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St Patrick’s Day – Green is the Colour!

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

The colour green is associated with many things ranging from the environmental movement, nature, spring, envy, naivety, and of course Ireland, also known as the Emerald Isle.  The national day of Ireland, or St Patrick's day, is celebrated on the 17th March. You'll know when it comes around because the colour green will be everywhere! This seems ...

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Chocolate for All

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

So, even if you haven't got a romantic lover to shower with Valentine's chocolates, you almost certainly have people in your life who could benefit. Whether you are buying chocolate as a gift or as a treat to yourself you may be doing more good than you think. There is increasing evidence that chocolate deserves its place in health food shops. ...

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The Many Types of Love

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

We couldn't pass through Valentine's day without thinking about the importance of love and intimacy in human health. Love, lust, attachment and attraction are basically chemical reactions mediated by neurotransmitters and hormones (1,2). These stimulate emotions and behaviours that aid survival of the species (1).  When people think of love they ...

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Foster Daily Healthy Habits

January 26th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Whilst having periods dedicated to cleansing these should not be a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Use January to establish new long term habits.For example, you could aim to:Eat 8 portions of fruit or vegetables a day. Aim for 2 of these to be green vegetablesDrink herbal or fruit teas or water throughout the dayInclude plant ...

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Say Yes to Healthy Foods…

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

...rather than no to unhealthy foods. It turns out that dieters who focus on avoiding foods are less successful than those who focus on adding healthy foods to their diets. Avoiding foods you love the most appears to set people up for failure. Instead, allowing occasional treats whilst increasing the amount of delicious and healthy foods in the ...

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The January Cleanse

January 18th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

January is the perfect time to reassess your life and the direction you'd like to be taking. Physical and emotional health can play a big part in how well you cope with other areas of life including relationships, work, home life and on your ability to fulfill your hopes and dreams. Feeling physically well can make everything else that life throws ...

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The importance of fibre

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Fibre contributes very little in terms of nutrients or calories to the body, so why is it so important? Well amongst other reasons it turns out that if the microbes in the digestive tract don't get sufficient fibre from food, they begin to digest the protective layer of mucous that lines the gut. This can start to happen within a few days of ...

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A Seasonal Recipe

December 19th, 2016 | Posted in Recipes | Uncategorized

Here's a delicious seasonal and festive recipe that will help to up your vegetable and fibre intake.Chestnut Filled SquashGluten free, dairy free, veganServes 84 small round squash, halved and deseeded eg: acorn, red kuri or onion squash4 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced2 stalks of celery, finely sliced2 cloves ...

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Hello December

December 15th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

December can be a wonderfully cosy time of year with religious festivals and the winter solstice providing opportunities for both conviviality and reflection. Scheduling time to come together for feasting and fun is something that is embedded in religions and cultures across the globe. However, it can become emotionally charged with unusual ...

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Want to be happier? Forget 5 fruit and veg a day, go for 8!

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Whilst it is well established that eating a diet high in fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of many diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease, until now little research has been carried out into the effects of the consumption of fruit and vegetables on psychological well being. Recent research indicates that eating more fruit and ...

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