Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Vegetarian Society - Awards 2010 Winners

The Vegetarian Society - Awards 2010

Leading London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston takes time out from setting up a new clinic in the New Forest to present an award in London to the Winner of Vegetarian Society 2010 awards - Best Breakfast Product category.

Yvonne said "I'm delighted to be presenting this particular award as you well know I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

Yvonne had previously helped the Vegetarian Society with their V Healthy program

Other presenters included Royal author and journalist Penny Junor and vegetarian cook book author and presenter Rose Elliot

The UK Vegetarian Society is based in Altrincham, near Manchester, Cheshire but came down to London en masse to present awards and entertain supporters at London's Canal Museum near The London Eurostar terminal.

Guests were entertained by Neal and Sue Richardson and their band Impromptu who entertained guests at the very first Vegetarian awards and at Yvonne's wedding in the New Forest.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Health | Diet, fitness, real-life, health and food news - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Health | Diet, fitness, real-life, health and food news:

7 Reasons Why Your Diet Might Not Work

A good review of why just calorie counting doesn't work sustainably for loosing weight in The Daily Express today - Featuring advice from Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston

London Nutritionist - New Forest Nutritionist 
Many thanks to Jenny, Excellart PR  for this  

Monday, 18 October 2010

The truth about men, women and food | Life and style | The Observer

The truth about men, women and food | Life and style | The Observer:

Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston In the Observer Magazine on the Psychology of eating and gender - men, women and food.

"Bishop-Weston sees gender differences less in how people eat, more in how they think about their diets. 'Women have more emotional attachments to food – due to media pressure they attach guilt to carbs and saturated fats, and often feel a responsibility to eat healthily in a way that men don't,' she says. 'Interestingly, though, I see a trend towards 'effort' that spans and unites the sexes. People are becoming more receptive to things that take longer. People are looking for an identity with their food."

Yadda yadda yadda

Many thanks to Jenny, Excellart PR  for this 

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Nutritionist Questions Super Milk Factory

Nocton unveils changes to planning application | News | Farmers Guardian:

NOCTON Dairies has insisted its plans for an 8,100-cow dairy unit in Lincolnshire are still on track, despite the decision by a local farming company to back out of the project and opposition from locals.

New Forest and London Nutritionist says - "Apart from the many environmental, economical, and animal welfare arguments against factory farmed milk I have serious concerns about the health implications of cow's milk produced in this way. Cows milk is touted as a source of vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iron , calcium, essential fats but like humans they are what they eat and do - I struggle to understand if you keep a cow in a crate, out of sun that allows them to make vitamin D on an unatural omega 6 rich diet, just how a cow is going to have all those nutrients in it's system to pass on in it's milk."

"Cows already produce absurdly unnatural amounts of milk these days, I find it hard to believe the nutrient content can possibly hope to reflect the McCance and Widdowson's data that all nutritionists work to."

Nutritionist New Forest - Nutritionist London

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Scots Throw Health Away

Scots Throw Away Their Health in the Frozen North:

Yvonne reminds us of the advantages of healthy nutritious frozen food to avoid waste as Scots admit to throwing away almost £500 worth of food every year.

Clinical Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says using a freezer more is one way to save waste, just buying fresh fruit and vegetables is not enough to optimise health - they have to be eaten. Because of fear of waste many people decide then not to buy the produce in the first place - good wholemeal bread deteriorates much quicker than nutrition depleted white bread but wholemeal bread freezes well and can be toasted from frozen.

The British Frozen Food Federation say "Frozen vegetables have been proven to often contain more Vitamin C (Vitamin C is lost when 'fresh' vegetables sit around on shop shelves and in your fridge) 'Fresh' spinach loses 77% of its Vitamin C after just two days! And, bear in mind that you would be very lucky to be buying spinach from a shop only two days from picking. Fresh vegetables are often a week old by the time they reach our shops. "

See Frozen Food The New Ice Age for more info

Monday, 4 October 2010

Cook Vegetarian!

Cook Vegetarian!

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is in the October issue of Cook Vegetarian talking about vegetarian diets and bone health and what to watch for with osteoporosis.

The nutritionist says exercise, healthy digestive and hormonal systems are key.

"By the time many people start worrying about their bone health it's often a little to late to avoid osteoporosis completely but it's never to late to reduce the risks of it getting much worse.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about the way the body repairs and maintains your bones, for many people cow's milk could actually make things worse as long term too much calcium has been shown to be as detrimental as too little calcium.

As usual it's all about balance and synergy, things that unfortunately the average modern diet is sadly lacking in.

Vegan women who have very low levels of dietary  calcium obviously inevitable display signs of deteriorating bone health but The EPIC Oxford study and other research has proven that even vegans (who consume no dairy products) can enjoy excellent bone health  on fairly moderate intakes of dietary calcium and may escape the plague of osteoporosis afflicting the western world.

Friday, 1 October 2010

New Forest Local Food Summit: Why is Local Food Important to You?

YouTube - New Forest Local Food Summit: Why is Local Food Important to You?: Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston spoke at The New Forest Local Food Summit on Thursday 30th September.

She argued that locally produced food has to more healthy and nutritious as well as sustainably produced and more delicious to compete on an economically sustainable basis.

Nutritionist, New Forest 

Visit New Forest Food

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Memory Walk Eastbourne

Memory Walk Online:

Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston got back from speaking in Bulgaria just in time to support the Memory Walk in Eastbourne East Sussex organised by Alzheimer's Society.

Yvonne walked with three generations of the Weston family in memory of her mother in law June Weston who sadly passed away 29th April 2009 after battling with Alzheimer's for around 7 years.

 4 year old Johannes, representing the most recent generation of the Weston clan, displayed great prowess at encouraging the visitors to Eastbourne's promenade to part with their loose change.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Healthy – Your Natural Health Expert

Healthy – Your Natural Health Expert: Well Yes, Healthy Magazine from Holland and Barrett is awash with advice from Nutritionists from Vicki Edgson talking about her hormones and the latest from Ian Marber ( who Yvonne worked with at The Food Doctor) and his crew of diary dieters.

But our Harley Street Nutritionist expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston did manage to squeeze into the nutritional throng this month along with psychologist Rose Aghdami in a little weight loss quiz on styles of diet and eating styles by Hannah Fox.

It's good to see the psychology of successful sustainable weight loss is finally making it into the mainstream against a tidal wave of quackalogical gimmicks , shakes and dangerous diet pills

More nutrient dense food, less calorie rich nutrient stripped food!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Metabolism: What is it and how can you boost yours? |

Metabolism: What is it and how can you boost yours? | Harley Street London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston discusses ways to boost metabolism in The Metro, London

‘Your metabolism is the speed at which your body cells burn calories and use energy,’ explains Yvonne Bishop-Weston, Harley Street nutritionist at Optimum Nutritionists. ‘The faster your cells work, the faster you burn calories; the slower they work, the longer it takes.’

Bishop-Weston says one common symptom of stress-related metabolic slowdown is putting on weight despite eating and exercising the same amount as you always have done – or you may find your weight plateaus and you simply can’t shift any pounds. Other telltale signs include bloating, dry skin, loss of stamina, emotional lows, fatigue and lacklustre hair. ‘But there are small changes you can make to your diet and exercise routine that can give a gentle boost to your thyroid and your metabolic rate,’ she says.

Read more / the full article Metro: Health

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Observer Food Monthly | Life and style |

Observer Food Monthly | Life and style | Yvonne was interviewed by The Observer Food Monthly last week. As it's the school summer holidays and Yvonne was down in Beaulieu she had to conduct the interview actually in the forest, away from the house and the inevitable cacophony and chaos caused by grandparents and children shouting at each other. There's always a race to get to the phone before Grandpa answers it and shouts 'who are you?' (He's a trifle deaf) 'No - never heard of you!' and they hang up thinking it's a wrong number.

Luckily many journalists work from home these days and are also similarly precariously trapped in the same blighted 'sandwich generation' juggling caring for both parents and children.

The lure of overseas speaking engagements gets ever more attractive escape route via the legitimate excuse of 'work'. Bulgaria and a conference on antioxidants looms seductively.

Monday, 9 August 2010

ConDems Question School Nutrition

Jamie Oliver and Nutritionists furious: Junk Food Back in Schools:

Following the Con-Dems confusion over whether they will or won't condemn school milk, free school meals, nutritional standards for school meals London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston was on 3 Counties BBC Radio this morning to discuss what she thought was the most important health focus for schools.

"Allowing junk foods and ditching new nutritional guidelines is a much more worrying backward step by the Government than the furore over free milk. There was still more work to be done on in improving school meals so it's worrying to hear that the ConDems have condemned nutrition standards in schools"

This story reached Phillidelphia

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Celebrity Endorsements A Team - Desperate Housewives

D A-list food endorsements: are they milking it?: Desperate housewives vamp EVA LONGORIA PARKER endorses magnum choc ices whilst the A team endorse milk - Good or bad?

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston gives us the skinny on A-List celebrity endorsements from Jamie Oliver to Girls Aloud.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

CAMELICIOUS:. healthy camel milk

.:CAMELICIOUS:. healthy camel milk:

Yvonne was asked to appear on Al Jazeera TV Today to talk about Camel milk on the Arabic version of the BBC.

The Dubai company keen to import camel milk into the UK claim it is high in vitamin C, has less saturated fat and more essential fats, is more easily digestible and better for babies than cow's milk.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Nutritionist - New Forest Clinics

Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist - New Forest Food

Yvonne is starting new Nutritionist Clinics in the New Forest Hampshire. She'll be based in her home village of Beaulieu but offering clinics and testing in Lymington, Dibden and New Milton.

She will be offering home visits too.

The London clinics will continue as normal.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Nutritionists in London - Health Questionnaire

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston and other top Nutritionists in London - Health and Nutrition Questionnaire

Please fill in our health questionnaire to get a 10% Voucher towards a consultation with top London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston and chance of a free healthy dinner party for you and your friends.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Nutritionist-London-Clinic WMV Video posted by @NutritionistW1 on TwitC

Nutritionist-London-Clinic WMV Video posted by @NutritionistW1 on TwitC

Every time I look at Twitter there is another world that has been born twiddle, twoddle, twideo , twiddable, tweeterific, twit twot twat - where will it all end? Where do people find the time? Take-a-ways?

Friday, 4 June 2010

Get fit: Diversity's Ashley Banjo on his diet

Diet & Fitness :: Get fit: Diversity's Ashley Banjo on his diet

Hold the front page! A busy few weeks in the media for London Nutritionist Yvonne as she went from Red top to glossy mag and back again.

Interviewed about 3D movie Streetdance star, Diversity 's Ashley Banjo and his diet, the New Ice Age Health Queen Yvonne suggested Ashley replace the frozen Yorkshire puddings in his freezer with frozen vegetables and frozen berries to up his anti-oxidant levels. This was deftly edited to advise him to put some frozen veg in his Yorkshire puddings ?!?! (N.B. must try)

Then she was asked by The Daily Record to reveal the truth about Vegetarian Diets in a feature for the Vegetarian Society's National Vegetarian Week

Finally more critique of celebrity diets for Sainsbury's Magazine before being asked to give her opinion on the baby food diet that some poor journalist at FHM was being made to try.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Which? confused about Omega 3

Omega 3 claims not clear - in Which?

You can be forgiven for getting confused about ALA / EPA and DHA - even Which? get confused. They mixed up ALA and EPA in a recent news item. Even though they seem a bit non committal about vegetarian sources of DHA and EPA essential fats at least they give one of them ( V Pure algae) a plug. Here's our list of sustainable plant based alternatives to omega 3 fish oil.

V-Pure Algae plant based EPA / DHA omega 3 fish alternative
This DHA rich Algal oil also has some EPA in it. The Algae is grown in steel tanks in a controlled environment and then the essential fats are coaxed out using a unique high tech natural process to allow the production of a concentrated omega 3 DHA rich oil

Echium Oil an omega 3 rich plant based fish oil alternative that converts well to EPA
Echium is a most amazing plant that has naturally ocurring longer chain omega 3 and omega 6 fats. The combination of these two longer chain essential fats means that in studies Echium oil converts to EPA 5 times more efficiently than flax oil.

Omega 7 - Sea Buckthorn Oil
Foods for Life Nutritionist Gareth Zeal has revealed that research suggests that omega 7 - particularly Seabuckthorn oil, which is rich in omega 7, like longer chain omega 6 helps with the conversion pathway and makes it easier for the body to convert shorter chain essential fat omega oils into longer chain essential fats such as EPA and DHA.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Natural Fertility Nutrition

Foods that make you fertile - ( I village)

Research has shown that up to a third of couples struggle to conceive - so what can people do to increase their fertility? London nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston gives her advice on the best foods that help to make you fertile

Yvonne is registered with  Foresight Pre-conceptual care and has over 100 different biochemical laboratory tests to choose from to get to the root of a problem. See also Fertility Clinic London

Monday, 26 April 2010

Yvonne-Bishop-Weston- Radio Interview

Yvonne-Bishop-Weston on Passion for the PlanetRadio

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston talks about Why 5 a Day on Passion for the Planet Radio

What are they, why we need them, what to look for, benefits and advantages.

More on Nutrition

Sunday, 21 March 2010

BBC 2 TV The Gastronaut


Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston guests on a new TV series with Stefan Gates the Gastronaut (infamous for his bum sandwich)

Whether Yvonne's attempt to explain the science behind the gastronut's ramblings will survive the editors' choice and spin is anyone's guess. Stefan has already vetoed some of the best bits.

The new TV series coincides with the release of Gate's new book of the same name, E Num Bers

E Numbers: An Edible Adventure is due on BBC 2 in April

In his book Gates asks is your food really going to kill you and promises the truth abou E numbers.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The fertility-boosting diet - That's Fit UK

The fertility-boosting diet - That's Fit UK

More fertility advice from Foods for Life's London Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston on 'That's Fit' a new healthy living website from AOL

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Changing Faces - Celebrity TV

Changing Faces - Shows - Virgin Media

Leading UK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is back on TV this week as Living channel shows repeats of Changing Faces. The TV series looks at the hoops that celebrities such as Madonna, Kylie, Posh, Katie Price and Cheryle Cole have to jump through in an effort to look like a celebrity.

They then predict what celebrities may look like when they are 60.

Yvonne Bishop-Weston comments on diet and health and looks at natural solutions for staying youthfull.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Leon Restaurants - Nutrition

Yvonne Bishop-Weston helps Leon RestaurantsLeon Restaurants - Nutrition

Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston has been helping Leon Restaurants with their low GL (Low Glycaemic Load) menu. See Daily Leon Nutrition

Yvonne says "It's very refreshing to work with caterers who care about health" although she admits there is more work to do at the London restaurant group.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Cholesterol in Plant Foods, Nuts, Fruit , Vegetables

Low Cholesterol Diet: - Nutrition with Dina Aronson, R.D.

The owner of one of our healthy eating cookbooks emailed today to question why on the nutritional analysis of the plant based recipe that it showed minute amounts of cholesterol.

Surely a recipe marked suitable for vegans shouldn't have cholesterol in it?

A Doctor will tell you that plants have cells and ALL cell membranes contain cholesterol.

There is an article that suggests different textbooks are wrong when they state that plants do not contain cholesterol ( The author bases his argument on:
E. J. Behrman and V. Gopalan (2005) Cholesterol and plants J. Chem. Educ. in press. Behrman and Gopalan (2005)

They suggest the following as an accurate account of the real sterol content of plants: More than 250 steroids have been described in plants. Of these, perhaps sitosterol, which differs from cholesterol by an ethyl substituent at position 24, is the most common. But plants also contain cholesterol both free and esterified. Cholesterol occurs as a component of plant membranes and as part of the surface lipids of leaves where it is sometimes the major sterol. The quantity of cholesterol is generally small when expressed a percent of total lipid. While cholesterol averages perhaps 50 mg/kg total lipid in plants, it can be as high as 5 g/kg (or more) in animals.

So there is cholesterol in plants but in very small amounts. Also experts now believe that the cholesterol your body makes (an essential function) and the balance between HDL andLDL cholesterol levels in the body are more important factors than dietary cholesterol (even from animals)

The key point is that plant foods can help your body deal with imbalance and causes of high cholesterol production that are linked with chronic disease. Treat the cause not the symptom.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Diet & Fitness Show

The Diet & Fitness Show

Leading UK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston will be explaining some of the myths about food, nutrition and weight loss at the Diet and Fitness Show at Olympia, London, 24th January 2010 at 2.15 pm

A rare opportunity to meet this dynamic weight loss expert and discover her secrets of sustainable weight loss and optimal health without booking an appointment at Harley Street.