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How to nurture your healthy gut bacteria

Do you know that your body contains about 100 trillion bacteria? They can weigh up to 2kg, they can be found on the skin’s surface, inside the mouth and the uro-genitary tract, but most live in the large intestine. There are more than 1000 different types living in the large intestine.  Many of these are […]

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Butternut squash bread

If you’re following low carb diet, or are avoiding wheat and gluten, this bread will be a treat for you. It’s packed with the healthy yellow phytonutrient – beta-carotene – from the squash, along with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, a variety of B vitamins, manganese and magnesium. Extra virgin olive oil is used […]

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Quinoa porridge

If you’re craving a hot, comforting breakfast that is packed with protein and nutrients, yet not a grain or cereal-based one, try quinoa porridge. It’s a delicious alternative to oats and a great option for people with gluten issues or who are avoiding grains. Ingredients: 50g quinoa (serves 1) 1 medium apple, thinly sliced 1/2 […]

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Veggie Fried Parsnip Rice

If you’re craving veggie fried rice but with a lighter touch, try parsnip rice for a healthier alternative. Many people try to avoid excess carbohydrates for better energy and increased fat burning, as well as wanting a lighter, healthier meal. This parsnip rice really hits the spot. Ingredients: 2 parsnips, diced 2 spring onions, finely […]

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Broad bean, avocado & lemon salad

Looking for a quick, satisfying and healthy lunch? Look no further. This salad is ready in less than five minutes. You could even rustle it up at work. It’s packed with healthy fats and protein to fill you up and stop you reaching for mid afternoon sugary quick-fixes. Ingredients: Tin broad beans 3/4 juice of […]

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Can you eat 10 a day?

According to the latest study from Imperial College London, we should be consuming ten portions of fruit and veg per day, and that upping our intake could prevent almost 8 million deaths worldwide per year. It’s estimated that 80% of people are not managing to eat their 5-a-day, so if you’re wondering how you can […]

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Jo’s vegan mayonnaise

Most shop bought mayonnaise is far from healthy, and making your own with raw eggs can be tricky, or not an option, if you’re vegan. I’ve tried a few different combinations for this vegan mayo and this is the best so far. It’s very simple with just 4 main ingredients. Organic tofu has many health […]

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What is wellness?

Most people decide to see a health practitioner, such as a nutritional therapist, when they are unwell. Often this is a last resort, because their doctor has been unsuccessful in treating their health issues, so they decide to take a different approach. Many people’s concept of health care, is that they seek professional help when […]

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What’s the skinny on fat?

Forget how much you weigh, it’s your body composition that counts. Looking at your fat and lean muscle mass is the best way of defining how “in shape” you actually are. It’s a common assumption that people who are thin are healthier. This is a myth. At a seemingly healthy weight, you may in fact […]

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Fun and frolics to boost your immune system

We all know that stress is detrimental to our wellbeing and plays a significant role in ill health. If stress depletes our health and vitality, it makes sense to say that fun, laughter and enjoying life are crucial for boosting our health, in particular increasing immune function and protecting us against infection. Here are 6 […]

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