Healthy eating

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Are you carrying non human genes?

How do you feel about knowing your body is only made up of 43% human cells, the rest is formed from “microscopic colonists”?  The headline on the BBC website to promote a new series of radio programmes about our relationship with our own microbes states this fact loudly to grab our attention.   Every single…

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Winter warmer – Turmeric milk

These colder winter days have me reaching for the comforting warm drinks and food such as hot turmeric milk, as well as the hot water bottle. Growing up in a Gujarati household with not just my parents but also with my grandparents has been such a joy for me.  My grandmother and mother have always…

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Allergies and Intolerances – a rising nuisance?

If you look at the media and in health food shops you’d be under the impression that the majority of the population in the UK has a severe allergy or intolerance. Just the other day on the escalator on London Underground I saw a poster for the Allergy Show – a whole show just related…

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To Chew or not to chew, that is the question.

Quite recently I’ve noticed an ever growing trend of people drinking their meals rather than eating them.  Juices, smoothies and like have really exploded into our modern city life.  Nutribullets, Vitamix and Nutrininjas are all over the place and probably some of the most talked about machines in 2016.  If you listen to people they…

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The power of Superfoods

  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years the term “Superfoods” will have hit you from all directions, and it’s all over social media and the mainstream press.   What is the power of Superfoods and what does the term “Superfoods” mean to you? I asked a few people and…

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That just takes the gall (bladder)

Do you know where your gallbladder is and what it does? No? Then you’re not alone. Most of us have heard of people suffering from gallstones or problems with their gallbladder but unless you remember your biology you may not remember details of what it is and why we need it. The digestive system is…

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5 Tips for Healthier Skin

Do you look at some people’s skin with great envy wondering why yours is not as good as theirs?  What do you think their secret may be? We have to accept that much of the original structure of our skin is down to our DNA and some people are naturally more prone to dryness and…

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How can I become Sugar Free in 5 weeks?

“Sugar free in 5 weeks” shouts the cover of Davina McCall’s new book. It’s been reviewed by many of newspapers and magazines and books are flying off the shelves. The recipes look delicious and well thought out but is it too good to be true? A client asked me a question about this book the…

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Top tips for how to use Coconut Oil

    There’s always a super food that’s in fashion and one of those currently is Coconut oil. There are so many people who have never tried this oil and some are unsure about exactly how to use it. I’ve grown up around this oil and it’s numerous uses, so I want to give you…

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Detox – is it healthy or not?

Doing a January detox seems to be the fashion these days, and if we believe all the papers and magazines it seems that everyone is doing one and that it’s the best thing for you. There are so many people who go totally cold turkey from 1st January and then within a week they are…

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