Nutrigenetics is the study of the effects that our individual genetic variations have on our response to our diet , exercise and lifestyle. Understanding personal genetics is an exciting new development in personal health and fitness. There are now tests available to help us use this information to take steps towards living a healthier life.
Find out if you have certain genetic risk factors, so you can make better lifestyle choices and appropriately monitor your health. The truth is there is no 'one size fits all' plan of managing our health, so knowing more about your DNA could help you to make informed choices for the diet and lifestyle that works best for you.
The DNA test I work with, uses over 47 genes and focuses on 13 key markers to help you grasp more about how nutrition and exercise can affect your body.
Find out your ideal diet type?
How your body digests and responds to carbohydrates
This is the most delicious and ultra healthy salad full of Superfoods, a great lunch on its own or an accompaniment to fish , chicken or falafel to make a main meal. This is a twist on the Champneys Superfood Salad which we serve at the restaurant every lunchtime but with my own additions. I use 11 ingredients in this but in reality you can whatever you like to tailor it to your taste. It is also naturally gluten free.
120g of Red and white quinoa
1/2 roasted butternut squash
100g feta cheese ( optional)
1/2 head of broccoli - steamed
2 tbsp. of pumpkin seeds
50g frozen edamame beans
50g puy lentils
80g pomegranate seeds
80g crushed walnuts
large handful of chopped fresh mint
large handful of chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
1/2 fresh lemon zest and juice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Chop the butternut squash into small cubes and roast in oven at 180c in olive oil and balsamic vinegar for 40 minutes into cooked and soft. In meantime boil...
I am regularly suggesting to my clients to try and curb their Coffee ( and Tea) habits by actually trying to go ‘herbal’, not only to improve their energy levels and stabilise their blood sugar levels throughout the day but also for the amazing therapeutic benefits they offer.
There are so many fabulous blends on the market right now, and in the last decade it is noticeable how many more varieties and brands have appeared in the supermarkets, such as Teapigs, Pukka and Clipper. This makes it much more interesting and easier to find one that you like as well as using them to help your health , for everything from easing a cold and indigestion to helping you sleep and combatting nausea. In this blog, I shall outline my top 10 favourites , most of these are caffeine free and as hydrating as water.
My top 10 teas
This comes from the Camelia Sinensis plant is full of antioxidants, claimed to be great for weight loss as it speeds up the metabolism , beneficial for skin...