No Such Thing as One-Size-Fits All

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” APPROACH WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH People are often confused by the all conflicting information about what constitutes a healthy diet, where one news report will sing the praises and health benefits of a certain food or...

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Low Carb English Breakfast Muffins

Wow! These were AMAZING if I do say so myself.  As anyone who is following this group will know I am in the process of putting together some low carb recipes for our B Healthy group weight loss programme (see website for details). One of the things that needs cutting...

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Sex hormone imbalances

Hormones are chemical messengers which help control a wide range of functions in the body, including growth, metabolism, mood and sexual function. Our hormone levels should naturally be well controlled by the body, but sometimes external factors such as diet and...

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Sarcopenia – are you turning to fat?

Sarcopenia can be defined as the loss of muscle mass as a natural part of aging – as we get older we naturally lose muscle and this is partly responsible for age related frailty.  But loss of muscle is linked to more than just physical strength, it has a significant...

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Stop focusing on cutting calories and losing weight

When it comes to health a great deal of emphasis is put on Body Weight and Body Mass Index (BMI), when in actual fact these only make up a fraction the story.   What really counts is body composition, or more specifically how much of your weight is fat, muscle, bone...

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Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with veg

Government guidelines suggest a minimum of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, with some other organisations suggesting 7 plus, often with greater emphasis on vegetables as they tend to be lower in sugar. There are many very good reasons for this, but to put it...

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Breakfast: Chia Seed Pudding

It is often tempting to keep eating the same foods day in day out; toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, pasta for dinner.  These sorts of foods are familiar and often pretty easy to prepare, but you do run the risk of limiting yourself to a narrow range of...

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