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The IBS Diet – What You Need To Know

If you have IBS diet is the first thing you need to address. This is good news as it means before you even step inside a doctor’s office or spend money on specialists or medications, you can, from your own home, a least discover if certain foods are the culprit of your digestive problems. Of […]

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Low Fat or Full Fat? (not as simple as you’d think)

The low fat vs high fat debate is still running. It’s now been joined by the low carb vs ‘balanced’ (high carb tends to be the preserve of endurance athletes like marathon runners), which serves to make people now doubly confused. We were told for years following the nutritional guidelines of the 1980’s that we […]

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Is Saturated Fat Unhealthy? (video)

So is it true or not? Is Saturated fat unhealthy? Saturated fat was for years blamed for heart disease, strokes, diabetes and of course obesity. But is it true? Are the fats found in meat, dairy and eggs killing us? Saturated fats are mostly found in animal products – meat, poultry, eggs and dairy (especially […]

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Diet Myths Debunked

I can guarantee you’ve come across a few diet myths in your lifetime. You can’t get away from them – every women’s magazine contains a huge array of diet and exercise advice, much of it confusing and conflicting, so it’s no wonder people get it wrong or give up altogether. One of the diet myths […]

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Potatoes and Pregnancy: How Are They Linked?

A study suggests a link between potatoes and gestational diabetes. But is there any truth in the allegation?   A study suggests a link between potatoes and gestational diabetes ‘Potatoes and Pregnancy;’ the headline amused me – the paper has picked up on potatoes like there’s something inherently wrong with that particular food, but in fact what […]

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Cooked vs. Raw: Which is Better for your Health?

Cooked vs. Raw: Which is Better for your Health?   In the world of dietary extremes, people always want to hear definitive, clear answers to complicated questions. As a result, there tends to be polarizing views on a number of issues where the truth generally seems to lie somewhere in the middle. One such issue […]

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A Guide to the Best and Worst Cooking Oils for Healthy Fat Levels

A Guide to the Best and Worst Cooking Oils for Healthy Fat Levels   Choosing the right kind of cooking oil can be a nightmare for people looking to monitor their fat levels. With so many different oils to choose from, and so much conflicting advice on what kind of oils to choose, it can […]

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Bulletproof Coffee – what it is and what to do with it; an Idiot’s Guide

Ever heard of putting butter in your coffee? Even stranger – did you hear it’s supposed to be really good for you?! I was asked what I thought by online magazine The Debrief; you can read my answers here. Here’s an excerpt: Nutrionist and author Pollyana Hale suggests thats although yes fats can be good for you, […]

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Why You Should Cheat On Your Diet

Yes you heard right – CHEAT on your diet! You might have heard the phrase ‘cheat meal’ or ‘cheat day’ circulating recently; it’s quite a hot topic in the fitness world, though the concept is nothing new. Other terms used are ‘refeeding’ and ‘cycling’, ‘carb-up days’ and ‘high kcal days’.   Let’s say that as […]

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Fitness Fanatics Have Higher Sex Drives

It’s true! Eating well, exercise and being a healthy weight with a healthy body fat % is very likely to increase a person’s sex drive. HOWEVER it’s not for the reasons you might think. So not many people are going to feel particularly confident, sexy or energetic if they’re carrying an extra two stone and […]

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