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Sustainable & Long-Term Weight Loss

Trying to answer the question of what really sets individuals who achieve successful, substantial long-term weight-loss maintenance apart has become my calling in life as both a clinician and researcher. Having worked with patients to help them achieve significant, sustainable weight loss over the past nine years has taught me an incredible amount about the [&hellip

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What Are Polyphenols & The Health Benefits

What are Polyphenols? Polyphenols are a large family of naturally occurring plant compounds, with around 8000 different types (1). They are found in a variety of plant foods including many fruits, vegetables, tea, and cocoa. Although they are utilised by the plant as protection against UV radiation from the sun and to prevent the invasion [&hellip

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Potatoes: What Are The Nutrients & Health Benefits

From roasted potatoes to fries and mash, which all play significant roles in the British’s diet, it simply shows the importance of humble potatoes in the country. Potatoes are the fourth most important crop in the world, coming after rice, wheat and maize.[1] They are eaten as a staple food all around the world due [&hellip

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Supporting Children’s Mental Health

This week, 1-7 February 2021, is Children’s Mental Health week in the UK, which aims to highlight the importance of mental health within children and young people [1]. If you are a parent, there is absolutely no doubt that you are likely to be finding these current circumstances particularly worrying. For many of us, our [&hellip

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Using Food As A Reward & Why To Avoid This Behaviour

With the endless amounts of rules and recommendations around parental feeding practices, it can be difficult to know when innocent behaviours may negatively impact a child’s relationship with food.  The use of food as a reward The use of food as a reward occurs when good behaviour has been performed and a child is rewarded [&hellip

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Taking Care Of Your Bone & Dental Health

Optimising bone and dental health are important in the prevention of several diseases and conditions such as osteoporosis (porous bone), osteomalacia (soft bone) and dental caries (tooth decay) which have the potential to cause us a lot of discomfort. The good news is that we can reduce the risk of bone and dental related conditions [&hellip

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