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Your Guide to Artificial Sweeteners

They are described as sweetness without the calories..Those who are trying to cut down on sugar, lose weight or have diabetes tend to go for artificial sweeteners aka sugar substitutes or low calorie sweeteners. What are they? Artificial sweeteners are chemicals or natural compounds that provide the

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Camel Milk, a Neglected Health Food On Our Shelves?

How many of you have come across a carton of camel milk at the store and actually gave it a go? Personally, I haven’t. I think it is more of a psychological thing where I just cannot get myself to drink milk from a camel! As soon

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Probiotics – Prebiotics…Heard of them?!

If you are into herbal / alternative / complimentary medicine, then you must be familiar with pre & probiotics and their role in health. For those that don’t, this is an overview of what they are, what health benefits they provide and which foods to find them

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Diet Directory – Popular Celeb Detox/Cleansing Diets

Yes, back to the Detox Diets…A topic I have mentioned previously. In order to raise awareness about the zillion diets out there (most which carry false promises of purifying your body of toxins, boosting your immune system and so on…) I thought I would give everyone a

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Does Happily Ever After = Heavily Ever After?!

Endless dinner dates, cooking 3 course meals to impress your partner, marriage, pregnancies, kids and the list goes on… Does being in a relationship, finding love, getting married all lead to the numbers on your scales to climb? This topic is really worth talking about as I

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Know Your Fats!

In a few older posts, I have mentioned some facts about fats..Good fats vs Bad fats and so on. This “educational”post talks about the topic in more detail since I have seen quite a few people with cholesterol problems or others that lack the knowledge…so here goes!

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How Do You Like Your Steak?

Over the years, more research has investigated the relationship between eating charred meat and the risk of developing cancer. Results? Not So Good….. Now the cancer forming chemicals that are in the spotlight are called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These chemicals are formed when meats such as beef,

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A Bean called Soy…

Soybeans have been on the radar due to their health benefits which include cardiovascular health, reducing menopausal symptoms and others such as reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Since I see quite a lot of vegetarians too, I thought I would talk about how including soy products can

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Losing Weight without Exercise

A number of my patients have asked if it is possible to lose weight without exercise, walking, or engaging in some sort of activity…The answer – Yes you can lose weight with restricting your calorie intake alone BUT!!! Maintaining your weight loss without exercise or increasing physical

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More "Superfood" Buzz! Quinoa, Goji, Chia!

More and more foods are making headlines due to their nutritional benefits so I’ve decided to keep you all updated on the hype. This post will focus on the three foods that can be added to the list of “Superfoods”out there and they are – Quinoa, Chia

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