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

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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Vitamins, what even are they?

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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Stress and allostatic load

Stress and allostatic load

Stress is a way of life these days, it seems. Sometimes it's self-inflicted through over-exercising or overworking, and sometimes it's just circumstance, but there are st...
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Effects of alcohol

Effects of alcohol

Over the years there have been many conflicting reports about the supposed health benefits of drinking, but through it all I've been saying the same thing: there is no sa...
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Perspective

Perspective

Food should be loved, and be a source of daily happiness. Don't let 'being on a diet' become a source of anxiety....
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There is no magic diet

Diet companies* won’t tell you this, but there is no magic diet. Not even fitnat. Signing up to a diet, no matter which, won’t automatically make you lose wei...
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A cuppa with… Ann Spencer

Occupation? Teaching Assistant in an infant school. What county do you live in? West Midlands…..but I don’t have that awful accent 🤔 😉 What made you c...
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Eating at the table

Eating at the table

When did you last see your dining table cleared of books, magazines, fruit bowls and other random bits and pieces? Chances are it was a while ago, as eating at the table ...
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Make peace with food

Make peace with food

It’s no wonder so many people’s eating habits are muddled and confused, we learn so many of our eating behaviours from the way other people give us food and the way w...
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Debunking diet myths

“Eat fat/don’t eat fat.” “Eat carbs/don’t eat carbs.” “Fast for two days a week/graze on six meals a day.” Gah! No wonder people get confused about how to...
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