Let’s face it, we all need nourishment!

Fundamental to life itself, food is integral to our culture and social interactions; it frames our day and our coming together with family and friends.

There are clear connections between nutrition and health. A well balanced diet can help us maintain a healthy weight, build a stronger immune system, assist with the management of blood pressure and cholesterol levels and lower the risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But what is a well balanced diet?

The media is awash with advice on diet and nutrition; a lot not based on peer reviewed scientific research. Through repeated studies and analysis it takes time, and a significant financial investment, for the science to evolve and for breakthroughs to emerge.

Yes, it can all get very confusing, but I’m here to help separate fact from fiction, truth from myth.

Meet our author

Jane Baxter

Nutritionist and Blogger

My mission is to provide you with evidence-based information on nutrition, giving insight into the inter-relationship of the foods we eat and our biological processes, informing your food choices for longer term health.

My credentials are a BSc Hons First Class Degree in Biology with Computing from Nottingham Trent University and a MSc Degree with Distinction in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Nottingham. I also have ILM Level 5 Certification in Coaching and Mentoring. I commit to my Continuing Professional Development through online learning and webinars, reading peer reviewed papers and books from authors renowned in the field of nutrition. I’m also a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with the Association for Nutrition.

Nourish Me For Life has 3 sections:

  • The Foundations – covering macro and micronutrients, so carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals
  • The Building Blocks – considers all of the above in the context of nutrient requirements and a balanced diet
  • The Bigger Picture – a whole range of topics including fascinating areas of research like the gut microbiome, personalised nutrition and how the brain instinctively tries to control what we eat

Please delve in, enjoy and if you need to know more, do get in touch.