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A Healthy Childhood – 1920’s Style

October 20, 2015
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The modern world is overloaded with information and advice about all aspects of how to live. We can readily access research, our lives are filled with many distractions and the pressure to compete and succeed has become entrenched. Alongside all of these changes our diets have altered and […]

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All bunged up?

October 14, 2015
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It’s that time of year when everyone you speak to seems to have a cold or infection, has had one or is still struggling to shift it alongside that horrid excess mucus build up. It may be beneficial to avoid certain foods during this time and increase […]

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Eat and Play for Sleep

September 10, 2015
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Children and sleep, or to be more specific a lack of sleep, is a common topic for discussion. The accumulative effects of poor sleep can be significant for a growing child. A stress response in the body triggered by a lack of sleep can create a cycle of […]

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Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

July 31, 2015
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How often have we heard or used the sayings, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ or ‘you should breakfast like a king’? Are these statements founded in truth or have they simply just been used throughout generations to get children to eat up? Interestingly there […]

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Feed your Child’s Brain

July 31, 2015
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The brain has priority in nutrient supplies above all other organs, utilising 20% of oxygen and calorie intake making it the most metabolically active part of the body. Understanding how the brain develops, functions and an appreciation of its needs can help support optimal brain development.

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The Battle of Real Food versus Packaging!

July 28, 2015
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As parents we work very hard to raise our children to be happy and healthy. Sometimes this can be an uphill battle, especially when faced with advertising and marketing aimed at tapping into child pester power. As a parent, teacher and registered nutritional therapist I am always looking […]

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Food Play for the under-fives

July 21, 2015
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Encouraging children to eat and enjoy a healthy, varied-diet and develop positive nutritional behaviours is something every parent strives to achieve. Many factors including increasing costs, the rise in the availability of processed foods, reduced cooking skills and busy lifestyles have all impacted on children’s diets […]

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Creative Healthy Swaps

July 8, 2015
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Whilst searching for healthier choices many individuals have moved away from modern grain products for many different reasons often associated with health or simply to try something different. Looking for alternatives can prove nourishing, beneficial for our health and delicious.

 

The grain of today is far removed […]

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Moringa…the latest ‘superfood’

June 26, 2015
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‘Superfoods’ are best described as nutritionally dense foods that may offer significant benefits as we strive towards optimal health and vitality. They are often described as natures gift and as they are real foods in their natural form the body can recognise them and utilise them to […]

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What’s Iron got to do with it?

June 26, 2015
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Iron is critical for life as seen by its many roles in the body. It’s main function being the formation of haemoglobin that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and carbon dioxide away from the tissues to the lungs. For this reason […]

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Identifying and managing food allergies in young children

June 11, 2015
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Childhood allergy is becoming increasingly common in the UK with 50% of children being affected. Food allergy symptoms can be wide ranging and for many they can be life threatening (e.g. anaphylaxis). As a parent it’s vital to work with your child’s teachers and carers […]

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What’s Magnesium got to do with it?

June 3, 2015
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Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals within our bodies and is vital for in excess of 300 biochemical reactions. It’s required for so many reasons but namely to maintain nerve and muscle function, support our immunity, heart function, bone strength, blood sugar balance, sleep and […]

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