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Iron Deficiency – Everything you need to know

Iron Deficiency – Everything you need to know

How common is iron deficiency anaemia? Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the UK, especially among women. Iron deficiency can lead to anaemia, which may be asymptomatic at first, but can lead to fatigue, weakness palpitations or...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a chronic condition that can affect up to 10-20% of people at some point in their life. Monash University in Australia believes that 1 in every 7 adults suffers with IBS. Symptoms include abdominal pain and discomfort,...

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Constipation – Everything You Need to Know

Constipation – Everything You Need to Know

What is Constipation? Constipation is usually defined as having less than 3 bowel movements a week. These movements may be hard, lumpy, hard to pass or even painful. Constipation is a common problem affecting around 1 in 7 people. In those with IBS, constipation...

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6 New Years Healthy Habits you will want to keep!

6 New Years Healthy Habits you will want to keep!

New Years Healthy Resolutions that you will want to KEEP NUMBER 1 Ditch the toast and cereal and start the day with proteins, healthy fats, berries or veggies instead. WHY? Because our body processes refined carbohydrates, such as cereals or toast FAST. This means we...

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Survive the Festive Season 7 Nutrition Tips!

Survive the Festive Season 7 Nutrition Tips!

December can be a time when all our good intentions go out of the window, but it doesn't have to be this way. There is a way of enjoying the parties, the Christmas food and even having a few drinks that can still leave us feeling at our best; healthy and energised....

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Candida Factsheet

Candida Factsheet

Candida: what it is- the symptoms, the cause and how to achieve a healthy and natural balance using an anti-candida diet

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Are Gluten-Free Breads Healthier?

Are Gluten-Free Breads Healthier?

Are gluten-free breads healthier? There is often a misconception that this is the case, but in truth, gluten-free breads can be just as processed and sometimes even worse for our health than traditional bread! So to find out how gluten-free breads can be even...

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Should I Be Taking a Vitamin D Supplement?

Should I Be Taking a Vitamin D Supplement?

A common question in my clinic is "Should I be taking a Vitamin D supplement?" Everyone living in the UK is at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency, making it one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the Northern Hemisphere. We are advised to take additional...

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What are ultra processed foods?

What are ultra processed foods?

UPF? Or ultra processed foods. I have too much for for one post so let's start with statistics. Currently in the UK: 🍬1 in 5 children age 11 are leaving school with obesity 🍕 Over 60% of the calories consumed by children (and over 65%) for teenagers comes from...

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Do I need more magnesium?

Do I need more magnesium?

Magnesium - what is it? What is it? What does it do? Who might be lacking? Who might benefit from supplementation? Magnesium is an essential mineral that is required for well over 600 enzyme reactions in our body and yet many of us are unknowingly deficient. Because...

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Do carbs make me fat?

Do carbs make me fat?

Carbs from Wheat and Flour v Whole Food Carbs ▶️ We process flour differently to other grains. ▶️ This means it's not as good for us to get our carbs from refined flour sources (bread, pizza base, crackers, extruded breakfast cereals, pastries) as wholefood carbs. ▶️...

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Do I need more iron?

Do I need more iron?

Why is iron important?  I covered who may be more likely to have an iron deficiency and many of the symptoms in in part 1 of my iron posts. This time, let’s talk more about what can happen in a deficiency state and what iron does in the body. This shows how its...

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Focus on Iron and Anaemia

Focus on Iron and Anaemia

 IRON - PART 1.  Symptoms of Iron Deficiency ❓Why are so many women that I see in clinic IRON deficient❓ Symptoms of low iron include: ✳️ Tiredness ✳️ Increased infections ✳️ Dizziness ✳️ Weakness ✳️ Pale skin and gums ✳️ Poor concentration ✳️ Hair loss ✳️ Apathy ✳️...

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Anti Inflammatory Diet

Anti Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation - Your Nutrition Guide Full article is in my bio, free for everyone to download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nq1uaMUcuPHjzLFcrbbEAL0O2AsE-LD4/view?usp=sharing Inflammation is part of the normal immune response by the body and is an essential part of...

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