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HealthyHerts Nutrition

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What do clients say about Healthy Herts Nutritional Therapy?   I am fortunate to work with some lovely and very dedicated clients on improving their nutrition habits who work extremely hard to reach their health and fitness goals. These are some words from them regards working with me as a Nutritional Therapist on everything from losing weight to special diets …

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Diet – No Resolutions Necessary!

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Tired of impossible resolutions? Here are 5 easy ways to improve your diet – no resolutions necessary. Put these on your fridge and read them daily for a more nutritious diet. 1. Not all fats make you fat! Include healthy fats to keep you fuller for longer… and so naturally you’ll avoid the roller-coaster sugar crashes (and the ‘pick-me-up’ biscuits…) …

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I bet you know your BMI… but do you know your WHR?

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What is WHR? WHR stands for Waist to Hip ratio Things have moved on since the BMI (Body Mass Index) tool was developed. The issue with the BMI tool is that it misses those people with regular weight / height ratio but who carry weight around their middles which carries a higher chance of dying sooner from diabetes or heart disease …

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Calcium as part of a nutritious diet… (updated October 2018)

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Q.Why is calcium in the diet important? How much do I need? Important questions – calcium is needed for strong and healthy bones and teeth. Calcium is also required for cell signalling, blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function. Most adults between the ages of 19-65 will need 700mg of calcium a day, (different amounts apply for 0-18 year olds, women breastfeeding will …

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15 ways to eat more oily fish (& what is an oily fish anyway?)

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So after discussing how to get more oily fish into our diets with clients and most recently just this morning with my friends, it is apparent that many people really struggle with this.  Fish and nutrition have a close relationship… A large body of evidence points to eating oily fish two to three times a week to help lower blood pressure …

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Guest blog post from ‘Meatless Mum’

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My lovely Healthy Herts Nutrition client has been making some fundamental food and nutrition changes recently and has written a revealing guest blog post for me about how she is moving her family from meat-eating to meat-free…   Meatless Mum I had considered giving up meat for many years. Why then did it take me until I was forty-one to even …

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2016 in nutrition and looking to 2017

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I’ve just been reflecting on the highlights of this last nutritional year and again it’s been a busy one… Nutrition Research The department of health have finally recommended that everyone has 10 mcg daily of Vitamin D. (The dosage is controversial – it’s considered too low in some circles – but it’s a step in the right direction). New research …

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What does a nutritional therapist eat?

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  So if you’ve ever been curious and wondered what a nutritional therapist actually eats and drinks – then now is your chance to find out what makes it into my shopping trolley  Food: cruciferous vegetables (of course!) One of my favourite examples: Bok Choi – I love this totally tasty, easy to use vegetable – I chop and fry …

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So what actually happens in a nutrition consultation..?

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Well if you’ve never had a consultation with a nutritionist, you may want to read on… My aim is to help you feel your best using science-based nutrition advice and ongoing coaching that is relevant for your body, mind, environment and lifestyle. I combine my knowledge of you – via the health form and consultation – with my nutrition experience and …

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Is your child a fussy eater? Top 5 ways to improve your child’s diet

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Fussy Eaters…. OK, so even children that are typically pretty good eaters have their ‘off days’ when they will only eat meals made entirely from bread sticks and eschew anything resembling protein or vegetables… whereas other children are just fussy with food, and particular textures, smells and flavours from the off. Encouraging your children to eat healthily is one of …

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