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Diet Confessions of a Health Coach – Staying Fit and Healthy after 40

What is a healthy diet?

That has been the question on many a persons’ lips for decades now. I do find it quite ironic that the more we learn about food the less of an idea we have about what makes a healthy diet.

200, 100 or even 50 years ago we […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Energy Building, Health, Jim's Blog, Nutrition|Comments Off on Diet Confessions of a Health Coach – Staying Fit and Healthy after 40

Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 4

This is the type of question that I dread.

On the surface of it, the question seems very simple, but it’s not.

So I’m going to break my answer down into 4 parts:

1. Do you NEED protein powders at all?
2. Caution Alerts – It could ruin you
3. Are you on the slippery […]

By |November 12th, 2016|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|Comments Off on Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 4

Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 3

This is the type of question that I dread.

On the surface of it the question seems very simple…….. but it’s not.

So I’m going to break my answer down into 4 parts:

1. Do you NEED protein powders at all?
2. Caution Alerts – It could ruin you
3. Are you on the slippery slope?
4. The Real World […]

By |November 5th, 2016|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|Comments Off on Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 3

Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 2

This is the type of question that I dread.

On the surface of it the question seems very simple…….. but it’s not.

So I’m going to break my answer down into 4 parts:

1. Do you NEED protein powders at all?
2. Caution Alerts – It could ruin you
3. Are you on the slippery slope?
4. The Real World […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|Comments Off on Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 2

Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 1

This is the type of question that I dread.

On the surface of it the question seems very simple…….. but it’s not.

Mainly because there are protein powders and protein powders. But also because we first need to ask the question about why there is a need to use protein powders […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|Comments Off on Protein Powders – Good or Bad? Part 1

Conversations with a client – Gluten and beer

I want to share with you a recent email conversation that I had with a client on the subject of gluten and beer.

This particular client has been a model client. We identified the need to remove gluten and dairy from his diet and to improve his protein, fat & […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|Comments Off on Conversations with a client – Gluten and beer

Are we doing our best to stop our children getting cancer??

Firstly we must acknowledge that this subject is a horrid one. As a parent I cannot imagine what it would be like to have one of my children diagnosed with cancer. My heart goes out to anyone in that situation but I hope I never get to find out what […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Jim's Blog|Comments Off on Are we doing our best to stop our children getting cancer??

Eat Well For Less – Gluten Free

Last week saw the Eat well For Less team help a family of which the father was a coeliac. For those who don’t know coeliac disease is a genetic auto-immune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in […]

By |September 5th, 2016|Jim's Blog|Comments Off on Eat Well For Less – Gluten Free

Food Intolerances – Why Does It Matter? – Part 2

Are you intolerant, sensitive allergic or just after better health?

In part 1 we discussed why food intolerances appear to be on the rise and whether they are real or just another modern day fad.

In this part I will address 2 questions:

What foods am I intolerant to?

Am I intolerant, sensitive or […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Jim's Blog|Comments Off on Food Intolerances – Why Does It Matter? – Part 2

Food intolerances Part 1 – Why does it matter?

 

Food Intolerances have now established themselves within the psyche of a large proportion of the population. Many people will avoid certain foods or entire food groups believing (often quite reasonably) that those foods do not suit them.

The flip side to that coin is that there are plenty of reports telling […]

By |August 12th, 2016|Education, Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Food intolerances Part 1 – Why does it matter?