The Nutritional Realist

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Winter Depression? A Natural Approach

Do you get the Winter Blues or are you SAD? It’s that time of year again, and whilst some people can’t wait for the winter months and the start of the festive season, others dread the shorter, darker days and the cooler temperatures. This can be due to a condition known as Seasonal Affective...

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Help Protect Your Immunity This Winter

PREVENTION and PROTECTION are the best approach. Last month we asked the question if you were ready for winter? So this month I thought we'd just check in again and give that immunity some protection as the nights draw in. If it’s a typical English winter then it will be dark, damp, and not...

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Is Your Body Ready to Fight Infection?

Winter is Coming...and with it often some nasty bugs.... Did anyone else blink and miss summer?!! Yeah me too! Potentially then thoughts of boosting our immune systems have been flung to the forefront of our minds?? Well the media scare stories over the threat of “winter flu" for those...

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Recovery Nutrition

Whats the big deal about Recovery? A few years ago I read this great piece by Claire Dunt (www.sportsister.com), I liked it so much I kept it and here you have my slightly modified version. In her article Claire talks about adding in Carbohydrates within 30mins of excercising, which I feel...

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Food for exercise

Food for exercise - What to eat before, during and after exercise As any elite athlete will testify, your training is only as good as the food that you use to fuel it. How would the marathon runner fare if they neglected to load up their carbohydrate stores before a 26.2 mile race? (very...

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Faddy Diets

BEWARE the ‘Faddy’ Diet! The National Obesity Forum has called for campaigns to improve public awareness about the dangers of following fad diets. This follows news from a survey carried out by UK GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare that found nearly 90% of British people are unaware of what...

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Do you suffer from Headaches or Migraines?

National Headache Awareness Month As the National headache awareness month is June I thought this month I'd write about some Nutritional Support to Handle Headaches. Headaches are among the most common of health complaints. They vary widely in severity and can be accompanied by visual...

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Could you go vegetarian for 7 days?

Did you know that this month is There are loads of great FREE resources on the National vegetarian week website. The Facts A strict vegetarian diet means the avoidance of animal flesh. The reasons for going vegetarian are often motivated by religion, animal welfare, ecological issues and...

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Nutrition on a budget?

Nutrition on a budget As we navigate through the seeminly endless ‘credit crunch’ how can we ensure that our diets don’t suffer? The temptation of ‘BOGOFs’ and ‘special offers’, which can be good value for money, but a recent survey showed that 54% of these deals involved high fat, high...

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You can beat stress with good nutrition

How do you respond to too much stress? Do you become aggressive and yell at friends and colleagues, or do you get depressed and hit the booze or chocolate? Whatever your reaction, it is possible to reverse negative patterns without necessarily changing what's stressing you by following a...

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