Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Model Advice Yvonne Bishop-Weston

Croydon Hospital Food "Appalling"

Mayday Hospital trust's spending on meals revealed | This is Croydon

Croydon University Hospital formerly Mayday or 'May-die'
Croydon University Hospital, formerly Mayday Hospital known locally by residents as "may - die" (hence the name change) has been slated by a London nutritionist for serving 'apalling food'.

Croydon University Hospital is one of only a handful of hospitals in the UK with it's own in house Burger King in pride of place in reception. Yvonne Bishop-Weston suggests this apparent sanction and condoning of fast food rich in saturated fat, nutrient and fibre stripped carbohydrates, and few if any opportunities to achieve your NHS recommended five a day portions of fruit and vegetables is mindblowingly counterproductive.

The Croydon advertiser reports
PATIENTS had a meagre £1.73 spent, on average, on every meal they were given while recovering in Croydon University Hospital last year – the lowest spending per head of hospitals used by Croydon residents.
Figures released last week show the hospital's trust forked out an average of £5.18 a day for three meals and drink for each patient during 2010/11.
Other nearby hospitals spend double amount that on their patient meals. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, has responded by increasing spending this year to £5.96 a day – an average of £1.99 per meal.
Yvonne said "How can people get well unless they have proper nutrition?
Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks agreed, adding: "The constraints on hospital budgets across the country mean it's very difficult for them but hospitals can't skimp on food.
"At face value the amount spent [at Croydon University Hospital] seems to be a pitifully small amount of money and I think they need to address that further."

Gendered eating: men, women and food

Gendered eating: The truth about men, women and food - Editor's Pick - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Yvonne talks about the differences in the way men and women approach food in the New Zealand Herald

In 1982, Bruce Feirstein published the bestselling "guidebook to all that is truly masculine", Real Men Don't Eat Quiche.

Eva Wiseman and Yvonne discuss gender, food and differences amongst the sexes

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. People are buying breadmakers. As everybody's lives are getting more stressful we feel worse, and we need more nutrients. So both men and women are getting scared into eating well."

David Bell, author of Consuming Geographies: We Are Where We Eat, and senior lecturer in critical human geography at the University of Leeds agrees differences are cultural and nurtured, not genetic

25% UK toddlers lacking Vitamin D

A quarter of UK toddlers are lacking Vitamin D - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent

I think you'll find we told you so, many times, but just in case we'll tell you again.

Vitamin D  is one of the most important vitamins, especially for your immune system and for building and maintaining bone health.

Your body makes vitamin D from sunshine - If there ain't no sunshine, then she's gone, there ain't no vitamin D when she goes away.

If you spend your time playing nintendo or computer games instead of running about outside, riding in a car instead of on a bike, taking the tube / bus instead of walking through the park, thinking you look cool always wearing dark glasses or if you have dark skin to genetically protect you from a hot equatorial sun and you live in northern Europe or America then you are going to need a vitamin D supplement. A vitamin D defieciency leaves you with a greater risk of a number of different diseases not just bone problems and rickets.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New Year Feng Diet Launched in Evening Standard

Feng Diet - New Year Sushi Health by Feng Sushi and London Nutritionist

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston has helped Feng Sushi put together a menu from the Feng Sushi Selection to create a weight management diet that will put a bit of Zing and Zang into your body.

The Feng Diet

The Feng Diet includes the quality sustainably sourced foods you would expect from Feng Sushi but also have been put together by Yvonne to help you gain the maximum health benefits. The aim of the plan is to help you cleanse your body with wholegrain carbs such as brown rice, buckwheat noodles, beans and of course plenty of vegetables. The plan is also carefully arranged to help keep your blood sugar levels balanced by having 3 meals and 2 snacks a day and only wholegrain carbs which are carefully combined with lean proteins. Eating this way helps to prevent blood sugar highs and the inevitable slumps which lead to symptoms such as headaches, low mood, sugar or caffeine cravings and weight gain. Wholegrain carbs are an important part of our diet as they contain vitamins, minerals and fibre but too many carbs are likely to be stored as body fat so we have balanced them with lean proteins to help you release them slowly for day-long energy and to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. A daily portion of seaweed provides an additional boost as the iodine in seaweed can help boost a sluggish thyroid and metabolic rate. The Feng Diet is also dairy and wheat-free to help your body have a break from these often over-eaten foods.

The Feng Diet is launched in the Evening Standard Today

Feng Diet in Big Hospitality

Healthy Skin - Daily Mail

Healthy Skin - Daily Mail

‘Festive feasting can play havoc with your skin,’ says London nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston. ‘Too much sugar and refined carbohydrate can cause inflammation, uneven skin tone and irritation where there wasn’t before. Commit to six days of eating well and you’ll start to see changes. 
‘Banish any less-than-healthy leftovers to the freezer and, instead, fill your plate half-full of green veg, devote a quarter to good-quality protein and a quarter to wholegrain starch.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2078518/Sexy-skin-just-days-Festive-food-drink-leave-skin-lifeless--look-best-New-Year.html#ixzz1j93eysjr

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