Realistic Nutrition

REALISTIC NUTRITION Realistic nutrition should mean a diet of delicious and nutritious food, containing ingredients that you actually enjoy eating! Realistic nutrition is achievable nutrition. Everyone’s version of ‘realistic nutrition’ and how they achieve it will be different – some people are incredibly disciplined and can commit to a fantastically healthy diet and will undoubtedly […]

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The Sensitivity Gene

The Sensitivity Gene (and its link to ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromylgia) It has been discovered that a newly identified gene predisposes 15-20% of the population to fatigue related conditions due to a heightened reaction to stress. Elaine Wilkins from The Chrysalis Effect, a pioneering organisation helping people recover from ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, […]

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Warming Winter Turmeric Latte

On a recent visit to Deliciously Ella’s cafe, The Mae Deli, I tried the most delicious Turmeric Latte. It ticked so many boxes – it was warming, comforting, reviving and healthy too. Known as the ‘Queen of Spices’, turmeric has so many benefits and a variation of ‘turmeric milk ‘is used amongst many cultures to […]

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Could you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition?

Amongst the various medical issues on the rise, thyroid conditions are amongst the top few.  One cause could be a lack of good nutrition, sometimes due to lack of nutrients in the soil. It’s now thought as many as one in four people may be suffering from some degree of thyroid malfunction, particularly in the […]

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Diary

COULD KEEPING A FOOD JOURNAL HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT? Does this sound unlikely? Perhaps too time consuming or a waste of time? Well, think again because several studies have now shown that people who keep a food diary are more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Furthermore, in one study those who kept […]

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How to eat well at Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year so by all means enjoy indulging in some delicious festive food. However, bear in mind a typical Christmas Day’s food can add up to a staggering 6,000 calories! That’s three times the recommended daily amount for women and more than twice that recommended for men. It’s not surprising then, […]

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Can you beat the common cold?

So, can you beat the common cold? Well, maybe not, however, there is much we can do to prevent ourselves from getting one in the first place. If nevertheless we do catch one, then there are definitely ways to reduce its severity and shorten its duration. ‘PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE’ The best way to […]

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Do we really need supplements?

Apparently 27 million adults take supplements, so clearly many people feel they are important and effective for improving health. However, the consumption of additional nutrients in the form of supplements is often dismissed as a waste of money by doctors and dieticians (as opposed to Nutritionists and Nutritional Therapists) who claim they just make expensive […]

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Why choose natural skincare

  Why choose natural skincare? As a Nutritional Therapist, I often find there is more awareness regarding the benefits of a natural and organic diet than there is of the benefits of natural and organic skincare. Most people know that food in its natural state, ideally organic, is preferable to convenience foods full of unhealthy […]

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Why do we feel hungrier in Winter?

It’s very common to feel hungrier at this time of year and there are very good reasons as to why. The colder weather leads to a drop in our body temperature, which means our appetites get stimulated as a result. This is because eating helps to generate internal heat, subsequently leading to a rise in […]

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