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November 12, 2019

 I love this recipe from 'making thyme for health'. It's nourishing, full of protein and fibre and perfect for these cold autumn nights. Give it a try!


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 

  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 head kale, destemmed and chopped

  • 28 oz diced or crushed tomatoes 

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon sa...

October 16, 2019

Our 4th Thrive course started last night.  A brand-new group of people at the very beginning of a life changing journey.  This course has been a huge success for our previous participants, and I wanted to share some of their triumphs here.

Thrive is a course designed by myself, Diane Watson (Physiotherapist and PHC ambassador), and Sarah Leonard (Cognitive therapist and clarity coach).  The primary purpose of Thrive is to educate and empower people to p...

October 10, 2019

Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to promote good mental Health

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.

Of these, mixed anxiety and depression are the most common mental health disorders experienced.

By 2030, it is estimated that there will be approximately two million more adults in the UK with mental health problems than there were in 2013.

Adapting your lifestyle can be a good place to start if you are suffer...

October 9, 2019

So... I've finally started a bullet journal.  This is always something I've seen whilst perusing the wonderful pinterest and thought would be nice to do but have I really got the time? 

I have to tell you it's been well worth it.  In my quest to be more mindful and present it has been a great way to document my thoughts and worries, as well as allowing me to explore the things that make me feel sane and the things that make me feel less so.

One thing tha...

September 30, 2019

Are you new to the world of podcasts or not sure where to start?  Download the podcast app on your phone or tablet and give these a listen.  There's something about taking a walk with your earphones in and listening to a really interesting and inspirational conversation, it's definitely good for the soul.  Here are some of my favourite shows and episodes at the moment.

Rich Roll

I love this podcast, they are at times quite lengthy but he really gets...

September 23, 2019

Many of my clients come to see me with one ultimate goal and that is to lose weight. As we all know, weight management is a complex issue but I wanted to share some observations that I have had in clinic that might help you change your mindset and lose a little weight a long the way.

The clients I see have a wide range of issues from digestive issues, depression, hormone imbalance, and type 2 diabetes, to name a few. These clients are motivated by a goal to...

August 9, 2019

This recipe is from Rebel Recipes, the original post can be found here:

It is so wholesome and tasty, always a go to for me so I thought I would share it with you.


For the roast veg;

  • 1/2 large aubergine sliced

  • 1 medium cauliflower cut into steaks/florets

For the harrisa dressing; 

  • 1.5 tbsp Harissa paste

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/...

July 17, 2019

I wanted to recommend a few books that attempt to pick apart the myth that fat is bad for us using evidence based science.  My current favourites are below, give them a read and let me know what you think.....

March 14, 2019

10% Human by Alanna Collen

 This book is an incredible read for those of you that want an update on where we are in regards to the science and research concerning the microbiome.  Fascinating and engrossing, at times even terrifying!  I loved how it reaffirmed the importance of the microbes that live in and on us and their potential role in so many health conditions from autism to depression.  Highly recommend!

January 10, 2019

Welcome to Thrive!  This is a ground-breaking lifestyle programme empowering you to take control of your health. It focuses on therapeutic levels of carbohydrate reduction to give you the best opportunity to prevent progression and even reverse type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle conditions. The programme is based in Redbourn Herts and is led by myself, chartered physiotherapist Diane Watson and registered cognitive therapist and clarity coach Sarah Leonard...

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Hi!  My name is Lois Tirrell and I am a registered dietitian based in Hertfordshire.  I have a passion for nutrition, health and wellbeing and I hope to inspire and enthuse you with ideas, articles and posts that inspire me too.



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