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Gluten free made easy

gluten free

The basics of going gluten-light or gluten-free Continue reading

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Great books on nutrition

books on nutrition

My top choices: great books on nutrition, from mind blowing to academic Continue reading

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Healthy recipes on the ‘net

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Web resources for natural, healthy, quick & easy recipes Continue reading

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Is sugar toxic?

Increasingly, it turns out to be so, especially due to the out-of-proportion amounts we consume, in drinks and in food. Sometimes we’re not even aware we’re ingesting sugar, as when we’re eating bread (sugar), drinking alcohol (sugar), having muesli for … Continue reading

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Natural sweeteners – the lexicon

teaspoon of honey

The sweeteners listed below are more natural alternatives to white sugar. They contain not only calories, but also small amounts of vitamins and minerals. More importantly, however, they are absorbed more slowly than white sugar into the blood stream, provide … Continue reading

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Probiotics

probiotic capsules

Big word, very popular, sells lots, but what is it exactly? Continue reading

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Shopping for health in Holland

shopping basket

Where to go in Holland for the healthy stuff (clue: not supermarkets…) Continue reading

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Soy – that’s the way to eat it

soy beans

Here is how the humble but very useful soy bean should be eaten to maximise its benefits:- Eat soy the Asian Way, as tofu, miso, tempeh, edamame, bean sprouts and soy sauce. The latter two are familiar to many and … Continue reading

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Sugar – beat the craving

sugar spoon

Sugar is a drug. A sweet but vicious drug. No one who removes sugar from their diet for any significant period of time can fail to notice the effects it has. These effects can vary from physical to mental and … Continue reading

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What’s a portion?

what's a portion

You may be asking yourself – as I often have – what actually constitutes a ‘portion’, say when you’re told to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. Here is the explanation (oh, and a cup is 250ml):- … Continue reading

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