Auto-Immune Lifestyle Thyroid Support

The FOUR things missing in your NHS thyroid blood test results, and how to ask for the tests you need!

3rd November 2016

The standard NHS test for thyroid dysfunction measures TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), and Free T4 (circulating levels of thyroxine). If you’re on medication for thyroid dysfunction, you’re probably getting these tested every three to four months and the results are probably within the normal ranges, while you feel anything but normal!…

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Lifestyle Thyroid Support

The ONE thing you need to know about brassica vegetables, goitrogens, and your thyroid

6th October 2016
brassica vegetables

You may (or may not) have heard rumours surrounding certain green veggies being a problem for your thyroid because they contain goitrogens, or are “goitrogenic”. Your doctor may (or may not) have asked you to avoid the brassica family – broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, but not explained why.  Either way, you may well be feeling confused and wondering what these goitrogens are if they’re really an issue for your thyroid.…

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8 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

15th September 2016

Here is a list of symptoms we like to call “red flags”. All nutritional therapists are obliged to refer a client to their GP to investigate further, if any “red flags” are mentioned during a clinic appointment. In my nutrition clinic, I often see clients with symptoms from this list, who don’t want to waste their GPs time or worry that their GP won’t take them seriously. We’ve all heard that GPs are busy people, working long hours and seeing lots of…

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Why real food doesn’t have ingredient labels

10th August 2016

Take a walk round any local supermarket, and you’ll see various foods in brightly coloured packages screaming their various health claims at you: “sugar-free”, “diet”,  “zero”, “no artificial colours or flavours”, “low fat”, “fat-free” and so on. We’re constantly being told we eat too much sugar, too much fat, too many E-numbers, and so these perfectly packaged products must be the answer, right? But read behind these marketing claims and there’s a high chance you will a less-than-healthy food inside that packaging.…

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Why I’ve ditched my smartphone, and maybe you should too!

27th July 2016

What does being connected mean to you? From the moment I started my business 10 years ago, it meant constant access my emails at all hours of the day. I started with a Blackberry, then a Samsung Galaxy smart phone, before eventually moving to an iPhone. Having the world in my pocket seemed the ultimate solution to running a business whilst juggling college, a family home and all the chores it brings with it, and 2 young children. But recently…

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Lifestyle Press Coverage

As featured on Yahoo Style!

14th March 2016

Everyone knows that a night out on an empty stomach usually equals a one-way ticket to vomit town. There are the standard tricks to help ease a hangover: glass of milk before drinking alcohol, don’t follow wine with beer, toast and two pints of water before bed, blah blah blah. There’s only one way to guarantee no hangover, and that’s not drinking alcohol at all…. but what are the best foods to stave off your hangover if you do drink?…

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