Making the shift from breast milk or formula to food is such an exciting time in your baby's first year. It can however be a time of confusion. "How will you know when to start feeding your baby?" "What if other babies the same age are eating and yours isn't?" "How will you know if… Continue reading Starting solids, how and when to start feeding your baby.
What is baby-led weaning? Baby-led weaning involves skipping spoon feeding and beginning with finger foods when the baby is ready. The underpinning idea is that the baby will know how much food they wish to eat, using their own hunger cues. Baby-led weaning is basically a new term for how I was fed as a… Continue reading Baby-led Weaning
Adrenal glands - what do they do? The triangle shaped kidney glands control our body's response to stress, and regulate blood pressure and metabolism. Stress can result from: InfectionIllnessExcess caffeineAnxiety/nervesScary animal (rare) Hypothalamus (control centre in brain) ⇒ pituitary gland ⇒ adrenals ⇒ produce adrenaline and cortisol (hormones) which ⇑ awareness and blood flow, simultaneously ⇓ the digestive and… Continue reading Top 5 Tips To Manage Adrenal Fatigue
Happy new year! I realise I am a little late in getting to my first post of the year. This has been partially deliberate, and the other half just plain busy with my family and work. I wanted to personally welcome and new followers that have recently signed up to my blog. I am so… Continue reading This Summer, forget about body transformations. Here’s why.
Hunger. We all experience it, several times a day. Or at least we should experience it several times a day. Modern life means that for some, true hunger is never really experienced. Instead, some are bombarded with mixed messages all day, meaning that their intrinsic hunger cues are subdued. More eating occasions throughout the day… Continue reading What are you hungry for?
Do you feel bamboozled by the ever expanding cereal aisle? Not sure what you should be looking for in a cereal? You're not alone. Supermarkets and food companies hope that you are confused so that you will succumb to strategic product placement, weekly specials, and clever marketing claims on front of packet. I am going… Continue reading What breakfast cereal should I be eating?