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Exercise & Fitness

Heartburn? Reflux? What you need to know…

Food in your stomach is usually mixed with gastric acid & enzymes when digesting. Now, heartburn occurs when the gastric acid goes up your oesophagus causing irritation and the burning sensation. This is because your oesophagus lining cannot withstand the acid unlike your stomach. If you do

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The Buzz about "Superfoods"

We hear about them , some swear by them but are there foods that have so called super powers? Is it another myth? The term “super foods” has been given to foods that have shown to provide beneficial properties for our health in growing research. These foods

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Tips for Label Reading!

So you’re grocery shopping, trying not to run the person in front of you over with your trolley. They’re just standing there, reading the food packaging and comparing products. I assume alot of you do that (or pretend to ?!) so what are you really looking at?

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BBQ Salmon Salad

Cooking Time :30 minutes Ingredients (serves 4) 2 oranges, peeled 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, very thinly sliced 1 x 400g can of Chickpeas, rinsed, drained 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/3 cup fresh continental parsley leaves 2 tbs chopped fresh dill 1 large (about 375g) skinless salmon

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"Fishy" Topic – The Omega 3s

The hype on Omega 3 fats has been on the rise as more studies continue to demonstrate their health benefits. So, what are they? Where to find them & how much are we meant to have? Omega 3 fatty acids are a class of polyunsaturated fats (aka

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Creatine Supplementation in Sports

For all the athletes out there (yes and the weight pumping men out there too!) – Here’s a bit of FYI regarding creatine supplements Creatine supplements are usually taken by athletes wanting to gain muscle mass. What is it? Creatine is a compound that is stored in

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Understanding Nutrition Claims

Ever wondered what nutrition claims on food packaging mean? Here’s a quick rundown of the most common claims: Low Calorie/Diet – Indicates that a product is low in fat or sugar, & is usually artificially sweetened. No Added Sugar – means No sugar has been added to

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DID YOU KNOW…

There is no evidence to support that chocolate is linked to migraines and acne. 1 standard glass of red wine contains 85 calories as opposed to a pint of beer which has 184 calories. The flavour of a zucchini is best when it is less than 6

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S.O.S ! Belly Aches, Cramps, Bloating. Case of the Irritable Bowel

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has been a very common problem alot of my patients present with. In simple terms, it is a disturbance of of your digestive tract (your colon in particular) characterised by stomach cramps, wind, pain, diarrhoea/constipation (or a combination of both). Abdominal pain is

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Free Nutritional Assessments on the 28th of January!

I’ll be holding free Nutrtional Assessments on the 28th of January, this thursday, from 10am – 5pm at Al Mousa Medical Centre. This will be a chance for us to talk about your diet, your concerns, and also to highlight main issues to improve on! Follow this

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