Mums and our health

Mums and our health

Mums play a vital role in their children’s physicality and health. Not just through genes but through how they ate during pre-maternal years and pregnancy....
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Carrot tops and leeky leaves

Carrot tops and leeky leaves

Do you throw certain parts of vegetables away when prepping? This doesn't have to happen, most parts of a veg are edible and furthermore are often where the nutrients and...
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Do nothing every day

Do nothing every day

It’s important to have balance and variety in our lives so, as a counterpoint to my post about doing more exercise, I’d also encourage you to find time to do ...
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Health benefits of olive oil

Health benefits of olive oil

With the abundance of conflicting advice about good fats and bad fats you’d be excused for wondering if the health benefits of olive oil, so often talked about, are...
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Keep your nuts cool

Keep your nuts cool

We all know by now that nuts provide a huge amount of good nutrition as well as being tasty. But because of their high fat content nuts can go rancid pretty fast. So how ...
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Increase your neat – exercise for weight loss

Increase your NEAT

We all know deep down that it’s energy in versus energy out when it comes to staying at a healthy weight. (By the way, there is such a thing as a healthy weight!). ...
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Doughnuts

Sugar sugar

So good I named it twice :-) But seriously, there’s loads of hype about sugar and it’s pure hysteria to say we need to cut sugar from the diet. Some fantas...
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Appetite

Appetite

Humans have evolved a system that tells us when and how much to eat so that our nutritional and functional needs are met. Hunger centres in the brain and the resulting se...
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Late night munchies

Late night munchies

Snacking later at night or even eating dinner late (within 3 hours before bedtime) can throw your body into a bit of a crisis. Eating late ain’t great! The body is ...
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Food as reward

Sometimes, as children, people are given certain foods as a form of reward. It might be getting pudding as a reward for eating their veg, like “If you eat your vegetabl...
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Apple watch - why when you eat matters

Why when you eat matters

As a native species of Earth our bodies have a natural rhythm linked to its days and seasons. Eating out of step with this rhythm can be bad news for our health....
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How to use your car less

Our bodies are designed to move but often we jump in the car because it's convenient – that's bad for our health and the planet's. Use your legs more!...
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The power of habit

The power of habit

We’re not born with habits, we start making them after we’re born. Instead we arrive in the world with innate senses but over time we gradually allow habits to overri...
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Beetroot slices

Vitamins. What even are they?

It's surprising to know that vitamins were only discovered in the early 1900s; so while we humans have evolved with them for thousands of years, these compounds are a rel...
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