MY WEEK ON A LOW FODMAP DIET If you suffer with IBS, the chances are you’ll have heard of the low FODMAP diet.  Developed by researchers at Monash University in Australia, the low FODMAP diet involves avoiding specific types of carbohydrate that some people find difficult to digest and absorb. Since these carbs are not…

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Healthy eating doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  Planning your meals in advance can ensure you buy only what you need, cutting right down on costly waste. First, have a good look through your fridge, freezer and kitchen cupboards.  Make a note of what you already have and what you will need for…

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What is the lymphatic system?   The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that runs through your body, playing a key role in your immune system.  It transports lymph (a clear fluid that contains immune cells) towards your heart and, like your cardio-vascular system, is it circulatory.  But unlike your cardio-vascular system, it doesn’t…

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Firstly, some definitions… what’s the difference between vegan and plant-based? Veganism isn’t a diet; it is a way of life that is devoted to animal rights.  Vegans not only abstain from animal products on their plate, but from all aspects of their life.  They don’t wear leather or fur, nor do they use beauty or household…

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How to nurture your circadian rhythm Your circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle) is fundamental to optimal health.  People who live in harmony with their circadian rhythms experience improved insulin sensitivity, better sleep, less stress and improved mood (1).  And they tend to lose weight more successfully (2).  A regulated circadian rhythm is also associated with improved…

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Glass jars are better than plastic

January is officially Detox Month.  The time of year that we cleanse our bodies of all the toxins we poured in over Christmas. But what about the toxins we are exposed to all year round?  From plastics to pesticides to pollutants, it’s virtually impossible to avoid exposure to potentially harmful chemicals on a daily basis.…

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Can you remember how you felt the last time you went for a walk in the woods? When I walk in the woods, it helps me to think more clearly. I feel calmer and more energised. The stresses of my day seem less important when I stand amongst trees that have been quietly observing for…

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