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We Are What We Eat

Your body is made up of more than 100 trillion cells, the vast majority of which are constantly being turned over as they come to the end of their cellular lifespan and need to be replaced.

Red blood cells last about 125 days. Bone cells last about 3 months. Your stomach lining is replaced every 4 days, and so on.

Isn't it amazing that your body can turn last night's dinner and this morning's breakfast into eye cells, kidney cells, brain cells and all the other tissues our body requires for growth and health? And isn't that even more amazing when you think that for many of us last night's dinner was a pizza and this morning's breakfast was Coco Pops?

Now, we're not zealots - we love the occasional pizza (Coco Pops?- that's definitely another story!) – but good nutrition is one of the main cornerstones of good health, so here are some great resources to help you enjoy the energy and vitality that comes with healthy eating.

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The Fast Diet

First released back in 2013, this book focuses on the health benefits of intermittent fasting (IF). It offers a practical guide to implementing IF into your lifestyle, built around the idea of eating normally for 5 days a week, but … Read Full Article

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The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet

There was a time when comments such as “lose weight fast and reprogram your body” or “how to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes and stay off medication” would have decried as being gimmicky and unrealistic. However, as Michael Mosley … Read Full Article

Sugar: UK Cardiologist Explains Why We Need To Cut Back

UK cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra explains his strong opinions on the deleterious health effects of too much sugar in this 10 minute interview filmed in April 2016 . His comments on the sugar issue are well worth noting, but so … Read Full Article

The Definitive Guide To Insulin, Blood Sugar And Type 2 Diabetes

Everybody should read this article from Mark Sisson of Marks Daily Apple. It provides extremely helpful information on the dangers of excessive carbohydrate ( and especially sugar) consumption, and can help prevent you and your children from unhealthy weight gain … Read Full Article

Michael Mosley’s 5 Biggest Health Myths

Michael Mosley – a really interesting medical practitioner and journalist – recently shared his opinions on what he thinks are 5 of the biggest myths  in health. This is what he had to say: “Michael Mosley is arguably the most … Read Full Article

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Sugar Versus Fat – What We Learnt

On Wednesday 29/1/14 the BBC screened a Horizon program entitled “Sugar Versus Fat – Which Is Worse?” The program asked two identical twin brothers – both of whom are medical practitioners – to follow either a high fat or high … Read Full Article

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Vitamin D – Are You Getting Enough?

Vitamin D deficiency is very common in the U.K. – it’s thought that as many as 90% of our population may be deficient in vitamin D during the winter months, with this deficiency persisting in about 60% of us even … Read Full Article

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Thanks for stopping by! We’re currently putting our series of “Eat Well” articles together. Some are already up, but there’s lots more on the way, so pop back from time to time to check out our latest posts.