By Hannah Buckland, Healthy Hearts Care Planner Much has changed during lockdown, including people’s eating habits. In particular, research has shown a trend towards an increase in snacking. Snacking has traditionally been viewed as a negative eating habit; however, we want to reframe it as an...

By Hannah Buckland, Healthy Hearts Care Planner It’s Diabetes Awareness Week, so what better topic to talk about than sugar?  Sugar has been labelled by the media as toxic, addictive and even poisonous; blamed for everything from bad skin and tooth decay to depression, weight gain, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. As a result, the topic...

By Hannah Buckland, Healthy Hearts Care Planner Coconut oil has become, for many, a store-cupboard staple. Considered a ‘superfood’, it has been speculated to provide a long list of health benefits. Proponents swear by its ability to promote fat loss, boost brain function and reduce hunger;...