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All About Plant Based Diets: Includes Meal Plan

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Plant based diets are essentially vegetarian diets. This means replacing animal meats with plant based foods instead. Many people who follow a plant based diet do so based on ethical, environmental, religious, health or economic concerns.As a result, there are a number of plant based diets, some of which may include animal produce. As nutrition […]

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How to Detox Your Body the Right Way

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The words ‘detox’ or ‘detoxification’ get thrown around a lot these days but few people really know what these words actually mean. It’s often a common word used by diet marketers and trainers to sell someone a diet protocol or supplement range.For the majority of people, these are waste of time and money. That’s because […]

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An Evidence Based Look at The Ketogenic Diet

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The ketogenic diet is an advanced nutrition protocol due to its complex nature and highly debated methodology. Despite it looking ‘simple’ on the outside, as essentially it is a diet based solely around the manipulation of carbohydrates, when we understand how it works on a cellular level and investigate the finer details it can become […]

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What is Intermittent Fasting and How Does it Work

Intermittent fasting (IF) has become one of the most talked about modern protocols over the last number of years, and rightfully so, it breaks the rules. For decades we have been told to eat every 2-3 hours and to eat breakfast upon waking; to kick start our metabolism for optimal body composition and health. Intermittent fasting […]

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The Importance of Sleep: Everything you need to know

This article looks at the extremely important topic of sleep. It is accepted that everything within the animal kingdom must sleep, yet the exact purpose and mechanism of sleep are only partly understood. It always makes for an interesting topic as everyone can relate to it and has plenty of experience of it too. Understanding sleep, […]

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All About Autoimmune Disorders

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The ‘immune system’ is one of the most complex mechanisms in our bodies. It is designed to serve as a protection system to defend us from the millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites that we are in contact with daily.It is therefore important that this system is functioning correctly and is in a healthy […]

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Disordered Eating And Eating Disorders – What You Need to Know

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The terms ‘disordered eating’ and ‘eating disorders’ serve as broad terms for anyone who is having psychological difficulties with food and therefore have a subsequent difficult relationship with it. There are a number of recognized eating disorders such as a complete avoidance of food, binge eating and highly restricted or regimented diets. These disorders are […]

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Nutrition for the Young, Women and Older People

A lot of nutrition books and general advice have been created with the ‘average’ person in mind. These do not take into account the additional needs of certain groups within the population. It is therefore important to have an understanding of how your dietary recommendations may impact upon these specific groups and know how to adjust […]

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The Paleo Diet: What is it and How Does it Work

The Paleo Diet, or hunter-gatherer diet is based on foods Palaeolithic humans would have eaten. This type of eating is also known as primal or caveman.The Paleo diet consists of real, whole foods so it focuses primarily on fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds. It therefore eliminates a whole range of processed or man-made […]

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Carb Backloading: Does it Work? A Scientific Review

Carb Backloading (CBL) has become yet another highly talked about modern nutrition protocol over the last number of years. Carb Backloading, like many of the modern nutrition protocols goes against traditional nutrition and dieting recommendations. Tradition tells us that we must eat our carbohydrates early in the day, otherwise the energy from this will not be […]

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What is Dietary Fibre – Everything You Need to Know

What is dietary fibre? Fibre is a complex carbohydrate made up of non starch polysaccharides, resistant starches and/or cellulose. Dietary fibre used to be known as ‘roughage’, and refers to a group of substances in plant foods which cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes. In this this article you will learn what […]

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