Nutrition, Food And Exercise

At last the NHS is doing something about eating healthily

We gain weight during treatment, and losing it can be difficult. Hospital meals chock full of fatty preservatives don't help, and trying to find a healthy snack in hospital can be impossible. Thank heaven campaigns by well-known chefs like Jamie Oliver are shaming...

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Chocolate and Christmas

Researchers across the Atlantic are now discovering benefits of Chocolate in MODERATION! So we can all indulge at Christmas but it MUST be Dark Chocolate. For chocoholics,  it's the best Comfort Food  Researchers at US medical centres such as Johns Hopkins, etc. have...

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Eating for Osteoporosis

Confused about what to eat if you have Osteoporosis? You are not alone It seems sensible eating might be getting a look-in. Fad diets have had their day Especially if you have Osteoporosis Healthy bones need a well-balanced calcium-rich diet that incorporates food...

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Aqua aerobics are excellent exercise

Britain has many hospital hydrotherapy pools - why are we allowing so many to close? In Europe they are expanding as doctors see the benefits. Spa waters at Casciana Terme, Italy Italy has come up with good ideas for Acqua Aerobics; I tried them out in Casciana Terme...

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We are doing something right in Britain !

Recent European Health Interview Survey                                                                                                       shows we are tops when it comes to eating our 'five a day'  We may be bottom of European survival rates post cancer, and used...

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Organic foods – are they a fad?

Latest fad is eating food from crops planted according to Moon phases Moon Madness seems just a bit too far Latest TV chefs to hit the lucrative spin-off trail from their own TV series are the Hemsley Sisters.  The cameras love them, but in their quest to come up with...

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‘Five a Day’ is fresh or frozen best?

Advice from Livestrong Don't feel guilty about eating frozen fruit or veg A recent email from Livestrong, the giant US cancer charity, removed the guilt from my shopping. They say "produce selected for freezing is harvested when it's ripe, rather than harvested early...

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Processed foods

Warning sounds over processed foods  Could these be reason it's hard to lose weight?  We are constantly told there is an exploding obesity crisis threatening us. Celebrities front the latest glitzy diet plan, claiming their plan helped them lose stones in weight....

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