Boost your hormones


The end of summer always comes tinged with a certain duality. On the one hand it is fab to be back in my old groove, make green juice, see my house with new eyes after being away and meeting up with friends I’ve not seen for a while. On the other hand, however, it is the stark realisation that we’re heading for colder weather, routine, school runs, more rain and cold and so on. I’m not sure I’m there just yet.

As a foodie and a health nut I tend to focus my attention on what’s going on in the fridge in times of uncertainty – there is something very calming about the restocking of supplies which after a long time away are utterly depleted. Summers always means falling off the health wagon one way or the other. Too much of everything. And being a woman in my late 40s I know there are things I need to eat and drink to be healthy and hormonally balanced.  Continue reading “Boost your hormones”

Morning Detox with Warm Lemon and Cayenne



A great way to start your day is to hold the regular tea or coffee first thing and replace it with warm lemon water with a dash of cayenne pepper. Yuk? No, not bad actually. The lemon is a natural detoxifier, loaded with antioxidants whilst the cayenne pepper jazz up your circulation and get your body going. Lemon is one of those funny citrus fruits (along with grapefruits and limes) which, although acidic in nature, have an alkalizing effect in your body.

The water should be warm, not hot, and using a wooden citrus reamer, squeeze 1/2 lemon into a the cup of warm water and add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Wait for about 30 minutes before you eat something or drink your regular morning drink. At least you’ve given your body a great detoxing start. To read more about the health benefits follow this link.

Happy Monday All. x