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Prebiotics & Probiotics part 2

By Lisa Snowdon | 07 Oct 2019
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I’m sure that this month you’re curious to know a little more about pre & probiotics, now that you know that they help to maintain your happy and healthy gut. Remember that probiotics are live bacteria that live in your intestinal system. Keeping your immune system balanced, working well and, therefore, your health in tip-top […]

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Histamine Intolerance Part 2

By Lisa Snowdon | 06 Aug 2019
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Last month we looked at what histamine intolerance is. Put simply, it’s when your body is flooded with histamine. This is something that has been happening over time – it didn’t happen overnight. Then, you eat something that is really high in histamine, you are under extreme stress or you’re just under the weather. This […]

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Histamine intolerance

Histamine Intolerance

By Lisa Snowdon | 15 Jul 2019
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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at histamine. What it is, how it affects you, and what you can do to manage it naturally. Let’s begin by looking at the difference between an intolerance and an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction is when the body naturally responds to an external […]

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Health Benefits of Oats

Health Benefits Of Oats

By Lisa Snowdon | 10 May 2017
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Oats are so delicious and versatile and come with a multitude of health benefits, which is why they are without a doubt my ‘go to’ grain. What’s more, due to their low cost and their quick preparation time, they are on the menu for me (and my family) many days of the week. This powerhouse […]

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Healthy Food Upgrades

By Lisa Snowdon | 26 Jul 2016
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Healthy Food Upgrades I love to think about improving our diet with food upgrades to our daily choices. No banned foods or deprivation just small improvements made consistently that will help you get healthier and lose weight. Experiment with them and see which ones you’ll stick with. Cauliflower for rice Increase your fibre and nutrients […]

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Health Benefits of Quinoa

Health Benefits Of Quinoa

By Lisa Snowdon | 07 May 2016
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In today’s modern world people are looking to this ancient grain, officially a seed, to get and stay healthy.  Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is easy to make and can be used in a variety of foods. The health benefits of quinoa include that it is high in vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. It is also rich in […]

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Portion Size Guidelines

By Lisa Snowdon | 24 Sep 2015
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Portion Control Portion size guidelines are important whether you are trying to lose or maintain your weight or simply want to eat in a way that helps you remain healthy. The size of your portions is one of the keys to maintaining your health and a healthy relationship with food. The Right Portion Starts With […]

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Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

By Lisa Snowdon | 20 Jul 2014
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It may seem strange to many people, but that hard shelled exceptionally large seed from the coconut palm is actually one of nature’s most healthy foods. That’s right coconut not only tastes good, but is also exceptionally good for you. Best of all, it doesn’t matter whether you eat the meat of the coconut, drink […]

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Good Fat Versus Bad Fat. Which Ones Should We Be Eating?

By Lisa Snowdon | 30 Sep 2013
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We need good fat! Food fat is no longer just about being fattening. Although there’s still plenty of bad fat / good fat confusion, scientists now realise that there are some extremely healthy good fats as well as extremely unhealthy bad fats. And some of the good fats can even help you lose weight. Bad […]

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Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

By Lisa Snowdon | 15 Aug 2013
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Fermented foods are nothing new; we’ve been using them in our diets for centuries. You’re probably heard of sauerkraut, maybe kefir or even kim chee (kimchi). However these days the traditional methods of making these foods for commercial use have been ignored and we can only find them made with vinegar rather than by using […]

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