Food Truths

Cholesterol Con: Don’t eat cake

Cholesterol con_office cake is safe

Could that fruit sponge be a silent assassin? Time to apportion blame where it belongs How to fight back, simple changes that will make a difference The Times have cracked the country’s health and financial problems in two headlines… On the 17th January we were warned – ‘Rising levels of ill health costing the economy £150bn a year.’ Then the following day I read – ‘Don’t let them eat cake: Sweet treats in the office are like passive smoking, says…
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Naturally Lower Cholesterol

how to naturally lower cholesterol

It’s enough to make blood boil… Find out why I am proud to be a part of an ‘internet cult’ Now this is good news Regular readers will know that I have a few pet peeves about modern healthcare. The ignorance of the dangers of high sugar diets… …the lack of joined up thinking in healthcare… …the paucity of intellectual vigour in the media… …and the daddy of them all… …the demonisation of cholesterol as the chief cause of cardiovascular…
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Bowel troubles? Here’s a way to ‘stay regular’

flaxseeds stop bowel troubles

A low-carb porridge breakfast idea that’s great for diabetics How these super-nutritious seeds could be the ideal vegan alternative to fish oils Bowel troubles? Here’s a way to ‘stay regular’ It’s been a weirdly warm autumn… Well, for most of us in the UK anyway. But now that it’s getting all wintry and December is fast approaching, I thought I’d give you an idea for a warming breakfast meal. The good thing about this one is… It has a LOT…
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What I think about a crazy weight loss fad

weight loss drug

My eyeball damage horror story This Guardian article was so annoying that I did myself a mischief What I think about this new weight loss fad (clue: not a lot) I regret to inform you that I have suffered eyeball damage. Sad, but true. It happened last week, on the 9th November, while I was reading an article in The Guardian online. The headline was this: ‘I miss eating: the truth behind the weight loss drug that makes food repulsive.’…
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Seaweed: Why this type of sea food is the future

Seaweed Laverbread

An underappreciated health elixir that we should all be eating more of – it doesn’t need water or soil to grow! The surprising benefits of sea lettuce, laverbread and sushi Alternative tips for getting this sustainable superfood into your diet When you think of the British seaside you might conjure up images of sand, sea, buckets ‘n’ spades… And rain, of course. You probably also think about the smell. That rotten, salty, eggy whiff. It’s so evocative, even if it…
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Comfort Food Too Much of a Temptation?

Healthy comfort food for winter

The pleasant changes of the autumn season Do you turn into a winter hermit? Discover the 2 part plan to keep fit over the colder months Comfort food is synonymous with cold dark nights… and here comes Autumn! I know many people don’t like this season, but it does have some benefits. For instance, our household will be gathered around the fire of an evening and wrapping ourselves around steaming mugs of cocoa. (Make sure that you are using properly…
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