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Food, Mood, Gut & Depression
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Food, Mood, Gut & Depression

Food can affect our mood, and indeed our mood can affect the food choices that we make. Many studies around the world are showing that the same nourishing dietary patterns which improve your physical health can also have a protective effect against depressive disorders.  Conversely, dietary patterns which are very high in ultra-processed foods (refined...

Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Are you confused over what oil that you should use in your cooking? When I ask my clients about the oil in their pantry, they tell me they use olive oil in dressing, canola oil in baking, rice bran oil in sautéing, grapeseed oil for the BBQ and peanut oil in stir-frying.  “Why don’t you...

Eating Mediterranean can give you a Longer Life
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Eating Mediterranean can give you a Longer Life

The Mediterranean Diet is fast becoming the healthiest and tastiest way to improve your health.  Research is constantly supporting this way of eating as the best way to improve cholesterol control, fatty liver, diabetes and weight management.  More recently it has been found to have a positive effect on mood and protection against dementia.  Above...