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Four great things to eat during menopause

One of the main things that can affect women during the menopause is their food. With hormones changing, our reactions to food can change too. Women often feel bloated, lethargic, or they feel like they’re putting on weight. The menopause can lead to changes in your dietary needs and it’s important for you to know […]

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June 10, 2021

Testimonials

Kiran’s Don’t Pause for Menopause Journey

Tell us a bit about yourself My name is Kiran, I manage two salons, and I am mainly based at Spa Bar London in Northwood. I do specialist facials, nails, bridal packages – we are here to make you feel special! I’m a single mum with three kids and I’m also perimenopausal. Tell us about […]

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10 June

Health & Fitness

What’s all the fuss about sugar?

This is such a ‘hot’ topic at the moment. For me this is great because the more people who talk about sugar, the more questions they ask, the more we can all raise awareness. The sugar tax came into play on 6th April 2018 and this is only for a specific band of fizzy drinks […]

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16 November

Article

Protein – an essential nutrient

Proteins are made up of amino acids and are important for every part of our body. They are required for growth and development and to ensure optimal function of organs and muscles. In a balanced diet, we don’t need a great deal of protein but we do need enough and we need complete proteins too, […]

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14 January

Article

Artificial Sweeteners

There is a great deal of confusion and controversy around artificial sweeteners, so I thought I would do my own exploration so I can get a better understanding. I have sometimes used sweeteners, such as Agave Syrup or Date Syrup, believing they are a better ‘natural’ alternative to refined white sugar, or to ‘artificial sweeteners […]

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13 May

Article

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Having suffered with IBS for 30 years I have explored many options to help me manage my symptoms and have been looking for a ‘cure’. Upon initial diagnosis, I was given bran to eat, and not just a little bit but I was recommended to eat at least 6 to 8 tablespoons a day! That […]

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22 April

Article

Kefir- My Exploration of this fermented drink

I have just recently discovered Kefir, in my exploration of fermented foods. I had always assumed that kefir was ‘dairy’ based, in the form of a cultured yogurt or drink. Now whilst milk kefir does not contain lactase, and is therefore good for those who are lactose intolerant…I still cannot have it. So I was […]

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20 April

My thoughts on...

The 5am Club. Is this a ‘new craze’?

As someone who has always been an early riser, and by that anytime between 3am and 5am, I find the conceptualisation of a 5am club interesting.  When I was growing up, I recall phrases such as ‘the early bird catches the worm’ and ‘early to bed, early to rise’, so I can only assume that […]

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17 March

I like this!

A happy tummy equals a happy me

I don’t like the taste of the herb teas on the market, even the ones claiming to be made with organic produce. I have always struggled to find flavours which work well together and actually most teas end up tasting the same or are too sharp or sweet or do not taste of anything at […]

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9 March

I like this!

Turmeric Mixture – it really is magic!

I have suffered with an intolerance to dairy and wheat gluten for about 17 years and have had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) since my late teens. If you know my story, you will know that I began to explore how I could manage and treat myself using alternative remedies and also food.  IBS can be […]

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9 March