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Truth Origins Curcumin Drops Review

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Aching muscles after exercise, joint pain or IBS symptoms giving you grief? I gave Truth Origins curcumin drops a try, as the supplement has a lot of evidence to support it helps with inflammation. Curcumin is a substance found in turmeric, a root that’s in the same family as ginger. It’s often used in Indian […]

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Meal Prep Tips

meal prep tips

If you’re finding your busy life is getting in the way of being organised with food and eating a healthy diet then check out these excellent meal prep tips from top Fitness and Nutrition professionals.   This blog was originally put together for eco sports clothing company Sundried, you can read my review of their […]

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Does the Military Diet work for Weight Loss?

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The Military diet is a short term calorie restricted diet, that’s ‘militant’ in it’s approach because the diet plan is very specific. But since it’s only a 3 day diet plan, will it work for weight loss? In short, it’s just a low calorie diet, so all but the most petite, elderly and inactive people […]

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Why Should You Use Coffee As Pre-Workout Drink?

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Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts need an extra dose of motivation to reach their goals. This boost often comes in the form of caffeine, which is ideal for coffee drinkers who need extra energy when hitting the gym.   But, should you use coffee as a pre-workout drink? Here are some of the pros and […]

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How to exercise for an apple shaped body

apple shaped body

An apple shaped body is one that’s rounder at the middle, with fat stored mostly around the waist.   This is most commonly seen in men as women’s hormones tend to make us girls store fat on our hips, bum and thighs.   Some women are still apple shapes though, especially after menopause when hormones […]

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How can you cut down on sugar?

cut down on sugar

We keep being told to cut back on sugar because it’s ‘bad for us’, but just how can you cut down on sugar?   Here’s a few key facts do set the record straight:   Sugar will only cause weight gain if it contributes to a calorie excess, but it’s still damaging to teeth and […]

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Recovery Nutrition for Runners

nutrition for runners

While good food is important for everyone, nutrition for runners is especially important to help recovery, fuel performance, and limit injury. Trail Running Magazine asked what I’d recommend for a runner’s recovery, but actually it’s not that different to recovery for other sports.   Here’s the article PDF from the magazine   The difference in […]

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What a Nutritionist Eats in a Day

what a nutritionist eats

When you ask what a Nutritionist eats in a day you’d expect the answers to be healthy, but are they realistic diets for you to follow too?   Skincare & Supplement company LumityLife asked me and two other Nutritionists what a typical day’s food looks like and one thing stood out quite profoundly.   As […]

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Is it ok to eat a vegan raw food diet?

raw food diet

Is it ok to eat a vegan raw food diet or only fruit, aka a fruitarian? As a nutritionist I’d be very concerned about these two diets but they’re different so I’ll differentiate them.   Fruitarian Diet Fruit contains vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and carbohydrates and is really good for you, but it’s missing protein and […]

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Nutrition for Shift Workers (and tired Mums)

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Nutrition for shift workers and emergency workers is extra important because without enough or regular sleep every effort has to be made to stay healthy. For every stress added (not enough sleep, irregular sleep, not enough daylight hours, stressful emergency situations), more effort has to be put into things you can control, such as eating […]

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