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  • How Too Much Choice is Bad for Your Health

    Some time ago, Barry Schwatz gave a talk on “The Paralysis of Choice: Why More is less”. The talk was illuminating in that it dispels some myths about providing choices to customers. While the lecture was a...

    • Posted November 2, 2010
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  • COCONUT OIL: THE SECRET ASIAN SUPER FOOD

    Traditionally Fats and oils are used interchangeably. But in a strict sense, oil usually means liquid at room temperature and fat usually means solid at room temperature.

    • Posted June 12, 2010
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  • Veganism: Healthy?

    Four years ago my father decided to take the extra step from vegetarianism by becoming a vegan.

    • Posted February 14, 2010
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  • Are you unconsciously incompetent?

    The “Four Stages of Learning,” a theory by 1940’s psychologist Abraham Maslow is a good means to empathise with people who feel content in a “comfort zone” Alternatively it empathises with those who  feel the need to...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Research: Your Body is an Instrument and not an Ornament

    Happy New Year! We are approaching the time of year when we consider making changes in our lives. De-tox dieting, gym memberships, and Personal Trainers are all topics at the forefront of our minds.

    • Posted January 10, 2010
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  • Christmas Diet part 2: Appetite Control

    In my last article I discussed the regulation of sugar to halt the insulin spike in the body for Christmas.

    • Posted November 19, 2009
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  • Lose Weight for Christmas the Healthy Way

    Part 1: When we eat, our body converts digestible carbohydrates into blood sugar (glucose), our main source of energy.

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Salut! from Mallorca

    Finally……. I was on the plane and I managed to calm down. The airport security was so time consuming I felt like turning around and staying put in the UK.  In the back of my mind I...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Is there an I in team?

    I like many others moved to Knutsford many moons ago in order to enrich career and opportunities. It was very daunting at first as I knew very few people in the area and struggled to get to...

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Take Tom’s 40 day challenege

    The good news is that the Challenge is not all about giving up things that you enjoy. We also want you to use this period to try to focus on positive things to add to your daily...

    • Posted February 26, 2009
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