education | Health | Nutrition

What is Homeopathy?

23 August 2017 at 09:12

What is homeopathy Did you know homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years? It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as the second ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathy | Natural Health

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Health

Benefits of Raw Chocolate

21 August 2017 at 11:26

Benefits of Raw Chocolate Raw cacao products are some of the most appealing superfoods around – the idea that chocolate can be good for you is the news that many people have been waiting ... [ read more ]

Tags: Cacao | Raw Chocolate

Posted in Nutrition | Inspiration

Hormonal Health : 1 Day Event

18 August 2017 at 16:44

Hormonal Health : 1 Day Event This packed and informative day will demystify the various hormonal health issues that many people suffer from, including thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, PCOS, ... [ read more ]

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Nutrition

Eating the Mediterranean way

02 August 2017 at 16:22

Eating the Mediterranean way The Mediterranean diet comes up time and time again in reports as one of the healthiest diets one can follow, with studies finding it beneficial to a whole host of ... [ read more ]

Tags: Mediterranean Diet

Posted in Health | Nutrition | Nutrition

School principal meets HRH

28 July 2017 at 17:47

School principal meets HRH The School of Health Principal, Mani Norland was invited to an event on Monday 24 th July 2017 to celebrate natural medicine at His Royal Highness the Prince of ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy

Flexitarianism: is it for you?

24 July 2017 at 15:50

Flexitarianism: is it for you? Flexitarianism (or ‘flexible vegetarianism’) is becoming increasingly popular as a move towards better health without the commitment of going fully ... [ read more ]

Tags: Flexitarianism | Vegetarianism | Diet

Posted in Alternative Medicine | Inspiration | Environment | Health | Nutrition

The Prince will see you now

19 July 2017 at 16:24

The Prince will see you now: Charles opens 'holistic' clinic at the stately home he saved for the nation Prince Charles is creating a state-of-the-art clinic that will offer free ... [ read more ]

Posted in Homeopathy | Alternative Medicine | Health

The Natural Health Taster Seminar

20 April 2017 at 09:25

The Natural Health Taster Seminar Come and join us for the most amazing 5 days of learning. During this event you will learn about natural healthcare from a truly holistic perspective looking ... [ read more ]

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Stretching Further Increasing Confidence Gaining Professionalism

27 January 2017 at 12:29

Stretching Further Increasing Confidence Gaining Professionalism As complementary and alternative medicines and yoga continue to enjoy a boom in popularity so does the need to raise standards and ... [ read more ]

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Reversing the clock on biological ageing

05 January 2017 at 10:52

A Cytoplan Practitioner Education Day Saturday 25th February 2017 | 10am – 5pm Riverside Building, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB Is reversing the clock of biological ageing possible? ... [ read more ]

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