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Why I’m not giving up food for lent

Why I’m not giving up food for lent

Why I’m not giving up food for lent. Each year lent comes and goes, many don’t succeed and for some they do. Most of those who take part in lent have no religious beliefs what so ever, however they want to challenge themselves to give up something to see if they can do it. I am all for supporting peoples desires and if you do this and succeed at it then that is super creditable; good on you!! I just…

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What to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

What to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

What to eat to reduce Inflammation A topic of conversation that regularly comes up in my working practise is inflammation. Inflammation is at the root of many common, long term diseases: arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. With education and correct food choices, symptoms can be reduced and discomfort eased. Inflammation is not always a bad thing. In fact, inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. It is a protective response to remove…

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Why I despise calorie counting

Why I despise calorie counting

Is it me or has the world gone calorie counting obsessed? Counting calories is one of my biggest pet hates and something I wish everyone would stop doing. Wherever we look we are faced with calories; from TV programmes to going out to dinner, to wearing a watch on our wrists counting every calorie we burn to calorie tracking apps. When we go out for a nice meal it is a treat, a place to socialise, be happy and enjoy…

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