Thyroid and Nutrition – What you need to know

In this article I talk all about the thyroid and nutrition - I hope you find the information useful! The Thyroid The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that sits in the neck. Its main role is as “energy manager”. It regulates the METABOLISM (that’s the amount of energy we make and use). If we produce too much thyroid hormone we have too much energy and get hyper a...
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Enjoy Pie? Make it a healthier Pie!

Homemade Organic Apple Pie Dessert Ready to Eat
We all love a pie, however, the problem with pie is that it isn’t exactly what you would call a “health” food because pastry is full of wheat, saturated fats and calories and can contribute to weight gain, increased cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. This blog is about enjoying pie but in a healthier way. I wanted to share some tips with you that will hopefully hel...
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Salami sandwich with lettuce and sweety drop peppers on an oldwooden board with place for text.
Earlier in the year was national sandwich week and a big celebration of this bread based product. …..and what’s not to like, it’s convenient, portable, quick to make and has plenty of filing options! For many, it’s a lunchtime staple.  In fact, according to the Flour Advisory Bureau sandwiches make up 50% of the UK’s annual bread consumption.  Despite this statistic the sale...
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Sugar Vs Artificial Sweetener

sugar or sweetener
Sugar vs Artificial Sweetener - Are you confused? “Sugar is bad” – that’s what we are constantly told by the media, slimming groups, dentists and GP’s.  Even the government’s ‘Changes for Life’ campaign tells us to make sugar swaps.  Their advice?...... switch to low sugar alternatives.  According to the campaign we should: Try giving the kids small amounts of diluted su...
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Skin Health

Skin care word cloud shape concept
Skin Health The skin is the largest organ in the body.  It physically protects your bones, muscles and internal organs, protects your body from outside diseases, and allows you to feel and react to heat and cold to regulate your body heat. So it’s pretty special and needs special care to maintain it! Everyone’s skin is different and the concerns that people have about...
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Healthy Breakfast

What was in your breakfast bowl this morning?  Was it a healthy breakfast? Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day.  Eating within an hour or two of waking can help with weight regulation1, concentration2 and even your daily mood3 Don’t be fooled into thinking that skipping breakfast will save on calories.  In reality, you are more likely to snack on high...
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Fertility Nutrition

Egg , chives and black plate look like sperm competition, Spermatozoons floating to ovule
Fertility Nutrition 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 organic and predominantly plant based.  People walked everywhere and drinking and smoki...
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Managing an overweight child

the size of stomach of children with overweight.
Helping Children’s Weight Management – The Overweight Child The fifth National Childs Measurements Programme (NCMP) has just announced its latest findings.  It revealed: Obesity prevalence is decreasing for boys in Reception, and rising for girls in Year 6, prevalence of both obesity and excess weight remains higher for boys than for girls in all ages measured. Obesity in...
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