How are you sleeping?
Friends, family, clients….I’m hearing so many people saying that they’re not sleeping too well right now. It’s not surprising right? I mean, there’s a lot going on.
I never set out to study sleep but as I got more interested in the links between nutrition and good mental health I started to realise just how much diet and sleep are intertwined – and both are affected by stress. So, alongside nutrition I’ve done a fair bit of study around sleep this past couple of years and here I’m sharing with you my top tips for a good night’s sleep.
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Do you suffer from brain fog? Is your memory not as sharp as it could be? Are you stressed?
What you eat, when you eat and how you eat can all impact on your mental health and wellbeing. At the same time stress can influence your food choices.
In these strange COVID times we are all having to make massive adjustments to our lives and this leads to stress. Stress can lead to cravings and maybe, suddenly, our diet isn't looking so good. Add to this more time spent at home with the opportunity to snack and you may find you're not feeling your best.
Making changes to your lunch routine may not seem like it would have an impact on your mental health but small changes add up. So here are a few lunch hacks that are worth a try.
With headlines this week suggesting eating as few as three eggs a week could increase our risk of cardiovascular disease, I feel like I have stepped back in time. For years everyone avoided eggs because of their high cholesterol content. Then suddenly it was OK to eat eggs again. Now a new study suggests maybe not. So what's going on? I've had a few people contacting me off the back of this one to ask if it's still OK to eat eggs - so here goes...
Vitamin B12 is essential for our mental health. What’s more, a deficiency in B12 can show up as mental health symptoms without any of the usual physical symptoms of this vitamin deficiency. This means it can go undiagnosed and untreated by health professionals. If you are vegetarian or vegan you are at increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Here’s what you need to know…..
It’s January. It’s cold. It’s that time of year when people are feeling like maybe they overindulged a little in the festive period and it’s time to cut down. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, or you're trying to lower your cholesterol. Maybe you’re trying out ‘Veganuary’, or you may be vegan already. If you have introduced any kind of restriction into your diet then here’s my message to you – EAT FAT.
Do you have a food related goal for 2019? Maybe you want to lose weight, want to eat a healthier diet, or want to feel like you have more energy. What about wanting to improve your sleep? Or your memory? Or maybe your mental health? When it comes to food, what we put into our body is just as important for our mental health as it is our physical health. Those all important nutrients that fuel our body also provide ‘brain food’. But if we are feeling stressed, lacking energy, feel fuzzy headed, then making changes can seem even harder.
If you have a New Year’s resolution that you are determined to stick to, or you are just looking to develop some positive habits, this post is for you. Here I share my top five favourite tips for successful change. You may already have some of these nailed. If you’ve got all five sorted then well done, you are well on your way to success. I’d love to hear your tips for successful change too.
As we look back over the last year and welcome in the new, many of us start to make resolutions. We think about what we want to change. What were we unhappy about last year? What would we like to be different as we head into 2019? Often these resolutions involve diet or lifestyle changes. Exercise more, eat less – you get the picture. But most of these resolutions have been abandoned before the Christmas decorations are back in the box. Today I’m sharing five reasons why those pesky resolutions fail.
I'm Kim Adams, founder of SAVI Nutrition. A Registered Nutritional Therapist who is passionate about healthy, tasty food. Here I share with you my thoughts on food and health alongside a few of my favourite recipes.