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Hug It Better

July 12th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Non-Food Ways to Well Being This month’s blog posts will look at surprising ways you can improve your physical and mental health that don’t involve food or exercise. All are easy to implement and cost nothing. First we’ll look at the power of hugging. For more non-food based well being tips see the blogposts: Night, Light and Weight and A ...

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Are You Carb Adapted?

June 29th, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts on Personalised Nutrition and If the Drugs Don’t Work you’ll have gathered that we are not all the same and what works for some people may not work for others.  Never is this more true than when it comes to what we eat. Some People are Carb Adapted New research has found that a common gene mutation helps some ...

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If the Drugs Don’t Work… Think Microbiome

June 21st, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post on Personalised Nutrition you won’t be surprised to hear that not only do people metabolise food differently but we also have individualised responses to drugs. Doctors and patients have probably noticed that people vary in how they respond to medications but they have not known why. Not only is this frustrating ...

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Personalised Nutrition – One Size Does Not Fit All

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Whilst we like to believe that food, exercise and medicines all have consistent and measurable effects on us it is becoming increasingly apparent that this is not the case. Research has shown that the effects of foods can vary, not only between individuals, but also within an individual from one day to the next. It’s also known that whilst most ...

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The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen

May 31st, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog posts on Organic Food for Sustainability, Problems with Pesticides and Reasons to Go Organic you'll be keen to know how to get started with eating organically. If you can't afford to buy everything organic it's worth knowing which foods are the worst contaminated and which aren't so bad if they are not organic. The ...

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Problems With Pesticides

May 24th, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog post on Organic Food for Sustainability you will be aware that there is no doubt that growing food organically, without the use of pesticides, fungicides and artificial fertilisers, is more sustainable for the planet. Evidence shows that eating a largely organic diet reduces exposure to toxic pesticides and herbicides (1). ...

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Reasons to Go Organic

May 17th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Over the last few decades research into whether organic foods are higher in nutrients than conventionally grown foods has shown mixed results. However, more recently the evidence seems to be stacked in favour of organic foods being higher in antioxidants, some vitamins and minerals and omega 3 fats. 6 Reasons to Buy Organic Research finds ...

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Organic Food for Sustainability

May 13th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Evidence from the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates that if current practices and trends persist the negative consequences of agriculture on the environment will continue to increase dramatically over the next 30 years and beyond. The results of a study into the possibility of feeding the human population with a global ...

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The History of the Calorie

April 26th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Goodbye to Calorie Counting This month's blog posts will examine the calorie. We'll examine why and how it became the touchstone for measuring food intake and the main focus of the diet industry and government policies on health and obesity.  In 19 Reasons Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work we'll look at the problems with this system and in Not ...

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19 Reasons Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

April 19th, 2019 | Posted in Info

It may be true that eating a lot more calories than you can burn off will most likely lead to weight gain and eating a lot fewer than you burn off will lead to weight loss. However, there are many other variables to consider. Here are a few problems with the calorie counting method of weight control: 1. The calorie content of food is hard to ...

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