Here's how to know whether strange stool colour is related to the food you are eating or a sign of a health issue.
If I told you that there was a health complaint that swathes of people all over the UK were suffering with, but despite their recognition of the impact it was having on their lives - their relationships, their jobs, their hobbies, their happiness - they weren't talking about it, you'd be forgiven for calling my bluff. Sadly, this isn't the case.
Good quality sleep is essential to help us repair and restore our body during times of stress. Doing everything you can to promote a good sleep cycle is one of the best things you can do for yourself during a period of stress.
Depression may impact other parts of our bodies, too - including our blood glucose levels, bone density, menstrual cycle, sex drive, and sleep. Additionally, any medication we take for depression can also have physical side effects.
Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.
Activated charcoal has been used for over 10,000 years in both Eastern and Western medicine, to support intestinal health, soak up toxins, and prevent poisonous substances from doing damage, so it's no wonder that we're starting to hear a lot more about this substance.
So while these miracle diets can seem enticing - promising speedy weight loss, glowing skin and numerous other health benefits - they're not made to last, and any 'positive' effects can soon disappear when you fall back into your normal habits
Yeah, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. However, once you're past that, there are numerous reasons to fill the plate
Detox' is one of the most overused words in our vocabulary at the moment: I see it attached to everything from smoothies to foot stickers to overpriced supplements. Unfortunately, we're so far removed from it that so many of us want a quick fix and engage in all kind of crazy diets and potions in a bid to 'cleanse' that many of us don't know what it actually means- giving it a terrible reputation!
The majority of us don't tend to think about our poo that often, let alone discuss our bowel movements with others. Yet the