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Chia Seeds: A Simple Way to Nourish Yourself

Chia Seeds: A Simple Way to Nourish Yourself

Simple is a great word for chia. The seeds are tiny but powerful, and adding them to your food is simple. The subtle taste of chia means you can add it to anything you already enjoy and it won't affect the flavour whatsoever. This is only one of the  many reasons why chia has become so popular as a health food. Here's why else these little black and white seeds are so reknowned. Chia is: High in omega-3 fatty acids Chia is among the highest plant sources of omega-3 in the world. Our bodies need omega-3s for brain function, heart health, and many other...
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How to Not Get Fat This Christmas

How to Not Get Fat This Christmas

Christmas is a famously indulgent time: mulled wine, mince pies, chocolates and second helpings all round. All well and good at the time, but many of us find ourselves regretting starting the new year that bit heavier. Nutritional therapist Jeannette Hyde has come up with five simple and non-punishing ways you can avoid getting fat this Christmas. 1. Don’t vandalise a good diet with binge drinking People often ask me if a night out now and again is ok. When they then tell me the night in question involves 12 pints, followed by chasers and a hangover for two days, the...
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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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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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