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New Year New You: Michelle's Tips for a Brand New Year!

The new year has begun with a bloom of colour in the sky to greet in the new year with a glass of bubbles and new years resolutions set the trend and the mind set for the coming year.

The new year brings the new page or chapter to a new book and the new you, so cast away the doubt of negativity and focus yourself to change the things you want. Anything is possible, it just takes focus and a little dedication. So lets start the new year afresh and lets maintain that life changing and lifestyle changes in your life for a better you in mind and body.


After the indulgence of alcohol, chocolate and mince pies and cream, its time to get focused and give your body the nutrients it needs to start making you feel alive and well. Simple modifications in food habits, including adopting a diet rich in cereals, fish and green leafy vegetables, can drastically reduce chances of cancer. With the right nutrients you will start to feel more energised and your body will start to show the benefits of eating more vegetables, fruit, protein and less carbs and fat. Monitor your carb intake and opt for good carbs instead of the bread, biscuits, cakes and pastries. For us ladies, eating green veg every is essential for well women's health with a good intake of iron which is rich in folic acid as well as reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, as well as containing a host of phytochemicals including antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our cells against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Hormonal action in isolfavones found in soy imitate human oestrogens and can help reduce menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis.

Insoles can stimulate enzymes in the body and can be found in cabbage to make estrogen less effective and is can help reduce the risk of breast cancer and beneficial for those women approaching menopause

Fertility Health

In my clinics research is being carried out for those women who eat liver at least twice a month have shown to increase their pregnancy outcomes despite their age group. This can contribute the fact that iron's health benefits relate to the growth of the human body and maintenance of health. Haemoglobin is the primary transporter of oxygen to tissue within the body.

The role and importance of this mineral cannot be underestimated, primarily because its deficiency is unpleasant and dangerous.

The intake of protein has equally seen good results in my clinics particularly for those with PCOS.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may do better on a diet with a high ratio of protein to carbohydrates and this has been shown to improve weight and glucose metabolism and therefore the risk of diabetes is reduced especially for those that become insulin resistant with PCOS.


Just 30 minutes a day of cardio vascular exercise every day is all it takes to improve your body as this promotes oxygenated blood and nutrients around your body. There are many researched trials that show many health benefits of exercise. Basically every cell in your body needs oxygen nutrients and minerals, so to promote this function in your body to enable cells to work better needs circulation. There are foods that can help promote circulation, but it doesn't replace the importance or need of exercise to help move and promote oxygenated blood and nutrients. Acupuncture also has this effect and promotes oxygenated blood and nutrients and is the focus of treatment especially for those with long term chronic illness and the with infertility