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Fasting and Future Generations

June 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Info

There are various types of fasting that have gained popularity over the past few years. These include intermittent fasting, the 5:2 diet, time restricted eating and calorie restriction. The possible benefits of these diets is widely discussed. However, the impact of these diets on future generations has not been given much consideration.  ...

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How to Encourage Healthy Eating in Children

June 17th, 2022 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post Food Labelling Explained you’ll have some idea of how easy it is to be given misleading messages about food. Here we’ll look at how you, as a parent, can give your children information about food that is both true and effective at encouraging healthy eating. Some years ago research found that repeatedly ...

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Food Labelling Explained

June 10th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Most parents know that healthy eating is important for children’s mental and physical health though many feel they are falling short of the ideal. Factors that get in the way of healthy eating include picky eating, availability, time, convenience and cost. This month’s blogs will look at a few things to take into account when feeding ...

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Daily Detoxing – Dietary Tips

May 27th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Toxins come at us from all angles. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the creams and cosmetics we put on our skin and the products we use in our homes and work places. Our organs of detoxification and elimination – the liver, kidneys, lymph, bowels and skin - are working all the time to process and eliminate these toxins. Dietary ...

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The Microbiome and Detoxification

May 20th, 2022 | Posted in Info

No article on health these days is complete without reference to the effects of the microbiome. Detoxification is no exception. The human gut is home to a broad spectrum of microorganisms. The bacteria and other microorganisms that colonise the gastrointestinal tract are called the gut microbiota or the microbiome. The gut microbiome plays a ...

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Daily Habits for Detoxification

May 13th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Spring is a traditional time for cleansing the home and body. The blog post Daily Detoxing ~ Dietary Tips gives ideas for how and what you can eat to aid your body’s cleansing processes. Here are some ideas for how to incorporate detox habits into your daily routine. Read through and pick a few that you’d like to try. There are probably some ...

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How to Go Green

April 12th, 2022 | Posted in Info

The blog post Why to Go Green highlights some of the health benefits of eating green vegetables. However, it’s not necessarily what you eat that makes a difference to health, but rather what you absorb. The concentration and bio-availability of polyphenols, glucosinolates, sulforaphane, vitamin C and selenium in green vegetables can vary ...

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Why to Go Green

April 6th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Adequate vegetable consumption is one of the cornerstones of a healthy diet. Green leafy vegetables are often cited as being a cornerstone of a healthy diet. Here we’ll look at what benefits you’ll reap if you eat green. In addition to being rich in nutrients such as calcium and magnesium green vegetables have some special ...

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Microbiome, Stress and Anxiety

March 21st, 2022 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts Microbiome and COVID-19 and Food for the Microbiome you’ll realise the power of the microbiome to affect many aspects of health. You’ll also be aware that what we eat affects the balance of organisms in the microbiome. Here we’ll look at the interactions between the gut microbiome and brain health, in ...

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The Microbiome and COVID-19

March 14th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Although COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness, there is strong evidence suggesting that the gut is involved. Associations between gut microbiota composition and levels of inflammatory markers in patients with COVID-19 suggest that the gut microbiome affects the severity of the disease. A study conducted by researchers at King's College ...

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