Those of a certain age may remember Delrosa syrup (and haliborange tablets), and some may recall gathering rose hips during and after the Second World War. This was a time when the import of citrus fruits was difficult and the wartime Government was anxious that the population was not getting enough Vitamin C.
In four weeks' time, thousands of people from around the world will descend on the East Coast of America to take part in the New York City Marathon and I'll be one of them. If anything, the past 14 weeks of training has opened my eyes to the six stages of Marathon Grief endured by first-timers when they make a commitment to take part in a 26.2 mile race.
People put my bad behaviour down to the fact that I was a new mum and being a new mum can make you a bit bonkers. But the truth is, being a germaphobe is something I struggle with daily. For example, I will never, ever let you take a sip from my water bottle (as if!) and if you offer me your hand to shake, there's a good chance I won't take it.
During a reading for a smart and highly educated client it was explicitly well explained why she kept failing at 'self love' with the help of exercises from self-help books. An insight that can serve us all.
No one wants to get a cold. Even if most cases are nothing really serious, a cold can significantly interfere with your everyday life as it prevents you from performing your regular activities as you would normally do. Not to mention that your overall mood is affected and energy levels run low.
Many people are taking calcium supplements in order to treat osteoporosis or to try to prevent it but it's not as simple as taking any calcium supplement in a hope that it will improve your bones' health.
Pregnancy is a great time for making healthier lifestyle changes, it's not just about giving up alcohol and soft cheeses but also about making positive lifestyle decisions that will benefit you and your baby.
There's also a common misconception that using seasonal produce will limit your choice. In fact, there are a huge variety of crops harvested at different times throughout the year; it's simply a question of adjusting shopping and cooking habits accordingly.
Many sufferers do not have the vocabulary to adequately describe their personal hell experience of Depression or to shine a bright light onto that despairing darkness and verbalise what they see and feel. Sometimes words are just not enough.
Okay, okay so my husband thought these brownies were horrible, how rude! However, the kids and I really enjoyed them (honestly) you can absolutely detect the sweet potato, which is unusual but I like it a lot.
Have you heard of clean eating? It's the new buzz phrase in nutrition. The days of calorie counting and low fat diet foods are soon going to be a thing of the past and in its place whole and natural nutrition.
Physical transformations are nothing new. Over the years, you have probably observed that people in your life have undergone anything from subtle to dramatic changes in appearance. Even you may have tried to change something about your looks.
There are many frustrations, so I wanted to share a few diary moments so that you can sympathize with those of your friends who also stare longingly at the basket of freshly-baked bread during your next meal out.
One of my husband's favourite anecdotes references the time I did a television camera course and as an exercise, shot a short film on our old allotment. It included me doing a piece-to-camera by appearing, like David Attenborough parting a curtain of bamboo, from the sweetcorn patch.
Those times are a heady memory for big business. For a generation hell bent on drinking craft beer, home grinding their ethically sourced Ethiopian coffee beans and defining ourselves according to diet (Paleo/ gluten-free/vegan/whatever) corporations are scorned in favour of start-ups with stories.
I love eating and I love food. It's like a hobby. I have no shame in sharing that I very much enjoy everything about food: planning it, shopping for it, preparing it, eating it, tasting it, everything! To me, food will never just be fuel. It will always been something to be enjoyed, and sometimes, I enjoy it just a little too much!