“What The Health” documentary – WTF??

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The recent release of the What The Health documentary on Netflix seems to have stimulated a lot of discussion amongst the wider community. I’ve heard of some people turning their existing healthy dietary habits around and deciding to go completely Vegan, I’ve also heard a lot of flack from other parties as well. If you plan on watching the movie, or … Read More

Fussy Eaters

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Are your kids FUSSY EATERS? Would you like some tips on how to minimise ‘fussiness’? A recent article by the BBC delves into why some children are more fussy than others when it comes to food choice. Genetics, environmental and evolutionary influences all play a role in a child’s like/dislike of a food. Up until 24 months of age it seems most … Read More

Fruits and Vegetables – Exactly How good are they for you?

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We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are good for us but did you know just HOW good they are? Today I’m summarising some of the compelling evidence available regarding consumption of vegetables and fruit. What do Fruits and Vegetables Contain? Fresh fruits and vegetables are nature’s nutrient powerhouses(1). An individual can easily meet their requirements for all vitamins … Read More

Ask A Question

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Ask me your Nutrition & Health Questions Do you have a nutrition or health related question that has been bugging you for a while? Maybe something that you’re embarrassed to ask your friends, family or coach about and want to remain anonymous? Well I’m here to answer them! This is your chance to have your question(s) answered and ‘hit me with … Read More

Menopause, Surgery and Weight Gain

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My mate, Karl Innes, over at CF40 Masters Blog had a question from one of his female followers regarding menopause, surgery and fat loss. Out of his area of expertise, I offered to help answer the question and thought I’d share my response here as you might find it useful and insightful as well. The Question: So ladies as far as … Read More

Do I have an Unhealthy Relationship with Food?

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Last week I published a post, my story really, of the last 5+ years struggling with disordered eating.  The response has been overwhelming!  I’d been writing that piece on and off for several months and it took a long time for me to finally hit the ‘publish’ button. I think that by pressing publish I was saying to the world … Read More

I’m recovering from an Eating Disorder

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^photo credit (right) The Official Photographers **Warning**  This is a long post, with few pictures Today I am sharing something that has taken me a long time to process and feel confident enough to talk about openly. I struggled with an eating disorder for over 5 years. Finally, 18 months ago I stopped denying it and consciously made the self-realisation that … Read More

13 Typical Dutch Foods

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13 Typical Dutch Foods Italy and France are more commonly thought of as the “food epicentres” of Europe, and rightly so, they produce delicious food. However, amongst the hype of the canals, windmills, clogs, tulips and red light districts, the food of The Netherlands can often get overlooked, which is sad. From mini pancakes to salty seafood, hail on bread and … Read More

Say Cheeeessee!! 400 Years of Dutch Tradition at the Alkmaar Cheese Markets

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Cheese Markets – 400 Years of Dutch Tradition Say Cheeeesssseee!!! Gouda, Edam, Beemster, Maasdam, Roomano and more!  Along with windmills, bikes, tulips and family; cheese is certainly one of the first things that comes to mind when I think of the Netherlands. A great deal of history and tradition are held in the making of cheese in The Netherlands. From … Read More

4 Seasons of Tulip Growing

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Tulips in The Netherlands

Tulips and Holland. They go together like salt & pepper, peas and carrots, love and marriage. This year I was lucky enough to arrive in holland right in the middle of the short, 6-8 week, period in Spring when they are at their blooming best! In The Netherlands this is from late March to mid-May each year. I even spoke with a … Read More