• Life is a journey

    Battling the demons of modern life

    “In order to give zero f**ks, one must first give many”  This is a subject dear to my heart, something I personally struggle with and knowing it affects so many of my friends too meant I wanted to try and find a solution. I picked up on a few vibes from my friend Sarah that she was battling the same demon, but unlike me, actually winning. Turns out she had it under control, and agreed to share her experiences with us. “”Giving zero f**ks isn’t as easy as it looks. First of all you have to hit the rock bottom of worrying and stressing in order to climb back up.…

  • Magnesium

    Don’t stress, it’s just magnesium!

    Stress, it’s a double edged sword you know. A lack of something can cause your stress levels to rise and also being stressed can deplete the stores even more. Magnesium is such a case. The lower your magnesium levels, the more susceptible to stress you are. You will struggle to deal with situations as well and you will find yourself getting ratty over more things. Remember what we have learnt before about what lowers the magnesium levels;  eating too much sugar, heart problems, taking medication, poor diet, low gut health. If you fall into any of those categories and you are suffering from stress, it may be worth upping your…

  • Magnesium

    The sugar versus magnesium battle

    Which is winning in your body, the sugar or the magnesium? Refined sugar is a zero magnesium product. I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise that you can’t top up your magnesium levels with a Krispy Kreme donut! Not only that but food such as cakes, biscuits, sweets, desserts are know to nutritionists as ‘anti-nutrients’. They contain no nutrients yet consume nutrients when they are digested, leaving you in deficit. There are varying reports of exact numbers but for every molecule of sugar you consume you would need to take in between 28 and 54 molecules of magnesium just to break even. That’s a lot of broccoli to make…

  • Recipes

    Step away from the packet mix!

    Step away from the packet mix with this recipe for tuna pasta bake! I’ve been making a conscious effort to be healthier and save money on my food bill for about 5 years now. I have always enjoyed cooking but there were a few things that I believed I couldn’t quite crack, or were just too much hassle to bother doing myself when there was a great packet mix or sauce in a jar out there. I kidded myself that as there was only really four things that this applied to (pesto, stew, tuna pasta bake, curry) and I had them only once a month it wasn’t going to do…

  • Magnesium

    Magnesium made easy

    You guys know I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor, I am just someone with an interest in nutrition and helping people. So for today’s Magnesium Monday, I wanted to bring you some facts from the professionals! And then some practical advice on how to incorporate it into your daily life without the need for supplements. This is what the NHS has to say about Magnesium Magnesium Magnesium is a mineral that helps: turn the food we eat into energy make sure the parathyroid glands, which produce hormones important for bone health, work normally The amount of magnesium you need is: 300mg a day for men (19-64 years) 270mg a day for…

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