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Low FODMAP Diet for IBS

Low FODMAP Diet In our previous blog on the subject of IBS and food intolerances, we talked about how IBS is a digestive condition often caused by gut sensitivity – possibly from an infection or bacterial overgrowth – and also by sensitivities to certain foods which then lead to problems digesting those foods. In this …

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Which foods to buy Organic

  TOP 10 FOODS TO HAVE ORGANIC Why Choose organic fruit and vegetables? With a general trend towards healthier eating and towards diets containing more whole foods, we are also seeing organic foods becoming increasingly popular. Organic farming practices have been around for thousands of years, but production of organic foods for the mass market …

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Ketone Diet – What could go so wrong?

Ketone Diet – What could go so wrong?  It’s was a beautiful hot sunny day and the weather was perfect for a morning in July @ 8 am.. It’s Sunday morning and Rugby Half Marathon race day! The training program has gone well and just continues from previous runs, for example, a  long run on …

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Peri-Menopausal at 40 years old

Peri-Menopausal at 40 Yrs Old It’s amazing how time really does fly by, it’s been over 6 months since I decided to make some changes and set on my goal of feeling fabulous at 40. With only 4 weeks to go, it’s been an eventful few months. My intent was to blog most weeks and …

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Natural Weight Loss Solutions – Menopuase

Natural weight loss solutions – Menopause You are either heading towards it, in it or thankfully over it! Wherever you are in this natural journey of life, you know you are not feeling yourself. Everyday symptoms are becoming just part of your life, hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, anxiety, depression, acne, dry skin. There …

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Struggling to Lose Weight?

Highs and Lows of Weigh-loss It’s Friday and I have not lost an ounce of weight in a week! Annoyed, depressed and driving myself mad! Hang on Jenny I hear you say, you are a professional nutritional therapist and a Nutrition Coach to so many people, how come you are getting it so wrong? Well, I …

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Are you Dairy and Lactose Intolerant?

What is wrong with Cows Milk and Dairy? Milk and dairy products are widely considered to be an important part of a healthy and balanced diet, and we are quite well educated around the high saturated fat content of full-fat milk and products such as cream, butter and cheese. Many of us moderate our consumption …

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Superfoods – Just a Trend?

Superfoods – Just a Trend or Tried, Tested & True? There is scientific evidence to support claims that certain foods can have positive effects on our health – such as slowing down the ageing process and reducing the risk of serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and of mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s and …

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Foods for Mental Health

Foods for Brain Function Many of us have heard of ‘food for the brain’ – in other words, eating food that is good for our brain function. When we talk about ‘brain function’ we tend to think about cognitive functions such as memory and concentration, but our brains also need to be able to balance …

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Enjoy a Healthy Christmas

Jen’s Ten Nutrition Tips for enjoying party have yourself a healthy party..   On average we consume around 6000 calories on Christmas day, which is more than three times more than what we need and is enough to add a pound of unwanted fat. It’s important not just to be calorie conscious over the festive …

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