This Spring, we’re looking forward to brighter days brimming with heightened levels of energy. One way we can ensure we get this energetic buzz, is via meal prep! Meal prepping is an amazing way to plan ahead and organise your nutritional intake without too much fuss right before you eat.
Many people think of dieting as healthy, a good choice that will have them feeling fit and energised again. That's not the case. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by dieting, as the body lacks the essential nutrients it needs to function properly. The final part of Remedy Kitchen's Psychology of Dieting Series looks into hormonal imbalances caused by dieting. Read on to find out more.
Disordered eating is a common phenomenon often seen within those who follow chronic dieting patterns. It is an unhealthy way of trying to lose weight and studies show the negative impact that dieting and restricting calories can have on our nutritional health. Read more on Dieting and Nutritional Deficiency here, in The Remedy Kitchen's Psychology of Dieting Series.
As the second overview in Remedy Kitchen's Psychology of Dieting Series, we're bringing awareness to another form of psychological health issue linked to the development of eating disorders. Last week, we covered the topic of Binge Eating Disorder. In the upcoming weeks we'll be delving deeper into some more topics that link in with our ongoing dedication in supporting Eating Disorder Awareness Week. So, this week, we're going over Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
While dieting is used to lose weight, studies have shown it can have the opposite effect. An astonishing number of studies have linked calorie restriction with the development of eating pathology, particularly binge eating. In studies that aim to determine the cause of binge eating, calorie restriction and dieting is almost always mentioned.
The food we eat nourishes our bodies from within. How does our diet affect skin health?
We’re all familiar with how our diet impacts the health of internal organs. But what about the body’s biggest organ? Here's what the physical condition of our skin says about our diet.
Ancient skincare beliefs were along the right lines in making an early connection between skin health and diet. Traditional Chinese medicine favours the idea of ‘Qi,’ the interconnectivity of all systems, internal and external. It is believed that redness on the face shows one of your internal organs is suffering. This approach was the first based on treating dermatological issues internally, trying to combat the cause rather than just the symptoms.
Throughout the winter months, a soothing, hearty soup can work wonders for the mind – and body. It’s the traditional winter go-to food, as an easy way to add a health kick to our routine. With minimal prep time and the use of vitamin rich seasonal vegetables, soup is the ideal February winter warmer.
Historical evidence shows that many ancient civilisations were intensely resourceful with their approach to areas such as medicine and diet, using natural resources to boost their libidos way before the science behind how they work was uncovered. The purported effects of these aphrodisiacal foods and natural extracts have been passed down through generations and ancient manuscripts. Despite their long-standing history, the role and effectiveness of aphrodisiacs in contemporary usage are still questioned today....
As humans, it’s entirely natural that we all follow diverse diet regimes. We all enjoy different foods. Our distinct tastes can vary wildly; whether we have a sweet tooth, or prefer to indulge our cravings with savoury snacks. On top of this, we each have our own health priorities to look after. We have different ideas, different digestive systems, and different goals. The term ‘bio-individuality’ is essential here, as we move towards respecting the fact that our bodies are all distinctively unique.We all have inherently diverse body compositions from our metabolisms to hormone fluctuations. The benefits of staying in tune with our bodies and following intuitive diet regimes are endless.
Mental health: we all have it. Nutrition: we all need it. While these two elements of everyday living don’t seem so closely connected at first glance, they are interconnected in very intricate ways. Read our expose into how nutrition affects mental health, as we delve into some of the ways our eating habits impact our thought processes and overall mental health.