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Upcoming Free Diabetes Group Education Class!!

Dear Readers, The next Free Diabetes Group Education Class (Session 1) will take place on Sunday the 8th of April at the City Hospital. If you or someone you know suffer from Diabetes, or just want to learn about the basics of healthy eating to prevent Diabetes,

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Nutrition, Bones & Osteoporosis

The first thing that would come to mind when thinking about diet and bone health is Calcium.  Now, this is definitely true as Calcium is an essential mineral for bone health, but there are also a number of other dietary factors that need to be considered. Let

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: How dietary intervention can help

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, also known as PCOS, has been a common problem that I have come across here in the Middle East. It affects women of reproductive age (between late adolescence & menopause) and is characterised by a combination of problems: Irregular periods (usually less frequent) Acne

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News Alert: Could Sugar be just as bad as Alcohol & Tobacco?

The talk about sugar (mainly talking about High Fructose Corn Syrup) has been on the radar for quite sometime. And it doesn’t look good! Now, I have come across a recent article published in Nature and I would like to share it with everyone in order to

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Eating Disorders: Under the Radar & Under-diagnosed

How often do you compare yourself to others in terms of appearance and weight? How often does the talk of weight come up in a conversation? How often have you tried to lose weight striving to look better rather than feel and be healthy? We have become

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Diet Myths Uncovered

We’ve heard them all! The Dos & Don’ts of weight management & healthy eating but what is fact & false?  The nutrition misinformation out there is endless and misleading which often leads to unnecessary restrictions & nutritional imbalances.  Common myths are usually created out of incorrect conclusions

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Food & Mood: Is there a Connection?

Food & Mood: Is there a Connection? Over the past few years, scientific research has explored the link between food and mental health giving us more insight on how certain foods can affect our mood. More studies are now showing a link between diet & mental health

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Nutrition on the Go: How to Keep Your Engine Running!

Leading a busy and hectic life definitely takes its toll on your body. Now, most of us do know the reasons behind our lack of energy where our bodies are almost at a state of breaking down. Fatigue and lack of energy can definitely be traced back to

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Weight Loss Pills..Think again!

So you have probably thought about them and might have even tried a few. Weight loss pills with promising ‘ fat burning, metabolism boosting’ effects. This is my 2nd year working in the UAE and to see how easy it is to get hold of some dangerous

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An Updated Post: Pick the Right Carbs: Carbohydrates & the Low GI Diet

We have called them “bad” “fattening” “the devil” and so on, but their true nutritional benefit has been jeopardised by popular myths and misinformation. Yes you can eat carbohydrates after 5 and No they are not fattening! Let us get the facts straight..  Carbohydrates are the best

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