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What you need to know about Ozempic

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The weight loss drug, Ozempic, has taken the world by storm. We’ve all watched as Hollywood stars have been shrinking dramatically in size. And not always with the best results. People are walking around with what’s been coined as “Ozempic” face The loss of facial fat can leave people looking rather gaunt which is not always flattering, specially on a …

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Dr Zoë Harcombe addresses your questions

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I recently posted a video interview with Dr Zoë Harcombe called “How nutritious are vegetables really?” A lot of the information Zoë shared was news to me and I knew it would it get a big reaction from people. Specially from vegans and vegetarians. We’ve all been brought up to believe that there is nothing on earth more nutritious than …

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Guilt-free chocolate mousse

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I’ve been trying to lose some weight recently, as well as seriously cut down on my sugar consumption and reduce cravings. Sugar, as we all know, is highly addictive and very hard to give up.  I’ve always had a very sweet tooth I’ve now been pretty much sugar free for 6 weeks and my cravings have definitely calmed down a …

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The incredible benefits of Manuka honey

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Honey has been used for millennia for it’s sweetness as well as it’s medicinal properties. However, there’s one very particular kind of honey that eclipses all others. Manuka honey is said to be a form of medicine It only comes from one country in the world,  thanks to the Manuka bush which is native to New Zealand. But be warned, …

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Is there a connection between red meat & type 2 diabetes?

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In October 2023, a study came out of Harvard claiming that eating red meat can put you at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Hang on a minute? What?? It’s well known that eating excessive carbohydrates and sugary treats can lead to this diagnosis, but meat? Red meat contains no glucose or carbs This study made no sense to …

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Is the sweetener erythritol safe to eat?

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There’s sugar and then there are the many sweeteners out there. The good, the bad and the absolutely diabolical. I would categorise ALL artificial sweeteners as diabolical. I’ve written before about natural sweeteners and have learned from my talk with biochemist Sakiko (founder of sugar free chocolate brand NoMoSu) that they have many benefits and are by far the best …

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The benefits of drinking matcha tea

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I’ve been drinking green tea for years. I love the subtle taste and the gentle caffeine hit never affects me in the same jittery way that coffee sometimes does. One of the reasons for this, is that green tea contains L-theanine which has a calming effect. Green tea is packed full of numerous benefits and has life enhancing properties. And …

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How to make healthy choc chip cookies with walnuts

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I adapted an already healthy, grain-free and sugar-free recipe by Dr Mark Hyman that was posted on instagram. And everyone now wants to know my version. As anyone who follows me knows, I adapt recipes all the time to make them healthier and usually to make them grain and sugar free. The only reason I adapted this one was to …

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How to curb sugar cravings

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After posting about natural alternatives to sugar, it seems a good time to talk about sugar itself. Over consumption can have huge repercussions on our health, but it’s not always easy to avoid. For one thing, sugar is addictive in a similar way to alcohol and nicotine. In the article below, Shabir Daya, pharmacist at Victoria Health, looks at the …

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The low down on natural sweeteners

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We all know that sugar is the devil but it usually doesn’t stop us eating it, as the craving for sweet things is real. But what about the wide variety of sugar substitutes? Good or bad? Sugar substitutes comprise of the good, the bad and the very, very ugly The chemical ones like aspartame, sucralose and saccharin are poison in …