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Delicious and Nutritious Chocolate Truffles

Delicious and Nutritious Chocolate Truffles

These are just such a treat! The combination of chocolate, orange and cinnamon is a complete hit and perfect for the festive season. These bite-sized mouthfuls are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar and are packed with nutritional goodness. Makes approx 12 chocolate truffles Ingredients - 5 tbsp ground cashew nuts - 5 tbsp ground almond - 4 tbsp cocoa powder - 1 1?4 tsp cinnamon - 1 1?4 tsp natural vanilla essence - 5 tsp fresh orange juice - 1 tsp orange zest (and a little extra for decoration) -...
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The UK's First Paleo Restaurant

The UK's First Paleo Restaurant

The UK’s first Paleo restaurant has recently opened in Notting Hill, London and is already pretty much booked out until January. Welldoing popped down to have a chat with co-owner Adib Bamieh, sample some food, and see what all the buzz is about. Pure Taste is a fine dining establishment (£15 - £32 for a main), located in Notting Hill specifically to cater for people who have decided that eating a Paleo diet will benefit their health. That doesn’t mean others won’t enjoy it though;  Adib told us that it’s a  50-50 split between Paleos and curious foodies. Adib...
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Discovering a Healthy Relationship with Food

Discovering a Healthy Relationship with Food

At the core of mindful eating is an exploration of your relationship with food, allowing you to gain awareness and insight into how this relationship with food is affecting you, your health and ultimately, your life. The practice of mindful eating allows you to see food as something that you're connected to, sustained by and in relationship with, something that supports the totality of your health, including your mind, body and spirit. Now for the big question: is this relationship one that is supportive of your health and wellbeing? Or is it hindering your...
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Juicing to Boost your Brain

Juicing to Boost your Brain

A juicing recipe from Thorbjörg Hafsteinsdottir's "Boost Your Vitality" - enjoy! Vitality is at the core of my ‘Circle of Vitality’ concept. Enhanced vitality strengthens your body and mind, acting as the key to a happier and healthier lifestyle. That is why it’s so important that we all have the opportunity to achieve it! That’s why I have dedicated a whole chapter to smoothies and juices that focus on guiding you towards your vitality. Try my Brain Booster, specifically designed to boost your mental capacities! It includes almond milk—feel free to...
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Why you Should Join a Running Club

Why you Should Join a Running Club

“You should join a running club”. After the third person made the same suggestion I wondered if they knew something I didn’t. I’ve always run alone, happy at my own pace, competing against myself. Joining a running club had crossed my mind, but the idea of running with lots of people made me nervous – my perception was that I simply wasn’t good enough. A general impression of running clubs is that they are for ‘serious’ runners: gnarly men and whippet-like women who run marathons at weekends and compete in county leagues. Ruth thought the same: “I was always...
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What is Positive Hunger?

What is Positive Hunger?

Positive hunger may sound like a contradiction in terms. We tend to think of hunger as a BAD THING and to be avoided if possible. Conventional diets often focus on ensuring that you won’t feel hungry. As Ellen, 43, said in her first Positively Hungry consultation, “I’ve been dieting all my adult life and no-one has ever asked me whether I’m hungry!” So how can hunger be positive, especially in relation to weight loss? The first thing to notice is that hunger is not an all-or-none signal; it comes on gradually in the hours following your last meal. You...
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What Are the Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet?

What Are the Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet?

You may have noticed increased media interest in gluten-free diets lately. Is this simply a fad, or is there a sound nutritional reason why we should consider cutting back or even eliminating gluten – in bread, pasta and also processed foods – from our diets? We asked nutritional therapist Henrietta Norton, founder of Wild Nutrition, for an update on the latest thinking. Why is gluten sensitivity a problem? Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) has become very ‘trendy’ in the last year. However much of this is increase in NCGS is validated by robust research. The...
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Pregnancy Exercise : Benefits of  Prenatal Yoga

Pregnancy Exercise : Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Pregnancy yoga helps women to connect to their bodies and their babies in the womb. They learn how to move more intuitively and to trust and have confidence in their bodies during birth. Pregnancy yoga helps women sleep better and keeps aches and pains, that are common later in pregnancy, at bay. As the bump starts to get bigger and heavier and the centre of gravity shifts, some women may start to experience back pain, rib pain, hip pain and shortness of breath. Regular yoga practice can help fine tune our balance both physically and emotionally, as we...
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Ever Wondered 'Why Am I Hungry All The Time?'

Ever Wondered 'Why Am I Hungry All The Time?'

Ever shovel one overloaded fork of food into your mouth after another, barely taking a breath until the plate is clean? Ever wondered how you could consume so much without even being hungry? What’s happened to our appetites? Are they in control of us? They haven’t always been: did you know that into the first few years of life we actually have an inbuilt ability to regulate our energy intake? Seems if we honour this our children tend to have better appetite control down the track. There’s a clue to healthy eating right there! I’m thinking of a close family...
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Understanding Fertility: Q&A With Emma Cannon

Understanding Fertility: Q&A With Emma Cannon

To celebrate Fertility Awareness Week, Welldoing sat down for a Q&A with London's top Fertility expert and founder of the Fertility Rooms, Emma Cannon. Tell us about what brought you to work in the area of women's fertility? I grew up surrounded by women. I'm one of five girls, there was always someone with a period or a baby in my house. Fertility was all around me and it was something to be celebrated. I don't think this was the experience of many of my peers for whom babies were the furthest thing from their mind. We read media reports about women...
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