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Simple summer chicken with basil and pomodori

Summertime is a great time to embrace healthy eating as the warmer weather naturally steers us towards colourful salads, seasonal fruits, grilled seafood and bbq’d* meats, bringing us closer to the halo’ed Mediterranean diet. Out

Are you fat-adapted or a sugar burner?

Are you fat-adapted or a sugar burner? Are you looking to better balance your body weight? One of the buzz topics in recent years in weight loss camps is this question of “which fuel your

Are you drinking enough?

Water. We’re talking about water! With summer on its way and the promise of hotter temperatures (hopefully!) we typically think about drinking more water to help stay hydrated. However, this is actually true all year

National Diabetes Week: Weight Management & Blood Glucose control

This week 11-17 June it is National Diabetes Week  in the UK and both weight management and blood-glucose control are important risk factors for the disease. It is reported that almost 3.7 million people were diagnosed in

Confused about food..now more than ever

Never before has food and diet been so well covered by the media, yet instead of making sense of it all, it has become increasingly more confusing. From new vocabularly asking if we’re flexitarian (kind

How can Nutrition cater to our individual needs?

About a month ago I gave a seminar on “eating to promote health” to a room full of 30 adults, of mixed age and including both men and women. As I went through BANT’s Wellness

Recipe: Embracing healthy fats with Avocado Guacamole

After years of being told that fat is bad for us there has been a welcome shift in focus in recent years towards “healthy fats” and the essential role they play in the body. Just

Recipe: Turkey, Courgette & Mint Polpette

Getting a good balance of lean protein in the diet can be really helpful for supporting the body’s natural growth and repair systems. Animal proteins such as meat, fish and eggs provide the complete range

#AdEnough of Junk Food Ads

Jamie Oliver has launched a new campaign in the UK “AdEnough” to lobby the government to stop promoting junk food marketing to kids, and introduce a 9pm watershed on all junk food advertising on TV

Making Easter treats just a little bit healthier

Traditionally Easter has always been a time of feasting, after the prolonged fasting period during Lent which precedes it.  The modern-day take on Easter has turned it into an entirely sweet affair with chocolate eggs,