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TURMERIC supplements – an update

TURMERIC I wrote about Turmeric in May 2015, covering its health benefits and supplement information, but due to its ever increasing popularity and the swiftness of scientific developments, I thought…

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Micro-plastic particles and bottled water

For many people, it was David Attenborough’s seminal documentary series ‘Blue Planet II ‘, that brought our plastic pollution to the forefront of our consciousness.  Indeed he himself has said…

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“Ultra-processed food may be linked to...

I love an attention-grabbing headline and this one was provocative enough to make various journalists and broadcasters give it prominent column inches and quite a bit of airtime.  Some even…

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SUGAR – some clarification

Sugar comes in many guises, but having some clarity on the terminology employed on food packaging should enable better informed choices when food shopping. So let’s take a closer look:

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Intermittent Fasting

Why do it?  Is this just another short-lived dietary fad?  If the research I uncovered gets widely disseminated, intermittent fasting might just stick around.

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FOOD GROWN supplements

Food-grown supplements, how are they different? They invariably cost more than their synthetic alternatives, but do they represent value for money and are they superior in their ability to deliver…

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The best BROWNIES

This recipe is a variation on the classic but with a few deliciously stealth ingredients added, that ensures they’re really dark, gooey and a bit more nutritious.  They’re very yummy…

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Hay fever, allergy & the microbiome

Do you see the start of Spring and Summer as the time to invest in tissues?  NHS figures suggest around a fifth of the population suffers with hay fever

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Diet quality and mental health –...

The Prime Minister has called for the nation to focus on mental health after a review revealed inadequate, underfunded care, leading to “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths”. It was…

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Fertility & Nutrition

There are many reasons for conception and pregnancy to elude seemingly fertile couples, but ‘Unexplained Infertility’ is an increasingly common label given to a couple when investigations provide no answers….

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