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This nutritional therapist’s favourite recipes

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As a nutritional therapist who is passionate about food and cooking I am often asked for my favourite nutritious and not-so-nutritious recipes. Well here are a few I couldn’t live without…!  They each offer a lot in the way of nutrition as well as taste and most of them are do-able in under 30 minutes …   Lunch / Dinner …

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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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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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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 Health wise – metrics have moved on since the BMI (Body Mass Index) tool was developed. It’s now known that the BMI tool misses those people with regular weight to height ratio but who carry extra weight around their middle – called central adiposity – which carries a higher chance of dying …

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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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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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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 has 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 …

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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 nutritional therapist, 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 the consultation – with my nutrition …

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