Sciencey stuff

Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that’s essential for many body functions and for its structure. We store an impressive 1kg of calcium in the body and it's very tightly regulated, ...
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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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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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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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What is inflammation?

What is inflammation?

We’re always hearing that inflammation is bad for our health and that we should be eating more anti-inflammatory foods, but what IS inflammation, exactly? Inflammat...
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Look beyond one tree and see the forest.
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Why calorie counting is flawed.

We’re often asked for the calorie count on our plans, or “How many calories should I eat in a day if I want to lose/gain weight?” The answer is that, as well as rem...
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How fat should you be?

If you’re fat you weigh more and if you’re slim you weigh less. Well that’s what everyone thinks anyway. Have you ever got on your old bathroom scales ...
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What is healthy poo

What is healthy poo?

Now this is a difficult one for me. I was brought up to keep these things very VERY private, almost like they didn’t happen. I’d love it to stay that way but ...
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Correct food portion sizes

Correct food portion sizes

Forget calorie counting, it’s no way to live and it’s a very ‘shonky’ science. Correct food portion sizes can be worked out by using something we ...
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