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Lifestyle Thyroid Support

The ONE thing you need to know about brassica vegetables, goitrogens, and your thyroid

6th October 2016
brassica vegetables

You may (or may not) have heard rumours surrounding certain green veggies being a problem for your thyroid because they contain goitrogens, or are “goitrogenic”. Your doctor may (or may not) have asked you to avoid the brassica family – broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, but not explained why.  Either way, you may well be feeling confused and wondering what these goitrogens are if they’re really an issue for your thyroid.…

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Why real food doesn’t have ingredient labels

10th August 2016

Take a walk round any local supermarket, and you’ll see various foods in brightly coloured packages screaming their various health claims at you: “sugar-free”, “diet”,  “zero”, “no artificial colours or flavours”, “low fat”, “fat-free” and so on. We’re constantly being told we eat too much sugar, too much fat, too many E-numbers, and so these perfectly packaged products must be the answer, right? But read behind these marketing claims and there’s a high chance you will a less-than-healthy food inside that packaging.…

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Five ways to be an unhealthy vegetarian

28th September 2015

This post is dedicated to my parents, who reminded me this weekend of my dislike of vegetables as a teenager. I know you guys are reading this 🙂 Now, it wasn’t so much that I disliked vegetables as a teenager – it was more that I disliked the vegetables from my parent’s allotment that came with extra protein in the form of slugs, snails, caterpillars etc. I’ve had a phobia of slugs and snails since I was young, and will go…

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How I got my kids to eat (and love) their vegetables

18th September 2015

They may be the offspring of a nutritionist, but my kids are still kids. Just like every other kid (and most grown-ups too) they don’t think twice about eating sugary foods if offered to them, especially chocolates and sweets, and a bowl of chips wouldn’t last 5 minutes in front of my youngest. But at mealtimes, they eat their vegetables, and they eat them well. There’s no fussing or refusing. I don’t dye them strange colours or cover them in cheese.…

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Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle

My Daily Diet – Kate

5th January 2015

As therapists at The Allergy and Health Test Clinic, Katherine and I always follow our own advice. As nutrition is not a one-diet-fits-all business, we both follow different diets for different reasons. I follow a paleolithic style diet. This diet focuses on good quality vegetables, meats, fish, and healthy fats such as flaxseed and olive oil, together with some fruits, nuts and seeds. Carbohyrdates are not restricted, but instead are sourced from starchy vegetables rather than wheat, corn, rice etc. There are…

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