Thank you! Exciting update from The Confidence Kitchen

Hey there! Thanks to your support I am so excited to say that The Confidence Kitchen has outgrown it's old home and has moved to a new website! Because of the move, there's one small thing for you to do. Please click the link below and enter your email address: Yes! I'd like to keep receiving updates from The Confidence Kitchen Thanks for your interest in building a healthy and more confident life in small weekly steps! [click to keep getting updates] Lots of Love, Laura xx

Blueberry muffins for happy arteries

Blueberry muffins for happy arteries I used to think I loved those regular muffins you find at most local coffee shops. But man, once I started researching how to eat for optimal health, I realised they were causing my body to consistently gain weight and be hormonally out of whack. A few years ago I began to explore what was possible when baking using superfoods and incredibly heart-healthy ingredients.  It's not muffins (as an art-form) that are bad, just a few of their ingredients. Suddenly a whole new world opened, and my baking was baaaack.   These blueberry banana muffins [...]

Why are we shooting for the bare minimum when we could have optimal health?

Why are we shooting for the bare minimum when we could have optimal health? Let’s play a game. If I told you you needed to get optimal levels of, let's say, Vitamin D, E, A, B, as well as zinc, magnesium and selenium everyday, what would you put on your plate today to make sure that happened?  Ding, ding, ding! I know! What about the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances (RDA) listed on most foods? Isn't that the nutritional sherpa we need? I suppose the RDA is helpful to help you avoid age old diseases like rickets or scurvy, but the RDA [...]

Statins have not been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks

Statins have not been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks The more research you do into heart health, the more incredulous you become at what governments support and doctors prescribe to millions. Up to 7 million in the UK, and almost 200 million people in the USA (half of men, ages 65 to 74, and 39% of women, ages 75 and older) are taking Statins to improve heart health. This is shocking considering there is little evidence for most patient groups, and no evidence for women who have never had a heart attack, that Statins provide any positive benefit and in fact it [...]