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Monday, October 15, 2012

Natural Baby Products

New mums are often on the lookout for natural or organic products to use with their baby.

I most often recommend the brand Green People.  They have a really good range (and not just for babies!), and all of their products don't contain nasty chemicals.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm loving the Jamie Oliver app

I have become a huge fan of Jamie Oliver since purchasing his 30 Minute Meals book.

My fandom has more recently manifested with a near obsession with his iPad app, which I think is excellent.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Do you remember when it was frowned upon eat between meals?

Every nutrition seminar I go to tells me how much more sugar we, as a population, are eating now compared to the past fifty or so years.  The figures are quite staggering.  And following on from this information, the therapists attending the seminars are told how damaging sugar is, and how fat is not the problem that everyone thinks it is, it’s sugar that is responsible for the obesity epidemic.  In fact this information is starting to filter through to the mainstream media;

Monday, June 18, 2012

My Raspberry Cake Recipe

In the scheme of things I am fairly new to baking, but since Christmas I've been making cakes quite regularly.  This is in no small part due to the fantastic River Cottage Cake Handbook, which I can't recommend highly enough.

Now that I've clocked up a few cake miles, I've felt confident enough to adapt recipes to suit what ingredients I've got to hand.  This weekend's creation was Iced Raspberry Cake.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Should you be eating 'free from'?

Inthe news today, sales of supermarket ‘free from’ foods are increasing, but the people buying them aren’t necessarily suffering with food allergies. 

This comes as no surprise, as we see the ‘free from’ section in the supermarket aisle getting more and more prominent.  I routinely come across people who think gluten free is just generally healthier, or will help them lose weight. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nutritional Supplements: you get what you pay for

This is not a post about whether nutritional supplements are beneficial or worth taking (more on that another time...), but rather if you do take supplements, why it's worth buying the best quality you can afford.  

Nutritional supplements are big business at the moment.  Many people take health supplements regularly, often picking them up from a supermarket with weekly shopping.

The supplements you can buy on the high street are very different from the products that nutritional therapists recommend.  Most notably, they are much cheaper.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Key supplements for vegetarians

It can be hard work being a vegetarian, and I have seen many who are suffering with poor health which can be related to their diets.  Humans are evolved to eat an omnivorous diet, and vegetarians can sometimes miss out on key nutrients if they avoid meat and fish (and even more so if they are vegans or avoiding eggs).

Do you know if you are Vitamin D deficient?

It seems like there's some news about Vitamin D every day.  It's traditionally known for helping to form healthy bones in children alongside calcium (resulting in rickets if there's a deficiency), and also known as the 'sunshine vitamin' because we make our own Vitamin D through exposure to sunlight.

It's now becoming accepted in mainstream medicine that Vitamin D is needed for a whole host of processes in the body, and is particularly beneficial for the immune system.

We are told in the news that deficiency is rife, which is in part due to our indoor lifestyles.
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