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Is Your Breakfast Healthy?

Is Your Breakfast Healthy?

Chances are your standard breakfast is somewhere along the lines of a bowl of breakfast cereals with milk, hot or cold, a glass of orange juice accompanied with a cup of tea or coffee, usually with sugar and milk. You are probably walking out of the house to work or school every day feeling smug about having been so healthy in your choices. Would you be surprised to hear that this breakfast is far from being a healthy choice?

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Stuffed Squid with Barley and Black Olives

Stuffed Squid with Barley and Black Olives

Like most seafood, squid are easy to prepare - once the fishmonger has done the hard work of cleaning them - and they are delicious. This is one of my favourite recipes which I adapted from a classical Mediterranean recipe which contains either grated bread or white rice in the stuffing. I have swapped out the rice and breadcrumbs with barley and in my opinion it tastes even better.

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Flu season: causes, remedies and bone broth

Flu season: causes, remedies and bone broth

It is that time of year again when many succumb to severe cold or flu. Whether you are one of these or you are simply trying to stay healthy whilst surrounded by spluttering, sneezing or feverish colleagues, family and friends, you should be reading this. In Western medicine coming down with a cold or flu is seen as almost inevitable when temperatures drop and germs abound. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the causes can be multiple, based on your own particular body constitution.

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Is tap water enough to wash away pesticides?

Is tap water enough to wash away pesticides?

When it comes to washing fruit and vegetables before eating or cooking in my experience the majority of people fall into one of three categories. You should be aware that a recent study conducted by Dr Lili He, a food scientist at the University of Massachussets, in the USA, proved that none of the above methods is effective in removing pesticides.

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What IS Normal when it comes to women’s health?

What IS Normal when it comes to women’s health?

Apart from roughly the first 11 to 15 years of every girl’s/woman’s life, the rest of her life on this planet will see her (reproductive) hormones undergo constant changes. For some, the transitions will be smooth and go mostly unnoticed, but for others every little change will bring its own set of issues.

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Happy New Year: Ready for a Detox?

Happy New Year: Ready for a Detox?

Christmas and New Year Celebrations are over and for many the scales have just become our worst enemy. Even if that is not the case, chances are you indulged in a few too many sweets and treats. That being the case you are probably planning a good detox/slimming course to kick off the year right and make sure your metabolism is working as it should once again.

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Sugarfree Raw Cacao Avocado Mousse recipe

Sugarfree Raw Cacao Avocado Mousse recipe

Christmas just isn’t the same without “chocolate”, right? To keep up the tradition of goodwill and in the spirit of giving that characterises this time of year, here is my healthy and guilt-free dessert recipe.

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How to survive Christmas (relatively) unscathed

How to survive Christmas (relatively) unscathed

It’s that time of year again where lunches, dinners and other festive gatherings involving food seem to be coming at you from every angle. From the office Christmas party, to the family get togethers, past the school’s Carol service (if you are a parent, dedicated aunt or just a plain teacher), or even the bootcamp group.

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MEET THE HUMBLE KOHLRABI

MEET THE HUMBLE KOHLRABI

Ever heard of the kohlrabi? Neither had I, until I started the Metabolic diet. It was among my very limited list of allowed vegetables, especially during the initial two weeks of my plan.

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Ever heard of the Eatwell plate?

Ever heard of the Eatwell plate?

I have already talked about what pushed me to start this blog. But before I proceed any further we should consider what constitutes a healthy meal, or in layman’s terms: what we should be putting on our plates.

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I'm in the sick people's aisles

I'm in the sick people's aisles

Having toyed with the idea of starting my own blog for years, something had always stopped me from taking the final steps. Two recent events gave me the final push towards this.

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