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Spring cleaning for better everyday health

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson
It's uncertain exactly where the tradition of spring cleaning comes from - it may go back to the practice of 'shaking the house' before the Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of Spring, or it could have come from the Jewish tradition of cleansing the house before Passover. Continue Reading

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson

Vitamin D - sometimes called the Sunshine Vitamin - plays an essential role in good health as it helps our bodies to absorb calcium, therefor keeping our bones and teeth strong and healthy. Our own bodies can produce Vitamin D just by exposing our skin to sunlight. From early Spring to early Autumn most of us get more than enough Vitamin D (10 micrograms, or 400 International Units) naturally - it can take just 10 minutes if you pop outside between 11am and 3pm. But once the winter months settle in, getting enough Vitamin D can be quite a struggle. The sun's rays are much weaker and thus even going outside during the day isn't likely enough. During these months it's best to look for alternative sources of Vitamin D. However take care not to take too much Vitamin D as it could be harmful.

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Brussels Sprouts aren't just for Christmas!

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson
For many of us, Brussel Sprouts make one appearance a year on our tables during Christmas dinner and then are forgotten about for the other 364 days of the year. Which is a shame because Brussels Sprouts can be downright delicious when prepared well - and they're pretty good for you too! Continue Reading
There's evidence to show that those who take it easy in between sessions of intense training see better results than those who consistently exercise without much downtime in between workouts. But how does it all work? Continue Reading

Reducing added sugars at every meal

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Helen Field
The best way of cutting down sugar in your meals is to make them yourself. We're talking from scratch. 'I don't have the time or energy to do this!' I hear you say. But, healthier meals don't have to take long to prepare or include many ingredients. Often, the simplest meals are the best. Here are a few easy low sugar recipes for meals you can make just for yourself, or for the whole family. Continue Reading