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Food Matters Live

Ever wondered how new foods, drinks and health products get noticed and are brought to market? Some manufacturers are big enough to pay for product launches with big splash marketing campaigns, or they already have a massive market presence and have avenues to push new products along. Some new innovators will employ an agency to…

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“Constipation can make you realize that life is not easy at all.”  -Rubal Bhatia Constipation is when you find it difficult to have a poo or you find you’re going to the toilet less often than usual.  It is defined as passing a hard stool; even if you go every day, if it is hard,…

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Menopause – can we breeze through it?

It is widely discussed in naturopathic health circles that some cultures do not suffer with menopause symptoms. The ‘Change of Life’ is just not a problem for them;  for example, rural Japanese ladies do not have a vocabulary for the kind of symptoms experienced by women in the West – and yet, when they move…

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Chewed for Thought…?

I am fairly new to the world of microbiome and how it has the potential to help us with our immune systems and our ability to live healthy active lives. During my recent training as an FMT therapist, I have noticed that the “Warp speed” eating regime at mealtimes seems to be a common issue…

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The Bitter Truth

In our conventional modern diets, the bitter taste is very rare. We tend to overuse the sweet taste and often the salty too with all the endless processed snacks we consume daily. But when do bitters come into the equation? With all the health benefits that they can bring us, it is a shame that…

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Can you wear probiotics in clothes?

Kylie Jenner was recently featured in Vogue in an article called “Wearing Rather Than Drinking Her Probiotics”. Well, I have no idea who this famous lady is, wearing the latest fashions and collecting expensive handbags, but this new clothing range, Skin II, from graduate Rosie Broadhead is just great. Your skin has its own protective…

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Valentines Day

A time for kisses and hearts.  Who would have though there is a more scientific link between your mouth and your heart – a much less romantic one? Can poor Dental Health break your heart?   Not just by taking you out of the kissing pool if you have smelly breath, there is a much more…

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Are you a chocoholic?

A Valentines Meal… Love your gut – Once upon a time, I made a themed Valentine’s day meal.  I served heart shaped blocks of fine pate with heart-shaped cucumber garnish, followed by braised lamb’s hearts in a rich red wine gravy with rice and broccoli.  Dessert was a light yogurt and fruit fool set with…

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Can you do a alcohol sabbatical?

A few words about alcohol here.  I’m not saying don’t drink it but if you have any of the following symptoms you might want to consider cutting down or taking a ‘Booze Sabbatical’.

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