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Real versus Processed Food

Following a real food diet that is minimally processed could be one of the most important lifestyle factors in maintaining health and quality of life, these are five reasons why.

17 January 2019/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (509)
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New Year, New You

3rd January 2019

Rather than setting overly general New Year's resolutions, here are some tips on how to set long-term, sustainable and successful health goals!

03 January 2019/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (545)
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Are you really hungry when you eat?

13th December 2018

True physiological hunger is only one reason why we eat, arguably the main drivers are emotions, habit and addiction. identifying these and their triggers will help you take more control over your eating!

13 December 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (690)
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“Keep your waist to less than half your height”: why the waist to height ratio deserves more credit

29th November 2018

The impact of being overweight or obese on health is well known, but some of the most widely used ways of measuring this are often criticised. Finding a simple to use and easy to understand marker of obesity can be an important step in helping an individual understand their own health risk, and one possible solution is the waist to height ratio (WHtR).

29 November 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (2177)
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International Diabetes Federation

World Diabetes Day and 2018 – 19 Campaign

Today is World Diabetes Day and the theme for 2018-19 is The Family and Diabetes.
14 November 2018/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (658)
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Meditation over Medication

1st November 2018

The practice of meditation can result in peace of mind and reduced stress levels however it is often overlooked in the Western world. This week’s blog is a brief overview of meditation and the research behind its success and how it can help you to lead a healthier life.

01 November 2018/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (894)
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Micronutrients are no small topic

18th October 2018

This blog will briefly introduce different micronutrients, their function and foods they are commonly found in.

18 October 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (670)
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Sweet e-vape? Are e-cigarettes the solution for smoking cessation?

4th October 2018

The use of e-cigarettes as a tool for helping people quit smoking is still considered controversial by some people, despite many important institutions supporting their use. So are the fears founded, or should we be promoting vaping as a suitable solution?

04 October 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (993)
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Natural compounds for blood glucose control

This blog will discuss the key vitamins and minerals that have important functions in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein and which foods to include in the diet to avoid any deficiencies in these key nutrients and therefore better regulate blood glucose.

27 September 2018/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (600)
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Food Fortification

20th September 2018

Our cupboards are filled with fortified food, but are they really the answer to optimising our nutrient intake?

19 September 2018/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (798)
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