Dopamine and the monotony of homeworking

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As we come approach the fifth month of homeworking for many, conversations have started around comfort eating and weight gain, and the monotony of the new normal. And these things are all connected by dopamine What is dopamine? Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (or chemical signal) that is released when we experience something pleasurable and satisfying Continue reading »

Why you should switch to dark chocolate this Easter

dark chocolate health benefits

Being healthy doesn’t mean giving up all the good things in life – it just means making informed choices. One of those choices is to always choose dark chocolate over milk. And here is why: Dark chocolate contains far less sugar than milk chocolate. A 100g bar of Green & Black’s 70% Dark Chocolate contains Continue reading »

HRT cake – bursting with phytoestrogens!

HRT cake full of phytoestrogens

This delicious wholesome HRT cake is packed full of phytoestrogens to keep your hormones balanced and hot flushes at bay. Enjoy with a cup of green tea!   Ingredients for the HRT cake: • 100 gr. soya flour • 100 gr. wholemeal flour • 100 gr. rolled oats (porridge oats) • 100 gr. linseeds • Continue reading »

Cookbook inspiration!

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I am a compulsive cookbook buyer! I just can’t help myself when it comes to buying cookbooks, but amongst my huge collection are a few that I turn to time and time again. Here are my current top three: 1. Love Bake Nourish by Amber Rose – I love baking but I don’t like to Continue reading »

Nutrition Tips for Good Concentration and Exam Success

nutrition tips for studying

If, like me, you have a child preparing for GCSEs or other exams this week, then you will probably want all the help you can get to support them focus and concentrate, and avoid anxiety. I’ve put together the following list of tips and hope that they bring some calm into your lives and those of Continue reading »

How to prevent weight gain during Christmas

How to prevent weight gain during Christmas

In this article, we will teach you how to prevent weight gain during Christmas, even if the festive period is full of unhealthy temptations! Alcohol, rich puddings, sweets, chocolates, crisps, roasted nuts, buffet food etc.: it’s hard to resist! We are presented with plates overflowing with food, in the name of celebrating, and it’s a Continue reading »