Meera Bhogal is the Founder of health food brand Meera’s Made from Scratch, which she created after realising much of the gluten and dairy-free food she needed to eat contained far too much sugar. Her passion for cooking resulted in delicious recipe and product creations, which are now sold online at MeerasMadeFromScratch.co.uk, and at farmers’ markets across London. She also runs a successful eight-week guided menopause programme.
In this iWellness Show special, she speaks at length about how feeling fit and healthy is not a choice but a necessity. What can we do about obesity and lifestyle changes? Start by acknowledging if you are overweight or obese. This is not about body shaming. This is about seeking medicinal or scientific evidence. Then you can begin to make some changes to your mindset, lifestyle and diet which can have a significant impact on the trajectory of your wellness. Make the change and take action!
In this episode, the health guide reflects on how for women across the world, the menopause is an inevitable fact of life and a normal part of the ageing process. But menopause myths still exist, partly due to the menopause still being a taboo subject. She dives into busting these menopause myths with some facts to help women have a clearer understanding. A good place to start is with an understanding of what causes the menopause.
*The information in this programme and related articles does not constitute professional medical advice. Please always consult your doctor on personal health matters.
In the latest set of episodes, Meera will be focussing on Diwali preparations, a very special time for millions of Indians living all over the world. No Diwali celebration is complete without the platefuls of sweets or mithai. But with diabetes four times higher among the South Asian population of the UK, it is important to find ways to avoid those soaring blood sugar levels without losing out on the sweetness of festive fun. Listen on for some tips.