I’ve struggled almost my whole life with food. During my late teens I was obsessed with dieting and calorie-counting, which turned into compulsive eating and a powerful addiction to sugary, fatty foods in my 20’s – even though I had both a medical degree AND a degree in Dietetics (Human Nutrition). Obviously, having scientific knowledge …Continue Reading »
Nutrition fascinates me – I’ve been studying it for over twenty years and have a university degree in Dietetics. These days I’m particularly interested in the secrets of high-performance eating; the busier my life gets, the more I need to be on the ball. Food is an essential part of my strategy. Put another way: …Continue Reading »
I have a history of depression, though thankfully I haven’t had an episode in almost ten years. I turned my mood around by making major changes in my personal and professional life, and will tell you more about that in another post.
I’m a practicing medical doctor (GP) with a degree in Dietetics, and am fascinated …Continue Reading »
In my work I’m always looking for simple and wonderfully effective tips that can quickly and easily make your life better and help you achieve your goals. Most people (including yours truly) struggle with food issues, whether it’s trying to lose weight or trying to improve not-so-healthy eating habits. This morning I came across a fabulous …Continue Reading »
If you could just do ONE thing that would make you: look younger, slimmer and more beautiful; enjoy more energy and vitality; enjoy a dramatically improved mood; and increase your performance and success at life and work – would you do it?
Of course you would!
That one thing I’m talking about is a good night’s sleep.
I’m …Continue Reading »
When it comes to losing weight, most people find it hard to change the eating (and exercise) behaviors that got them into trouble in the first place.
Did you know that the amount that you sleep can have a direct effect on whether you’re a healthy weight, or significantly overweight? Do you know the miminum hours …Continue Reading »
What’s your relationship with food like? From the time I was around ten years old, and my aunt invited me to try my first “diet” with her (eating only grapes – we lasted around six hours), until just a few years ago, I was obsessed with food and the way that I looked. Even though most of …Continue Reading »
A while ago, as I was getting a rare facial treatment at a local spa, the aesthetician told me that spas across the city were experiencing a slump in business. When things get “tough”, people see something like going to the spa as an extra, inessential splurge. Than, the other day, during a television interview, …Continue Reading »
How do you feel lately? Is your body happy with your life, or has it been trying to get your attention?
In our society, we tend to be disconnected from what’s really going on in our bodies, and look to externals factors and influences, such as commercial remedies, to keep us going (often at a very …Continue Reading »
Yesterday, when my friend Tina came in through my front door, her first words to me were: “Don’t look too closely, I’m having an adult acne day!” I could easily relate, as I’m currently on course number three of Accutane.
I’ve been interested in (and have noticed) the link between diet and acne for years, though …Continue Reading »