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NUTRITION 7th February 2018

Are smoothies
actually healthy?

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If the benchmark is an Oreo milkshake, then yes.

But like most things in health & wellness, nothing is ever straightforward. Nutrition is perplexing, and this may sound like another curveball being thrown your way, but hear me out. That blueberry & kale smoothie may not be as healthy as you think.READ MORE


FOOD, HEALTH, NUTRITION 10th January 2018

How to lose weight on a
high-fat low-carb diet,
WITH carbs!!

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Last week, the U.S. News & World Report published their 2018 list of best diets, placing the high-fat low carb ketogenic diet last. How could this be? I lost four pounds that same week on ‘keto’, and it’s wildly popular with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and LeBron James.

The judge’s stance: ketogenic diets are highly restrictive, which they are. Could you live off 5% carbohydrates, 10% protein and 85% fat? Turns out, you may not need to. Mark Sisson, author of The Keto Reset Diet says it’s possible to have your cake and be keto too.READ MORE


NUTRITION 9th August 2017

It can be deadly, yet 1 in 6 Americans has it.
What is Metabolic Syndrome?

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Question: Which of the following statements is true?
A: ‘I can’t put weight on, I have a fast metabolism’
B: ‘I can’t lose weight, I have a slow metabolism
C: ‘I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – my doctor says it’s metabolic syndrome’
Answer: All of them

Sure, metabolism is how fast your body burns calories, but when it’s out of control it can make you sick. This state, known as metabolic syndrome is on the rise, bringing with it an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

It affects 47 million American adults (1 in 6 people) and is even rising amongst teens (1 in 10). So what exactly is metabolic syndrome and how can you prevent it?

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NUTRITION 26th July 2017

The Genetic Diet:
A permanent solution to weight loss?

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“The same dietary advice cannot be good for everyone, because we are all different”.

That’s the hard line from Dr. Eran Elinav – immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. His team studies nutritional genomics, a promising field of genetics that explains why you don’t lose weight on a given diet, even though your friend does.
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