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5 Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Lose Weight

POSTED IN Article ON February 7th, 2018    1 Comment

  Banting, Blood Type, Low GI, Low Fat, Fasting… you’ve tried them all. Yet, those kilos just aren’t budging and your mood is sinking with each incremental increase on the scale. If you’ve been losing the battle against the bulge, perhaps it’s time to start investigating the underlying contributory factors:   Adrenal stress and thyroid […]

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Snacking on almonds is good for you

POSTED IN Weekly Tip ON February 7th, 2018    No Comments

  A new study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that study participants eating 42g of almonds every day experienced reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated (“good”) fat intake without increasing body weight. Almonds have also previously been shown to increase satiety in both normal […]

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

POSTED IN Kids Health ON January 21st, 2018    No Comments

  The latest US research shows that a mere 12%  of American children are meeting the recommended servings of fruit and only 8% of American children are meeting the recommended servings of veggies. I’d like to think we’re better off in South Africa but I have a sneaky suspicion that if we are not a […]

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Low folate and high homocysteine linked to depression

POSTED IN Latest News ON January 17th, 2018    No Comments

  Recent research has found both low folate and high homocysteine levels to be linked to depressive symptoms in adults. Homocysteine is a marker of inflammation providing more clues into the underlying biomedical processes involved in the development of depression and other mood disorders. This is not the first time that depression has been linked […]

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Defeat Autism Now (DAN!)

POSTED IN Article ON January 15th, 2018    2 Comments

  INTRODUCTION Having just attended the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) conference in Long Beach, California, I was amazed by the collection of scientists, researchers, doctors and nutritionists all of whom have adopted a biomedical approach to treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). It was really incongruent to have to remind myself that this approach, […]

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Diet and Mental Health – Interview

POSTED IN Blog ON November 15th, 2017    No Comments

Here’s a copy of  my interview with Ian Craig as part of his 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition Course.

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Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

POSTED IN Recipes ON October 24th, 2017    No Comments

Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe Ingredients   2 egg yolks (free range) 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp mustard 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp sea salt 1 cup olive oil   Method   In a blender, combine egg yolks, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne pepper, salt and 1/4 […]

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Healthy Spaghetti Bolognaise Recipe

POSTED IN Recipes ON October 24th, 2017    No Comments

  I love spaghetti bolognaise. It is great comfort food and can actually be a very healthy meal. If you have kids who don’t like eating veggies, bolognaise is a great place to hide a multitude of them. You can be as creative as you like.   Ingredients   2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil […]

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Spicy Lentils with Peas & Potatoes Recipe

POSTED IN Recipes ON October 24th, 2017    No Comments

Ingredients:   2 tbsp olive oil 2 medium potatoes, chopped coarsely 1 red onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp curry powder 2 cups vegetable stock (or you could use chicken stock) 15g butter 800 g (2 cans) of brown lentils, rinsed & drained 2 red chillies, seeded & chopped finely 100g baby […]

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Intermittent fasting – 5:2 or Every Other Day

POSTED IN Latest News ON April 13th, 2017    1 Comment

I love intermittent fasting. Why? Because it works. It may not be for everyone but if you’ve struggled to lose weight no matter how strict you’ve been on a diet, then intermittent fasting may be the answer for you. Apart from weight loss, there are many other well-researched benefits to fasting or calorie restriction – […]

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