Tagged: metabolic health

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Stress Awareness Week – 8 tips for better control

  “Stress is not a state of mind… it’s measurable and dangerous, and humans can’t seem to find their off-switch” – Neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer.   The International Stress Awareness Week (5 – 9 November) highlights the impact that chronic stress has on...

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Ditch the Beige and Eat a Rainbow

When health advocates encourage us ‘eat a rainbow’ and ‘ditch the beige’, they mean us to eat as wide a variety of colourful foods every day and avoid beige processed and engineered foods like bread, toast, pizza, sandwiches and cereals.  Why? Well, apart from the fact that processed foods are...

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7 Reasons To Use Ghee (Foodies will LOVE #7)

Want 7 reasons to use ghee? Look no further! Ghee is a super delicious, healing, saturated uber-fat prized since ancient times. Ghee is made from clarifying butter: very gently boiling off the milk solids from unsalted butter to leave the delicious, highly nutritious and healing golden oil behind.  If your fat of choice has...

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Traditional Foods: Why We Need Them Back on the Table!

It’s finished!  My book ‘Once Upon a Cook – Food Wisdom, Better Living: The Wisdom and Science of Traditional Foods, Forgotten Skills and Nourishing Recipes’ is finally done!  For almost a year I’ve had my head down, eyes-to-the-screen, fingers a-flying and not least, nursed a stiff neck and aching back working...

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Testimonial: How Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching Helped Julie

I was recommended to Izabella for Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching by a close friend of mine who had worked with her previously on diet and lifestyle changes. At the stage of reaching out to Izabella I was drained, exhausted and just doing a days’ work was an achievement.  So, I...

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Give Your Gut Critters a Summer Diet!

Our cheeky little Gut Critters (aka our gut microbiome) NEED a Summer diet!  They’re calling for us to calm the heat in our belly and transition from Spring foods to a Summer diet.  These smart cookies want cooler, moister foods which balance immunity, digestion, energy and weight and we need to listen...