Entries by Kev

Low energy: “Why am I so tired all the time?”

Low energy is one of the most frequent complaints I hear. “I’m fine in the mornings, but then I crash around 3/4pm.” “I can’t get out of bed in the mornings.” “I wake up tired, and push myself through the day and by the evening I’m on the floor.” “I’m exhausted all day, then I […]

Tips for Mindful Eating

HOW we eat is as vitally important to us as WHAT we eat. Eating mindfully helps support a healthy digestive system which needs a calm and tranquil environment to function at its best. If we are feeling stressed, in a rush or full of toxic thoughts and negative emotions, these all impact on the digestive […]

Stress: is your diet stressing you out?

Whether you are following a particular diet for weight loss of for health reasons (or both), we have one important message for you: don’t let your diet stress you out! The effects of stress The effects of stress on your physical and mental health are well documented. Long term and unresolved stress negatively impacts your […]

Sharing a retreat with a sibling

Often on our retreats people come with members of their family. This is something so special to witness for us. Seeing mothers and daughters (and even sons), sisters or the closest of friends sharing a retreat together is a beautiful sight to behold. In today’s guest blog we asked one of our previous participants to […]

Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

Happy Pancake Day! Today we wanted to share with you this super easy gluten free savoury pancake recipe that uses gram flour (chickpea flour), a perfect high protein and all round nutritious flour. On our retreats food and holistic cookery form a key part in bringing nutrition to life, making it real and applicable to […]

Anti-inflammatory diet for menstrual problems

Scientists have realised that inflammation plays a huge role in menstrual cycles and disorders. An anti-inflammatory diet may play a crucial role for women with heavy and/or painful periods, fibroids, endometriosis and recurrent miscarriages. Menstrual cycles and inflammation Each month, your womb prepares for pregnancy with changes triggered by the rise of the hormone progesterone, […]

Zinc Boosting Chickpea Soup

Chickpea soup makes a great lunch, dinner – or even breakfast. Not only are chickpeas, otherwise known as garbanzo beans, a great source of protein and fibre, they also contain a high percentage of zinc. For women looking to find more ways of incorporating zinc rich foods into their diets to help support the menstrual […]

Zinc reduces period pains – but is depleted by the pill

Do you suffer from period pains? Help may be at hand with a simple nutrient: zinc. 84% get period pains It seems most women experience regular period pains. When over 400 young women were asked about their periods in a 2012 Italian study, 84% reported pain either every month or at least some months. Well […]

Inspiration for a Winter Movement Practice

In this final part of our blog series on the water element we come to yoga, movement and meditation. Whether or not you have an existing practice or are just starting out and need some help, read on for more nourishing ways to support the body during winter. The Fluid Body In winter our bodies […]