May 19, 2022
The Dementia Connection

Did you know that there is a link between dementia, obesity and type 2 diabetes?  There are some risk factors for dementia that can’t be changed such as age or ethnicity.  But the good news is that other factors including diet and lifestyle can have a big impact on the potential development of this disease.  […]

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May 12, 2022
Top tips for your brain

It is Mental Health Awareness Week so I want to share a few tips about the brain and how to keep it healthy. The average human brain weighs around 1.3kg and consists mainly of water and fat with some protein, carbohydrates and salts. To help keep your brain in tip top condition the easiest thing […]

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May 5, 2022
What’s in season - May

May is an exciting month as new season foods really start to appear. Often the fresh, seasonal spring produce doesn’t need much cooking.  Think lightly steamed or roasted asparagus and broccoli served with pan fried salmon and buttered new potatoes for dinner.   Or a lunchtime salad of watercress, radish, spring onions with feta cheese and […]

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April 28, 2022
How to save time, money and be healthy

It's easy to feel short on time and money when thinking about eating healthily. But one thing can help to save time and money, make it easier to eat healthily AND avoid food waste: Meal planning. Meal planning can help to reduce food waste and therefore save money by just buying the items needed and […]

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April 21, 2022
Get ready for asparagus season

Grab some British asparagus during its short season.  One of the signs of spring is the arrival of British asparagus in shops and markets.   Although asparagus can be bought all year round, for the best flavour, freshness and nutrition (as well as reducing food miles) choose seasonal British asparagus. Benefits include vitamins C, A, […]

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April 14, 2022
Easter bunnies, fluffy chicks, hot cross buns and chocolate eggs

Easter is a time of hope, renewal and spending time with family and friends.  After the restrictions affecting the last two Easter periods it feels particularly welcome. But for those who struggle with weight or have diabetes the prospect of being surrounded by chocolate and other goodies can be worrying.  Add in the pressure of […]

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April 7, 2022
Spend it wisely

Be honest, do you spend your time wisely?  Do you want more time to do the things you enjoy?  Do you think you run out of time all the time but actually spend it doing things you don’t really intend to?  April is Stress Awareness Month and not having enough time for our own self-care […]

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March 31, 2022
Zingy Orange Cake

On Sunday I was a lucky enough mum to be made this gorgeous gluten-free orange cake by one of my sons. Because it doesn’t contain any flour it is lower in carbs than many cakes.  Instead, it uses ground almonds which, along with the eggs, contain protein.  This makes it more filling than ordinary cakes […]

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March 24, 2022
Who wants less time at the weekend?

 I’m guessing that no-one is that keen on having less time but since the clocks are going forward by an hour on Sunday morning that’s the reality this week.     This weekend to minimise the effect of the loss of the hour you might consider going to bed a bit earlier.  Or try spreading the clock […]

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March 17, 2022
Spring is here!

The beautiful spring sunshine and the approach of the equinox on Sunday has got me thinking about vitamin D.  Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because we make it when sunlight hits our skin.   In the UK because of our northerly position and the cold weather (which keeps us covered in woolly clothes […]

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