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Supplements that Absolutely Work: Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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Omega-3 fatty acids, more commonly known as fish oils (vegetarian plant-based versions are available) are a popular supplement choice because they provide a variety of evidence based health benefits.

What do they do?

The most noticeable effects from Omega-3 fats supplementation include benefits for severe depression, joint

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Broccoli Facts

super-broccoliBroccoli is the first ingredient I include when planning most meals on a daily basis. Why? Because it’s seriously awesome stuff! It’s a member of the cabbage family (brassicaceae),  and is closely related to cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, and bok choi. Broccoli has a place on almost every …

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Can you eat fat to lose fat?

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The simple answer is: Yes you can! In fact, eliminating most sources of dietary fat is one of the most common weight loss mistakes that I encounter in my practice. Fat is an essential macronutrient (alongside protein and carbohydrates) and plays a vital role in various body functions:

 

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“Vitamin Water” – A Sugar Loaded Sham

DON’T BE FOOLED: Vitamin Water is NOT healthy!

Glaceau’s Vitamin Water gives the illusion of a healthy, hydrating, and rejuvenating miracle drink. The labels are eye-catching, and the text on them is snappy and clever.

They have empowering (and often misleading) flavour names like “Endurance,” “Energy,” “Essential,” and “Focus.” There …

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How to overcome uncontrollable food cravings

Do you ever get uncontrollable food cravings? I mean cravings so intense that you end up cheating on most days of  your diet, or weight loss programme? The kind that keep gnawing away at the back the back of your mind, no matter what you’re busy doing, or how hard …

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2 “Healthy” Foods To Avoid

 

 

 

 

 

Ever wondered why despite your best diet and exercise efforts, you just can’t seem shift those stubborn pounds? Quite often it is because of  “fat trapping” foods that are marketed as healthy, but instead only deliver broken health promises and years of frustration!

Common culprits …

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Why your sweet tooth is ageing your skin

Most of us are aware of the various health benefits to be had by avoiding a diet rich in sugars and other refined carbohydrates. The prevalence of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the western world has increased steadily over the past few decades, as our diets have featured increasing

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Are artificial sweeteners safe?

 

I recently posted a high protein, low carb recipe on my Facebook Page, which caused quite a stir due to the fact that the recipe included the artificial sweetener, Aspartame.

Writing about the inherent dangers of artificial sweeteners is a ploy which is commonly used by nutrition bloggers

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The Benefits of Green Tea

 

 

 

Over the last few years, green tea has been touted as a miracle cure for almost every modern health ailment going. It’s been associated with cancer prevention, a lower heart disease risk, reduced blood pressure and it’s even been linked with weight loss.

In this article I

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Does alcohol affect your weight?

 

 

 

 

FACT: People who drink as a regular part of their weekly routine are never going to achieve the same results as those who don’t. “But, what if I only occasionally  have a few drinks?” I hear you ask. ” Will this be harmful to my progress?”

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Antioxidants and The War Within

Breathing, it’s the one thing that all of us have been doing for all our lives without much instruction or encouragement, apart from the gentle slap on our bottoms administered by the midwife or doctor upon our arrival on this planet. Oxygen is indeed vital to our existence.

Relax your

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10 Cancer Busters in your Kitchen

One of the most frequently asked questions I encounter when performing health screening examinations is: “Which tests can I have performed to check whether I have cancer?” As any clinician will tell you, there is no simple answer to this question.

Most imaging and diagnostic tests are usually only performed

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Torch belly fat with these vegetables…

 

Specific vegetables that actually help to stimulate the burning of hard-to-move stomach fat?  Sounds crazy right? Well, check this out below and you’ll see why it’s not so far fetched.

Many of you may not be aware that there are certain chemicals in our food supply and in our

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Fancy a cuppa?

Coffee is the second most popular drink in the world, trailing water and likely tied with tea. In the UK alone, we consume about 70 million cups a day.

Traditionally, coffee has been portrayed as a dehydrating, toxic and excessively stimulating drink, which should be limited to no more than

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The Argument Against Wheat

 

 

I have been planning to declare my stance in the wheat debate for some time now. As a clinician, I have had to proceed with caution, as there are so many opposing views on this very issue, which has polarised the nutrition fraternity for years.

So the time

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Dark chocolate, it’s healthy comfort food!

 

 

Chocolate lovers of the world rejoice! Stunning research shows that measured indulgence of your sweet tooth can have significant health benefits.

Though chocolate (especially milk chocolate) can be full of sugar and fat, high quality dark chocolate (containing at least 70% cacao ) is full of special nutrients,

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Nuts About Almonds

 

 

Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts. They are one of my favorite craving killers and are a vital part of my whole food arsenal.

A handful of almonds (about 1 ounce/20-23 almonds) contains 12 % of your daily allowance of protein and absolutely NO

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The King of Whole Foods

 

 

 

For many years, eggs were cast as popular villains in the world of nutrition. Many people (and sadly clinicians) believe that eggs are an unhealthy diet choice, will cause high cholesterol and ultimately that eggs should be drastically limited in, or omitted from a healthy diet.

Nothing

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