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Category: Eat Fresh


THYROID HEALTH – HOW DOES IT GO WRONG?

Last week we talked about optimal levels of the various thyroid hormones; but how does it go wrong, and what are the consequences? The Thyroid – who, what, where? A small gland at the front of the neck Produces and…

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BUT MY BLOODS ARE NORMAL!!

Should we be aiming for normal or optimal? I’m sure we have all been to our GP before because we haven’t felt well, had some blood tests and been told ‘everything is normal, there is nothing wrong with you.’ This…

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PREBIOTICS

Did you know we are made up of a combination of human cells and micro-organisms? This is known as your microbiome. Just focusing on the bacterial side of our microbiome of which most are beneficial to our health and wellbeing…

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THE GUT AND MENTAL HEALTH – IS THE GUT A SECOND BRAIN?

Did you know that some researchers consider the gut to be our second brain? While it can’t help you compose a Grammy award winning song, or do your tax return, our gut has a large role in nearly every aspect…

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IMPROVING GUT HEALTH AT HOME

This month is all about gut health. I’m sure we have all experienced issues with our gut at one time or another. Many people now suffer from food intolerances and chronic gut issues. I truly believe this is due to…

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ALMOST MAGICAL MUSHROOMS

Gotcha! You thought I was going to write about magic mushrooms……well we may not be talking Psilocybin but some of the traditional Chinese and Japanese medicinal mushrooms are pretty magical. The Chinese and Japanese have been using mushrooms as medicine…

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PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS AND IMMUNE HEALTH

Most of us have heard of antibiotics, and their role in the medical world in treating the ‘bad bacteria’ which may cause infections and serious health complications. But if ‘bad bacteria’ exist, do ‘good bacteria’ exist? The answer is YES!…

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THE LIVER AND ITS USEFULNESS

Most of us have probably heard of the liver and how it helps breakdown any alcohol we ingest. And whilst this is true it has so many more functions to perform. Without a functioning liver a person cannot survive. This…

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GROWING YOUR OWN SPROUTS

Sprouts are an absolute favourite of mine. My favourite sandwich as a child was wholemeal bread with butter, tomato, black pepper and alfalfa sprouts. As well as tasting delicious, sprouts have many health benefits including: High in vitamins and minerals….

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THE PITFALLS OF A HOLIDAY

I recently went on a wonderful holiday to an island. The island had three restaurants to choose from for all meals. One, a Japanese option, the other two best described as Australian fast food. The Japanese was lovely and healthy;…

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