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The Benefits of Giving Up Dairy

nutrition May 16, 2019

Is eating dairy unhealthy?


Whether or not you should eat dairy products is one of the things that people most ask me about as a health and nutrition professional.


There’s the argument from the dairy industry and conventional medicine that, if you don’t eat dairy, you’re putting...

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Delicious Green Goddess Hummus Recipe

soulful snacks May 10, 2019

I must confess I am addicted to hummus. I find chickpeas are one of the most versatile beans and are full of hormone balancing phytonutrients. Chock full of fibre and a good balance of protein and carbohydrates.

This Recipe is: 

 

Healthy, Gluten-Free, Diary-Free, Vegan & Full of...

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The Top Nine Foods A Nutritionist Never Eats

nutrition May 03, 2019

There is an argument that all foods are OK in moderation, and this is largely based on not having ‘being healthy’ become something that feels a chore or that has you missing out on some of the things you really enjoy. But as a health coach and nutrition professional, there are a...

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The Best Black Bean Brownie Recipe

delicious desserts Apr 26, 2019

Does the thought of adding black beans into a recipe sound weird to you? Well stick with me, they are one of mother nature's superfoods. Full of protein and they are also a great source of fibre too. Using black beans in this recipe means we don't have to use wheat flour, making them a...

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The Link Between Hormones & Belly Fat

nutrition Apr 19, 2019

What is belly fat?


The stomach muscle covers the entire midsection of the body and connects to the pelvis. If you have a pad of excess fat covering the muscle, it is known as belly fat and is called visceral fat. Visceral fat, or belly fat, extends deep into your abdomen and is close to your...

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Easy Avocado Spread Recipe

breakfasts soulful snacks Mar 30, 2019

 

This avocado spread recipe sounds unusual I know and I only ever really got to know and love Avocados when I moved to South Africa from the UK in 1999 (that's so long ago now) but they are a staple food in my kitchen.

Full of healthy fats and potassium and just such creamy goodness.

This...

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How To Stop Sabotaging Your Diet In The Festive Season

mindset Dec 27, 2018

Are YOU Suffering From Festive FOMO?

Hey, would you like to come to this place, spend the evening at that place, have a mince pie, sausage roll, eggnog, mulled wine, taste my world-beating Christmas cake…?

And you’ll go because you can’t resist. You’ll feast like...

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Leek & Amaranth Cheesy Flapjacks Recipe

soulful snacks Dec 26, 2018

 

Now I know that most of us are more familiar with the sweet kind of flapjacks, often made with raisins, oats and lashings of butter. So when I found this Leek & amaranth cheesy flapjacks recipe I just had to give them a try. You won't be disappointed.

Amaranth is a ...

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How The Humble Food Diary Helps With Your Weight Loss Goals

healthy weight loss Dec 09, 2018

Eliminate food cravings and improve your mood with this secret weapon

How often do you keep track of what you’re really eating and drinking?

If the answer is “hardly ever” or “never”, you might want to change that! It’s much easier than you realize to...

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Gluten Free Ginger Bread Cookies

delicious desserts Dec 09, 2018

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Vegan & Quick

Whether or not you actually like gingerbread cookies is kind of irrelevant.

You make them every single year because they make people happy.

These cuties are healthier than the usual cookies but they are also so delicious.

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