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We usual know when we are feeling stressed, but do you know how to combat its negative effects with lifestyle and diet choices? 
Or do you tend to skip meals, eat junk, guzzle alcohol, and drink more coffee to help with this particular period of stress? 

When you mix stress with an unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits it’s no wonder that we can be left feeling seriously depleted and lacking in energy. 

Stress can cause major nutrient depletion within our bodies. 

Top nutrients used up rapidly during stress:

> Vitamin D during periods of acute stress, our stores are used up. Most people when extremely stressed or ill, are not spending a lot of time outdoors, depleting levels further.

> Vitamin C – is found in high amounts in the adrenal glands and is released in response to a hormone being secreted during stress. Humans can’t produce vitamin C so it needs to come from our diets and this is especially important during stress.

>Zinc – Typical the Western diet is low in zinc and is used up rapidly during times of stress. Zinc plays an important role in modulating the brain and body’s response to stress. 

> Magnesium 
Stress depletes magnesium and yet magnesium helps us to deal with stress. 

> Iron’s primary role in the body is in the red blood cells that help carry oxygen. Excessive stress has been shown to deplete iron levels. 

> Vitamin B5 – It is important during the stress response, so when stress levels increase so do your body’s requirements. Vitamin B5 is conversion is essential for the energy production process. 
Vitamin B6 – vitamin B6 is an important co-factor in several of the biochemical pathways in the adrenal stress response. Vitamin B6 helps to relieve stress, yet stress depletes B6.

We usual know when we are feeling stressed, but do you know how to combat its negative effects with lifestyle and diet choices?
Or do you tend to skip meals, eat junk, guzzle alcohol, and drink more coffee to help with this particular period of stress?

When you mix stress with an unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits it’s no wonder that we can be left feeling seriously depleted and lacking in energy.

Stress can cause major nutrient depletion within our bodies.

Top nutrients used up rapidly during stress:

> Vitamin D during periods of acute stress, our stores are used up. Most people when extremely stressed or ill, are not spending a lot of time outdoors, depleting levels further.

> Vitamin C – is found in high amounts in the adrenal glands and is released in response to a hormone being secreted during stress. Humans can’t produce vitamin C so it needs to come from our diets and this is especially important during stress.

>Zinc – Typical the Western diet is low in zinc and is used up rapidly during times of stress. Zinc plays an important role in modulating the brain and body’s response to stress.

> Magnesium
Stress depletes magnesium and yet magnesium helps us to deal with stress.

> Iron’s primary role in the body is in the red blood cells that help carry oxygen. Excessive stress has been shown to deplete iron levels.

> Vitamin B5 – It is important during the stress response, so when stress levels increase so do your body’s requirements. Vitamin B5 is conversion is essential for the energy production process.
Vitamin B6 – vitamin B6 is an important co-factor in several of the biochemical pathways in the adrenal stress response. Vitamin B6 helps to relieve stress, yet stress depletes B6.
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Its smoothie season.. adding fruit and vegetables to your smoothies is a great way of making sure your reaching your daily target.

1/2 avocado
Handful of spinach
1 scoop of @theorganicproteinco organic whey protein
Handful of mixed berries 
1 floret of cauliflower
1/2 banana
And a dash of milk/dairy free or yogurt 

Blend until smooth

Its smoothie season.. adding fruit and vegetables to your smoothies is a great way of making sure your reaching your daily target.

1/2 avocado
Handful of spinach
1 scoop of @theorganicproteinco organic whey protein
Handful of mixed berries
1 floret of cauliflower
1/2 banana
And a dash of milk/dairy free or yogurt

Blend until smooth
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Cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands. It helps your body deal with stressful situations.

While the short-term release of cortisol is normal, when cortisol levels are too high for too long, this can lead to health issues.

> Get the right amount of sleep
Prioritizing sleep may help reduce cortisol levels. Chronic sleep issues such as obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia, or shift work are associated with higher cortisol.

> Exercising regularly
This can help you better manage stress and promote good health, which may help lower cortisol levels. Aim for around 150–200 minutes of low- to moderate-intensity exercise each week.

> Breath Work
Deep breathing is a technique for stress reduction that can be used anywhere. Breath work helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, known as the “rest and digest” system, which helps lower cortisol levels.

> Have fun & laugh
Laughing promotes the release of endorphins and suppresses stress hormones such as cortisol. 

> Eat a nutritious diet
Being mindful of the foods you eat may relieve symptoms of stress and help you better manage your cortisol levels. Research has shown a strong relationship between a healthy gut microbiome and improved mental health. Consume foods to support a healthy gut may help reduce stress and anxiety and improve overall health.

> Mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness can help you identify stressful thoughts and better manage them. Meditation may help you reduce stress and lead to lower cortisol levels.

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Cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands. It helps your body deal with stressful situations.

While the short-term release of cortisol is normal, when cortisol levels are too high for too long, this can lead to health issues.

> Get the right amount of sleep
Prioritizing sleep may help reduce cortisol levels. Chronic sleep issues such as obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia, or shift work are associated with higher cortisol.

> Exercising regularly
This can help you better manage stress and promote good health, which may help lower cortisol levels. Aim for around 150–200 minutes of low- to moderate-intensity exercise each week.

> Breath Work
Deep breathing is a technique for stress reduction that can be used anywhere. Breath work helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, known as the “rest and digest” system, which helps lower cortisol levels.

> Have fun & laugh
Laughing promotes the release of endorphins and suppresses stress hormones such as cortisol.

> Eat a nutritious diet
Being mindful of the foods you eat may relieve symptoms of stress and help you better manage your cortisol levels. Research has shown a strong relationship between a healthy gut microbiome and improved mental health. Consume foods to support a healthy gut may help reduce stress and anxiety and improve overall health.

> Mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness can help you identify stressful thoughts and better manage them. Meditation may help you reduce stress and lead to lower cortisol levels.

#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionaltherapist #rebeccakennedynutrition #highcortisol #cortisol #stress #stressrelief #mindfulness #meditation #nutrients #food #breathwork #sleep #exercise
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Everyone has high cortisol from time to time, and levels can vary throughout the day. It’s part of your body’s natural response to threats of harm or danger.

High cortisol can cause several symptoms and can vary depending on what’s causing the increase in your cortisol levels.

> weight gain, mostly around the midsection and upper back
> weight gain and rounding of the face
> acne
> flushed face
> headache
> thinning skin
> easy bruising
> high blood pressure
> muscle weakness
> slowed healing
> severe fatigue
> irritability
> difficulty concentrating 

Causes of high cortisol

> Stress - Stress triggers a combination of signals within the body from both hormones and nerves. These signals cause your adrenal glands to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. this is activate as part of your 'fight or flight' response. But when you’re under constant stress, this response doesn’t always turn off leading to long-term exposure to cortisol.

> Adrenal gland tumours - Adrenal gland tumours can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Both types can secrete high levels of hormones, including cortisol.

> Pituitary gland issues - Issues with the pituitary gland can cause it to under or over-produce hormones, including ACTH, which then triggers the adrenal glands to release more cortisol.

> Medication side effects - Certain medications can cause an increase in cortisol levels. 

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Everyone has high cortisol from time to time, and levels can vary throughout the day. It’s part of your body’s natural response to threats of harm or danger.

High cortisol can cause several symptoms and can vary depending on what’s causing the increase in your cortisol levels.

> weight gain, mostly around the midsection and upper back
> weight gain and rounding of the face
> acne
> flushed face
> headache
> thinning skin
> easy bruising
> high blood pressure
> muscle weakness
> slowed healing
> severe fatigue
> irritability
> difficulty concentrating

Causes of high cortisol

> Stress - Stress triggers a combination of signals within the body from both hormones and nerves. These signals cause your adrenal glands to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. this is activate as part of your `fight or flight` response. But when you’re under constant stress, this response doesn’t always turn off leading to long-term exposure to cortisol.

> Adrenal gland tumours - Adrenal gland tumours can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Both types can secrete high levels of hormones, including cortisol.

> Pituitary gland issues - Issues with the pituitary gland can cause it to under or over-produce hormones, including ACTH, which then triggers the adrenal glands to release more cortisol.

> Medication side effects - Certain medications can cause an increase in cortisol levels.

#nutrition #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionist #stress #stressrelief #stressrelieving #cortisol #highcortisol #rebeccakennedynutrition
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Cortisol is widely known as the “stress hormone.” However, it has many important effects and functions throughout your body aside from regulating your body’s stress response.

It’s also important to remember that, biologically speaking, there are multiple different kinds of stress, including:

>Acute stress: Acute stress happens when you’re in sudden danger within a short period of time. For example, barely avoiding a car accident or being chased by an animal are situations that cause acute stress.

>Chronic stress: Chronic (long-term) stress happens when you experience ongoing situations that cause frustration or anxiety. For example, having a difficult or frustrating job or having a chronic illness can cause chronic stress.

>Traumatic stress: Traumatic stress happens when you experience a life-threatening event that induces fear and a feeling of helplessness. For example, experiencing an extreme weather event, such as a tornado, or experiencing war or sexual assault can cause traumatic stress. In some cases, these events can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

***Your body releases cortisol when you experience any of these types of stress***

#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionaltherapist #stress #stressrelief #stressmanagement #cortisol #cortisolcontrol #stresshormones #stressandhormones #stresshormonelmbalance

Cortisol is widely known as the “stress hormone.” However, it has many important effects and functions throughout your body aside from regulating your body’s stress response.

It’s also important to remember that, biologically speaking, there are multiple different kinds of stress, including:

>Acute stress: Acute stress happens when you’re in sudden danger within a short period of time. For example, barely avoiding a car accident or being chased by an animal are situations that cause acute stress.

>Chronic stress: Chronic (long-term) stress happens when you experience ongoing situations that cause frustration or anxiety. For example, having a difficult or frustrating job or having a chronic illness can cause chronic stress.

>Traumatic stress: Traumatic stress happens when you experience a life-threatening event that induces fear and a feeling of helplessness. For example, experiencing an extreme weather event, such as a tornado, or experiencing war or sexual assault can cause traumatic stress. In some cases, these events can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

***Your body releases cortisol when you experience any of these types of stress***

#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionaltherapist #stress #stressrelief #stressmanagement #cortisol #cortisolcontrol #stresshormones #stressandhormones #stresshormonelmbalance
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Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by your adrenal glands, the endocrine glands on top of your kidneys. 
Cortisol is widely known as the “stress hormone.” However, it has many important effects and functions throughout your body aside from regulating your body’s stress response. 

<Helping control your body’s use of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, or your metabolism.
<Suppressing inflammation.
<Regulating blood pressure.
<Regulating blood sugar.
<Helping control your sleep-wake cycle.

We all experience high cortisol from time to time. However, when your body is under chronic stress, problems arise. Prolonged elevated cortisol levels can increase the risk of serious health conditions. 

#nutrition #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionist #stress #stressrelief #cortisol #inflammation #bloodpressure #bloodsugar #sleep #food #foodie #stresshormones #stresshormonelmbalance

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by your adrenal glands, the endocrine glands on top of your kidneys.
Cortisol is widely known as the “stress hormone.” However, it has many important effects and functions throughout your body aside from regulating your body’s stress response.

<Helping control your body’s use of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, or your metabolism.
<Suppressing inflammation.
<Regulating blood pressure.
<Regulating blood sugar.
<Helping control your sleep-wake cycle.

We all experience high cortisol from time to time. However, when your body is under chronic stress, problems arise. Prolonged elevated cortisol levels can increase the risk of serious health conditions.

#nutrition #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionist #stress #stressrelief #cortisol #inflammation #bloodpressure #bloodsugar #sleep #food #foodie #stresshormones #stresshormonelmbalance
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Fudgy seedy granola bars. 
Flapjacks
2 cups oats
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup mixed seeds
1 TBSP chia seeds
4 TBSP maple syrup or honey
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
1/2 cup of nut butter

Chocolate fudge topping
1/2 cup of cacao powder
3 TBSP maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup of nut butter
1/2 cup of melted coconut oil

For the flapjacks just combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well. 
Spoon into a lined mixing baking tray and press down evenly to make sure the mixture is all compact. Press down firmly to it stick together. Place in the fridge for 1 hour. 
For the fudge add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until you have a thick chocolatey mixture. 
Place back into the fridge and allow to set for 1-2 hours. 
#nutrition #nutritionaltherapistuk #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionist #recipes #recipeshare #recipesharing #foodie #rebeccakennedynutrition

Fudgy seedy granola bars.
Flapjacks
2 cups oats
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup mixed seeds
1 TBSP chia seeds
4 TBSP maple syrup or honey
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
1/2 cup of nut butter

Chocolate fudge topping
1/2 cup of cacao powder
3 TBSP maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup of nut butter
1/2 cup of melted coconut oil

For the flapjacks just combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well.
Spoon into a lined mixing baking tray and press down evenly to make sure the mixture is all compact. Press down firmly to it stick together. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.
For the fudge add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until you have a thick chocolatey mixture.
Place back into the fridge and allow to set for 1-2 hours.
#nutrition #nutritionaltherapistuk #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionist #recipes #recipeshare #recipesharing #foodie #rebeccakennedynutrition
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Kefir is high in nutrients and probiotics, it is very beneficial for digestion and gut health. 

So why add Kefir to your daily food intake?

1. Kefir is a powerful probiotic. Kefir grains contain up to 61 strains of bacteria and yeasts, making them a very rich and diverse probiotic source. although this can vary across brands. 
2. Kefir is a fantastic source of many nutrients. It is a rich source of calcium, protein, and B vitamins.
3. Kefir has potent antibacterial properties. Studies have demonstrated that probiotics in kefir are believed to protect against infections such as Salmonella, Helicobacter pylori, and E. coli. One unique to Kefir is Lactobacillus kefir. 
4. Kefir may improve bone health and lower the risk of osteoporosis. It is an excellent source of calcium, and full-fat dairy kefir also contains vitamin K2. These nutrients have major benefits for bone health.
5. Kefir’s probiotics may help with various digestive concerns. Probiotics such as kefir can help restore the balance of friendly bacteria in your gut. 
6. Kefir is low in lactose. Kefir is low in lactose because its lactic acid bacteria have already pre-digested the lactose.
#nutrition #nutritionaltherapistuk #nutritionist #nutritionaltherapy #digestivehealth #digestion #digestionsupport #guthealth #guthealthmatters #bacteria #gutmicrobiome #kefir #breakfast #breakfastideas #recipes #recipeideas #rebeccakennedynutrition #smoothie #smoothieideas

Kefir is high in nutrients and probiotics, it is very beneficial for digestion and gut health.

So why add Kefir to your daily food intake?

1. Kefir is a powerful probiotic. Kefir grains contain up to 61 strains of bacteria and yeasts, making them a very rich and diverse probiotic source. although this can vary across brands.
2. Kefir is a fantastic source of many nutrients. It is a rich source of calcium, protein, and B vitamins.
3. Kefir has potent antibacterial properties. Studies have demonstrated that probiotics in kefir are believed to protect against infections such as Salmonella, Helicobacter pylori, and E. coli. One unique to Kefir is Lactobacillus kefir.
4. Kefir may improve bone health and lower the risk of osteoporosis. It is an excellent source of calcium, and full-fat dairy kefir also contains vitamin K2. These nutrients have major benefits for bone health.
5. Kefir’s probiotics may help with various digestive concerns. Probiotics such as kefir can help restore the balance of friendly bacteria in your gut.
6. Kefir is low in lactose. Kefir is low in lactose because its lactic acid bacteria have already pre-digested the lactose.
#nutrition #nutritionaltherapistuk #nutritionist #nutritionaltherapy #digestivehealth #digestion #digestionsupport #guthealth #guthealthmatters #bacteria #gutmicrobiome #kefir #breakfast #breakfastideas #recipes #recipeideas #rebeccakennedynutrition #smoothie #smoothieideas
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How can I help you?

During an initial 1:1 consultation, I will gather detailed information about your current health concerns and symptoms you are experiencing that is impacting your life, your medical history, family history, current medications, supplements, diet, and lifestyle. 
This helps to understand your unique health circumstances. 
A nutrition and lifestyle programme is then developed for you after evaluating your initial consultation information using evidence-based nutritional science.

***Digestion and Gut Health***
Irritability Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritability Bowel Disease (IBD), bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, reactions to food, reflux / heartburn, SIBO, microbiome support.

***Poor Sleep***
Insomnia, frequent waking during the night, early awakening. 

***Fatigue***
Low energy levels, afternoon slump, waking tired and unrefreshed.

Please feel free to get in touch 

#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritional #nutritionaltherapy #rebeccakennedynutrition #digestion #digestivesupport #guthealth #guthealing #gut #ibs #ibd #fatigue #tiredness #sleep #lowenergy #exhaustion

How can I help you?

During an initial 1:1 consultation, I will gather detailed information about your current health concerns and symptoms you are experiencing that is impacting your life, your medical history, family history, current medications, supplements, diet, and lifestyle.
This helps to understand your unique health circumstances.
A nutrition and lifestyle programme is then developed for you after evaluating your initial consultation information using evidence-based nutritional science.

***Digestion and Gut Health***
Irritability Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritability Bowel Disease (IBD), bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, reactions to food, reflux / heartburn, SIBO, microbiome support.

***Poor Sleep***
Insomnia, frequent waking during the night, early awakening.

***Fatigue***
Low energy levels, afternoon slump, waking tired and unrefreshed.

Please feel free to get in touch

#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritional #nutritionaltherapy #rebeccakennedynutrition #digestion #digestivesupport #guthealth #guthealing #gut #ibs #ibd #fatigue #tiredness #sleep #lowenergy #exhaustion
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What is a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist?

*Nutritional therapy focuses on the nutrient value of food to ensure the optimal well-being and sustained health for clients. 
*Its based on scientific and evidence based nutrition advice. No calorie counting and no fad diets. 
*As a nutritional therapist I address the root cause rather than managing symptoms. 
*No two people are the same and the advice is tailored towards your unique needs. 
*Nutritional therapy encompasses of lifestyle and environmental factors that detract from the state of ultimate well-being. 
*I will educated you on the benefits of dietary and lifestyle interventions. This way, you can take charge of their own health. 
*I know that the body can heal itself given the right tools. 

Anybody who wants to improve their health, address the real cause of disease or simply want more understanding regarding nutrition give me a shout via DM or book in for a free exploratory call via my website (link in bio). 

#nutrition #nutritionaltherapistuk #nutritionist #lifestyle #food #rootcause #foodismedicine #healing #healingjourney #nutritionfacts #rebeccakennedynutrition

What is a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist?

*Nutritional therapy focuses on the nutrient value of food to ensure the optimal well-being and sustained health for clients.
*Its based on scientific and evidence based nutrition advice. No calorie counting and no fad diets.
*As a nutritional therapist I address the root cause rather than managing symptoms.
*No two people are the same and the advice is tailored towards your unique needs.
*Nutritional therapy encompasses of lifestyle and environmental factors that detract from the state of ultimate well-being.
*I will educated you on the benefits of dietary and lifestyle interventions. This way, you can take charge of their own health.
*I know that the body can heal itself given the right tools.

Anybody who wants to improve their health, address the real cause of disease or simply want more understanding regarding nutrition give me a shout via DM or book in for a free exploratory call via my website (link in bio).

#nutrition #nutritionaltherapistuk #nutritionist #lifestyle #food #rootcause #foodismedicine #healing #healingjourney #nutritionfacts #rebeccakennedynutrition
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Chocolate chip bliss balls

1 cup of oats- blended into flour
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup of ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup of peanut butter- crunchy or smooth
1/3 cup of maple syrup or honey
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Form 1.5cm balls. Place the bliss balls on a baking tray and place in the fridge for 1hr and store in the fridge.

#nutritionaltherapy #nutritionadvice
#nutrition #nutritionist #recipes #recipeideas #recipe #energyballs #foodismedicine #recipeshare #foodismedicine

Chocolate chip bliss balls

1 cup of oats- blended into flour
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup of ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup of peanut butter- crunchy or smooth
1/3 cup of maple syrup or honey
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Form 1.5cm balls. Place the bliss balls on a baking tray and place in the fridge for 1hr and store in the fridge.

#nutritionaltherapy #nutritionadvice
#nutrition #nutritionist #recipes #recipeideas #recipe #energyballs #foodismedicine #recipeshare #foodismedicine
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Protein is crucial to good health.

1. Increases muscle mass and strength
Protein is the building block of your muscles. Eating adequate amounts of protein helps maintain your muscle mass and promotes muscle growth when you do strength training.
2. Boosts Metabolism
High protein intake has been shown to significantly boost metabolism and increase the number of calories you burn.
3. Helps you stay fit as you age
One of the consequences of aging is that your muscles gradually weaken. Eating more protein is one of the best ways to reduce age-related muscle deterioration and prevent sarcopenia. 
4. Lowers your blood pressure
Increased protein lowered systolic blood pressure and also reduced LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. 
5. Reduces appetite and hunger levels
Protein reduces your level of the hunger hormone ghrelin. It also boosts the levels of peptide YY, a hormone that makes you feel full.
6. Good for your bones
Those who eat more protein tend to maintain bone mass better as they age and have a much lower risk of osteoporosis and fractures. 
#nutritionaltherapistuk #nutrition #nutrition #nutritionist #rebeccakennedynutrition #osteoporosis #womanshealth #musclemass #metabolism #bloodpressure #appetite #hunger #bonehealth #gut #guthealth #guthealing #healingfoods #healing

Protein is crucial to good health.

1. Increases muscle mass and strength
Protein is the building block of your muscles. Eating adequate amounts of protein helps maintain your muscle mass and promotes muscle growth when you do strength training.
2. Boosts Metabolism
High protein intake has been shown to significantly boost metabolism and increase the number of calories you burn.
3. Helps you stay fit as you age
One of the consequences of aging is that your muscles gradually weaken. Eating more protein is one of the best ways to reduce age-related muscle deterioration and prevent sarcopenia.
4. Lowers your blood pressure
Increased protein lowered systolic blood pressure and also reduced LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
5. Reduces appetite and hunger levels
Protein reduces your level of the hunger hormone ghrelin. It also boosts the levels of peptide YY, a hormone that makes you feel full.
6. Good for your bones
Those who eat more protein tend to maintain bone mass better as they age and have a much lower risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
#nutritionaltherapistuk #nutrition #nutrition #nutritionist #rebeccakennedynutrition #osteoporosis #womanshealth #musclemass #metabolism #bloodpressure #appetite #hunger #bonehealth #gut #guthealth #guthealing #healingfoods #healing
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How to support your gut microbiome make some small changes to your diet and lifestyle 
Add 
Prebiotics
Probiotics
Eat the rainbow- think colour
Exercise
Improve Sleep quality
#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionaltherapistuk #digestivehealth #digestion #digestionsupport #guthealth #gut #guthealthmatters #guthealing #guthealingfood #rebeccakennedynutrition

How to support your gut microbiome make some small changes to your diet and lifestyle
Add
Prebiotics
Probiotics
Eat the rainbow- think colour
Exercise
Improve Sleep quality
#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionaltherapistuk #digestivehealth #digestion #digestionsupport #guthealth #gut #guthealthmatters #guthealing #guthealingfood #rebeccakennedynutrition
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did you know the following can affect your gut microbiome?
1> A diet lacking diversity. A diet consisting of a wide variety of whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, can lead to a more diverse gut flora.
2> Lack of Prebiotics in the Diet
Prebiotics are a type of fibre that passes through the body undigested and promotes the growth and activity of friendly gut bacteria - oats, onions, leeks and garlic. 
3> Antibiotics. They affect both good and bad bacteria. Even a single antibiotic treatment can lead to harmful changes in the composition and diversity of the gut flora.
4> lack of physical activity. Being physically active has a number of health benefits, including weight loss, lower stress levels and a reduced risk of chronic disease. Recent studies suggest that physical activity may also alter the gut bacteria, improving gut health.
5> Not getting enough sleep. Disrupting your body clock through a lack of sleep, shift work and eating late at night may have harmful effects on your gut bacteria.
6> Too Much Stress.
High stress levels can also have harmful effects on the body. In the gut, stress can increase sensitivity, reduce blood flow and alter the gut bacteria.

did you know the following can affect your gut microbiome?
1> A diet lacking diversity. A diet consisting of a wide variety of whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, can lead to a more diverse gut flora.
2> Lack of Prebiotics in the Diet
Prebiotics are a type of fibre that passes through the body undigested and promotes the growth and activity of friendly gut bacteria - oats, onions, leeks and garlic.
3> Antibiotics. They affect both good and bad bacteria. Even a single antibiotic treatment can lead to harmful changes in the composition and diversity of the gut flora.
4> lack of physical activity. Being physically active has a number of health benefits, including weight loss, lower stress levels and a reduced risk of chronic disease. Recent studies suggest that physical activity may also alter the gut bacteria, improving gut health.
5> Not getting enough sleep. Disrupting your body clock through a lack of sleep, shift work and eating late at night may have harmful effects on your gut bacteria.
6> Too Much Stress.
High stress levels can also have harmful effects on the body. In the gut, stress can increase sensitivity, reduce blood flow and alter the gut bacteria.
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What is Gut Microbiome? 

The gut microbiome refers to all of the microbes in your intestines, which act as another organ that’s crucial for your health. 
can lead to disease. An imbalance of healthy and unhealthy microbes can lead to disease and is sometimes called gut dysbiosis and can lead to IBS, IBD, depression, Diabetes affect your Heart health, and Weight. 

Signs & symptoms of Gut imbalance

1. Digestive Discomfort
Constipation, bloating, gas, stomach cramps, acid reflux, or heartburn. But, they are symptomatic of an unbalanced gut. 
2. Weight Changes
A gut that’s not balanced can have trouble absorbing nutrients, regulating blood sugar, signalling that you’re full, and storing fat.
3. Constant Fatigue
Lack of diversity in gut bacteria has been directly linked with lack of energy, chronic fatigue, and sleep disorders like insomnia and restless sleep. Serotonin, a hormone that affects sleep and mood is produced in the gut.
4. Irritating Skin Conditions
Conditions like eczema and acne have been linked to inflammation in the gut.
5. Food Intolerances
Just because a certain type of food, like dairy or wheat, upsets your stomach doesn’t necessarily mean you actually have an allergy, or even an intolerance it could be your microbiome is out of balance. 
6. Mood Changes
The gut is often referred to as your “second brain.” The presence of good bacteria in the gut support the production and regulation of important mood-enhancing chemicals like dopamine and serotonin.
#nutrition #nutritiontherapy #nutritionaltherapist #nutritionist #guthealth #gut #guthealing #microbiome #microbes #digestivehealth #digestion #ibs #ibsawareness #ibd #rebeccakennedynutrition

What is Gut Microbiome?

The gut microbiome refers to all of the microbes in your intestines, which act as another organ that’s crucial for your health.
can lead to disease. An imbalance of healthy and unhealthy microbes can lead to disease and is sometimes called gut dysbiosis and can lead to IBS, IBD, depression, Diabetes affect your Heart health, and Weight.

Signs & symptoms of Gut imbalance

1. Digestive Discomfort
Constipation, bloating, gas, stomach cramps, acid reflux, or heartburn. But, they are symptomatic of an unbalanced gut.
2. Weight Changes
A gut that’s not balanced can have trouble absorbing nutrients, regulating blood sugar, signalling that you’re full, and storing fat.
3. Constant Fatigue
Lack of diversity in gut bacteria has been directly linked with lack of energy, chronic fatigue, and sleep disorders like insomnia and restless sleep. Serotonin, a hormone that affects sleep and mood is produced in the gut.
4. Irritating Skin Conditions
Conditions like eczema and acne have been linked to inflammation in the gut.
5. Food Intolerances
Just because a certain type of food, like dairy or wheat, upsets your stomach doesn’t necessarily mean you actually have an allergy, or even an intolerance it could be your microbiome is out of balance.
6. Mood Changes
The gut is often referred to as your “second brain.” The presence of good bacteria in the gut support the production and regulation of important mood-enhancing chemicals like dopamine and serotonin.
#nutrition #nutritiontherapy #nutritionaltherapist #nutritionist #guthealth #gut #guthealing #microbiome #microbes #digestivehealth #digestion #ibs #ibsawareness #ibd #rebeccakennedynutrition
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is understood to be a multi-factorial condition with a variety of factors contributing to expression of the disease. It affects 25% of the UK population and more likely to develop in woman. 
Speaking from experience IBS can be extremely frustration due to the lack of support and understanding. To be told it is just your age or your experiencing IBS because of your gender is not acceptable or helpful to those suffering. IBS symptoms can be altered and changed so you can function normally day to day. 

If you are suffering with IBS get in touch to discuss how I can help. 

#nutrition #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionist #nutritips #gut #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealing #digestion #digestionsupport #ibs #ibsawareness #irritablebowelsyndrome #rebeccakennedynutrition

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is understood to be a multi-factorial condition with a variety of factors contributing to expression of the disease. It affects 25% of the UK population and more likely to develop in woman.
Speaking from experience IBS can be extremely frustration due to the lack of support and understanding. To be told it is just your age or your experiencing IBS because of your gender is not acceptable or helpful to those suffering. IBS symptoms can be altered and changed so you can function normally day to day.

If you are suffering with IBS get in touch to discuss how I can help.

#nutrition #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionist #nutritips #gut #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealing #digestion #digestionsupport #ibs #ibsawareness #irritablebowelsyndrome #rebeccakennedynutrition
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Lemon bites 🍋 

Recipe 
1.5 cup or 150g of cashews 
1 cup or 100g desiccated coconut 
Zest & juice one lemon lemon 
2 TBSP maple syrup or honey
1 TBSP of coconut oil melted

Method
• Add all ingredients tp a food processor and blitz until all combine and cashews are broken down into small pieces 
• Roll into balls and coat in coconut
• Place in the fridge for 30 minutes

Lemon bites 🍋

Recipe
1.5 cup or 150g of cashews
1 cup or 100g desiccated coconut
Zest & juice one lemon lemon
2 TBSP maple syrup or honey
1 TBSP of coconut oil melted

Method
• Add all ingredients tp a food processor and blitz until all combine and cashews are broken down into small pieces
• Roll into balls and coat in coconut
• Place in the fridge for 30 minutes
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SNACK IDEAS... Some simple snack swaps instead of chocolate, biscuits, crisps or processed foods. Packed with nutritents and delicious. What isnt there to love. Give some of these a try. 

#nutritionaltherapy #nutritionadvice #nutritionanddigestion #nutrition #nutritionist #snackideas #snacks #foodie #foods #nutritionfacts #recipes #healthyrecipes #recipeideas #healthyfood #healthytreats #healthylifestyle #rebeccakennedynutrition

SNACK IDEAS... Some simple snack swaps instead of chocolate, biscuits, crisps or processed foods. Packed with nutritents and delicious. What isnt there to love. Give some of these a try.

#nutritionaltherapy #nutritionadvice #nutritionanddigestion #nutrition #nutritionist #snackideas #snacks #foodie #foods #nutritionfacts #recipes #healthyrecipes #recipeideas #healthyfood #healthytreats #healthylifestyle #rebeccakennedynutrition
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Needing some breakfast inspo... its the most important meal of the day. So start your day off with some nutritious ideas. These will keep you going till lunch time. Keeping those 10am slumps at bay. 

#nutritionaltherapy #nutritionadvice #nutritionanddigestion #nutrition #nutritionist #breakfastideas #breakfasttime #recipes #recipeideas #digestionproblems #digestivesupport #digestivehealth #foodmedicine #foodforhealth #cravings #rebeccakennedynutrition

Needing some breakfast inspo... its the most important meal of the day. So start your day off with some nutritious ideas. These will keep you going till lunch time. Keeping those 10am slumps at bay.

#nutritionaltherapy #nutritionadvice #nutritionanddigestion #nutrition #nutritionist #breakfastideas #breakfasttime #recipes #recipeideas #digestionproblems #digestivesupport #digestivehealth #foodmedicine #foodforhealth #cravings #rebeccakennedynutrition
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When your gut is out of balance and not functioning properly you can experience a lot of digestives issues. It can also affect your mental health and immune system.
Try implementing these 3 steps
1. Exercise
Physical exercise stimulates digestion, promotes gut motility and improves your over all well being. 
2. Fibre
Increase your fibre intake. This feeds the gut bacteria in your gut and promotes daily bowel movements. Fibre foods- Fruit & vegetables and wholegrains. 
3. Probiotic Foods
Add foods like Kimchi, yogurt, kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut to create beneficial gut bacteria and improve your immune and digestive system.

** If your are experiencing digestive issues, sleep problems or fatigue and in need of advice or looking to improve your health. Check out my website and book in for a free 15 minute call and lets chat about how we can optimise your health ** 
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When your gut is out of balance and not functioning properly you can experience a lot of digestives issues. It can also affect your mental health and immune system.
Try implementing these 3 steps
1. Exercise
Physical exercise stimulates digestion, promotes gut motility and improves your over all well being.
2. Fibre
Increase your fibre intake. This feeds the gut bacteria in your gut and promotes daily bowel movements. Fibre foods- Fruit & vegetables and wholegrains.
3. Probiotic Foods
Add foods like Kimchi, yogurt, kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut to create beneficial gut bacteria and improve your immune and digestive system.

** If your are experiencing digestive issues, sleep problems or fatigue and in need of advice or looking to improve your health. Check out my website and book in for a free 15 minute call and lets chat about how we can optimise your health **
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Generally poop is made up of 25% waste and remaining 75% water. The composition of poop is gong to vary based on factors including diet, hydration, Gastrointestinal tract function or illness. 
Poop contains 
. Dead bacteria
. Fibre
. Undigested lipids
. Mineral
. Hormones
. Cellular proteins
#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionadvice #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionaltherapist #rebeccakennedynutrition #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealing #digestion #digestionsupport #digestivehealth #poop #water #waste #digestivesystem

Generally poop is made up of 25% waste and remaining 75% water. The composition of poop is gong to vary based on factors including diet, hydration, Gastrointestinal tract function or illness.
Poop contains
. Dead bacteria
. Fibre
. Undigested lipids
. Mineral
. Hormones
. Cellular proteins
#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionadvice #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionaltherapist #rebeccakennedynutrition #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealing #digestion #digestionsupport #digestivehealth #poop #water #waste #digestivesystem
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Berry Blaster Smoothie.. 
packed with antioxidants, omega3 and fibre to get your mornings off to the perfect start
#nutritionforhormones #nutrition #nutritionist #nutritips #digestivehealth #digestionsupport #digestionissues #guthealth #gut #guthealthmatters #guthealing #smoothie #smoothies #smoothietime #breakfast #recipes #foodie #healthyrecipes #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #healthy

Berry Blaster Smoothie..
packed with antioxidants, omega3 and fibre to get your mornings off to the perfect start
#nutritionforhormones #nutrition #nutritionist #nutritips #digestivehealth #digestionsupport #digestionissues #guthealth #gut #guthealthmatters #guthealing #smoothie #smoothies #smoothietime #breakfast #recipes #foodie #healthyrecipes #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #healthy
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Love it or Hate it... Broccoli is a nutrient rich vegetable that enhances your health in a variety of ways. 
> Broccoli is packed with Vitamin A,C,K, B9 (Folate)
> Antioxidants reducing inflammation in the body
> Good source of fibre helping to reduce constipation, aid digestion by feeding good bacteria in the gut and lowering blood sugar levels
> Help slow the aging process via sulforaphane a key bioactive compound in broccoli
> Vitamin C is most essential nutrient in broccoli helping to support a healthy immune system
Health doesn't come in a single food form so combine this nutritious vegetable with a diet rich in whole foods. 
#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionadvice #nutritionfordigestion #nutritionfordigestivehealth #digestion #digestionsupport #food #foodie #guthealth #gut #gutfeeling #inflammationrelief #inflammationdiet #vitamins #minerals #antioxidants #fibre #rebeccakennedynutrition

Love it or Hate it... Broccoli is a nutrient rich vegetable that enhances your health in a variety of ways.
> Broccoli is packed with Vitamin A,C,K, B9 (Folate)
> Antioxidants reducing inflammation in the body
> Good source of fibre helping to reduce constipation, aid digestion by feeding good bacteria in the gut and lowering blood sugar levels
> Help slow the aging process via sulforaphane a key bioactive compound in broccoli
> Vitamin C is most essential nutrient in broccoli helping to support a healthy immune system
Health doesn`t come in a single food form so combine this nutritious vegetable with a diet rich in whole foods.
#nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionadvice #nutritionfordigestion #nutritionfordigestivehealth #digestion #digestionsupport #food #foodie #guthealth #gut #gutfeeling #inflammationrelief #inflammationdiet #vitamins #minerals #antioxidants #fibre #rebeccakennedynutrition
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Exciting news.. but also incredibly scary. 
I am following my passion for nutrition and after 3 years of studying and a baby I have set up my own Nutrition business. 

Nutritional therapy is an evidence based approach that ensures optimal well-being. As a nutritionist I know that the body can heal itself given the right food and lifestyle interventions tailored to you as an individual. 

No two people are the same.

I look at the root cause of your digestive or sleep issues and dont just treat the symptoms. 

As a client I will educate you on how to take control of your own health and yes this can be done in a way that fits into your lifestyle. 

If this resonates with you or someone you know please send me a message, tag or share my post or website. 

Thank you

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Exciting news.. but also incredibly scary.
I am following my passion for nutrition and after 3 years of studying and a baby I have set up my own Nutrition business.

Nutritional therapy is an evidence based approach that ensures optimal well-being. As a nutritionist I know that the body can heal itself given the right food and lifestyle interventions tailored to you as an individual.

No two people are the same.

I look at the root cause of your digestive or sleep issues and dont just treat the symptoms.

As a client I will educate you on how to take control of your own health and yes this can be done in a way that fits into your lifestyle.

If this resonates with you or someone you know please send me a message, tag or share my post or website.

Thank you

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Rebecca Kennedy Nutrition Logo

27 Killane Manor, 
Ballymena, BT42 1QH
Northern Ireland

Tel: 07340 171 694

Email: rebecca@rebeccakennedynutrition.com