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Omega 3 essential fatty acids and their importance in preventing and treating depression

A recent study has confirmed the suspicion that omega-3 essential fatty acids play an important role in both preventing and treating depression.  Omega-3 essential fatty acids cannot be manufactured in the body and so must be consumed in the…
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Training and Optimum Nutrition in the Perimenopause and Menopause Years

Training and Optimum Nutrition in the Perimenopause and Menopause Years Join me and the fabulous Denise Yeats at our 90 minute webinar all about looking and feeling your best during the perimenopause, menopause and beyond. Denise is an…
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Exercise during the peri and menopause years - training adaptations

As someone who has always been very active, I became aware in my mid-forties that changes in my body were starting to affect my training. I have a particular passion for triathlon and multisport events, and always believed that consistent training…
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The DUTCH Complete Test

What is a DUTCH test and when is it useful? DUTCH test stands for Dried Urine Complete Hormone Test. This is an incredibly useful test which may help patients to find out the root causes of their hormone imbalances. The test measures 35…
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Milk Thistle - will it really help your liver and support a detox?

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a famous herbal remedy with a reputation for improving liver function, but is that reputation justified?  Many people are kicking off January by going on detox diets which often involve taking milk thistle…
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Studies show ginger helps to lower blood pressure

  A meta analysis and systemic review of the studies available on ginger and it’s effects on blood pressure showed that regular ginger consumption in the over 50’s helps to lower blood pressure. A total of six randomised clinical…
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Make room for mushrooms!

Did you know eating mushrooms is extremely good for your health? Did you know that eating mushrooms is likely to help your body fight candida and definitely won’t make it worse?  Did you know that Lovastatin, the drug used to lower high cholesterol…
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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…