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July 14, 2019

Acne is prevalent in 80% of people 11-30 and it is most common in teenage years. Sometimes acne can continue into later life. Acne is caused when tiny hair follicles in the skin become blocked. This is caused by too much sebum being produced from the glands. These glands are very sensitive to hormones, which is why you are more prone to acne and breakouts around teenage years and for women around their menstrual cycles but wha...

May 31, 2019

When it comes to veganism everyone seems to have their say on whether it’s a healthy way to live or whether we will end up protein deficient and malnourished. The truth is it can be a healthy way to live, if you know how to balance your diet and if you want to.

There are many ethical reasons which someone may want to become vegan, which I respect 100%. This article, although aware of these will concentrate on how to maintain he...

May 17, 2019

The low carb diet is regularly promoted as a way of achieving weight loss and managing health conditions. Whilst many may benefit from this way of living, unfortunately as always with health, it’s not a one size fits all deal. Low carbohydrate diets include restricting your carbohydrate intake, including sugar, starches and fibers. The problem with these diets is its exactly that, still a diet.

The restriction caused by a low c...

May 4, 2019

Dairy isn’t natural. Dairy causes cancer. Dairy takes calcium from our bones. There are so many myths out there – especially with the recent plant-based movement but is there any truth behind these claims? Well not so much…

#Ethics I fully support individual ethical decisions and if a person wants to be vegan or plant based to help the environment or for animal rights, they should have the right to do this. However, nutritional...

April 26, 2019

Why is it with every post I write about an aspect of nutrition I realise that they all have been given a bad rep!! Fat, gluten, carbs .. it’s no wonder that the whole world is confused when it comes to the world of health. It’s almost enough to give up and not bother making a conscious effort to eat well but we do know that nutrition and food in general do have a big impact upon the health state of our bodies.

Previous research...

April 7, 2019

Hyper mobility syndrome is caused by connective tissues surrounding joints being too ‘lax’ & ‘stretch’ beyond the normal limit, resulting in joints moving further than the average population. To many of us this can seem like the only symptom that can occur. However, this is not the only symptom present in most hyper mobile people.

It is only when hypermobility is symptomatic that it becomes a problem and is frequently diagnosed...

April 3, 2019

Sugar has been given a pretty bad rep by the media, wellness bloggers & some health care professionals. Sugar in its simplest form is glucose and fructose. Glucose is used by the body including the brain to give energy through metabolic processes in cells. The brain uses a large amount of glucose, which is the only form of energy it can utilise.

As you most probably know, carbohydrates can be broken down into sugar and used for...

March 31, 2019

When it comes to the ‘wellness’ industry, Gluten is well known and most of the time, it’s not good news. The ‘effects’ of gluten have become so well known within the health and wellbeing world, that people who aren’t aware of what gluten is, are now avoiding it because they believe it will heal them of their ill health or just make them ‘healthier’, whatever that may be.

Gluten is a protein found in Wheat, Barley and Rye. It he...

March 29, 2019

There has been an increased interest in the effect of nutrition on the prevention and progression of cancer. Cancer is a devastating condition for both the individual and loves ones affected. Recent research has highlighted the potential for nutrients and dietary patterns to reduce the risk of cancer and cancer reoccurrence.

It has been estimated that 30-50% of all kinds of cancer can be prevented through diet and a healthy lif...

October 3, 2018

Gut health seems to be a hot topic within the nutrition & wellness industry and evidence to support this area of health has substantially increased within the past 5-10 years. You may have heard medical professionals talk about how the gut and the brain are linked but how exactly can changing the composition of your gut help with your mental health? 

Firstly, there is a thing called the gut-brain axis. This is where, you guesse...

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