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Patrick Holford

Bloating? Patrick Holford’s top tips for optimum digestive health

Patrick Holford’s six top tips for digestive health: Find out which foods your body fights with a food intolerance test with...

Wheat Free Dairy Free Recipes: Organic Kale Avocado Salad

This is a super healthy, easy kale salad that is loaded with great nutrition, protein, healthy fat and it’s delicious! Ingredients: 1...

Reforms to agricultural policy may increase sugar consumption and harm public health

Experts discuss the potential effects of recent policy changes on the production, price and addition of sugars to foods The liberalisation...

Spice up your life! Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of death

Data suggests most benefit from eating spices regularly throughout the week Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is...

Why it’s nuts not to eat nuts…

Just half a handful of nuts a day could make a difference Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of...

chocolate is good for your health

Eating up to 100 g of any kind of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

There may be no need to cut out chocolate to protect cardiovascular health, say researchers Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is...

junk food

#Diet: Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity

Time to bust myth that anyone— including athletes—can outrun a bad diet Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the...

gut bacteria and brain effects

Gut Bacteria, brain and behaviour

  Professor Ted Dinan is Professor of Psychiatry and a Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at...

blending

#100happyblends – Take the smoothie challenge!

To juice or to blend… that is the question!! In reality, it’s down to personal taste and maybe even health requirements. Both...

potato school project

Watch what happens when this little girl compares organic and non organic potatoes

My Potato Project… This lovely little girl did her school project on potatoes. She compared non organic, organic and locally sourced...

vegan diet

What is a vegan diet?

Ever wonder what a vegan diet means? This infographic will help explain what makes up a vegan diet and how to source the right balance of...

#App: Check your BMI against world statistics

An ingenious programme on the BBC health site allows you to calculate you BMI, then compare it to the average for your country as well as...

Water, Water Everywhere: Not a Drop to Drink!

by Professor Lynn Basford   Water Reveals its story through its behaviour       (Water Centre, University of Leeds, 2011)   Water...

starbrydge milk info

Drinking a lot of milk may not be that good for you after all…

High milk intake linked with higher fractures and mortality. But yogurt, cheese and other fermented milk products may still be protective...

mediterrean diet

#Diet: How a Mediterranean Diet can heal your heart

By Kathleen Doheny Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. The...

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

by Dennis Thompson Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds...

olive oil

6 Reasons to use Olive Oil and Olive Leaf Extract

by Justina Hurley Studies show that Olive Leaf Extract has tangible health benefits. Olive Oil as one of the main ingredients of the...

Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens

Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing...

parisian girls are thin

Why Parisians are Skinny…

by Dr. Vikki Petersen, The big question is why As a clinician and clinical nutritionist coming from America I was quickly struck by the...

VLCD

#WeightLoss: What is a Very Low Calorie (VLCD)?

The Exante Team explain what a VLCD actually is… A lot of people are attracted to VLCDs because they are known for fast weight loss....

No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets

By Amy Norton Researchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and...

FODMAP app

What is the low FODMAP diet?

A new smartphone app has been launched by the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University, which provides accurate information...

gluten cycle

Tips on dealing with Gas, Bloating, and Constipation

Dr Peter Osborne of The Gluten Free Society discusses nine top ways to deal with ongoing gas, bloating and constipation. According...

skin nutrition

Skin Care: Nutritional Deficiencies Linked to Skin Health

by Dr. Vikki Petersen What does your skin say about your health? A lot! We have discussed what your nails said about potential nutritional...

esther ekhart yoga

Yoga at home – Yoga for Weight Loss

by Esther Ekhart Weight loss for Yoga Beginners This is an interesting Yoga sequence to help you become more fit and lose some weight....

nails and your health

Are You Nutritionally Deficient? Look at Your Nails!

by Dr. Vikki Petersen What Your Doctor Looks For As doctors and clinical nutritionists we learn to do a physical exam of our patients...

weight loss

Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Better Sleep, Brighter Mood

by Robert Preidt But only the emotional boost seemed to last over the long-term, researchers say Dropping excess pounds may not only...

bread

Could White Bread Be Making You Fat?

by Robert Preidt Risk of obesity higher with 2 or more portions daily, researchers say   If you’re watching your weight, you...

Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss

by Robert Preidt If you don’t reduce your calorie intake, you won’t slim down, researcher warns Eating lots of fruits and...

Parasite Cleanse Protocol

by Richard Cawte   If, like me, you have to travel frequently to far flung destinations then it is wise to do a parasite cleanse ever so...

Frankie Essex diet

TOWIE’s Frankie Essex on her struggle to lose weight

Frankie wants to lose 2 stone in 2 months The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) fans will know one of its stars, Frankie Essex, and for those of...

The 5:2 Diet and Exante Super Summer Promotion

One of the easy ways to drop those pounds before your summer holiday is the 5:2 diet, where for two days in the week you limit yourself to...

Ten motivational tips for dieting

When weight becomes an issue that is damaging to health and there is a need to really shed the pounds as soon as possible, then that may be...