Wired but Tired?  How to keep your brain alert but calm!

Having been a consultant Naturopath for 28 years now, I find that one of the most common underlying complaints I see in clients – ranging from those in the corporate world to those coping with being a busy parent – is the feeling of having too much to cope with.  The end result is that they feel exhausted but also irritable and on edge.  The beauty of nutrition and herbal medicine is that we can help with that – though it always takes some lifestyle and dietary changes to get the balance right. Continue reading

9 Tips to balance blood sugar levels and reduce risk of diabetes

1. Don’t mess with your blood sugar levels from the start of the day!  Avoid sugary breakfast cereals – go for wholegrain and protein-rich breakfasts and avoid refined sugar and junk-food cereals.

2. Include protein in all your meals.  This helps to keep you satisfied and your blood sugar levels stable.  The size and thickness of the palm of your hand is all you need. Continue reading