Health

Moments for Seniors…..

….to avoid or minimise the so-called “Senior Moments” and increase health and longevity as we age. It is not just young people that care about their health and well being. In fact, my experience in the Crawley area, where I do most of my nutrition consulting, is that if anything, mature adults and senior citizens…

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Chronically tired and struggling with weight issues? How healthy and happy is your Thyroid?

Our bodies are complicated machines without sufficiently detailed user instructions to ensure that we, or our medical practitioners, can always keep us in tip top form. Having trained originally as an engineer and spent many years in business before studying nutrition, I consider this a bit of design fault and a failure on the part…

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The Modern Day Friendship Cake that is not a cake….

Who remembers the friendship cake? My recollection is from university days when my aunt Bibi first gave me a ‘starter kit’ with the live and fermenting cake mix base, that I kept in my room, feeding regularly with……was it flour, sugar and milk……, made lovely moist cakes with in my electric frying pan (I didn’t…

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Using Diet to Reduce Dementia Risk

The following article has been taken, in full, from Scientific American: http://www.healthafter50.com/alerts/memory/Feed-Your-Brain-With-MIND-Diet_7653-1.html “Question: What do you get when you mix two well-established, healthful diets and sprinkle in a pinch of ingredients known to slow or reduce the risk of cognitive decline? Answer: The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet, a dietary eating plan that…

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Pro- and Pre-biotics…why all the hype?

We are so used to hearing how various branded yoghurt-like products are so good for us because they provide us with ‘good bacteria’ that help our digestion. I am talking about the likes of Actimel, Benecol, Yakult, to name but a few. But why should our digestion need help? If we believe in eating natural…

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GOOD News about BAD Fats!

US legislators have finally done what we have been waiting for and led the way with new legislation that outlaws the use of artificial transfats (trans fatty acids or TFAs)(1) in food ……… But only 3 years from now. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is giving food producers this period to find alternatives and…

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On the Sugar war-path again….

Sugar is killing us. The biggest gift we can give our children is surely THEIR HEALTH. And the best way to start, is to reduce their risks of becoming as sugar dependent as our generation is, with all the health, overweight and social problems associated with it. Take a look at this video. We need…

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The ‘MUST-BUY’ book…..

For those you care about and whose health is important to you! Giulia Enders writes effortlessly and amusingly about such an important part of our anatomy! BUY and READ her valuable book GUT, to gain insights into some fascinating facts, research and, as yet, still unknown aspects of how your body works (and why it…

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Drop-In Sessions Broadfield Community Centre

Every Wednesday 9am-12. Get FREE advice on any nutrition related health issues. Ask any questions. Come and talk to me, Heidi, at Broadfield Community Centre. Ask at reception for further details. No need to book, but if you prefer to, please do so on 07707 840082. Broadfield Place, Crawley, RH11 9BA www.broadfield.cc

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It’s Summer Salad Time!

This is my favourite salad of all times – a European version of Thai Papaya Salad. My husband loves this dish, despite not liking papaya when served as a fruit. But this savoury salad is not only delicious if you like Thai flavours of lime juice and a bit of chilli, but it is also…

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