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Feb 08

Sugar Free February (1 of 3)

keep-calm-it-s-only-sugar-free-february

Have you jumped on the Sugar Free February bandwagon?  If so, congratulations.  I do believe that being as free from sugar as you can is a fine thing to do to support your overall health, and much of the evidence tends to agree with me which, in the end, is what matters.  If you have …

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Sep 27

Top 10 Tips for Safe & Easy Religious Fasting

Yom Kippur Prayer

This weekend marks Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for the Jewish community.  Some of my Muslim friends are currently fasting as well.  This week, I saw an article, which I hope was a joke, saying that some people use caffeine suppositories (who knew such a thing existed?) to get them through their fast.  I …

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Sep 20

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure and what it Means

Blood pressure facts and figures (UK)

Earlier this year, I was at a posh party with my husband.  Shortly after arriving, my husband went white, and almost fainted. We took him outside and put his feet up on a bench.  Fortunately, there was a doctor at the party who stayed with us until my husband was back on his feet. It …

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Sep 14

Happy Everywoman Day! 5 Essential Nutrients for Every Woman

Sliced avocado

Ladies, we are super-beings!  Many of us juggle family, career, and community commitments in a way that was almost unimaginable even in our grandparents’ generation.  It’s little wonder that many of us don’t have time to prioritize our own health and well-being.  I often find myself, when confronted by some crazy new piece of health …

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Jul 19

Facts, Fads & the Dirt on ‘Clean Eating’.

Fact and opinion word cloud

In the last couple of days a couple of articles roundly condemning the ‘clean eating’ movement have caught my eye.  I attach them here for background.  I also got myself involved in a debate on the same subject in a practitioner group.  It was interesting to hear how many diverse views you can get from …

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Feb 15

Don’t talk to me like a child! How the language you use around food affects your success

I very often get asked the question, “Am I allowed to eat (insert name of food here)?”  I also get asked, “What foods are good, and what foods are bad?” When that happens, I’m very aware of the language people are using.  It sounds as if you are talking to a five-year-old.  Would you ever …

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Jan 24

Top 5 Health Tips for 2017

People often ask me for hints and tips about what they ‘should’ eat, and how to follow a healthy diet.  Everyone’s healthy is different, and I’m not a fan of the word ‘should’, but there are a few general principles that are likely to benefit most people most of the time. There will be no …

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Jan 02

Planning a Detox? Read this First!

Angry lady

The start of a year should be a time for optimism that this year will be a little better than the one we left behind. I always resolve to be a little kinder to my fellow human beings, and to smile upon all that the year brings. A couple of days in, and I’m already …

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Dec 20

5-Day Pretox Challenge 2016 – Day 1

Today's supper - delicious!

After an absence of a few weeks due to family issues, I decided to use the days before Christmas to embark on a new challenge. I’ve been thinking a lot about stress lately.  We’ve been having rather a stressful time this end, This, coupled with the fact that I’ve had to be away from home, …

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Nov 03

Are Vegan Diets Healthy? A Post for World Vegan Day

Nuts and seeds

1 November is World Vegan Day.  With over half a million vegans in the UK alone, Veganism is one of the country’s fastest growing lifestyle movements.   Opinions are bitterly divided as to whether a vegan lifestyle really is a healthy one.  This article looks at what a vegan diet is, and whether the health claims …

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