A feast of healthy discussion

Tongue Diagnosis- What To Look For

October 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Tongue diagnosis has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help medics work out what is going on in their patients. Often changes to the tongue may indicate problems in the digestive tract as well as nutrient deficiencies. Here are few things to look out for: Swollen tongue or white coating – maybe excessive production of mucous in ...

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Listen to your Body- Signs & Symptoms

October 17th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

    This month's blog posts are all about what your body is trying to tell you through the symptoms that it manifests. These can range from trivial to downright distressing. Either way it's worth paying attention to them. Often a few tweaks to the diet, lifestyle and supplement programme can make all the difference.   Here ...

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Wholegrains for Diabetes Prevention

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Further to the blog posts on the effects of low carb diets Low Carb Diets Unsafe and The Sweet Spot A recent study from Sweden and Denmark has confirmed that eating wholegrains, such as rye, oats and wheat, can prevent type 2 diabetes (1). Previous studies showing the positive effects of wholegrains were mainly conducted in the USA where the main ...

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The Sweet Spot

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

The blog post Low Carb Diets Unsafe looks at up to date research into the effects of eating a low carb diet in the long term. However, that does not mean eating a high carbohydrate diet is the way to go. And what constitutes a high carb diet anyway? According to new research published in The Lancet Public Health journal eating carbohydrates in ...

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Lay Your Carbs on the Table

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Whilst there has always been disagreements about what constitutes a healthy diet the debate has never been more polarised than it is right now. Some clinicians and therapists recommend going low carb and avoiding grains and pulses. Others claim that plant based diets are the way to go for optimum health. Others say all things in moderation. This ...

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The Hormones of Appetite

August 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

It is a pretty well established fact that the main reasons for weight gain are eating too much of the wrong foods and moving too little. However, the precise mechanisms that control appetite and weight are still being investigated. Energy Intake vs Energy Expenditure Taking in an adequate supply of energy from food relative to the amount of ...

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Step Out of the Menu Rut

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

When you first start on the healthy eating path everything seems new and exciting. You are opened up to new tastes, flavours and textures. Some you love, some you hate, some you acquire a taste for over time. But, as time goes on, you get stuck in rut. You have the same meals week after week. Boredom with what you eat is a sure fire way to fall ...

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The Power of Umami on Food Choices

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

What You Eat Affects What You Eat! When it comes to eating, one thing really does lead to another. Research has found that consuming an umami rich broth can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviours and food choices. In the study women were given an umami rich broth 15 minutes before eating as much as they wanted ...

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Pulses not Potatoes

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Recent research has found that swapping half your potatoes or white rice for pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent (1). There are many reasons why pulses such as lentils and chickpeas may be good for blood sugar control as well as many other aspects of health. Here are just a few of them: Pulses are high in fibre ...

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Food Swaps for Health

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

If you've seen the blog post on 5 Habits for a Healthy Life you'll realise the importance of eating a healthy diet if you want a healthy lifespan. Also see the post Pulses not Potatoes for info on how swapping fast releasing carbs for pulses can improve blood sugar control as well as many other aspects of health. Here are some simple things you ...

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