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5 ways to slow down when you don’t have time!

10th February 2016

This morning, on my way into clinic, I witnessed a young lady in her mid-20’s being knocked off her feet by a cyclist. The cyclist hadn’t jumped a traffic light, nor was he cycling on the pavement. The lady, presumably on her way into work, was in such a rush that she chose not to wait for the lights to change at the junction and attempted to cross the busy road while the traffic was moving. A handful of city-workers helped her to…

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Lifestyle

Nine things you probably haven’t tried for dealing with sleep deprivation

1st January 2016

Happy new year everyone! For the first time in 6 years, I stayed up last night to see in 2016 with my partner. Our children went to bed at 10pm (3 hours past their bedtime) so it seemed reasonable to assume they would sleep in this morning, and we could get away with staying up for a whole 3 hours past our bedtime too… Oh, what a mistake. They were up bright and early before 7am, which is almost an…

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Free from/Allergies Lifestyle

New to dairy free? Here’s what you need to know!

14th October 2015

You probably know at least one person who avoids dairy products in their diet, whether for allergy, intolerance, or ethical reasons. Perhaps you’ve been tested by us at The Allergy & Health Test Clinic and have discovered you need to avoid dairy products too, but aside from not having milk in your regular morning latte, your head is full of questions and you don’t know who or what to believe. What are dairy products, and why do I need to avoid…

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Lifestyle

Five ways to be an unhealthy vegetarian

28th September 2015

This post is dedicated to my parents, who reminded me this weekend of my dislike of vegetables as a teenager. I know you guys are reading this 🙂 Now, it wasn’t so much that I disliked vegetables as a teenager – it was more that I disliked the vegetables from my parent’s allotment that came with extra protein in the form of slugs, snails, caterpillars etc. I’ve had a phobia of slugs and snails since I was young, and will go…

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Lifestyle

How I got my kids to eat (and love) their vegetables

18th September 2015

They may be the offspring of a nutritionist, but my kids are still kids. Just like every other kid (and most grown-ups too) they don’t think twice about eating sugary foods if offered to them, especially chocolates and sweets, and a bowl of chips wouldn’t last 5 minutes in front of my youngest. But at mealtimes, they eat their vegetables, and they eat them well. There’s no fussing or refusing. I don’t dye them strange colours or cover them in cheese.…

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Lifestyle

5 reasons to love your Monday

18th May 2015

I didn’t always love Mondays. 15 years ago the job I was doing was so stressful, and the hours so long Monday-Friday, that I would try to give myself food poisoning on Sundays in order to avoid going to work on Mondays – it never worked and my negativity was definitely affecting my health! But I came to realise that if I couldn’t avoid Mondays, then I’d just have to learn to love them (and maybe change jobs – but…

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Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle

My Daily Diet – Kate

5th January 2015

As therapists at The Allergy and Health Test Clinic, Katherine and I always follow our own advice. As nutrition is not a one-diet-fits-all business, we both follow different diets for different reasons. I follow a paleolithic style diet. This diet focuses on good quality vegetables, meats, fish, and healthy fats such as flaxseed and olive oil, together with some fruits, nuts and seeds. Carbohyrdates are not restricted, but instead are sourced from starchy vegetables rather than wheat, corn, rice etc. There are…

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