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  • Low GL Christmas Cake

    This cake was devised for those with blood sugar problems and digestive issues such as irritable bowel Note that because it has a low sugar and alcohol content, it will not keep for more than a week but can

  • Arthritis Explained: Part 1

    Blood sugar balance - There is a well-established link between inflammation and your body's response to insulin (the hormone that controls blood sugar levels). If your body has a reduced sensitivity to insulin, sugar or insulin remain in the blood, triggering inflammatory Learning to balance blood sugar levels plays a key role in managing the symptoms of arthritis. All my nutrition programmes are based on easy to follow, blood sugar balancing diets that focus on real

  • Autumn Detoxing: My New Programme

    You want to jumpstart your metabolism You want to balance your blood sugar and kick cravings to the curb

  • Sleep Better by Eating Right

    Consuming high-sugar or high-fat foods close to bedtime can lead to fluctuations in blood sugar levels

  • Your Microbiome: A New Organ System

    mechanisms cease to function, potentially causing digestive issues, mood swings, metabolism disfunction, blood sugar problems and all the illnesses that can accompany these. with many of the body's most important functions, including: Immunity Metabolic function Skin health Blood sugar balance Weight regulation Mood stabilisation On the other hand, an unbalanced microbiome has been

  • 6 Food Groups to Lower Stress

    Why is it that when we are stressed, we crave foods that are high in refined sugar, such as biscuits, chocolate, sugary drinks, cakes etc? sitting in traffic, relationship problems etc, we still tend to crave foods high in simple, refined sugars , bread, pasta) and foods with added sugar can result in blood sugar highs and lows throughout the day This ‘blood sugar rollercoaster’ results in increased anxiety and causes cravings, energy crashes, overall

  • Chronic Inflammation: What you need to know

    Sugar - Sugar is one of the leading dietary causes of chronic inflammation, as well as contributing to sugar addictions that can be incredibly hard to kick. advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in the body and blood sugar spikes. These nutrient-empty carbohydrates have a high glycaemic load, which cause blood sugar spikes and lead to inflammation, much like sugar.

  • 11 Superfood Powders to Support Your Health

    boost brain function, lower the stress hormone cortisol, help fight anxiety and depression and lower blood sugar. Baobab can also help to support your digestive system, while assisting in blood-sugar balance. Moringa is thought to help support healthy blood sugar levels as well as offering protections for the which carries oxygen around the body, as well as being involved in the production of both red and white blood

  • A Nutritional Therapist's Guide to Sleep

    These will often be high-sugar foods, which also cause weight gain. Sugar causes energy spikes and dips. When your blood sugar levels spike and then fall too low while you are asleep, this will cause you to This is your body's protective mechanism to help rebalance your blood glucose levels. sugar levels whilst you sleep.

  • Is Breakfast Really That Important?

    This results in fewer cravings for sugar-dense, calorific, energy-providing snacks to get you through A healthy breakfast stabilises your blood sugar levels and curbs those sugary snack cravings. “When you start your day with sugar, you kick off an addictive cycle of sugar and carb cravings that Protein-rich foods like eggs, nut butters, or a protein shake steady blood sugar and reduce metabolic not reliant on numerous stimulants like coffee to get you going, accompanied by energy crashes and sugar

  • An Autoimmune Protocol

    Gluten, dairy, grains, processed sugar and flour, beans and poor quality vegetable oils are often triggers Removing sugar, dairy and gluten from the diet is often the first step, due to the inflammatory nature Avoid canned fruits and veg and those preserved with sugar or salt. have a detrimental effect on your blood sugar levels. Going gluten, dairy and processed sugar free is all or nothing for results.

  • Preventing Alzheimer's: The Diabetes Connection

    Trying to understand the link between diabetes and Alzheimer's By keeping your blood sugar levels low You need sugar for your brain, yet sugar is implicated in insulin resistance. By keeping your blood sugar levels low and including healthy fats into your diet, you are giving your to insulin, you may no longer be able to regulate your blood sugar, leading to brain problems. The most important foods to avoid are the dramatic blood sugar instigators like grains, bread, sugar,

  • What is a Ketogenic Diet?

    condition where your body burns its own stored fat, rather than using glucose, such as that found in sugar Insulin: Generated to process sugar or glucose in the bloodstream by absorbing it into the body. The ketone bodies serve as substitutes for sugar, which was being produced by carbs in the diet. sugar control. These foods also increase insulin levels and blood sugar and will prevent fat loss even with increased

  • Gluten Free Tips

    Beware the new gluten-free, highly processed, highly-refined products, spiking blood sugar and insulin

  • A Nutritional Therapist's Guide to Stress

    A consequence of this increased heart rate is that blood pressure rises. High blood sugar - Your body's main source of fast-release fuel is glucose. When stressed, the body causes you to crave sugary foods that will give it a quick glucose energy burst the stressor involves sitting in front of a computer and worrying, while supplying the body with the sugar One of the main dangers of a long-term increase in blood sugar is that the body can become insulin resistant

  • Detoxification and the Liver

    is the most complex organ in the body performing a multitude of different functions (from regulating blood sugar levels, to making 13,000 different enzymes, to metabolising hormones, manufacturing cholesterol In particular, more and more research shows that eliminating refined sugar, refined carbs, fructose (

  • 12. Eat Healthy

    If you are still eating a grain-heavy, sugar-filled breakfast it’s time for a change. Breakfasts like this, high in refined sugars, set your day up for blood sugar spikes, energy level slumps Including protein with each meal is a great way of keeping your blood glucose levels stable, particularly

  • Macronutrients: Your Diet Basics

    They range from being very fast releasing carbs or high GL: sugar, honey, white bread, refined foods, to very slow releasing or low GL: non starchy veg, e.g. green leafy veg and low sugar fresh fruits such Avoid: Sugars white flour products refined foods. Fruit and vegetable fibre helps slow down the absorption of sugar into the blood, helping to maintain good energy levels and balanced blood sugar levels.

  • Guidelines for an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    fruit and vegetables and reducing your intake of refined carbohydrates (anything with flour and/or sugar Many people get as much as 25% of their calories from drinking sugar. Red wine does help digestion, blood sugar and cholesterol. Enjoy dark chocolate (70% +) as a treat. Magnesium helps blood pressure and blood sugar.

  • Caring For Your Liver

    be eliminated from the body; fighting infections; manufacturing proteins and hormones; controlling blood sugar; cleansing your blood.

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