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  • ‘Fat-free’ is oh so last year!

    Posted in Food Bites |
    Fat is back. No longer the dietary villain, it’s firmly back on the menu. But what sources are good, and what’s really on the label of those temptingly tasty ‘fat-free’ products?
  • The lactose low down

    Posted in Food Bites |
    If you think you could be lactose intolerant, you’re probably right. Most of us can’t digest dairy products and suffer painful digestive consequences if we eat the stuff. Can’t live without it? You may be addicted.
  • The dastardly ‘diet’ deception

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    A minute on the lips and the hips will remain in blissful ignorance. A pleasant thought, but taking the sugar-free foods route isn’t the way to cheat on calories.
  • What are dietary lectins and are they affecting your health?

    Posted in Food Bites |
    Why are dietary lectins present in certain foods, and what havoc can they wreak inside your body? A detailed look at these anti-nutrients and how to follow a low lectin diet.
  • Nature's cosmetic

    Posted in Food Bites |
    Plastic surgeons and cosmetics companies charge a fortune for this stuff…and we make it naturally, in our own bodies!
  • Back to the future

    Posted in Food Bites |
    We need to take a leaf out of our ancestors books if disease-free, vital living is the goal. It's time to get back to eating basics and ditch those take-out menus.
  • Is your brain trying to eat itself happy?

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    Getting your dietary dose of vitamin ‘P’ (yes, pleasure) through chocolate doesn’t have to be an unhealthy hit – as long as it’s part of a meal where your selfish brain gets enough nutritious fuel to prevent cravings.
  • Gout's not an old man's illness

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    Flooding the body with fructose from too many processed foods and drinks could become a painful lesson if gout takes hold.
  • Is your brain selfish?

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    In the natural world, ‘survival of the fittest’ is still the basic rule, and inside the human body it’s no different.
  • What’s ‘insulin resistance’ and why's it so bad for us?

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    The path to diabetes is littered with obstacles. The body will use all tools at its disposal to prevent it taking hold, but it’s only a matter of time before overuse turns into abuse where insulin’s concerned.