Is black pudding really a superfood

Hailed as a SUPERFOOD by several leading UK newspapers… Black Pudding is ‘surprisingly good for you’ according to The Daily Telegraph. And The Independent – ‘Fried breakfast lovers are rejoicing as black pudding has reportedly joined the ranks of kale, blueberries and pomegranate as a superfood.’ Really? That’s ridiculous, surely everyone knows it’s full of […]

Eating Intelligently on a Budget

Eating Intelligently on a Budget: How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank   You’ve probably noticed that food has gone up a lot over the last year and for some that has caused a change in consumption; typically people still eat the same volume of food but the food itself will change.   If […]

Getting smart with snacks

Snacking can be a great way to fuel your body throughout the day, especially if you choose healthy options that provide essential nutrients and energy.   In this post, I’ll explore the concept of snacking and provide you with tips and examples of how to nourish your body with healthy snacks. Keyword: Nourish.   So… […]

Standards of Evidence – who to believe

I posted this on Facebook, and asked people: “How do you form robust arguments against these statements?” No one did, maybe they didn’t want to, maybe they couldn’t. Sure, a bunch of people chimed in with their opinion but no more. A few said ‘studies show’ but what studies? I didn’t get involved but it’s […]

What are processed foods

When people think of processed food they tend to think of highly processed foods such as cakes, fast food, junk food and so on. But is this what processed food really is?  Is a food either processed or not? What about a drink? These questions are designed to get you thinking, and this post was […]

Pleasure vs Happiness

Whilst Intelligent Eating is about food; it goes far deeper and I’ll explore that here.   Food is relevant, however, here you can apply this to ALL behaviour, be it chasing likes on social media or otherwise (spolier – this is a problem), read on… Let’s be really honest with ourselves, we all have some […]

Is the Mediterrean diet healthy?

People often say the Mediterranean diet is healthy but is it? To start we need to know what it is if it is anything at all! Straw poll 100 people (I did this) and ask them what they think of when the term ‘Mediterranean diet’ is mentioned and about 80 will say olive oil. So […]

Auto immunes – what are they and how to get rid of them

Auto = self Immune = protection Disease = something ain’t working as it should!   Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, coeliac, psoriasis, ‘fibromyalgia’, CFS, Crohn’s, and more. A lot more. Most don’t really get diagnosed as they’re not so easy to do so and many have a vast range of symptoms from none […]

Healthy habits whilst flying

During 2020 and into 2021 I found myself scooping up flights for next to nothing as so few people were travelling. Essentially ghost flights as they became known! I did 33 flights ranging from 25-minute flights to 5 hours flights, which I suppose is somewhere between short and long haul. From the Balearics to the […]

Antidepressants – good or bad

I’m often asked whether antidepressants are a good idea or not; to get someone out of a rut for example. To be clear, this thread is my opinion, not medical advice, to cover my arse.  I will also be very clear that I do not recommend, endorse, nor suggest that anyone adjust their medication or […]