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Help – I’ve put on weight! How do I get back on track?

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So this has been a common complaint over lockdown – here are my top 3 recommendations of things you can start doing straightaway…   Firstly – cut yourself some slack Its been a challenging few months and dealing with all of these changes has taken some deep breaths, to say the least. So, if you’ve put on a few pounds, …

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Too stressed to cook / eat / drink / stop eating…

or drinking or eating the ‘wrong’ foods? You’re not alone…   Rate your stress…   When clients come to see me I will typically ask how stressed they are on a scale of 1-10… This is either because they’re showing signs of stress or because they tell me that stress is making them ill in some way – and its …

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Why are fermented foods nutritious?

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  As recognition of their rich nutrition value grows, fermented foods are enjoying somewhat of a revival, which means that they’re more easily available than ever. However, the process of fermenting foods has actually been around for millennia due to necessity. Let’s face it – fridges have only been commonplace since relatively recently – about 65 years ago. You may have heard of some of …

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Testimonials

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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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How can I get plenty of calcium in my diet?

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It’s easy once you know how… Here is a sample day of food showing the Calcium quantities next to each food type, in milligrams with Ca next to it, in brackets. Most adults need 700mg daily, up to 1250mg if you have osteoporosis or have coeliac disease – more on calcium in the diet.   Breakfast: 310mg Calcium Bowl of porridge …

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Calcium as part of a nutritious diet… (updated Summer 2020)

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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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Guest post from Hannah Brown on anorexia recovery and her new support service

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This month my guest writer, Hannah Brown from Bedfordshire discusses her ongoing fight for NHS care and support for recovery from anorexia nervosa and how she is now offering others support through her bespoke peer-to-peer Eating Disorder (ED) recovery support service An Ear To Hear.  (Please note that due to the seriousness of this mental health condition, Nutritional Therapists (NT’s) …

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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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