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Nutrition – the alternative to IVF abroad

July 4, 2009

IVF is frequently in the headlines, and last week was no exception with ‘fertility tourism’ splashing the pages.  According to a European-wide study, hundreds of British couples are travelling to the continent every month for fertility treatment because they cant get it at home.  Couples who are over the age of 40 are unlikely to be eligible for IVF on the NHS, which is the main reason for the move to seek treatment abroad.

The question is, is ‘fertility tourism’ the best answer? The national UK average success rate for IVF is approximately 23%.  This is compared with a success rate of close to 80% when a holistic approach, including changes to diet and lifestyle and adding nutritional supplements, is followed.  The food you eat, nutritional deficiencies, excess toxicity and lifestyle all have a dramatic effect on the health of your reproductive system.  Here at The Nutrition Coach, we have seen a huge number of couples successfully conceive after adopting a carefully tailored nutrition programme.  In my opinion, nutrition offers a more successful and affordable alternative to IVF trips abroad, and that holidays should be all about relaxation, exploring and generally having a wonderful time.

Find out more about how we can help with optimal nutrition and fertility and contact us to make an appointment at one of our London nutrition clinics.

Julia

Dump The Diet

July 3, 2009

I have just had a lady write an email to us wondering if she is suitable to go on our Dump The Diet course or not – I think she sounds ideal as she is stuck in what I call Dieting Mentality – meaning she is trapped on a cycle of dieting bingeing – punishing (being ultra “good”) then bingeing (and being so called “bad”) – ultimately, the only way out of the trap is to tread much more of a mid-path ie. don’t be super good or super “bad” – know your boundaries and then eat “normally”  A big aim of the course is just getting people to be friends with food again

Of course some people really are firmly stuck in horrible patterns (subconscious childhood patterns) it is much more difficult to change these habits consciously but most people once they are aware of what they are doing and what they can do to fix it, can change -  I did it myself.  Before I was a Nutritional therapist and didn’t understand those boundaries, I thought I did eat a really healthy diet – now I know what I am doing,  I dont even think about dieting/being fat/being thin – I just GET ON WITH BEING NORMAL (well, being normal when it comes to eating!)

Find out more about our Dump The Diet weight loss system and contact us to make an appointment at one of our London nutrition clinics.

Go Well

Kate

How to reduce pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms

April 14, 2009

The Nutrition Coach in Cosmopolitan magazine

The Nutrition Coach is featured in an article in Cosmpolitan magazine focusing on pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms.

Kate Cook, founder of The Nutrition Coach, says that you can drastically reduce period pain by changing what you eat.

“Vitamin E, found in avocado and spinach, will help combat water retention and breast tenderness, while soya products, such as tofu, are rich sources of phyto-oestrogens that help balance hormones. Magnesium-rich foods, such as green, leafy vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds, help relax muscles and help nagging cramps.But they won’t work if you eat too much refined sugar, which is another good reasons to watch your chocolate consumption.”

According to Kate Cook, the trendy low card Atkins diet – popular with many female celebrities – is the worst diet for sufferers of period pain.
Cutting out carbs can leave you with low blood sugar – and the diet means you’ll eat very little fruit and veg, and the vitamins and minerals they contain.
All this can leave you run down, while period symptoms such as dizziness, weakness and headaches, can get worse.

“Steer clear of saturated fats found in dairy and meat, the main foods found in the Atkins diet and up your intake of the essential fats in nuts, seeds and oily fish. They promote healthy female hormone production.”

Find out more about what The Nutrition Coach offers for pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms.

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Improve your vitality with diet and nutrition

March 24, 2009

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The Nutrition Coach is featured in an article in Zest magazine focusing on weight loss and vitality.

Stefanie, 32, explains:

“I have a toxic life. My job means I often work ten hour days and I keep myself going with coffee and chocolate. I also smoke to cope with stress and party hard. Burning the candle at both ends (and drinking too much) has left me frazzled.”

Kate Cook, founder of The Nutrition Coach, gives Stefanie some helpful tips:

“Stefanie should have a good breakfast, such as porridge topped with chopped fruit and nuts. This will keep her going throughout the morning. Healthy snacks, such as nuts, seeds and oatcakes will help Stefanie avoid chocolate at work. Like many people, her diet contains excessive wheat and dairy, and she has become intolerant to them, experiencing bloating. She should also try to regularly include alternatives such as rye bread and soya milk in her diet, which will give her digestive system a break..”

Find out more about how The Nutrition Coach helps to de-stress your body and your life.

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What causes sugar cravings?

February 12, 2009

The Nutrition Coach in Now magazine

The Nutrition Coach is featured in an article in Now magazine focusing on food cravings.

Kate Cook, founder of The Nutrition Coach, explains why we are addicted to sugar.

“Refined sugar acts more like a drug than food. It quickly passes through the stomach wall, causing blood sugar levels to rise, then plummet.
When sugar levels skyrocket, the pancreas secretes insulin to stimulate the body tissues to take up the excess. Afterwards, the blood sugar level drops, causing the body to look for more. This type of craving tends to be more pronounced before a period.”

Find out more about how The Nutrition Coach helps you to learn how to eat.

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Restaurant menu analysis

January 24, 2009

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The Nutrition Coach is featured in an article in the Evening Standard focusing on how to eat; specifically in terms of what to eat if you are going out to eat at a restaurant .

Kate Cook, founder of The Nutrition Coach, offers a brief but handy nutritional menu analysis of some of the top London restaurants..

“Going to The Ivy? Choose loin of yellow fin tuna with spiced lentil salsa.”

Find out more about The Nutrition Coach food consultancy service.

Contact us to find out how we could help you with food consultancy for your organisation.

We offer restaurant menu analysis and menu development as part of our food consultancy services.

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