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  • cancer

    Does Turmeric Really Boost Health & Prevent Cancer?

    Via Michael Mosley, BBC News ‘Now I’m usually very cynical about such claims, but in the case of turmeric, I thought there could be something to it. There are at least 200 different compounds in turmeric, but there’s one that scientists are particularly interested in. It gives this spice...
  • Contraceptive pill

    What You Need To Know About The Contraceptive Pill

    Let’s be honest, the Contraceptive pill makes life easier. The inconvenient truth? It might be robbing you of key nutrients. The Pill, an Anti-Nutrient?   The Pill has been widely available since 1972, but it’s only in recent years that nutrient depletion has been flagged up as a possible side-effect....
  • slow release carbs

    Best Slow Release Carbs

    These foods are the best slow release carbs to fill up on!   Not so long ago, fat was the nutritional bad guy, but in recent years carbs have been the whipping boy for weight gain. But choosing the right carbs can keep your brain ticking, appetite in check...
  • How To Stay Healthy On Holiday

    Here’s how to stay healthy, glowing and enjoy the exciting new holiday dishes without the guilt!   You’ve been counting down the days until your summer break – and maybe cutting down on indulgences before your vacation. But the minute you hit the sun lounger, healthy eating goes out...
  • beans

    How Beans Keep You Lean

    Beans to keep you lean! Your Mum’s minestrone, chilli, and creamy bean mash can all be considered weight-loss foods!   Bean on a Diet? Beans are arguably the most nutrient-dense source of carbohydrates. Packed full of fibre, beans are digested slowly, which helps to stabilise blood sugar and promote...
  • Smoothie

    Is Your Smoothie Making You Fat?

    We share our tips to avoid your smoothie making you fat – so you can enjoy your morning smoothie, without piling on the pounds!   When exactly did smoothies become works of architecture? Swipe through Instagram and you will see chocolate towers oozing over milkshake glasses, or thick pudding-like...
  • gut

    How To Avoid Gut Toxins

    The effects of antibiotics on our gut flora are also well documented – we talk about how to avoid gut toxins.   The vast mass of bacteria that line our intestines is known as our microbiome, and it does much more than help us digest food.  We now know...
  • balanced

    Staying Balanced & Inspired In Our Information-Lead Culture

    Print, online and social media are incredibly valuable troves of useful information, inspiration and motivation in the health and wellness industry and the community we have built in the industry is an empowering, uplifting one, that one I am very proud to be a part of.     However,...
  • Intermittent Fasting

    Is Intermittent Fasting Really Healthy?

    Intermittent Fasting – what is it, and can it really be healthy?   Jennifer Aniston, Miranda Kerr and Beyonce swear by the 5:2 diet. The concept of fasting really took off with the launch of The Fast Diet co-authored by Dr Michael Mosley. The ‘5:2’ involves consuming only 500...