Intermittent Fasting: To do or not to do?

Intermittent fasting has become very popular. It is now something that many women jump onto. Intermittent fasting takes on many different forms. Some examples are: The 5:2 diet. This involves lower calories on 2 days of the week, with the rest of the days still having...

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Spiced Christmas Biscuits

Christmas is a time for fun. These Christmas biscuits are simple to make and of course the icing on top gives it an extra bonus, but they are delicious plain too. These could make great gifts if you are on a budget. Makes about 30 (5-6cm diameter) biscuits....

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Your wellbeing: Prebiotics versus Probiotics

Prebiotics are substances used by the bacteria in your gut to feed on. More and more evidence is showing the benefit of these bacteria – they support your immune system, they play a role in mental health, they assist with digestion of foods and they play a role in...

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IBS – What you need to know

Do you experience bloating, cramping, or have had changes in your bowel habits? It could be Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but it is important not to assume that. It can be embarrassing to talk about, but it’s an important topic because it can make sufferers miserable… In...

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Easter is here

Easter is nearly upon us and those tempting glossy eggs are popping up everywhere. Do you enjoy the abundance of treats during this holiday? Or does the thought of the hotcross buns waiting for you in the staff room, the Easter eggs stashed away for your children, or...

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Endometriosis – are you the 1 in 10?

Did you know that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month?  This month’s blog is dedicated to raising awareness of this often undiagnosed condition, which affects so many womens' lives.   Endometriosis results from tissue growing in areas where it wouldn’t normally...

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Vitamin D – a vital hormone

So, what exactly is Vitamin D? It’s not actually a nutrient but actually a hormone which plays an important role in bone structure, muscle function and other processes within the body. We get Vitamin D mainly from sunlight and we don’t actually require a lot of sun...

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New Year’s Resolutions

You may have already started to discuss your New Year’s resolutions with your friends and family and start to feel that motivation build up inside you. Perhaps this is the year you hope to lose all of that extra weight? I am all for setting goals and coming up with...

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Handling Christmas with Style

Christmas time can become a little over-whelming in all areas of our lives. There seems to be a constant flow of delicious, and often ‘free’ food around which can cause a lot of feelings - excitement, joy, guilt and regret to name a few. I am writing this to try and...

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