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Debunking the Alkaline Diet

By On September 11, 2017

When it comes to the fast-paced society we live in, obsession with quick fixes and instant gratification is the norm. It is no wonder that the end to fad diets is nowhere in… Read More

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Passion for Protein – Is Supplementation Necessary?

By On August 28, 2017

  Ahh protein. It’s probably the most topical macro-nutrient. The debate over protein supplements, their benefits and whether or not they’re actually needed is forever in the mind of gym enthusiasts. We… Read More

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Why the elderly can eat anything they want

By On August 24, 2017

Over 75? Forget counting calories, and make sure you take a second slice of cake! This probably contradicts what you’ve been taught your whole life—to focus on eating a variety of fruit,… Read More

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“Free-Range” Eggs and Ethical Consumerism

By On August 21, 2017

In the context of the common supermarket, choosing a carton of eggs is not as simple as it once was. You can choose from a range of sizes, organic or non-organic, value-added,… Read More

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Coffee: Are its Benefits Bitter Sweet?

By On August 17, 2017

Coffee is the most popular consumed caffeinated beverage in the world. And along with its delicate and unique taste, coffee brings a plethora of health benefits to the table. Some people, however,… Read More

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Ditch the food guilt and enjoy the things that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside

By On August 14, 2017

Food guilt. It comes in all shapes and sizes and it makes you feel like crap. For me, it’s when I decide not to order that delicious dessert for fear of its… Read More

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Food is Not Medicine

By On August 7, 2017

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” You have probably all seen or heard of this quote commonly attributed to Hippocrates. I mean, we all have that one friend… Read More

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Metabolic Syndrome … more like Metabolic Stress?

By On August 3, 2017

Metabolic Syndrome is essentially an umbrella term for a wide variety of health conditions. These conditions include; hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol, high blood sugar levels), excess visceral fat, insulin resistance and high blood… Read More

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Seven Tips for Spotting Dodgy Nutrition Advice

By On July 27, 2017

  Ever found yourself googling the healthiest diet? Or maybe you are perpetually interested in the newest nutrition trend? You’re not alone. In fact, recent research shows that almost half of internet… Read More

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Protein and exercise: the true fountain of youth?

By On July 24, 2017

A magical fountain that can heal the ravages of age was a lifelong quest for both Alexander the Great way back in 300BC and 16th Century Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon. The latter… Read More