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Jul 03

Healthy Eating Week: 5 of 5 – Make one Change

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For their final challenge, the British Nutrition Foundation is encouraging us to ‘make one change’.  Do keep reading to the end of this post (or scroll ahead) for some helpful resources). I’m not keen on the word ‘change’.  I don’t think anyone, aside from those who are a danger to society, should have to change …

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Jun 20

Healthy Eating Week: 4 of 5

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How many times have you heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?  The British Nutrition Foundation would certainly like you to believe that.  But is it true? There are some studies that suggest that people who want to lose weight have a slightly better chance of doing so if they …

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Jun 15

Healthy Eating Week: 3 of 5

Older woman stretching by a river

Get Active Although this is called ‘healthy eating week’, the BNF is addressing other aspects of lifestyle as well.  Staying active is one of the best things you can do to keep your body and mind healthier for longer. The current recommendation is to do 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity 5 days a week.  …

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Jun 14

Healthy Eating Week: Part 2 of 5

Vital Veggies Today I’m talking to you about vegetables and fruit.  The BNF would like you to achieve your ‘5-a-day’ target, but is that really enough? We’re bombarded by the ‘5-a-day’ message, but some studies suggest that ‘7-10 a day’ would be far better in terms of improving our long-term health.  For example, the recent …

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Jun 13

Healthy Eating Week (Part 1 of 5)

Plenty of vegetables and fruits have high water content, giving you lots of options for keeping your fluids topped up.

This week is the British Nutrition Foundation’s healthy eating week.  The problem with healthy eating is that it can be both extremely simple and rather complex.  Simple in that a few basic principles apply to most people most of the time, and complex in that there are plenty of exceptions to every rule, and finding …

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Apr 26

When it all goes Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

Do you have days when you feel like this?  I do.  Life can be cruel to everyone.

The world can be a very tough place to live in.  And when one unpleasant thing happens, others often follow.  If you’re struggling with any of the problems that regularly beset us; chronic stress, debt, bereavement, conflict and discrimination, it can be galling to look at all the people on social media with their perfect …

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Apr 11

Parkinson’s Disease; an Introduction

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.  Not every patient will have all these symptoms.

This is a post for World Parkinson’s Day to raise awareness of the condition.  There’s quite a bit to get through, so please feel free to select the parts most relevant to you. What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a deterioration of areas of the brain called the basal ganglia, which are responsible for …

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Mar 22

Your Thyroid Made Easy (Part 1 of 3)

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This week, I had the privilege of studying with a former lecturer of mine, reviewing the latest evidence in how we support thyroid function with nutrition.  For many symptoms that people commonly experience, and which may be dismissed as ‘just your age’, or ‘you’re a bit depressed’, the thyroid may be involved.   That’s why I …

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Mar 01

Which Woman are You?

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When you’re a one-person business, you spend a lot of time preoccupied with marketing.  It’s not usually what you’re trained to do, but you have to do it. Recently I joined a marketing challenge.  Inevitably one of the first excercises what to get us to identify our perfect client.  Most of the people on the …

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Feb 08

Sugar Free February (1 of 3)

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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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