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10 Fitness Tips for Busy Professionals

Many of us out there are super busy and live hectic lifestyles and fitness can sometimes fall back on our priority list. With long hours, high levels of stress and lack of time to prepare…


Body Image: What can we do about it?

Body image Why do so many of us hate our looks? You’re standing in front of a mirror and you feel like your body is just … not quite right: “Why am I so short?” “Why…


7 Foolproof Ways To Have A Skinnier Sandwich

How to pick a leaner, healthier sarnie when eating out.   The British sandwich industry is worth an incredible £8bn a year. And taking a large beady slice of that business are high street kings: Pret, Costa and Cafe…


Feeling Stuck, and How We Can Become “Unstuck”

Feeling stuck Why do we feel stuck? Sometimes, after the holidays or after a period of trying to not think about a difficult situation, it’s common to experience feelings of sadness, helplessness or being stuck.…


How to Make Your Own Nut Milk

Nut milks are in right now – tasty, healthy and 100% vegan. Want to know how to make your own?   It’s great that we live in an age where so many different types of food…


Vitamins and Other Tips to Improve your Sleep

Most of us have had trouble with our sleeping routines at some point in our lives. In fact, according to all Vitamin Buddy quiz respondents, almost 50% of us struggle to get to sleep on…


Vitamin Buddy’s Special Shrove Tuesday Pancake Recipe

Vitamin Buddy’s Special Shrove Tuesday Pancake Recipe   So, it’s February. Did the New Years resolutions last? Is the health kick still going strong? There’s a high probability most people will answer no. The problem…


Which vitamins are more important for women?

Which vitamins are more important for women? When it comes to vitamins, men and women have varying needs. Everybody requires the broad spectrum of vitamins but there are a few specific ones that women must…


The Benefits of Vitamin C

Almost 80% of the world’s countries have been invaded by the British. A staggering statistic, no doubt. They weren’t the only people trying to rule foreign countries so how did they manage it, when other…


5 Alternative Ways to Travel and Stay Fit in 2018

These days, more and more people looking to travel are interested in taking on adventures that allow them to see the world and stay fit at the same time.   Although by no means exhaustive…


Work Burnout and How to Deal with it

Work burnout When is work stress too much? Work-related stress is normal to some degree. We all want a job which will challenge us, make us feel fulfilled and sound impressive at a dinner party…


Strong Sweaty All Round Vinyasa Flow

Practising Yoga has endless benefits – physical, mental and spiritual. There’s no limit to how much you can gain, and no “minimum” either – even a 5 minute daily session can have a great impact…


Supplements for Amazing Skin

A healthy appearance comes from the inside out, and what you put into your body will be reflected in your skin.   Processed foods will leave the skin looking and feeling dull, oily, and discolored. But…


Top Places to get a Sweat On in London

Our guest blogger and fitness junkie, Beki Armstrong reveals her top 5 places to get a sweat on in London.   Metabolic   Metabolic opened its doors in July, and it is my absolute favourite…


Minerals and Vitamins essential for Smokers

Smoking has a profound effect on your body, and can have a huge impact on the minerals and vitamins that you are able to ingest. Smoking also causes free radicals to occur. Free radicals are…


Why we need Vitamin D in Winter

Vitamin D has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of colds and flu in recent studies. We explain why the “sunshine vitamin” is so called, and why we need it more than ever.  …


Keeping Healthy during the Festive Season

It’s that time of the year again. Mince pies, mulled wine, and festive chocolate. And of course the obligatory festive sandwiches that proliferate our favourite lunch stops. We’re all guilty of going a little bananas…


Short Morning Yoga Flow

Practising Yoga has endless benefits – physical, mental and spiritual. There’s no limit to how much you can gain, and no “minimum” either – even a 5 minute daily session can have a great impact…


Delicious Halloween Vegan Mousse

Making healthier desserts has never been easier. Gone are the days when you had to master the art of baking and spend hours in the kitchen to produce a masterpiece. Now, all you need is…


Tips and Tricks to Keep Fit in Autumn and Winter

As it starts getting colder and darker, it becomes tempting to slack off the exercise in exchange for watching Netflix under a blanket on the sofa. But we must resist!   And it is possible…


Healthy Halloween Recipe – Pumpkin Hummus

Healthy Halloween Recipe – Pumpkin Hummus Hummus is getting more and more popular as a healthy snack. It’s the quintessential partner of pita bread making the snack filling, so cravings for sweets can be diverted…


Foods that will literally make you happy

The old adage runs that “you are what you eat”. It’s true though that you food you consume has a huge effect on your health, your energy, your appearance and your body’s chemistry. It also…


Motivation: How do we get more of it?

Lack of motivation   It’s easy to feel like motivation is beyond our control. Some days, if we’re lucky, we have an unlimited stock. Other days, it seems like it’s nowhere to be found. And…


The Vegan Egg Replacement That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Over the last few years, I’ve had many vegetarian clients who wanted to transition from being vegetarian to vegan but found it difficult to cut out one particular food: eggs.  What actually do you replace…


Nutritional Deficiencies To Watch Out For If You’re Vegan Or Vegetarian – And Why Carnivores Should Be Concerned Too

When debating different dietary lifestyles, Veganism seems to cause the most argument and controversy. It’s the diet that’s gaining huge popularity in the Western world; multitudes of people claim personal health benefits, but many also…


How to make Vegan Meringue

Vegan Meringue Recipe   Being a vegan can sometimes be a bit of a barrier when it comes to gorging on delicious desserts as when it comes to baking, eggs is usually a key ingredient.…


How to set smart health goals and achieve them

How to set smart health goals and achieve them Do you ever find yourself setting an ambitious health or fitness goal, working hard towards it for a couple of weeks and then giving up before…


Try one of our Overnight Oats recipes

To say overnight oats have taken the breakfast world by storm is an understatement. There are almost half a million pictures using that hashtag on Instagram! They truly are one of the easiest breakfasts to…


Energy Protein Balls Recipe

Energy protein balls is one of my favourite snacks which you can even have as a dessert…full of protein and good fats minus the refined sugar!   The beauty of this recipe is that you…


The Link between Food Cravings and Nutrient Deficiencies

Did you know that the foods you crave are often an indication of nutritional deficiencies? Struggling with sugar cravings? Do you constantly feel the need to eat crisps or cookies? According to health experts, food cravings…


I’ve Been Oil Pulling Nearly Every Day for a Year. Here’s What Happened.

  What is oil pulling? Oil pulling is the act of swishing oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, ‘pulling’ it through and around your teeth. It’s been part of Ayurveda for around 3,000 years…


Top 10 Anti-Ageing Tips for a Radiant Life

Guest blogger, movement expert, Pilates teacher, and the youthfully exuberant Lynne Gentle gives us her tips anti-ageing, feeling young, and staying that way. Stop Smoking. And if you do, endeavour to ditch the tobacco pronto.…


4 Habits That Are Wrecking Your Metabolism

  Having metabolic levels that are firing on all cylinders is key to keeping trim, fit and healthy.  Contrary to popular belief, weight loss isn’t all about calories in versus calories out. A diet that’s…


Healthy Rhubarb and Apple Crumble Recipe

When it comes to indulgence, for me it’s about what choices you make. With this healthy rhubarb and apple crumble recipe you can feel a lot better about your choice as it has minimal sugar.…


Why is Organic better for us?

My journey to becoming organic? I have been eating organic for 4 years now. On The Organic Cookery, I mention that my journey to health started when, 6 years ago I really wanted to lose weight,…


The Skinny on Fat: Why is Ghee Back on the Menu?

Just the mere mention of ‘ghee’ conjures up images of regretful Indian takeaways: excessively oily, a ‘morning after’ mistake and no friend to your waistline. So why do many wellness practitioners seem to be raving…


Living longer and staying younger through supplements

    These days, I enjoy early mornings. I think twice before heading out for a buddies’ night out because whenever I do, the next day reminds me I’m no longer the 21-year old fresh-out-of-uni…


Dairy free and gluten free berry boost smoothie bowl

Dairy free and gluten free berry boost smoothie bowl   I said this before but breakfast is my favourite time of the day. Even if I wake up at 10 am (which has not happened…


5 Tips to Beating Anxiety

5 Tips to Beating Anxiety   Anxiety. How to describe it? Frustrating? Debilitating? Depressing? The feeling can definitely get tedious at the absolute least, that’s for sure. All of us have experienced anxiety at one…


High protein gluten free pancakes

High protein gluten free pancakes Who doesn’t like pancakes? And if they’re gluten free and protein pancakes – even better!  I think they can be the most amazing breakfast and so indulging as well…especially if you…


Savoury Buckwheat Crepes

Savoury Buckwheat Crepes   The French have been making buckwheat crepes for yonks. They’re known as galettes over there and are stuffed with any savoury filling (ham and cheese is a popular choice in France…


The “I Can’t Believe They’re Good For You” Pancakes Recipe

The “I Can’t Believe They’re Good For You” Pancakes Recipe   If you’re going to have sweet pancakes, you can’t beat the thick, fluffy kind made popular by American diners. I much prefer them to…


Shakshuka – My Mediterranean twist

Shakshuka – My Mediterranean twist   Ok…if you are familiar with shakshuka, I know the first thing on your mind will be – why? Why change a recipe by giving a North African dish a…


Are you breathing correctly?

Are you breathing correctly?   With the plethora of health advice out there, it’s essential to prioritise according to what you find most important and can incorporate into your life. Tips on breathing better seem…


365 Days of Yoga and what it did for me

365 Days of Yoga and what it did for me   At the beginning of 2016 I set myself a challenge – practice yoga for 30 consecutive days. There’s a yoga studio opposite my flat…


Soup that’ll warm your cockles

Soup that’ll warm your cockles   CARROT, SWEET POTATO & COCONUT SOUP It’s that time of year when we want hearty comfort food. The nights are drawing in, the grey skies are gloomy and the…


Top 5 reasons to eat avocados

Top 5 reasons to eat avocados   This post is exactly what it says on the tin. So here goes!   Number 5 – THE NUTRITION CONTENT – In 100 grams (160 calories worth) an…


7 Bizarre health practises from around the world

7 Bizarre health practises from around the world   Christmas is over and people are thinking ahead to their New Years Resolutions. Are you one of the many who will make a goal based on…


How to be vegan and stay healthy

In aid of world vegan day on November 1st, and in response to watching the rather eye-opening documentary ‘Cowspiracy’ I have decided to go vegan for a month (or more, lets see!). I thought it…


How to Make Those New Years Resolutions Stick

The time is here for us to pack away the party outfits and start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. A UK poll estimated that approximately a third of all Britons make January resolutions – with…


The Art of the Smoothie

Not a desperately novel trend, but one that is often adapted, the smoothie has made its mark on the health conscious individuals of today, viewing these nutrient compact liquids as a healthy meal replacement, made…


Pimping up your Christmas Gravy

Granny always said that a steaming, hot bowl of chicken soup would make us feel better when we were ill. Old wives’ tale or did the older generations know best? Turns out it’s a bit…


7 Uses for Coconut Oil Outside the Kitchen

If there were an award for Mother Nature’s greatest creation, the humble coconut would surely have a podium finish. There’s nothing that could make a person cry more with relieved joy than if they were…


Feel Good During the Party Season: 5 Simple Tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and bloated and hungover, tra lalalala lala lalaa. The party fun of the festive season is one of the best things about the dark and dreary winter, but often…


The Benefits of the Mannequin Challenge

I thought I would jump right on social media trend, and discuss the most popular fad of the app feeds today, the mannequin challenge. I have translated this into the use of isometric exercises, and…


What’s Wrong With Our Fruit and Veg?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? But just how true is this saying? We know that eating plenty of fruit and veg is beneficial for health but food contained far more nutrients…