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Day 30: June Reflections (TYOH) June 2021

Day 30: June Reflections (TYOH) June 2021

It’s the last day of the month so today I thought I would reflect on June. I committed at the start of June to blog every day for an entire year, and I am pleased to say I have managed to stick to this throughout…

Day 26: Tracking Blood Glucose to Optimise Health, June 2021

Day 26: Tracking Blood Glucose to Optimise Health, June 2021

The three things I believe we all need to do to optimise our nutrition (and therefore our health) are:   Balance blood glucose  Optimise micronutrients by eating a nutrient-dense diet  Lower inflammation by avoiding allergenic and inflammatory foods   I have written about optimising micronutrients…

Day 20: Summer Solstice Celebration, June 2021

Day 20: Summer Solstice Celebration, June 2021

“Then followed that beautiful season… Summer… Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if newly created in all the freshness of childhood.”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Tonight / tomorrow morning the sun will rise at 04.31 –…

Day 18: Low Histamine Diet Plan, June 2021

Day 18: Low Histamine Diet Plan, June 2021

Today it’s day 18 of my “year of health” project and my commitment (to myself) to blog every day. I’m working on optimising my health over the course of one year, to share my insights with my readers, and this month I am focusing on…

Day 17: Is Histamine Intolerance Behind Your Weird Symptoms? June 2021

Day 17: Is Histamine Intolerance Behind Your Weird Symptoms? June 2021

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Me too! It’s miserable.    Being allergic to pollen means your body releases lots of histamine in response to pollen.    When your body has too much histamine, it can cause symptoms collectively known as histamine intolerance. As well…

Day 16: The Incredible Nutrient-Density of Wild Plants, June 2021

Day 16: The Incredible Nutrient-Density of Wild Plants, June 2021

One of the reasons I became interested in foraging, which is now one of my favourite hobbies, was because I read about the incredible nutrient-density of wild plants.    Wild edibles tend to contain more beneficial micronutrients on a per-weight basis than cultivated foods. This…

Day 15: Planning for the Summer Solstice, June 2021

Day 15: Planning for the Summer Solstice, June 2021

Monday 21st June at 04.31 it will be the summer solstice. I’m so excited to celebrate this special day. The summer solstice, also known as estival solstice or midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens…

Strawberries & Sunshine! TYOH Day 14, June 2021

Strawberries & Sunshine! TYOH Day 14, June 2021

It’s been a gloriously sunny day today! London was 28 degrees. I’ve been at work in London and got back late so I haven’t had time to write much of a post…But sticking to my promise to myself to blog every day here’s something for…

Sunday Reflections – The Year of Health Day 13, June 2021

Sunday Reflections – The Year of Health Day 13, June 2021

Today is day 7 of 28 of optimising my nutrition so I thought I would reflect on the last 7 days.    For the 28 days I am focusing on boosting the nutrient-density of my diet, as well as avoiding all gluten, grains and sugar.…

Genetics & Optimising Nutrition – The Year of Health Day 12, June 2021

Genetics & Optimising Nutrition – The Year of Health Day 12, June 2021

Several years ago I had my DNA tested with 23andme. I blogged about it on my other blog here.    I recently came across a fantastic website called Genetic Lifehacks. For a few pounds per month (£6 at the time of writing), you can link…