NHS prevention plan aims to boost healthy life expectancy

NHS prevention plan aims to boost healthy life expectancy

I noted with interest (as I always do) an article about health and a ‘long term vision for the NHS’. In this article the Health Secretary is quoted saying that the NHS spends 10 times more money on treatment than prevention. He recommended that bosses should do more to keep staff healthy and that people should be “”Making better choices…

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Halloween on the Radio!

Halloween on the Radio!

I was back on BBC Radio Leicester on the eve of Halloween!! Talking to Jimmy Carpenter about all things to do with nutrtion, building a brain, gut microbiome and of course sweets and treats as it is Halloween! These chocolate pumpkins are what’s being eaten in the photo! For the recipe please check out the free healthy halloween download on…

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How can the food we eat alter our mood?

How can the food we eat alter our mood?

I was asked to write an article on Food and Mood for a publication, while doing it I was reminded what an important subject it is and how so many people over look this vital connection; here’s some information for you to ponder before you reach for your next ‘pick me up’. Firstly, if you like sweet things, are addicted…

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Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

It’s that time of year again when Halloween hits the shelves of our shops and supermarkets in abundance, is it just me or does it seem to get bigger each year?! I don’t get scared by all of the ghosts and ghouls, but one thing that does give me the creeps is all of the garish sweets, chocolates, cakes and…

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Diets Don’t Work

Diets Don’t Work

Food is there for life, we might as well enjoy it not battle with it What does the word diet mean to you? Technically we all eat a diet but more often than not the term diet has become synonymous with weight loss, cravings, temptation, desire, restrictions and more often than not misery. So, why do so many people go…

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Leicester City Council to slash £600,000 from Lifestyle Budget

Leicester City Council to slash £600,000 from Lifestyle Budget

I was asked to speak on the radio on Gem106 about the budget cuts – details quoted from press release with my comments in blue: – Leicester City Council’s lifestyle services budget is being cut – but the council says they are ‘determined to keep providing the best possible services’ Any cut to a budget particularly a significant one like…

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Eating for Immunity

Eating for Immunity

It’s that time of year when people can start coughing and snivelling and generally feeling a bit run down, it seems to happen whenever there is a significant seasonal change especially as summer fades into Autumn. Those with children will know that they can often skip back in from school with all manner of germs that they seem to shrug…

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Autumn Foods

Autumn Foods

The seasons are changing, but saying goodbye to summer needn’t be a bad thing! Falling leaves Little leaves fall softly down Red and yellow, orange and brown Whirling, twirling round and round Falling softly to the ground Little leaves fall softly down To make a carpet on the ground Then, swish, the wind comes whistling by And sends them dancing…

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“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates

“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates

Hippocrates, known to many as the father of medicine stated that ‘All disease begins in the gut’ more than 2000 years ago. From a nutritional point of view, I have to say I agree with him! The second biggest area of work I focus on (after children’s health) is the gut but why is our gut so important and so…

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Need a keynote speaker?

Need a keynote speaker?

Need a keynote speaker? Well, if the subject is on children’s nutrition then I could be your woman! Recently I was asked by the International Nanny Desk to attend their two-day training event in Gatwick as their keynote speaker. This was an exciting opportunity for me to talk about early years nutrition to a room full of Nannies and Mannies,…

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Janey Loves Platinum Awards – Exciting news The Health Kick!

Janey Loves Platinum Awards – Exciting news The Health Kick!

Janey Loves Platinum Awards – It’s been a busy few months at The Health Kick and often we don’t realise how much we are achieving until we stop and look back, or when something happens to make us actually give ourselves a bit of a pat on the back! Over the weekend I was in Gatwick speaking at the International…

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Children, think of the children!

Children, think of the children!

Preventative nutrition, that is my focus and always has been. There are many instances where food and lifestyle changes can potentially remove the need for medication. It isn’t something that will form much of a discussion with your GP. Most often a prescription will be whipped up without so much as a “how’s your diet?” discussion. Later on, in the…

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