Alcohol and its effect on health

Alcohol and its effect on health

  While the moderate consumption of alcohol (fewer than three drinks per day) is associated with a decrease in heart disease risk and certain cancers, excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, is associated with numerous health...

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Winter nutrition

Winter nutrition

Winter can be a challenging time for many people to lose or maintain weight. Not only is it difficult to get out of bed and brave the cold and dark winter mornings in your exercise gear, but we also tend to crave warm and comforting meals. Its important to remember...

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How to have a healthy mind during LOCKDOWN

How to have a healthy mind during LOCKDOWN

Staying home under coronavirus lockdown brings challenges for all of us all, here are a few tips that may help to maintain a healthy mind during this forced isolation. Wake up, shower and get dressed This seems like the simplest suggestion, but it’s often the first...

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The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

The different emotions and feelings we are experiencing during this uncertain and stressful time may provoke our worst eating habits. Eating healthy now is important not only to prevent chronic disease and obesity, but also to ensure a strong immunity against the new...

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Kids Nutrition and brain health

Kids Nutrition and brain health

A great deal of the brain’s structure and capacity is shaped early in life before the age of 3 years old. Failure to optimise brain development early in life may have a negative impact on education and adult mental health. Amongst the factors that influence early...

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Managing Morning Sickness

Managing Morning Sickness

For many this may bring back unpleasant memories or a feeling of dread for another pregnancy. However here are some useful tips on navigating morning sickness as comfortably as possible. Morning sickness is related to a rise in the bHCG hormone levels which are...

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I’m pregnant, now what?

I’m pregnant, now what?

  1) Calculate when your due date is and how far along you are. There are so many online calculators and Apps to make this simple and easy. Its also incredible to be able to see at each week how your baby is growing and developing, it makes it all so real and...

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The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic diet, also known as the VLCD (very low carbohydrate diet, 20 – 50g / day), have been around from at least the early 1900’s when it was discovered that it was effective in the treatment of epilepsy in children.  It is still being used for that purpose,...

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Emotional eating

Emotional eating

When you are feeling stressed, bored, unhappy, lonely, or tired, you may have the urge to eat something comforting and delicious, and most of the time, something familiar.  This might give us a temporary feeling of enjoyment, satisfaction, and comfort, but this wears...

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Healthy Drinking Habits

Healthy Drinking Habits

The festive season is soon upon us and while it’s a great time to relax and unwind, its sometimes easy to let those drinks just add up a little to a bit beyond our comfort or safe zones. It may be quite sobering to realise just how much alcohol is safe and recommend....

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Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Contributor: Melissa Ludick, The alkaline diet, also known as the acid-base or the alkaline-ash diet, is marketed to the general public as a way to lose weight and to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. It is said that if...

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High fat food – friend or foe

High fat food – friend or foe

Use low fat dairy. Give up butter. Stay away from margarine. Limit saturated fat intake. Use olive oil. Today’s fat messages seem to be forever changing and causing confusion amongst consumers. The reason behind all the confusion about dietary fat is due to its...

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