The aetiology of cancer is multifactorial, with environmental, lifestyle factors and genetic predisposition playing a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. Cancer can impact one's quality of life, psychological state in various ways and lead to death. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) report that in the UK in 2013, 351,578 cases of cancer… Continue reading Ways to reduce cancer risks.
This month is National Cholesterol Month, which is a month devoted to raise awareness of the health implications of high cholesterol levels and raising funds to help Heart UK. Heart UK is a cholesterol charity, that provide support, guidance and education services to healthcare professionals and the public with concerns about cholesterol. Having high… Continue reading National Cholesterol Awareness Month
On Thursday 28th September, we hosted our 3rd cookbook club and like the previous ones we did - it was GREAT! We discussed current news on health and nutrition and discussed practical steps we can do to optimise our nutrition. We specifically focused on the importance of consuming at least 2 portions of fish a… Continue reading Cookbook Club – September 2017
Today marks the start of Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign - Know Your Numbers Week 2017 (18th Sept - 24th Sept). This campaign encourages individuals in the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and give advice and tips on how to maintain an ideal blood pressure. Across the UK, free blood pressure checks… Continue reading Know Your Numbers Week 2017
We hosted our second cookbook club on Thursday 31st August. A perfect way to end the month! It was a great evening, filled with fun, healthy and delicious dishes and talks on health and nutrition. Everyone who attended left satisfied (with their bellies full) and a sound knowledge on nutrition, healthy eating and its importance… Continue reading Cookbook Club – August 2017
Lack of physical activity can contribute to poor health. Insufficient physical actvitiy has been associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes. Therefore, it is essential that we increase our physical activity levels in order to reduce risks. There are different things we can do to be more active daily and stay active! Being active… Continue reading 5 Ways To Get Active Everyday
World Breast Feeding Week It is World Breastfeeding Week (1st -7th August)! This is a global movement to promote, protect and support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere and at any time. Breastfeeding helps to satisfy a baby’s needs, it is also a special moment in which mothers bond with their babies and create a long-lasting relationship.… Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding Benefits & Diet
The summer holiday season is upon us and many are planning to go on vacation with family and friends to experience life in another country for a couple of weeks. During the summer holidays, comfortable resorts, warm waters and white, sandy beaches will surely be enjoyed. Though, trying out delicious meals the destination has to… Continue reading 4 Tips To Maintain Your Weight On Holiday
Kicked off the first cookbook club with a bang! We had so much fun, informative talks, ate delicious dishes and had even more fun! At the start, a brief about the aims and mission for the cookbook club was given to the lovely people who came. We then had some starters which consisted of fruit… Continue reading Cookbook Club – July 2017
Excited to launch this tomorrow (Thursday 20th July)! The monthly cookbook club is open to everyone!! It a social evening with talks on nutrition and health, people trying out different recipes, discussing their fav cookbooks, eating delicious food, and having lots of fun (plus a £3 contribution to cover costs). We will meet on the last… Continue reading Monthly Cookbook Club!
Fasting is a special time of spiritual reflection, increased devotion, worship and abstention from eating and drinking during specific fasting times is imperative. It essential for individuals fasting during the summer months to maintain their energy levels, stay hydrated and aim to have a healthy and balanced meal before and after their fast. Below are… Continue reading Nutrition During Your Fasting Season
Eating out at a restaurant or cafe is fun and exciting but can also be intimidating for some individuals if they are aiming to improve their nutritional and health status or trying to stay within their recommended caloric intake. Some people may feel this type of way because they feel that they are not in charge of what they eat. Well...who can… Continue reading Eating Out Does Not Have To Be Intimidating