Healthy Fats and Bad Fats

This can be quite a confusing topic.  People often still have the belief that all fats are bad for us thanks to media messages over the last few decades. This article is designed to help you navigate the world of fats and understand the latest research. Fats – What you need to know! Since the 1980’s those who have wanted to lose weight, stay healthy or control their ch...
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Don’t say DETOX!

DETOX….or rather DON’T SAY DETOX! It’s January and the pressure is on to be a new improved you.  Everywhere you look it seems to be “detox” this, “clean eating” that and ”fad diet” the other.  I wanted to share with you my thoughts on these detox diets because I feel they are dangerous and because I don’t want you to see them as an option for health. Firstly, it’s imp...
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Thyroid Health Workshop

If your thyroid isn't functioning quite as it should be then why not book your place on my talk on the 4th June 3-5pm in White Waltham, Maidenhead. We will cover: What the thyroid does What can go wrong Understanding blood test results How to help yourself - food and lifestyle advice The event is booking only and great value at £15 per person for 2 hours.  To se...
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Nutrition and Fertility

This is an article on Nutrition and Fertility that I wrote for Infertility UK magazine.  Enjoy! ----- Starting a family isn’t always straightforward and, according to the latest NHS figures, around 1 in 6 couples have difficulty conceiving. 100 years ago large families were the norm and, with food budgets small, people ate a diet that was entirely unprocessed, largely ...
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Lunchbox Helper

Do you need a lunchbox helper?  Are you forever wondering what to give your child at school lunchtime? Having a healthy lunch as a growing child is extremely important.  Some of the benefits include: Maximising nutrient intake to support growth and development Refuelling them after a long morning of learning & play Helps give them energy throughout the afternoon ...
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PAMPs and Health

PAMPS – what on earth are they?! Standing for “Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns” and discovered by the University of Leicester, these harmful bacterial are thought to increase a person’s risk of diseases such as coronary artery disease and type 2 Diabetes. Announced in February this year by the University, this finding is potentially huge.  The PAMPs are found on pr...
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Surviving the BBQ Season

  The Great British BBQ!! Have you tried for the last few months to eat well and get your body looking a little healthier for summer and then “BAM” barbecue season hits and threatens to derail all your hard work and make you pile on the pounds again?  If this is a yes for you then read on - this article is your summer guide to enjoying a barbecue without the worry ab...
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Mrs W, age 62 – overweight & low energy

Thank you for your help in all the advice you gave on adding avocados, good oil and nuts and seeds. It has been a revelation.  With some trial and error I have finally found a way of eating that works for me and does not involve counting calories or following a diet plan.  I am loving my food, not counting calories and not feeling hungry and the weight is falling off.
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