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Delicious vegan sweet potato and cauliflower lentil dish

This delicious and simple recipe (discovered on the BBC Good Food website and amended) is good enough to serve to guests at a dinner party and works equally well as healthy mid week dinner.  Or you could make it and store portions in the fridge…
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Ordinary winter blues or SAD?

Here's What You Should Know Everyone knows the feeling that overtakes us as winter drags on well past the holidays. We look outside at a cold, desolate world with gray skies and ask ourselves, "Will spring ever arrive?" In most cases, these…
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Happy Healthy Christmas!

Are you looking forward to Christmas but dreading the weight-gain, bloating and sluggish-ness that often comes with it?  Don’t want to undo all the good work you’ve put in improving your health/waist line this year or simply want to go…
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Weight loss, insulin resistance and type II diabetes

Did you know when you eat bread made out of refined flour, whether it is white or wholemeal the grain has been ground so finely and is so uniform in size that it behaves pretty much like sugar when it enters our bodies?  Refined grains and…
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I want to lose weight but...

....keep putting off my ‘diet start date’ ....feel overwhelmed by all the different diet advice out there ...when I get tired I reach for sugary snacks Here are a few simple tips to help you get on track: Start making small changes today…
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Siberian ginseng and my friend Debbie

My friend Debbie was asking what she could take to keep her stamina up during a 100km walk for charity she will be doing this weekend.  Siberian Ginseng instantly came to mind.  Herbs and herbal medicine are not just for illness; ideally they…
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Weight loss plateau?

Today I was asked by a chap called Angelo what he could do to continue losing weight.  He has successfully lost two stone through dietary changes and exercise but has now plateaued.  I suggested: Cutting out all carbs in the evening i.e. dinner…
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Did you know Bergamot essential oil reduces anxiety and feelings of depression in anxious people?

Many people are aware there is good evidence to suggest aromatherapy essential oils such as Lavender and Chamomile may have a positive effect on the nervous system.  However, research has now been carried out in Taiwan on school teachers which…