The Nutritional Realist

All our courses are designed to give you practical knowledge that you can implement. Helping you to cast that stone that will create positive ripples through out your life. Take a look around and discover the best course for you here on the Not Just Nutrition Courses site.

Crazy Cauliflower

Crazy Cauliflower Yes I just used the words 'crazy' and 'cauliflower' in the same sentence... why I hear you ask, well.... Cauliflower is declining in popularity, which is a shame, because it’s a powerhouse of nutrients. It seems to be especially protective against cancer and heart disease, and...

READ MORE

How do you eat your veg?

How do you eat your vegetables? Fresh? Frozen? Canned? If possible, get your fruit and vegetables as fresh as possible. They lose their nutrients after picking so if they've been in storage for weeks or traveled thousands of miles, they're less beneficial than if they've come from a local...

READ MORE

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating How Much Fruit And Veg Should I Eat Each Day? The government, supermarkets and a multitude of experts battle on to tell us about "5 a day" or even "10 a day" But what does it all really mean? … And should we take any notice?? Why Bother Eating Fruit And Vegetables? Eating a...

READ MORE

Going Nuts for nuts!

Did you know Nuts are good for you! It’s a shame that we only get the nutcrackers out at Christmas, because freshly shelled nuts contain a wealth of nutrients. Take walnuts for example. Making them part of a balanced diet can help counteract the damage to arteries caused by fatty food as they...

READ MORE

Veganuary - advice and tips

Going Vegetarian or taking up Veganuary? Back in 2008 the UN recommended we eat less meat to help reduce global warming. Some say that the single most effective thing an individual can do to slash their personal carbon footprint is become a vegetarian or a vegan Want to be a vegetarian or...

READ MORE

Winter Depression? A Natural Approach

Do you get the Winter Blues or are you SAD? It’s that time of year again, and whilst some people can’t wait for the winter months and the start of the festive season, others dread the shorter, darker days and the cooler temperatures. This can be due to a condition known as Seasonal Affective...

READ MORE

Help Protect Your Immunity This Winter

PREVENTION and PROTECTION are the best approach. Last month we asked the question if you were ready for winter? So this month I thought we'd just check in again and give that immunity some protection as the nights draw in. If it’s a typical English winter then it will be dark, damp, and not...

READ MORE

Is Your Body Ready to Fight Infection?

Winter is Coming...and with it often some nasty bugs.... Did anyone else blink and miss summer?!! Yeah me too! Potentially then thoughts of boosting our immune systems have been flung to the forefront of our minds?? Well the media scare stories over the threat of “winter flu" for those...

READ MORE

Recovery Nutrition

Whats the big deal about Recovery? A few years ago I read this great piece by Claire Dunt (www.sportsister.com), I liked it so much I kept it and here you have my slightly modified version. In her article Claire talks about adding in Carbohydrates within 30mins of excercising, which I feel...

READ MORE

Food for exercise

Food for exercise - What to eat before, during and after exercise As any elite athlete will testify, your training is only as good as the food that you use to fuel it. How would the marathon runner fare if they neglected to load up their carbohydrate stores before a 26.2 mile race? (very...

READ MORE