Sorry

I have made a mistake that I am deeply sorry for. In my latest book, What am I Supposed to Eat? I used a word to describe Down Syndrome that I thought was a current medically used word. It has since been brought to my attention it is a word that is used in a […]

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Do you feel out of control if you’re not on a diet?

When I suggest to someone that they stop dieting, the biggest roadblock I hear is: “But how do I manage my weight if I’m not on a diet?” For so many people, dieting has become the only way they feel in control of their bodies and their weight. So, they jump in and out of […]

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Are you getting enough zinc?

In today’s world, meeting our zinc requirements from food alone is much harder than it was even 50 years ago. Zinc used to be present in our soil. As such, we obtained it gradually across the day in foods such as fruits and vegetables. Even grain-based foods such as breads and cereals provided us with […]

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Confused about food?

We recently asked our Facebook community what frustrated them most when it came to their food. Here’s what people shared: “That there’s always someone, somewhere saying your choices are bad. One minute it’s promoted as “healthy” and the next it’s not” “Knowing what quantities to eat for your age (and avoiding that middle age spread)” […]

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Do you ever get ‘hangry’?

Do you have moments when you get so ravenous you can’t think straight? When hunger takes over your body and you need to eat immediately or you feel you’re at risk of fainting? Some people even use the word ‘hangry’, describing how they get overwhelmingly grumpy until they’ve refuelled. When you’re in this state, your […]

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How deepening your compassion can make you feel healthier

Treat others how you’d like to be treated – I’m sure many of us would lose count of how many times we were reminded of this as children. Yet many adults seem to throw this saying out the window, in the name of urgency and efficiency, in the frantic pace of modern life. Thanks to […]

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11 ways to be kinder to yourself

In the heart of winter many people say that they feel out of sorts. People are generally drawn to comfort foods and tend to move less. They experience more difficulty getting up and tend to be lacking in energy – to the point where even routine tasks seem like a chore. They also tend to […]

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Health gems from traditional medicine

We have learnt so much from traditional forms of medicine, whether this is their use of natural therapies or their holistic approach to the prevention and treatment of disease. Here are a few gems that we use in conventional and holistic practice today. Listen to your body Most traditional medicine approaches encourage you to “listen with […]

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