To Chew or not to chew, that is the question.

To Chew or not to chew, that is the question.

Quite recently I’ve noticed an ever growing trend of people drinking their meals rather than eating them.  Juices, smoothies and like have really exploded into our modern city life.  Nutribullets, Vitamix and Nutrininjas are all over the place and probably some of the most talked about machines in 2016.  If you listen to people theyView Full Post »

Top tips for how to use Coconut Oil

Top tips for how to use Coconut Oil

  There’s always a super food that’s in fashion and one of those currently is Coconut oil. There are so many people who have never tried this oil and some are unsure about exactly how to use it. I’ve grown up around this oil and it’s numerous uses, so I want to give you myView Full Post »

Science is an art

Science is an art

I was browsing through the BBC Radio 4 earlier today and I came across a programme called “All you need is Lab”.  This episode was all about how science and technology have been key in the music industry.  It was presented by Midge Ure of Ultravox.     What I found so interesting about thisView Full Post »

Nairobi – united and stronger

Nairobi – united and stronger

  I won’t lie to you, I’ve been very distracted for the past 5 days by the troubles in Nairobi Westgate Mall. This is in no small way due to the fact that I know so many people who live in Nairobi. In fact I was born there, my parents grew up there and mostView Full Post »

Diet plan virgin – 1 week on

  So one week done on the Jane Plan, another 3  weeks on the diet plan to go. As promised here is a review and update on how I’ve got on with it all. I won’t lie to you, it’s not always been easy and smooth sailing.  And I never thought I’d spend my timeView Full Post »

Diet plan virgin goes on the Jane Plan diet

  I am a diet plan virgin and I’ve been sent this lovely lot of goodies from Jane Michell at Jane Plan.     I first met Jane many years ago at a business networking meeting, and we got chatting about the links with our work.  One evening we sat down to discuss the planView Full Post »

Ingredients – Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Cosmetic preservatives could cause eczema and more, experts warn Two chemicals in cosmetics and toiletries could cause an eczema epidemic, dermatologists claim. The preservatives, methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) are often used in combination and are commonly found in shower gels, wipes, suncreams, deodorants, hand lotions and even washing-up liquids. They also have multiple industrialView Full Post »

Ingredients – Sodium Benzoate – 10 Top Facts

Ingredients and chemicals, such as Sodium Benzoate, are used in our foods and cosmetics.  But what is safe and what isn’t? This is a particularly engaging topic for me, especially coming from a background where I studied organic chemistry at a degree level.  So I thought that I’d share some of these facts with you.View Full Post »

Treatment Q&A – can I still receive a treatment?

I often get asked about when it is and isn’t appropriate to receive a treatment, whether this be reflexology, facial rejuvenation, pregnancy massage or similar. I have set up a dedicated FAQ page on the website, but of course not everyone will go to this (or know about it).  Some people just want some basic adviceView Full Post »

Proactive like Joanna Lumley or a slave to technology?

The lovely Joanna Lumley was recently interviewed on the Jonathan Ross Show and she said something that was exactly what I’ve been thinking and saying a lot recently.   We have become a society where we’re fortunate enough to have technology at our fingertips and be able to respond to issues as soon as possible.View Full Post »

Detox – is it healthy or not?

  Doing a January detox seems to be the fashion these days, and if we believe all the papers and magazines it seems that everyone is doing one and that it’s the best thing for you.     There are so many people who go totally cold turkey from 1st January and then within aView Full Post »

Are painkillers causing your headaches?

    1 million Britons have headaches from overusing painkillers was one of the many headlines to hit the papers last week.   So where exactly has this story arisen from? It’s actually from National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) who are advising doctors with new guidance on diagnosis and treatment of headaches.View Full Post »