Do you suffer from chronic gas, bloating, poor memory, constipation, feeling nauseous, have been diagnosed with IBS or even eczema? Even if you have just one of these symptoms then it is extremely likely the cause could be coming from your diet, and that a food intolerance could be to blame.

What is a food intolerance?

The area of food intolerance is a little more controversial than that of food allergy. This is because food allergy is quite straight forward to diagnose, as symptoms typically range from skin reactions that includes itching, rashes, swelling, vomiting diarrhoea and respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sneezing, a blocked or runny nose, to asthma – all of which show up almost immediately after the offending … Read More

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A healthy and home-made sweet treats for kids and adults alike.

Forgot about store bought ice lollies that contain added sugar that is linked to heart disease, when you can make your own healthy ones in less than five minutes flat!

Recipe for Real Fruit Ice Lollies

1 cup of fresh organic strawberries
1 cup organic almond milk
2 cups of organic apple juice

Take all the ingredients and blend them. 
Once finished, pour the liquid into your ice lolly moulds.
Freeze for 3 hours and then enjoy on a hot summers day!

This recipe doesn’t have to be so rigid with the ingredients, and leaves it optional for the fruit and juice flavours that you wish to add in, or may in fact have left over waiting to … Read More

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Since the 1950′s, women’s bodies have ballooned in size. Back in the 1950′s the woman’s average waist size was 27 inches, where as today it is 34 inches. With the average dress size for a woman being a 12, and today it is a size 16. 

Of course we cannot ignore the fact that rationing was still happening until the year 1954 in the UK due to World War 2, but this aside, there are still many other vital reasons why women have gotten much bigger waists on average today in such a short space of time in evolutionary terms.

Less Chance to Graze

Not every household in the 50′s owned a fridge. This meant women during this time were not able to over … Read More

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Who doesn’t love a spotlessly clean house? Apparently your newborns immune system if its too clean.

As according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, only 8 percent of children who suffered from allergies and wheezing had been exposed to homes rich in allergens and bacteria in their first year of life. And by contrast, 41 percent in the study who were allergy and wheeze free children grew up in homes that were full of allergens and bacteria.

America’s Soaring Wheezing Illnesses & Allergies

Almost half of all 3 year old children in the United States are reported to live with some sort of wheezing illness. A major risk factor for asthma in later life is suffering with these same recurrent … Read More

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For a long time the medical profession had been suggesting pregnant women take part in yoga as they had assumed that it could help reduce stress in mothers. Now, thanks to a new study, this assumption has been proven.

This is the first time the benefits of yoga in pregnant women has ever been studied and came from the University of Manchester who worked with colleagues in Newcastle. The study was funded by the baby charity Tommy’s, and at the end of the study the team were able to conclude that women who attend just one yoga class a week for eight weeks had lowered anxiety levels when compared to those women who received the standard antenatal treatment.

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New meat inspection rules coming from Brussels, means that quality checks will be watered down and inspectors can shift responsibility to food companies, leaving the UK open to receiving infected meat on supermarket shelves.

The 2013 horse meat scandal in the UK created a large amount of worry over what is in their food in the minds of many innocent shoppers, when they found out that for a long time, that they had had the wool pulled over their eyes when they discovered the meat they were eating in many supermarket ready meals was in fact horse meat and not 100% beef.

Now horse lover or not – we all deserve to know exactly what is in our food so we … Read More

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Rickets disease is on the rise in the UK. Serious bone deformities can arise in children that develop this condition and the government are dragging their feet over how to deal with this major health issue.

What causes Rickets?

Rickets disease develops when a child is not getting enough Vitamin D and calcium. Calcium deficiency is not the issue here though as most people in the UK are getting enough in their diets, it is a lack of vitamin D that is the issue.

As without Vitamin D, calcium cannot be absorbed so that it can get into the bones to keep them strong and to the other places it is needed such as the heart, muscles, and to create properly … Read More

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A recent study carried out at the University College London found that those that ate 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, had a significantly lower risk of death compared to those in the study who had only 5 portions of fruit and veg.

The current UK guidelines say that we need to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day to stay healthy and prevent many lifestyle related diseases. But this advice should be updated given the strong evidence researchers at UCL have discovered.

Seven-a-Day Will Provide You With Lower Death Risk than Five-a-Day

UCL analysed data from 65,226 men and women and discovered that the more fresh fruit and vegetables they ate, the less likely they were to die, … Read More

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