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Reasons for Weight Gain – It’s Not Just About Calories

May 21st, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Whilst the number of calories eaten versus those expended through activity is an important factor in weight control there are many other reasons why some people gain weight more easily than others. Here are just some of the reasons why you struggle to lose weight or why you gain it so easily. Once you've read this read the blog Action Plans for ...

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Winning Ways with Beans

May 17th, 2018 | Posted in Recipes | Uncategorized

Following April's blog posts on the Benefits of Beans and Digestible Beans here are some ideas for how to incorporate beans into your diet. Pulses are so versatile they can be incorporated into more or less any meal or dish, even cakes and desserts! Bean Burgers In a food processor combine cooked beans with grated carrot, tahini or almond ...

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Break the Sugar Habit

April 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

The recently introduced sugar tax on soft drinks has highlighted the many health problems associated with excess sugar intake. Here are 5 good reasons to reduce or give up sugar: sugar provides empty calories sugar upsets blood sugar levels sugar is associated with weight gain and obesity sugar is implicated in insulin resistance, type 2 ...

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Benefits of Beans

April 13th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

There are many reasons to include beans in your diet including ethical, environmental and health factors. Beans are a good source of protein, fibre, resistant starch, oligosaccharides, sterols, calcium, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, folate and antioxidants including carotenoids and isoflavones (1,2,3). Below are just some of the health ...

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Spring Cleaning

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Having a really thorough spring clean is good for the mind, the body and the spirit. However, many household cleaning products are more toxic than the dirt and grime they are trying to remove. They may lead to skin problems, headaches and breathing difficulties as well as being environmentally destructive. Anti-bacterial products, such as those ...

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Gluten Free Baking

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

If you've read the blog post on Alternative Flours you may be keen to start experimenting with gluten free baking. Here are some recipes to inspire you. Feel free to adapt them to your own needs and tastes. Seedy Banana Loaf Green banana flour is high in resistant starch whilst ground almonds and seeds provide beneficial oils and protein. A ...

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Alternative Flours

February 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Avoiding wheat no longer means a life deprived of cake, bread, crackers or biscuits. With the rise in people avoiding or reducing wheat and gluten, there are now many alternative flours that can be used in baked goods. They all have different properties in terms of taste, texture and nutritional value. Here's a quick look at just a few that are ...

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Natural Therapies vs Drugs

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

When we are ill or injured the body immediately starts to fight the disease or begins the healing and repair processes. Often the symptoms of illness and repair are signs that the immune system is active an area. Inflammation, pain, pus and redness are all produced by the immune system and show that it is working hard to heal, repair and protect ...

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Daily Detoxing – Lifestyle Tips

January 25th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

It's not just what you eat and drink that can affect your body's organs of elimination and detoxification. How you live, how you move, the products you use and your environment can all play a part. Here are some tips for cleaning up your life. See also the blog on Daily Detoxing – Dietary Tips. Oil pulling – to cleanse the mouth try swishing ...

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Daily Detoxing – Dietary Tips

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

The body is detoxing and cleansing all the time. The liver, kidneys, lymph, bowels and skin all work together to detoxify and eliminate what is not needed. However, the festive season may have put an extra burden on these organs making January a good time to get back on track with healthy diet and lifestyle intentions and to up the ante on the ...

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