Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.
I wish nutrition had been more permanently on the curriculum when I was a teacher. It's a subject that's easy to grasp - more so than reading and writing - for many children. And while I'm no dietician, I was a teacher and I am a mum. This is what my experience in the classroom, kitchen and dining room has taught me about kids and food.
With lush green landscapes and wide-stretching white sand beaches, The Algarve is the one of the most popular European destinations this summer. Just 30 minutes from Faro, between Albufeira and Villamura and overlooking the jaw dropping Falesia Beach, (complete with Gold Flag) Epic Sana is a contemporary family, group and solo friendly luxury retreat.
Peanut butter is tasty, versatile, and a great high calorie food for those looking to bulk up. It's also the cheapest nut butter around, and the easiest to find. Providing you're not allergic, peanut butter can be a good addition to the diet of an athlete - but you do have to be careful.
We have talked and focussed a lot over the previous month's about actual workout sessions and exercises. In today's and Thursday's column it's time to have a bit of focus on what you need to fuel your body to exercise effectively and maximise returns.
The future of nutrition is... not what you expect. Sure, we've got epigenetics, and personalised nutrition and that's great and all. But, you know that old saying; breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper? Well, now we have the science to back that sh*t up. It's called chrononutrition: call your gran, she was right the whole time.
With the weather looking to hot up this week and many people bringing out their BBQ's and picnics, I wanted to share one of my favourite summer recipes with you. My Thai-Style Tofu Noodles are a great alternative for a tasty, light summer lunch or as an exiting side dish for your BBQ.
Current terminology in the healthy eating world could definitely stand to be tweaked, including phrases such as 'good' and 'bad' foods, but it's unfair to criticize the chefs and nutritionists who want to get an important message out.
I like to pop these in the freezer for about an hour and then take them out for a few minutes before serving. This recipe doesn't make too many but they're rich and moreish and you could always double the recipe if you're craving more!
This public battlefield compounds the nutrition confusion that already overwhelms so many people. If we're not careful, it can lead to a state of inertia. There are so many mixed messages, people don't know what to do and end up not making any healthier changes.
This Mediterranean warm halloumi and potato salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. It's quick and easy to make, spicy and full of flavour and, whether your guests are meat lovers or vegetarians, they'll LOVE IT!! It's also perfect for anyone following a low FODMAP diet such as people with IBS or digestive disorders.
This courgette and lemon risotto is sublime. It's healthy, tasty and full of nutrients, meaning that you'll look great, feel great and, best of all, it's not a diet so no restrictions. Just healthy choices.
As a follow on from my unexpectedly popular nutrition myths blog post, here are the top fitness myths which I think need to be busted...
You find yourself in a situation which is, at best, undermining your efforts and at worst, absolutely soul destroying and likely to have you reaching for the comfort of cake as you slip back in to the perpetual vicious circle.
Inside, The Sukhothai is an elegant haven away from the crowds, crazy tuk-tuks and smoldering traffic jams that seem to clog the city from dusk till dawn. And outside, hidden in gardens behind the hotel courtyard, we discovered a glamorous way to beat the heat at the hotel's peaceful pool and spa pavilion.
Adding more labels to grocery products, while representing an intuitive and reasonably cost-effective way to communicate nutrition information to consumers, is not without its fair share of weaknesses however.