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Garlic fights the common cold Thanks to…natural antibiotics The science: A typical adult will contract an average of two to four colds every year, according to the NHS. But an adult who loads up their dishes with garlic at every opportunity will likely find themselves afflicted less frequently. “Garlic boasts powerful anti-bacteria, anti-yeast and anti-virus properties,” …

There are good reasons for eating seasonal food and here’s an excellent example. December is a good time for cabbage. Cabbage is part of the brassica family, which also includes cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and watercress. They are a liver-friendly bunch that aid detoxication, ideal for the festive season. Packed with vitamin C and …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is becoming more and more common and this article on the website ‘What doctors don’t tell you’ tells the story of lady called Rebekah who had battled with the condition for years. Film PR guru Rebekah Smith had suffered from debilitating fatigue for years but a diet programme tailor-made for her finally …

This delicious pudding is proof that you don’t have to deprive yourself over Christmas. The fruit provides a  natural sweetness and a fabulous gooey texture. You can make it so that it’s wheat free and you can use an alternative to butter so that it’s suitable for those with dairy or gluten intolerance. Makes 1 x 1 …

If you love mince pies but don’t want to eat unhealty pastry or even if you’re gluten intolerant, try this Healthy Mince Pies Mincemeat 2 apples 1 vanilla pod 100g raisins 100g sultana 100g dried cranberries ½ teaspoon of mixed spice Juice of 2 oranges 1tbsp coconut oil plus some for greasing tins ½ teaspoon …

Christmas can be difficult, we want to look our best and we also want to party and indulge during the festive season.  If you’ve been on the Metabolic Balance diet for a while or any other diet for that matter and done quite well, you can get a feeling of dread in the run up …

Many sufferers of PCOS find one of the most frustrating things about the disorder is their inability to lose weight.  Symptoms of PCOS can include feeling hungry all the time no matter what you eat, and this makes it very hard to lose weight. Polycystic Ovarian syndrome is a condition where small cysts grow on …

If you’re planning a family, then it makes sense to talk to a nutritionist to ensure that you get the best nutrition advice from conception through to your baby’s infancy,  thereby giving your baby the best possible start in life from all angles. Recent studies have shown that fertility problems in couples are increasing, with …

There are two types of fibre found in food: soluble and insoluble.  Soluble fibre can help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering LDL (‘bad’) blood cholesterol by interfering with the absorption of dietary cholesterol as well as maintaining blood glucose levels.   As the name suggests, soluble fibre can dissolve in water and food …

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