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September 2020 - Organic September - all month

1 - 30 September 2020

More & more research supports the health benefits of organic food.  These range from lower intake of pesticides & chemicals, which lowers our overall toxic burden, to increased nutrient content in certain foods.  Various organisations are helping to support farmers, schools & hospitals to provide better quality food, with sustainable farming practices.

Take a look at the Soil Association website for more information:

And for the gardeners amongst you - Garden Organic provides resources for organic growing:

Locally sourced organic vegetable boxes

Click Here to go to the website of award-winning Riverford Organic Veg Boxes.  They have been in business for 30 years, and won numerous awards for innovation, ethical products, recipe boxes, and more.  They also do meat, dairy & store-cupboard essentials; plus you can pick & choose to make up your own box contents.

Click Here to go to the A - Z of Veg page to find out what you can do with all those wierd & wonderful veggies.

Click Here to go to their Recipe pages

7-a-day Fruit & Veg

The WHO recommendation of 5-a-Day fruit & veg was first proposed in 1990.  A recent new study from University College London has hit the headlines.  The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, reviews 12 years of data, and concludes that 7 or more helpings of fruit & vegetables per day appears to be associated with better health & longevity.  There are many creative & tasty ways to incorporate more veggies into your daily meals & snacks - and this forms an integral part of the Nutritional therapy process.  Click here to go to the Journal article.  Talk to Helen about how to do this in practical terms - in a way that suits your life?

November 2019 - Stress Awareness Week

4 - 8 November  2019

Modern life can take it's toll, and the first step is realising & becoming aware of when it's compromising your health.  An upset tummy or feeling irritable for no reason may be signs.  Health coaching could help with identifying some small steps to claim back your well-being. 

Get in touch to understand how healthy eating underpins stress resilience, and also to learn some simple tips, grounded in the latest science & research, that may help to support stress management. 

May 2019 - Mental Health Week

13 - 18 May 2019

Healthy food choices are sometimes tricky when we don't feel well.  Turn it around - healthy eating & good nutrition may help to underpin better mental health.  Reach out for a healthy eating review, or to find out more about how nutrition could help.

Optimum Health Clinic, Fleet

Click Here to go to Optimum Health website

The Grange Therapy Centre, Finchampstead

Click Here to go to The Grange Therapy Centre website

Sacro-Cranial therapy

Click Here to go to Clearwater Therapies, Yateley & Hartley Wintney

Tai Chi

 Click Here to go to local Tai Chi classes - Fleet, Hampshire

Coeliac UK

Click Here to go to the national charity supporting those diagnosed with Coeliac disease.  

February 2018 - National Heart Month

1 -28 February 2018

Not just because it includes St. Valentine's Day, February is "National Heart" month.  Heart-healthy diet & food choices, exercise & lifestyle all play a part in reducing risk of heart disease, and other cardiovascular & circulation problems.

Simple things like reducing alcohol & processed foods, and focusing on fruit, vegetables, lean meats, fish and other healthy fats, all aim to support heart function & health in general.  A healthy eating review is a great place to start. 

Changing food habits & making lifestyle changes can be helped along step-by-step, by breaking them down into achievable goals, and identifying the next best steps for you.  Consider a coaching session to revise your New Year's resolutions and get them back on track.  What are your health goals this year? Get in touch to learn more.

October 2017 - Sugar Awareness Week

30 October - 5 November 2017

There is a lot of discussion now about sugar and the health consequences of too much sugar - we hear about obesity, tooth decay, type II diabetes... It may help to work through what you eat, and learn about making the switch to healthier choices.  What are those healthier alternatives?  And how can you include them into your life?  Coaching can help with making small changes matter.

October 2017 - World Mental Health Day

10 October 2017

There is much greater awareness now of mental health issues, and services that can help & support.  Exercise & eating well may help to support the process.  Having the basic nutrient building blocks underpins the healthy function of mind & body.  If this is a problem that affects you, consider a review of how you make up your meals & what you eat, and help yourself get the nutrition fundamentals in place.

October 2017 - National Cholesterol Awareness Month

1-31 October 2017

Every October, there is a focus on cholesterol, with screening programmes held in various locations.  Cholesterol is a vital component in the body, used for manufacturing hormones, vitamin D & bile acids, as well as giving structure to cell membranes & protecting nerves.  It's a major structural component in the brain.  Get in touch to find out more about the numbers, what they mean, and what you can do to support a healthy balance.

May 2017 - Coeliac Awareness Week

8 - 14 May 2017

Coeliac disease is sometimes misdiagnosed as IBS.  Even after excluding gluten from their diet, intestinal tissue damage persisted in 57% of people with Coeliac disease, reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.   Get in touch to find out more about the latest research on what can be done to help repair the intestinal inflammation.

Even more interesting is the recognition of non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity - which helps explain why some people have negative Coeliac test results, but still do not tolerate gluten. 

April 2017 - IBS Awareness Month

1-30 April 2017

Much research progress has been made regarding our understanding of this condition.  The balance of bacteria in the gut is now understood to play a significant role in the development & continuation of symptoms such as diarrhoea, bloating & cramping.  The microbial environment may contribute to gut barrier problems & sensation of pain.  A new report in discusses this.         Get in touch to find out more.