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Lifestyle Tips for Mental Health

November 20th, 2020 | Posted in Info

You may have seen the blog posts on Nutrients for Mental Health, Herbs for Mental Health and Eating for Mental Health. Here we’ll look at how it’s not just what we put into our bodies, but how we live that can affect how we feel. Here are 9 lifestyle tips to raise your mood: 1. Physical Activity - many recent studies back up the positive ...

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Food, Herbs, Nutrients, Lifestyle and Depression

November 13th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, with more than 264 million people affected. On average, depression first appears during the late teens to mid-20s as result of a complex interaction of social, psychological and biological factors (1). This year the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased levels of psychological ...

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Meal Sequencing

October 27th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post on Comfort Eating without Weight Gain you’ll have found out about the importance of eating a predominantly plant food based diet if you want to avoid weight gain and many other health problems. Here we’ll look at research that shows that it’s not just what you eat but the order in which you eat it that can make ...

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When to Eat

October 20th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Whilst we know that what we eat and how much we eat both affect weight and health it may not be quite so obvious that when we eat also has an impact. Many studies emphasise that the timing of food intake, as well as what is eaten, may have a significant role in weight gain and associated problems. For example studies show that dieters wanting to ...

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Comfort Eating without Weight Gain

October 13th, 2020 | Posted in Info

The colder weather and longer nights of autumn and winter often lead to increased comfort eating and weight gain. But what if you could eat heartily without gaining weight? This month’s blogs will look at sneaky ways of reducing weight gain and improving health without going hungry. Think Plants Numerous studies show the benefits of a plant ...

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September 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Info

Osteoporosis is called a silent disease because many people don’t know they have it until they fracture a bone. Others may notice their spine starting to curve, or that they’re getting shorter, which can indicate bone loss. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when your body loses too much bone and/or makes too little bone, resulting in ...

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Plant Based Diets and Bone Health

September 18th, 2020 | Posted in Info

It’s a popular belief that dairy products are the answer if you want healthy bones. Well let’s see what the research tells us about vegan, vegetarian and omnivorous diets and bone health. The Bone Health of Vegans and Vegetarians Vegan and vegetarian diets are associated with factors that are thought not to support bone health, such as low ...

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Nutrients for Bone Health – Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D

September 15th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts on Osteoporosis and Plant Based Diets and Bone Health you might be keen to find out which specific nutrients can support the health of your teeth and bones. Here we highlight the key nutrients for bone health, although the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle cannot be over-estimated when it comes to the ...

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B12, Fermentation and Bread

August 19th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blogpost on The Power of Fermentation you’ll be aware of the many health benefits of eating fermented foods. Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient that is needed for maintaining the nervous system and forming blood cells. However, B12 is mainly found in animal foods meaning those who consume only small amounts of ...

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The Power of Fermentation

August 14th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Fermented foods and beverages were among the first processed food products consumed by humans. The production of foods such as yogurt, kefir, wine, beer, sauerkraut and kimchi were initially valued for their improved shelf life, safety, and flavour. It is now understood that fermented foods improve digestibility and contribute beneficial ...

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