nutrition

A blog about nutrition.

Helen Barnshaw

23 Jun

Benefits of growing your own produce

  The benefits of growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs are tenfold.  It’s easy to do, with lots of online resources to help get you started. Please check out the Royal Horticultural Society: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/beginners-guide/vegetable-basics Not only does it give …

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Helen Barnshaw

21 May

Staying trim and healthy during lockdown

  So we’re now being allowed out to exercise for longer than an hour a day….whoop whoop! What about the the challenge of sustaining a healthy eating routine? You’ve stocked up the fridge with fresh fruit & veg, to make …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Apr

Homemade Healthy Ginger Beer

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talkhealth

3 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week one: food

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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talkhealth

2 Apr

The kitchen heroes to stock up on right now

Tinned foods

We’ve all seen images of idiotic shoppers stockpiling toilet roll and pasta like they’re preparing for an almighty attack of diarrhea. While buying more than we need is nothing short of selfish, it is a good idea to think about …

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Helen Barnshaw

27 Feb

Having trouble getting all your MICRO and MACRO NUTRIENTS cleanly?

?Have you tried MICRO ALGAE??As well as containing Proteins, Lipids, and Carbohydrates, it’s also a powerhouse of Vitamins A C & E, various B Vitamins, and minerals Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Iodine.?THE BENEFITS✔️I use Micro Algae in place of …

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Bakasura

26 Feb

The importance of hydration

Now that exercising has become a social status symbol and there are so many people training for the very first time in their lives just to look good and compete with the “Joneses”, it is interesting to realise how the …

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Helen Barnshaw

7 Nov

Keeping your immune system strong

The colder months have now arrived, and we’re experiencing more colds & flu virus’ ? than ever. ? Although scientists don’t yet understand why we are more susceptible to this in the winter months, we do know that the cold …

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Helen Barnshaw

28 Oct

Ways to raise your Serotonin and feel good hormones for powerful healing and sustained happiness

? Raising and supporting our happiness is one of the most important parts of sustainable wellbeing. Feeling good enables us to break through poor learned habits more easily and to reach higher levels of healing that are sustainable beyond. ? …

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Julie

13 Oct

Pumpkin gnocchi and sage butter

I have been thinking about Halloween recipes this weekend – this is likely to be the last one I post this year. I adore gnocchi but I do find it very filling. It is a dish for a day where …

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Julie

6 Oct

The Perfect Watercress Soup – low FODMAP

Watercress soup is sublime and tradition in our household means that we have it as a starter every Christmas. I have considered the fact that we can’t use onion – the complete taste profile onion gives to the dish – …

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Helen Barnshaw

3 Oct

Why not replace a meal with a healthy homemade shake? ?

? This gives me the nutrients & fuel I need for a busy day, whilst safely reducing my calorie intake to lose a few pounds. – – And it tastes delicious ? – – ? * 1 cup Nut milk …

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Helen Barnshaw

27 Aug

95% of the body’s detoxification enzymes are found in the Liver.

? To look after your Liver, start by reducing toxins like refined sugar, saturated fat, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, pollution, cleaning products. ? Try giving your body a rest from heavy meats and Monosaccharide carbs, by replacing a meal with …

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Helen Barnshaw

12 Aug

? Anxiety ?

? As a sufferer of Anxiety my whole life, I have learned and practiced some affective strategies that have enabled me to overcome the fear-based personality that was once stopping me from living a happy and free life, and reaching …

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Helen Barnshaw

5 Aug

What does abundance mean to you? ???✨??

To me it means knowing we are totally in control of our own health & happiness. ? A mindset that always sees the best in every situation, whether it brings an abundance of joy or teaching us to grow through …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Simple steps for growing your daily wellbeing & long term happiness

? Know what your body needs to heal & meal prep in advance to make it easier for you to stay on track. ? Drink plenty of water daily. Take a thermos with you so you can fill with hot …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Going Vegan? ?

You may already know of the many benefits of going Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian; ? To name a few: * Better digestion * Improved metabolism * Improved energy levels * Improved circulation * Healthy weight loss * Improved detoxification ability …

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Helen Barnshaw

18 Jul

Tips to begin reducing stress, anxiety, and pain, naturally

Did you know? ???????? ———————————- Did you know Magnesium is one of the most important nutrients we require to function? . Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzyme systems that regulate important biochemical reactions in the body. Its most important …

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Emma Hammett

15 May

Healthy Fasting for Ramadan 2019

There are 2.8 million Muslims in Britain and many will be following Ramadan, a month-long fast. To ensure you remain healthy when fasting, it is sensible to plan ahead and understand how fasting can affect your health.  Read on for …

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Julie

6 May

Orecchiette con Cima de rape – Low FODMAP

This recipe was in a newspaper supplement but wasn’t really Low FODMAP friendly so I decided to give it an update and make it suitable for those with food intolerances. It is a traditional Puglian recipe using broccoli tops (Cima …

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Laura Gamble

30 Apr

Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders

Potential trigger(s): Please note I will be talking variables of eating disorders When eating disorders come to mind, for most, people think of the most common like anorexia and bulimia. Eating disorders like these, stem from a psychological disturbance. Whether …

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talkhealth

5 Apr

Zebrafish & Parkinson’s, Poor Diets, Stroke Risks & More

Have you missed the latest news this week (5th April?) Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the key stories for you below. The diets cutting 1 in 5 lives short A recent, influential study shows how the food we eat is putting …

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talkhealth

8 Feb

Genes & depression, mobile phones & children, meat consumption and talkhealth’s FREE well-being programme’s launched!

This week in health (8 February 2019) some of the key stories are summarised below. And to help with your overall health and well-being, we’ve launched mywellbeing this week – a FREE support programme for anyone wanting to improve their physical …

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Laura Gamble

22 Jan

Low Fodmap Diet is Not for Everyone

Greetings! It is the IBS savvy teen, Laura. Being in the IBS community for quite some time, I thought I should share my experience with the lowfod map diet. If you do not know what that is, it is an …

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talkhealth

18 Jan

Correct portion size, diet, sandwich carers, cancer & more

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This week in health – 18 January 2019. This week we look at diet, portion size, research into concussion with premiership footballers, and teenage cancer and more. A snapshot of some of the key stories in health can be found …

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talkhealth

11 Jan

NHS health plan, HRT, mental health, pollution, fibre & more

Mental health patients missing appointments are at risk

11 January 2019 – this week in health Each week, we look at the key health news. Below are just some of the health stories for this week. Find out quickly about the NHS long-term plan, HRT, mental health, asthma …

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James Rush

12 Apr

Sodium healthy or unhealthy?

Salt has been valued highly for as long as mankind can remember, to the point in which people used to use it for trading with others around the globe. Salt was a significant factor as to why early humans settled …

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James Rush

19 Mar

Supporting your marathon running training

Once you’ve made the decision to enter an marathon or endurance race of any kind, the same is true for all sports in general for that matter and that is don’t let all the hard work and effort be wasted …

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Guest blogger

6 Mar

5 protein-rich foods free of gluten

Protein is a key component of a healthy diet and ensuring your daily meals include an ample amount should be a key focus if you’re looking to improve your health or levels of fitness. However, this can be made more …

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James Rush

20 Feb

How effective is a plant-based diet

A review of the effectiveness of a plant-based diet compared to a meat-eating diet on health, performance, and weight-loss.   When considering a plant-based diet, what option do you have to consider: –   Vegan, complete removal of all animal products …

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James Rush

23 Jan

How to take control of your own health

Now that it’s January everybody wants to get back to the gym and start a new diet or exercise health kick of some description whether that’s a detox protocol or simply couch to 5k. For the average person in the …

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Deborah

10 Jan

Weight Loss for Health

Since the start of January, the media has been full of weight loss plans and exercise regimes. My gym, which was quiet over Christmas, was full to the brim on Monday and I struggled to park the car at 6.30am …

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talkhealth contributors

30 Aug

4 Ways to Stay Healthy

One of the things you will want to do is remain as healthy as possible. This can allow you to get more out of life and enjoy the good things it has to offer. Another reason to work towards the …

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talkhealth

16 May

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for …

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talkhealth

6 Feb

Meal delivery services – is this the new way to lose weight and eat healthily?

In theory, losing weight should be easy – eat fewer calories than you burn. But in practice most of us know that it’s really difficult to lose weight and requires a combination of the right food and portion size, with lots …

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talkhealth

4 Jan

Dentists urge us to cut the cake culture in the office

Yesterday, (3 January 2017), the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) issued a press release urging workers to cut the cake culture that seems to have become established in many offices up and down the country. The FDS …

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talkhealth

24 May

Arthritis Awareness Month

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During the month of May, people around the country have been doing their part to raise awareness and sharing their experiences for National Arthritis month.   Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms of arthritis in the …

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Colleen Branch

18 May

6 easy ways to cut the carbs on your dinner plate

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If you’ve decided to go down the low carb route to try and shift a few pounds then don’t despair. There are lots of tasty alternatives which you may not know about. Here are 6 of my favourite options, but …

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Guest blogger

6 May

5 Healthy Foods That May Be Damaging For Your Teeth

We try to remain as fit and healthy as possible for a variety of reasons. It could be that we want to be around as long as possible to watch our loved ones grow and craft their own lives. It …

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Annemarie Aburrow

25 Feb

Easy Stuffed Peppers

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I love a good stuffed pepper! Peppers are a great source of nutrients such as vitamin C and fibre. This recipe uses couscous instead of rice (which you may have used in stuffed peppers previously). Couscous is so quick to prepare …

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Annemarie Aburrow

19 Feb

How Easy is it to Achieve the New Sugar Recommendations?

In July 2015, a report (by ‘SACN’) was released, giving new recommendations about the maximum amount of sugar we should eat, and also increasing the amount of fibre we eat. It re-classified the sugar we want to avoid as ‘free …

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Guest blogger

19 Feb

Processed Foods: What’s OK, What to Avoid

Health experts are warning of an imminent obesity epidemic

There’s a lot of talk about food in the media. Health experts are warning us of an imminent obesity epidemic, with numbers of Type 2 diabetes increasing rapidly. Food-related illnesses are beginning to put real pressure on the NHS. One of …

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talkhealth

19 Jan

This week in health news: Strikes, Sugar Tax, and more

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At talkhealth we like to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world of health so that we can keep you updated and keep the health conversation going. This week’s brought a number of high-profile health stories …

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21 Dec

Sugar Consumption

Our Love Affair With Sugar: Sweet Treat or Public Enemy Number One? Sugar is getting a lot of negative press of late. Books like David Gillespie’s “Sweet Poison” and Dr. Robert Lustig and John Yudkin’s “Pure, White, and Deadly” have …

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Annemarie Aburrow

20 Dec

No added sugar mincemeat

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As you know from my previous post, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes recently. I really wondered initially how I would cope with drastically cutting down my sugar intake (here I’m referring to added sugar rather than sugar naturally found in …

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talkhealth

18 Dec

Cooking for the Sensitive Gut

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Our lovely friends at the IBS Network have sent us a fantastic 2016 Calendar. And it’s full of delicious recipes, from Black Rice Salad to Meat Balls with Basil, and Mini Passion Fruit Pavlova to Halloween Cake. And if you …

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Annemarie Aburrow

7 Dec

Product Review: Ahmad Tea

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A couple of weeks ago, I was sent some boxes of tea to try by the lovely team at Ahmad Tea. As an avid tea drinker, I have to say that I was more than happy to try them and …

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Annemarie Aburrow

3 Nov

My diabetes health scare

It’s not often I share my personal health secrets with the world (!) but a couple of weeks ago, I went to see my Doctor about the fact that I had been feeling tired and run down, and had some …

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Michelle

2 Nov

Emma-jane – a serious good news story!

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It is always so nice to get good news stories, isn’t it? So, I was chuffed to bits to get an email from a proud gran who had been a subscriber to the Foods Matter magazine way back in 2002. At …

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Annemarie Aburrow

20 Oct

Saturated Fats – Truth vs Myth

Last week’s blog was all about trans fats, and as promised, this post is about saturated fats. Now before I start, it’s important to point out that this post is not about demonising particular nutrients  – there is a place …

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Annemarie Aburrow

7 Oct

Trans fats

When you look at popular media, there always seems to be a new food or nutrient being demonised… fats, carbohydrate, sugar, fruit – the list goes on. However, when it comes to fats, the feedback I’ve had is that the …

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Annemarie Aburrow

4 Sep

10 ‘healthy’ foods you didn’t realise contained added sugar

Sugar has been in the media a lot recently, and there are so many mixed messages. Just this week during the Great British Bake Off, we were informed that a cake containing honey or agave syrup as the sweetener was …

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Guest blogger

14 Aug

The Black Seed Plant: Over 2,000 Years of Health Benefits

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Black seed plant, also known as black cumin, or black caraway, has been used for numerous health problems and conditions. Here’s what it can do, what it might do for you, as well as side effects to be aware of …

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Tilly-Jayne Kidman

13 Aug

8 Foods You Should Be Eating NOW!

  We’re always striving to maintain a happy and healthy body and we all have different goals. Whether you’re aiming to lose weight or just increase your overall health then you’re going to need two things; a well-balanced nutritious diet …

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Tilly-Jayne Kidman

10 Aug

Why students should ditch the cola for water

Last year I was in the final year of my education journey, a third year university student with a healthy (yes really!) diet, but a seriously bad diet cola addiction! Most days I would be cracking open a can before …

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Guest blogger

31 Jul

5 Sweet Swaps for Healthy Teeth This Summer

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During the warmer months we are inundated with refreshing choices such as cooling fruit, ice lollies, and freezing cold drinks. However most of these options are packed with sugar, which in excess can cause tooth erosion and decay. We’ve spoken …

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Annemarie Aburrow

16 Jul

Is juice an option for children?

Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I asked for suggestions of what topics people wanted covering in my blog. As this was a popular choice, I thought I’d start with this. As a mum of three children myself, I …

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talkhealth

16 Jul

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Healing Foods Book Review

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We’re constantly being told what foods are bad for us – to cut back on sugar and eat more fruit; eat more eggs for protein or eat fewer eggs to prevent high cholesterol. With so much conflicting information it leaves …

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Annemarie Aburrow

30 Jun

Fluid: How much and what counts?

Fluid: How much and what counts? When it comes to fluid, there are many conflicting messages, as with other nutritional messages. How much should I drink? Do tea and coffee count? What about alcohol? How much? – If you look …

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Michelle

25 Jun

‘Alternative’ allergy tests

Sense About Science

  Sense About Science is a scientific charity whose remit is to inform the public and enable them to ‘make sense’ of scientific and medical discussions. A worthy aim in which they are usually moderately successful. However, they have just tackled allergy …

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Michelle

22 Jun

Gluten recalls

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  There was been a huge outcry on social media and elsewhere recently over gluten contamination that occurred in the Genius factory. It triggered a whole slew of products recalls not only of Genius products but of supermarket freefrom lines …

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Annemarie Aburrow

19 Jun

Frozen Yoghurt Ice Lollies

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My kids always want a quick snack when they get home from school, and as the weather is getting hotter, I thought what better treat than homemade ice lollies made from fresh fruit and yoghurt?  These lollies have no added …

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Guest blogger

21 May

Why Microbiotics should be in your diet

Many of us are much more aware of our need for good nutrition than ever before – but even more people are confused and bewildered by the contradicting advice, and ever-emerging string of ‘super foods’ we are advised to include …

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Annemarie Aburrow

19 May

Superfoods or Super-hoax?

When you hear the word ‘superfood’, foods like blueberries, goji berries and pomegranate may spring to mind. Various health claims exist around these so-called superfoods in the media, for example that acai berries have anti-ageing properties, or garlic lowers blood …

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talkhealth

13 May

Mid-Week Treats at talkhealth HQ

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Here at talkhealth HQ, we’re beating the mid-week blues with a delicious breakfast of homemade fresh bread and jam. This lovely treat is all thanks to Catriona (and her shiny new breadmaker). When Catriona said she had some treats for us …

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Michelle

5 May

The Problem with Nuts

Well, to be honest, it is not nuts that are the problem, it is the confusion arising from the laudable efforts of regulators and manufacturers to improve allergen labelling for the benefit of allergic consumers. But, nuts being at the …

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Katie

26 Apr

Consistency

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For a few weeks I have been trying to get back on the wagon and lose my baby weight that I had put on throughout my pregnancy with my second son James. Now, I confess that my head was not in …

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Annemarie Aburrow

13 Mar

Musings of a Sports Nutritionist

Firstly, I need to apologise for not posting in a while… My reason for this is that I’ve been studying hard for a course. I am doing a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition at St Mary’s University, and I’m …

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Applebottomgenes

19 Feb

The Invisibility Cloak

I didn’t gain weight accidentally.  I didnt gain weight because I simply couldn’t resist the chocolate or couln’t be bothered to exercise. I didn’t gain weight by having my four children. It didn’t creep up on me.  I gained weight …

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Annemarie Aburrow

3 Jan

New Year, New You?

Now that the Christmas indulgence is over, and you’ve seen in the New Year, you may be thinking of shaping up – losing weight and getting fitter. May I encourage you to think of the ‘New You’ as a longer term …

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Applebottomgenes

30 Dec

The FEELS

When I started writing about my weight loss journey I imagined myself sitting at my laptop being witty and wise and hopefully inspirational. Whats happened is Ive opened a can of worms where my feelings about my metamorphasis have bubbled …

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Applebottomgenes

21 Dec

The Magic Pill

Ive traveled the country chatting to many different groups about my weight loss journey and the various issues surrounding weight.  At the end there is a Q&A session and there are two questions that ALWAYS pop up.  I’ve got to …

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Annemarie Aburrow

9 Dec

Homemade crisps

It’s no mystery that Brits love their crisps… but have you own tried making your own crisps from fruits and vegetables? If you love the crunchiness of crisps, but not the unhealthy factor, these are certainly worth a try. They’re very easy to make – …

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Applebottomgenes

8 Dec

Dream a little dream.

Lets talk about inspiration.  Specifically inspiration to lose weight. Why are you putting yourself through the upheaval of making all these changes?  Lets face it, its a right pain in the arse so whats your motivation? Are you doing it …

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Annemarie Aburrow

2 Dec

How to make your mince pies healthier

The countdown to Christmas has begun… now don’t get me wrong, I love a good mince pie. However, if like me you are partial to more than one, or they play a regular part in your December diet, then why not have a go …

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Annemarie Aburrow

18 Nov

5 tips to help you lose weight for Christmas (and after)

It’s the dreaded ‘C’ word – Christmas!! It’s just under six weeks until Christmas, and you may be wanting to have one last ‘push’ at losing weight in time for the day itself, or your work Christmas party. I am hoping this blog …

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Annemarie Aburrow

10 Nov

Homemade Garlic Bread

Have you ever considered making your own garlic bread? Garlic bread is a tasty accompaniment to a meal, but due to the fact that it’s so easily available in shops, you have probably never considered making it yourself. Shop bought garlic bread …

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Annemarie Aburrow

19 Oct

Carrot and Lentil Soup

I recently made this carrot and lentil soup as part of a cooking course I was running. The recipe has been adapted from a recipe I found on the First Steps Nutrition Trust website. Most of the participants had never cooked …

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Annemarie Aburrow

18 Sep

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

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My almost-two-year-old daughter doesn’t seem to like meat. I’m not sure if it’s the taste or the texture – either way, I am determined to get good sources of iron and protein into her. Lentils are a great source of iron. …

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Annemarie Aburrow

27 Aug

Spaghetti Carbonara

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On today’s blog is a spaghetti carbonara recipe. I adapted this recipe from others I found online, to make it simpler – by using one cheese instead of two, and by using a lower fat spread (instead of butter). I …

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talkhealth

27 Aug

A slice of what you fancy….

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You would be forgiven for thinking that all we do is eat cake at talkhealth as it is currently looking that way – as the last Wednesday of the month we have ‘Cake Wednesday’ in the office….. The saying a slice …

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Annemarie Aburrow

18 Aug

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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I love a good soup. I usually make mine the traditional way – sweat the veggies in a little butter, then add stock. However today I had a little more time so decided to roast my veggies instead. It was …

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talkhealth

13 Aug

Food Allergies survey results

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From 9-15 April 2014 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Allergy Academy, Action Against Allergy, Allergy UK and MedicAlert to present an online clinic on food allergies. Alongside this, we ran a survey on food allergies. Most people who answered this …

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Annemarie Aburrow

11 Aug

Top 10 Blackberry Recipes

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I love blackberries, and let the brambles grow wild at the end of my garden every year. Blackberries are now in season and are such a brilliant, versatile fruit. If you don’t want brambles in your garden, why not try ‘PYO’ (pick …

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Annemarie Aburrow

31 Jul

Strawberry Whip and Blackberry Ice Lollies

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I love blackberries and the fact they grow wild in the garden. I have been searching for the best healthy recipes using blackberries, and will write a blog on this soon. For today’s blog however, I decided to make some …

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Annemarie Aburrow

8 Jul

Spirulina – Super or Spoof?

Billed as being a super protein, what is ‘Spirulina’, and is it all it’s cracked up to be? Spirulina is a cyanobacterium (form of algae), which lives naturally in tropical and subtropical alkaline lakes with high concentrations of carbonate and …

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Annemarie Aburrow

24 Jun

Sausage Pasta Recipe

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On today’s blog is my famous Sausage Pasta recipe. This is one of our family favourites – what tastier combo than some nice sausages, fresh tomato-based sauce and pasta? It’s another very versatile dish – you can add / swap …

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Annemarie Aburrow

13 Jun

Fats Debate – Sorting the Truth from the Myths

In celebration of Dietitians Week, I am writing my second blog of the week. Dietitians Week is all about raising awareness of the work Dietitians do and their unique skills. Dietitians are truly the gold standard when it comes to …

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Annemarie Aburrow

10 Jun

Why I Trust a Dietitian

In celebration of the first ever Dietitians Week, I have written this poem entitled “Why I trust a Dietitian”. It’s a bit of fun, but highights the importance of always checking your nutrition ‘experts” qualifications, as there are lots of …

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Annemarie Aburrow

27 May

Courgette and Caramelized Onion Bread

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Here is my courgette bread recipe – easy and simple – perfect for a first time bread baker – and doesn’t even require a bread maker machine. I must admit it was a touch time consuming, what with all the …

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Gary Turner

20 May

Need to lose weight ASAP!

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and …

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Annemarie Aburrow

10 May

Perfect Caramelized Onions

You asked for it… So here we have my caramelized onions recipe. I made this for the first time last week to go into my courgette & caramelized onion bread – recipe to come next week. It didn’t disappoint. I …

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Annemarie Aburrow

8 May

Sweet potato and chickpea risotto

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Today’s blog is a delicious vegetarian twist on a risotto. It uses chickpeas as the main protein source. As well as protein, chickpeas (along with other beans and pulses) are a good source of iron and calcium. I like to …

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Anushka F

2 May

Goodbye thinning, hello healthy new hair!

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by Anushka F – Content Editor at MagicFreebiesUK – Free Stuff, Free Samples & More Over the last few months I’ve been on a mission to strengthen my hair from within. So for my first blog post, I wanted to share …

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Annemarie Aburrow

29 Apr

Apricot Coconut & linseed flapjacks

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Today, I wanted to make a healthier version of traditional flapjacks, and I had some milled linseeds in the cupboard that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I found my milled linseeds in Lidl. They also contain 7% sesame, and …

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Annemarie Aburrow

11 Apr

Lamb and butternut squash lasagne

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I made this lamb and butternut squash lasagne for dinner tonight. My husband and kids loved it, and I was asked for the recipe by one of my Twitter followers. I don’t tend to use recipes, particularly for main meals …

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Annemarie Aburrow

1 Apr

How many portions of fruit and veg should I really be eating? 5-a-day or 7-a-day?

In the wake of today’s headlines saying we should all be eating a 7 a day to ‘keep death at bay’, how many portions should you really be having? We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is good for …

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Annemarie Aburrow

25 Mar

Easy tuna risotto – simple, cheap & nutritious!

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This is my quick and easy risotto recipe and tonight’s dinner  – all made in 1 large saucepan. The kids loved it and my 18 month old got stuck in eating with her hands. This easy, cheap (only 75p per …

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Annemarie Aburrow

18 Mar

Strawberry and Amaretto Trifle

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This is my homemade modern twist on a trifle recipe. It was quick (especially if you already have sponge to hand) and easy to make. I made my sponge fresh (as I didn’t have any in the cupboard) but you …

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Annemarie Aburrow

3 Mar

Pancake Day Ideas

Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day is here! This is one of our favourite food celebrations as a family. Pancakes are great – a perfect savoury snack, a healthy dessert (depending on your choice of filling or course!) or an alternative …

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Annemarie Aburrow

25 Feb

The Truth about Detox Diets

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Thinking about trying the latest ‘juice diet’ or ‘colon cleanse’? Those trying to sell you their products will claim that you will lose weight, feel great and be ‘cleansed inside’. Feeling tempted to try one? Well this article will explain …

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Annemarie Aburrow

18 Feb

The truth about sugar – a summary of the evidence

Sugar is in the news, and on a lot of peoples’ minds at the moment. I wanted to write a blog to give some guidance and provide a correct interpretation of the best evidence available to us. I have decided …

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Annemarie Aburrow

8 Feb

Aphrodisiac Foods – The lowdown on the evidence

As Valentines Day is fast approaching, I thought a post exploring aphrodisiac foods was in order! Cliche foods like oysters, chocolate, wine and chillies are often cited as having special ‘aphrodisiac powers’. However is there really such a thing as an …

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Ian McCartney

5 Feb

Are free sugars a health enemy?

Sugars are added to foods for one simple reason: it makes them tastier. I have no idea what unsweetened Coca-Cola might taste like, but I’m guessing ‘not great’ since it’s not a variety of the iconic brand that has ever …

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Annemarie Aburrow

20 Jan

Foods to keep colds & flu at bay

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If you search the internet for foods / nutrition to improve the immune system, you will be inundated with websites and supplement companies providing information and sales campaigns about foods / supplements, claiming they do wonders for the immune system. …

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Annemarie Aburrow

13 Jan

Product Review: Meridian Nut Butters

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Last week I was sent a jar each of smooth peanut butter, smooth almond butter and smooth cashew butter from a company called Meridian to review. Let’s just say that I found all 3 of these nut butters absolutely delicious! …

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Gary Turner

13 Jan

Want To Run A Marathon? Tips To Help…

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 So, you’ve signed up for the London Marathon? Here are some generalised training tips and knowledge to help. OK, not the London Marathon, but I do like this shot of me and the huskies on the Brecon Beacons! A marathon …

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Annemarie Aburrow

7 Jan

Product Review: CalBisc 100

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The views and opinions in this product review are all my own and this is not a product /company endorsement or recommendation. This products was sent to me for free, and I have chosen to write this review independently. No …

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Gary Turner

1 Jan

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Out With The old   Today is New Year’s Day, and my Facebook feeds are filled with people selling products and solutions for weight loss. Without exception these are based on the ‘calorie deficit model’ – or dieting. Unfortunately this …

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Annemarie Aburrow

17 Dec

How to dodge the Christmas weight gain

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Christmas is traditionally a time of indulgence. The average person puts on 2lb (just over 1 kg) over the Christmas period that they never lose afterwards. Some people will put on a whopping 5lb! It’s well known that people often …

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Annemarie Aburrow

11 Dec

Good Nutrition for Breastfeeding mums

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You’ve done an amazing thing – you’ve had a baby and now you’ve decided to give your baby the best start in life by breastfeeding. I get lots of requests for information from mums who are breastfeeding and are not …

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Annemarie Aburrow

2 Dec

Homemade spiced apple and cranberry chutney

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When I was last in Asda, I picked up the Asda Magazine – Christmas 2013 edition. I found a recipe for spiced apple and cranberry chutney which looked very nice. As I still had a stash of cooking apples to …

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Gary Turner

29 Nov

Vitamin C Supplements – Should We?

I am not a fan of supplements. Instead I prefer to promote having a healthy balanced nutrition from whole food sources. Some people may benefit from food supplementation under medical supervision if they have a medical condition that requires it. …

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Annemarie Aburrow

19 Nov

What does a Dietitian eat? A snapshot into my weight loss diet

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For this blog, I decided to feature a snapshot of my own diet. I will share today’s dietary intake with you, along with an analysis of my calorie, protein, fat and key micronutrient intakes. I am trying to lose the …

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Annemarie Aburrow

19 Nov

What does a Dietitian eat? A snapshot into my weight loss diet

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For this blog, I decided to feature a snapshot of my own diet. I will share today’s dietary intake with you, along with an analysis of my calorie, protein, fat and key micronutrient intakes. I am trying to lose the …

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Ian McCartney

14 Nov

Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

Did you know sugar’s good for you? Yes, you read that correctly. And so is fat. Fat’s good for you as well. And salt. Salt’s essential. I’m not aiming for controversy here, by saying this – or even setting out …

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Annemarie Aburrow

7 Nov

Ideas for Reducing your Food Wastage

Today’s headlines have again brought the issue of food wastage to the nation’s attention. Today’s news stories claim that despite a 21% reduction in food wastage over the past 5 years, we are still throwing away far too much food. …

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Annemarie Aburrow

7 Nov

Ideas for Reducing your Food Wastage

Today’s headlines have again brought the issue of food wastage to the nation’s attention. Today’s news stories claim that despite a 21% reduction in food wastage over the past 5 years, we are still throwing away far too much food. …

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Annemarie Aburrow

30 Oct

Chicken in Peanut Butter Sauce

This is my homemade chicken in peanut butter sauce recipe. This easy, cheap (less than £1 per serving) and delicious meal only takes 20 minutes to make. As usual with my blog recipes, I’ve analysed the recipe – see the …

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Annemarie Aburrow

30 Oct

Chicken in Peanut Butter Sauce

This is my homemade chicken in peanut butter sauce recipe. This easy, cheap (less than £1 per serving) and delicious meal only takes 20 minutes to make. As usual with my blog recipes, I’ve analysed the recipe – see the …

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Annemarie Aburrow

25 Oct

Quick Raspberry and Almond Oaties

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It’s Friday, and tonight I’m meeting up with some friends for dinner. I’ve been asked to bring a healthy pudding, so since crumble was already taken and I didn’t have any cream/mascapone to go with my freshly bought raspberries,  I …

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Annemarie Aburrow

24 Oct

Tuna fish lasagne recipe

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This is my homemade tuna lasagne recipe – a healthier spin on the classic favourite dish. I used low fat cream cheese to flavour the white sauce, and I used cornflour and milk instead of making a classic roux for the …

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Annemarie Aburrow

14 Oct

Weaning Diary – 1 year old

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Today marks the end of a blogging journey – the last post in my weaning blog! My little one turned 1 at the end of September, and is now 12 1/2 months old. She is now eating normal family meals …

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Annemarie Aburrow

4 Oct

5 Minute Hummus

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It’s Friday, and tonight I’m meeting up with the girls for nibbles and chat. When I say ‘nibbles’, what most probably comes into your mind is unhealthy snacks like crisps, sweets, chocolates…. But did you think about hummus? Hummus is …

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Annemarie Aburrow

29 Sep

The end of my breastfeeding journey – and how to ensure your 12+ month old meets their calcium requirements

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My little girl turned 1 yesterday, and two days before her birthday marked the end of her (and my) breastfeeding journey. At 10 1/2 months, she had already naturally cut down to a morning and bedtime feed, and by 11 …

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Annemarie Aburrow

26 Sep

Homemade Vegetarian / Vegan Chilli

This is my homemade veggie/vegan chilli recipe – it’s a really easy, cheap and filling dinner that only takes about 30 minutes to make. It includes sweet potato and butternut squash in addition to other veggies, kidney beans and lentils. It’s also gluten-free, …

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Annemarie Aburrow

22 Sep

How to pack a healthy lunchbox for kids

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Does your child take a packed lunch to school? Do you know what makes a healthy lunchbox? Do you include lots of variety? I am often asked questions by parents who want some ideas and inspiration on what to include …

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Gary Turner

13 Sep

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

I often find myself working with clients suffering from IBS, both in my Hypnotherapy and in my Personal Training capacities. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or ‘IBS’, is a disorder involving a collection of symptoms that can include abdominal pain and cramping …

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Annemarie Aburrow

7 Sep

The truth about Fruit Juices and Smoothies

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Smoothies and fruit juices are often seen an alternative to eating fruit, especially for children who won’t eat fruit, as a ‘healthy option’ when going out for a drink or as an addition to a lunchbox. But are they really …

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Amy

3 Sep

Basic workout nutrition

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  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Workout nutrition is the subject of endless discussion on body building and fitness forums, but for most people a basic understanding is enough to optimise a moderate workout. The main goals are to promote energy …

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Annemarie Aburrow

1 Sep

Weaning Diary – 11 months old

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My baby is now 11 months old and we are looking forward to planning her little birthday tea party. At the time of my last blog, she was sitting and rolling confidently, but could not master the art of getting …

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Julie

17 Aug

Trout with salad – Low FODMAP, dairy free, gluten free

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We are heading towards the end of Summer, early in the morning it certainly feels like Autumn is on the way. However there is still time left to enjoy a cold salad with a small glass of chilled white wine …

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Guest blogger

17 Jul

The Healing Power of Manuka Honey

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Honey has been associated as having positive health benefits and being used as a natural remedy for centuries. Great philosophers, such as Aristotle referred to it as a great remedy for wounds. However, the increasingly vast number of products and …

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Applebottomgenes

3 Jul

Lowering the odds.

Everyone knows how to lose weight.  Its not rocket science!  It may not be easy, but its not difficult. Like playing the lottery, the rules may be simple and the prize life changing but the odds are enormous.  So, what …

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Applebottomgenes

17 Jun

Food is a Love/Hate thing…

Food and feelings are so intertwined, its hard to be in control of one without first dealing with the other. Every culture I know has special foods for special occasions.  From wedding cakes, to christening cakes to birthday cakes.  Is …

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Sara

20 Apr

Babies, Children and Salt

Salt is a mineral that is made from sodium and chloride and is commonly referred to as sodium chloride or NaCl. It is the excess sodium, Na, that gives rise to health concerns, and in this blog, the words salt, …

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Deborah

11 Apr

Time to kick start my diet & fitness regime

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Having completed the Fleet half marathon in March, my healthy eating has sort of gone out of the window! But, for quite a few reasons, today’s the day I’m getting back on track to lose weight, eat healthily and run …

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talkhealth

12 Mar

British consumers lead Europe in getting their “5 a day”

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UK consumers (with internet access) are almost three times more likely than Europeans as a whole to consume at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new study from Nielsen, a leading global provider of …

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talkhealth

12 Mar

Government drive to help cut salt consumption by a quarter

Government drive to help cut salt consumption by a quarter

A major drive to help reduce the amount of salt we eat by a quarter, including by setting targets with food companies, has been launched today by Public Health Minister Anna Soubry. Research figures show that more than half the …

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Nicola Neal

8 Mar

Food scares – time to think about every ingredient in every bite

In the wake of the recent revelations about horse meat finding its way into the food chain, it is not surprising to see that the supermarkets are releasing sales figures that show that our shopping behaviour has changed already. For …

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talkhealth

20 Feb

Cheap vitamin could prevent birth defects

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Politicians need to help tackle the common misconception that taking folic acid during pregnancy is optional, writes Jackie Bland, chief executive of SHINE. Spina bifida is the most severe congenital abnormality compatible with life, yet it still affects 1 in …

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Nicola Neal

14 Feb

Nalcrom (sodium cromoglicate) ? should we try it?

When Zac, my ‘intolerant child’ had his appointment at Great Ormond Street hospital, we were told of a drug that might help him – Nalcrom. The consultant, who I respect and trust, said he thought it was something we should …

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Nicola Neal

13 Feb

A break from breakfasts – now for the science bit

As I have recently worked my way through ‘inventing’ 15 gluten free and dairy free breakfast options, I think it is time to bring a bit of science back to my blog. Don’t worry, the food will be back, but …

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talkhealth

6 Feb

Online clinic on allergy NOW OPEN

The talkhealth / NHS Choices online clinic on allergy opened today. The clinic is supported by Action Against Allergy, the Allergy Academy and MedicAlert. Our panel of leading allergy specialists are waiting to answer all your questions about all aspects …

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talkhealth

14 Dec

Chronic diseases now the biggest healthcare burden

An interesting article has appeared in PM Live, based on several articles recently published in The Lancet. These articles reveal that advancements in treating infections and tackling malnutrition have seen chronic diseases and disability become the biggest global healthcare burdens. …

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Jen @ Glutafin

13 Nov

Do you dine out gluten free? With Christmas coming up I have some tips!

Hello my name is Jen and welcome to my 1st blog on talkhealth. I have been eating gluten free foods for the last 4 years after being diagnosed as having gluten sensitivity. I have to say eating out used to …

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Free From for Kids

13 Nov

The modern day cultural obsession with food

Food was once just something I ate (too much of, on occasion!) and enjoyed eating!  It wasn’t something I spent too much time thinking about or worried about, but all this changed 8 years ago. Since the births of my …

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Carol

22 Sep

INSOMNIA…NOOOOOOO – SLEEP-YEEESSSSSSS

How much sleep do you get? Not getting enough sleep isn’t good.Requiring too much sleep can be just as bad…either way something could be wrong with your health. Sleep has ALWAYS been one of my favorite pastimes,as a teen, I …

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Helen

13 Sep

Why you should step outside.

There is more to health than eating right and exercising. To be truly healthy you should have feelings of wellbeing, positivity and happiness with your life. If you have read my blog you will know how often I exhort getting …

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Carol

26 Aug

LOSING IT…MY HAIR

At this moment, while writing this blog post…I am doing something I don’t like to do: getting my hair done. I would rather sit in a dentist chair than spend the many many hours it takes to get my hairconstructed. …

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Ellie

23 Aug

Tips To Help You Eat A Healthier Diet

In a perfect world, nutrition would be easy to understand and apply to your diet. Unfortunately, in our information-overload society and the rampant opinions of so-called diet experts, it’s increasingly tough to know what to believe. Here you will find …

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Carol

19 Aug

AUTOIMMUNE OLYMPIADS

Well, the Olympics are over. Thank God! Now I can get some sleep. I was so sleep deprived. I could have won a gold medal in crankiness. I am in awe when I see the super-human type feats executed by …

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talkhealth

31 Jul

£1.25 Billion – The Staggering Cost Of Eating Disorders In England

A newly released report carried out for national eating disorder campaigning charity Beat by a volunteer economist from the charity Pro Bono Economics (PBE) has found an overall estimated cost of £1.25billion per year to the English economy from eating …

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Danny

16 Jul

Health care and confusing profit, patient, cost and quality.

Danny Lieberman, the founder of Pathcare – talks about why we should be spending less money on healthcare and more on collaboration. The root cause of big failures is always hubris. Think about hubris in healthcare when you read this …

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Carol

14 Jul

MORE THYROETRY VOLUME III FROM THE CRAZY THYROID LADY

It’s been so hot…how do I deal with the dog days of summer? Barking with a vengeance, while my thyroid walks to the beat of a different drummer. How do I cope with these record highs? Fearing what will spark …

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Deborah

4 Jul

Eat 40% less and live 20 years longer

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Today I forgot my lunch. Typical rush in the morning and being hassled by my kids to get out of the house to start the 25 minute school run in the car. I had some errands to run today, so …

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talkhealth

27 Jun

One Hundred Ways To Fight Obesity

Nutrition scientists at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) believe that a key to tackling the nation’s obesity epidemic could lie with Aristotle and the phrase ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’.  Their announcement is made as …

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Carol

23 Jun

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE

This week’s blog is dedicated to those who suffer from one or more autoimmune diseases. I take my hat off to you! Having to endure the daily struggles of your respective invisible illness is truly a heroic feat, and in …

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Deborah

22 Jun

The men who made us fat

Whatever you conclude from this blog post, there is no getting away from the fact that as a nation we are fatter than we were 50 years ago. Up until the 1950’s, obesity was not an issue but by the …

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talkhealth

21 Jun

Studies Suggest Natural Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome and Insomnia

The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation describes RLS as a disruptive neurological disorder that affects up to 10% of the U.S. population.  It results in an irresistible urge to move the legs (and sometimes the arms), often accompanied by unusual or …

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Tracy

19 Jun

Food Allergy Vs. Food Intolerance

There has been much debate with the rise of food allergies as to whether or not many people have a food allergy or just a food intolerance. With so many different ideas and opinions floating around out there, how do …

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Odete

3 Jun

More on detoxing…

Today is the fourth day of my detox. I think I have to recap and say that on day two it was really good. I felt alive, bubbly, full of energy, and the juices were great. I had amazing juices …

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talkhealth

24 May

Centre for Appearance Research International Conference

The Centre for Appearance Research is pleased to announce Appearance Matters 5. This two day international conference will be highlighting the current research and good practice around psychology and appearance, including body image, visible difference, the role of the media, …

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Odete

11 May

The juice detox…

This morning is the first day of my juice fasting. I started it last night just to have a taste of it, so I didn’t have dinner, and I’m kind of working with – I decided to do this perhaps …

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AnnA_R

13 Apr

Mediterranean Diet – In A Capsule

Well, not really of course but Masquelier have produced a supplement that contains the key ingredients to help you and your heart stay healthy. My regular readers will know my feelings about statins by now, and a healthy alternative is …

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Ellie

13 Apr

3 Miracle Foods That Burn Fat

Foods that burn fat is this possible? Scientific research have discovered that people that consume particular foods loose weight compared to those who don’t, even when all other contributing factors remain the same. Sounds too good to be true! In …

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Ellie

13 Apr

What Is The Paleo Diet And Why It Is Good For Us

For detailed information on what is the Paleo Diet, there is an abundance of information available on the internet. It is also called the Caveman or Paleolithic Diet. The logic behind it is the fact that our prehistoric ancestors thrived …

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Deborah

6 Apr

Happy Easter

Well it’s Easter weekend and time for eating chocolate! But no not me! I may nibble a bit of the children’s Easter eggs but I’ve told my husband that on no account must he buy me an egg! I’ve now …

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Doug

28 Mar

5 Chemicals You Won’t Find in Organic Food

Most people know that organic fruit and vegetables are a healthier and more natural alternative to the mass-produced food you encounter at grocery stores.  But few are aware of just what types of chemicals are commonly found within inorganic foods.  …

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Deborah

22 Mar

That all important .25 of a pound

Well, great news! I’ve lost another .25 of a pound which puts my total weight loss to date at 8.75 pounds! Whoopeeee! You may be wondering why I’m getting so excited about such a tiny weight loss. Well, I’ve been …

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Mark

13 Mar

Sugar – Poison, Drug or both?

 What is all the Fuss about Sugar! Its just Sugar right? Our World is infested with Sugar in many forms, in Soft Drinks, over Pills, in Medications, Sweets, Syrups, Sauces the list goes on… Have you ever hit the pause …

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Deborah

6 Mar

Recession has positive effect on obesity

I read, with surprise and interest, that as people are tightening their belts financially obesity levels have fallen! A study carried out by researchers at Arizona State University, looking at 350,000 adults across the US, found that the number of …

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Mark

2 Mar

Take Away? or Take that Take Aways?

Its Friday…. I have had 3 Text Messages from Takeaway Pizza Companies! 4 Flyers through the door from fast food companies At least 10 people say they are going for takeout today!! Thats 17 opportunities to justify a take away tonight …

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Deborah

24 Feb

Weight loss app & exercise

Well, since I started using a little app on my mobile I’m now able to track my food intake, weight and exercise (if I was doing any!). The app has all the well known UK brands and all supermarket brands …

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talkhealth

21 Feb

Online Clinic on Food Allergies

talkhealth in partnership with NHS Choices, Action Against Allergy and Allergy Academy have today launched an Online Clinic on Food Allergies. Clinical experts from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital including Dr Adam Fox, Dr Helen Brough, Dr Rubaiyat Haque and …

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Deborah

17 Feb

Is advertising to blame for childhood obesity?

Obesity in the UK is rising – and more children than ever before are now obese. It’s all very worrying. There are a deluge of programmes on TV about being overweight and obese from A Year to Save My Life …

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AnnA_R

16 Feb

Diet Drinks and Weight Loss

Apparently new research to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition claims that if you will only swop your ‘normal’ drinks for the ‘sugar-free’ version you can lose up to 5 per cent of your body weight in just …

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Deborah

10 Feb

I think I’m like Karren Brady

I was reading my monthly Woman & Home magazine this week (Feb edition) and read, as always, Karren Brady’s column. Karren talked about how she is extremely well organised, disciplined, focussed and determined in her professional business life, but how …

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Deborah

24 Jan

Not going too well …..

The weight loss is not going well. I’m at a standstill. I have a virus ….. and it’s making me feel exhausted and so I want to eat. I guess it’s no wonder I’m not losing any more weight. Doc …

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Mark

18 Jan

Alkaline – Stay Phit on the inside out.

So we are now well into January 2012… Christmas, chocolates, fizzy drinks, cakes and desserts are no longer for many people as they head towards a new years promise of weight loss and being healthier. On the Subject of health …

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Deborah

10 Jan

Is losing weight because of a blog?

Interesting question …. At the weekend I reached a weight loss milestone! I’m under that stone mark which has made me feel great! Still a long way to go but it’s the first time I’ve been under that particular stone …

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Alison

10 Jan

Does it hurt?

Some surprising causes of inflammation It would seem quite sensible to assume that children who are emotionally literate and stable stand a better chance of emerging into the adult world with all their emotional ducks (so to speak) in a …

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Deborah

4 Jan

It’s all in the mind

Since we launched our new talkweight forum and weight is in the forefront of my mind, we’ve been having some interesting discussions in the office about being overweight, obesity and will power. The TV also seems to be full of …

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talkhealth

4 Jan

Trendy diets don’t work according to new study

How many of you have made a New Years resolution to lose weight? If you are planning on following a trendy diet such as the Dukan or Atkins diet be prepared that they are unlikely to last more than 15 …

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Deborah

2 Jan

As a nation are we in denial about our weight?

I read, with interest, an article in the Mail Online today about the increasing size of our nation entitled One in four Britons are obese but most of them are in denial. The study was carried out by Slimming World …

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Mark

14 Dec

Thoughts are Things

Everything starts with a thought or energy, if you will. What you eat drink or do starts with a thought. (your thoughts about food/drink are the first stage of digestion, this goes on to enrich or infect, your whole mind body and spirit) …

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Deborah

14 Dec

It’s that magic number …. well nearly

This week my colleague drew my attention to some research she’d read about that had been conducted at the University Hospital in South Manchester. I was intrigued because it seemed to conclude that cutting carbs for two days is better …

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Deborah

13 Dec

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr Mike Evans explains …. Dr Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li …

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Mark

8 Dec

Heart news and Information

One of the most popular discussions in the Health and Fitness world is how to keep your Heart Healthy.  What ever the latest news is, it is always good to exercise to help your heart stay in tip top shape. Here …

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Alison

28 Nov

Staggering news on staggered overdoses

Professor Ronald Eccles, Director of the Common Cold Centre in Cardiff, has a warning for cold and flu sufferers this winter. Be careful you don’t over dose on cold remedies. You could be taking paracetamol tablets as well as a …

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Alison

22 Nov

Echinacea research

One of the most exciting things about working with herbs today is that their age-long uses are gradually being verified by modern research into their mode of action. To say that we now know all about any particular herb would, …

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