Healthy sports drinks

Ian and I were offered a spot on Real Health TV again to talk about healthy sport and recovery drink options. Now, because neither of us purchase any sports drinks, I had to set off to find out exactly what was in them.

Rachel Jesson
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Chartwell veggie patch: our local and organic farm treasure - by Debbie Logan

Debbie Logan, food activist and owner of ‘Organic Emporium’, is a core contributor to our 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition course. She is an example of how retailers should be interacting with farmers, living by the motto ‘know your farmer’ as they are the true food heroes. In this blog post, she talks about a very special organic farm that she supports in her local environment.

Guest
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How stress could be messing with your blood glucose levels

We all experience stress when we try to balance the demands of work and home life, struggle to achieve financial stability, go for a job interview, speak in front of a large audience, get stuck in traffic, visit the dentist or doctor, pick up an injury in training or even watch a scary movie. These situations elicit a stress hormone response that causes a sharp rise in blood glucose levels, among other things.

Simone do Carmo
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What we eat affects our mood

Some evidence suggests that depression shares common pathological mechanisms with obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. These mechanisms include reduced insulin sensitivity, the production of pro-inflammatory molecules and functional changes in the inner lining of our blood vessels.

Simone do Carmo
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The 3 P’s of Stress

“But, I’m not stressed” he says as he overreacts to my observation that he may be under excessive stress from his 12-hour corporate days, his 15 hours of triathlon training per week, his poor diet and his strained relationship with his wife (simply because he is not at home enough to help with the kids)… How common is this scenario? Let’s just say every second client that comes through my door at the moment!

Ian Craig
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