Saturday, 29 March 2014


A combination of supplements, healthy balanced diet, food fortification and unprotected exposure to sunlight can play a vital role in tackling deficiency. The philosophy has always been food first, but the issue here is
that only a small amount of vitamin D intake can be achieved through diet alone. If people are able to achieve their vitamin D intake through sunlight,that’s great. However living in the UK, the sun doesn’t produce strong
enough rays for vitamin D production between September and May.

“There is also the issue of the overuse of high factor sunscreens which block vitamin D production. All these factors mean other ways of getting vitamin D are often the only accessible option.

“Many people are suffering the effects of vitamin D deficiency. More than 5,000 trials were published on the subject of vitamin D in 2013,with more published every month. Trials which negatively report the effects
of vitamin D often use dosage levels inadequate for the weight of the subject.

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Pre Diabetes


As prediabetes  is a condition which is on the increase I wanted to write something which was both inexpensive and also simple.

I wanted to give people some ideas on what to do if they feel they may have the condition or have been diagnosed with it.

You can find it on Amazon

I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014



I have had some details of events

India Kicks off the week with early event
Their aim was to raise awareness about Nutrition and Hydration including Free Food and water distribution to Old Age People. The event took place on 13 March 2014 between 12.00 Noon - 02.00 pm (IST) as part of the AFND’s NH Week activitities at the Annai Illam, Mylapore, Chennai.
Attending were 50 old women in the age range of 50-70. An initial basic test (Height, Weight, Blood Pressure) was conducted to all the residents. Their President, Dr. Radhika Ganesan provided a talk on importance of Nutrition and Hydration for 15 minutes after which the residents posed some questions. Raj from the AFND reported to us “The questions were clarified and information was shared to them in a more meaningful way. The residents felt happy being informed about the importance of Nutrition and Hydration. Volunteers then distributed the Food and Water to all the residents of the home and the event lasted up to 2 hours.”

Friday, 7 March 2014


I have just signed up to Twitter which is quite interesting. Encourage to do this when I attended a meeting of SENSE.

So hope to tweet a bit

SENSE is the original network of professional nutrition consultants who work on a self employed basis.  It was established in 1996 and aims to help and promote self-help of all self employed or freelance nutritionists and/or those with interests in the general area of food and nutrition. Members have a wealth of skills and experience.Two meetings are held annually - Spring and Autumn.  Usually one of these meetings is held jointly with another related organization eg FDG (Freelance Dietitians' Group) or NII (Nutritionists in Industry).  Each meeting contains some element of 'enlightenment' i.e. discussion of topical nutrition issues, and some element of 'support' i.e. advice which is relevant to all those who are self-employed.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Nutrition and hydration week

Nutrition and Hydration Week

It seems awful that in this day and age that people are malnourished and dehydrated

Our mission is to create a global movement that will reinforce and focus, energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings.

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014 is a collaboration between:

I did  some training for a local group who have really embraced this and are doing all sorts of events like vintage tea parties

On 15/16th March we will be holding Baking days. During the week 17/23rd March we will be holding Vintage Tea
Parties in our customers’ homes. The aim of these tea parties is to reminisce and help provide a feel good factor.

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Nutrition & Hydration Week17 – 23 March 2014

Sticky Toffee Pudding