Nutrition, Weight Loss and Exercise – Free Public Educational Evening Thursday 8th March 2018, 7-8.30pm

You are invited to a free public educational evening on THURSDAY 8th March 2018, 7pm – 8.30pm. PRESENTATION TOPICS AND SPEAKERS HOW NUTRITION AND ACTIVITY AFFECT OUR BRAINS MARYGRACE ANDERSON – HYPNOTHERAPIST We discuss how much we have discovered about the hippocampus area of the brain – which controls learning and memory, and also influences mood and emotion –…

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

This Victorian saying has recently been given new relevance. A study in the BMJ concludes that prescribing an apple per day to adults over fifty would prevent or delay around 8,500 deaths from cardiovascular complications. Part of the reason for this is because of the natural phenolic compounds with antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory effects. Of…

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Why Eat Mushrooms?

Mushrooms contain beta glucans which are complex fibres from the cell walls of plants, fungi, yeasts and bacteria. They can be used as a preventative measure to help boost natural immunity and kick start the body’s own defence system. Beta glucans pass through stomach acid unscathed to activate the innate immune system. This is done…

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How to avoid the post-lunch energy dip

Afternoon fatigue is a common complaint. One of the most common causes is post-lunch blood sugar dips, related to your inability to effectively burn fat. By switching your body over from primarily burning carbs to primarily burning fats for fuel or becoming “fat adapted,” you virtually eliminate such drops in energy levels. You can do…

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When organic is best

A study conducted at the University of Barcelona was able to show that organic tomatoes contain higher levels of polyphenols than conventional tomatoes. Polyphenols are natural plant antioxidants that are of great nutritional value because by eating them the risk of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases may be reduced, as well as some forms of cancer.…

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Why eat seaweed?

Sea vegetables have been eaten for centuries by Asian cultures, particularly Japan. The ancient Chinese considered the sea vegetable a delicacy to be given to guests of honour. Outside of Asia, many nations by the water have learned how mineral-rich seaweed is. In fact it contains virtually all the minerals found in the ocean and…

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Ageing and Vitality – can the two be interlinked?

Longevity is all about the maximum age we can possibly live to. Potentially we can live to be a hundred and thirty years old – this has been calculated by the number of times the cells in our body can possibly divide. Cell division is all about our cells reproducing and repairing themselves. Jeanne Calment,…

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The Cholesterol Myth Unravels Further

Most cells in our body use either fat or glucose as a fuel source. The one exception to this rule is the brain as none of the cells can use fat for fuel. This is probably because the brain is made up of fat and so it is much too precious to be used as…

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Blueberry salad with jalapeno dressing

Entertaining this weekend? Why not try this easy to make and delicious salad. It’s sure to impress! As well as being delicious, this salad has been created by Nutritionist Fleur Borrelli so it’s super healthy as well. Double win! Blueberry salad with jalapeno dressing This is a great lunch time salad for one or two…

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Five ways to avoid harmful food packaging

A top tip from our wonderful Nutritionist Fleur Borrelli

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