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Nutrition - the balanced plate
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The Balanced plate
So many articles on healthy eating talk about a ‘balanced diet, or the ‘balanced approach’, but do we really know what this means?
I have created a diagram that I share with some visitors to help them understand this concept and I thought that some of you would find an explanation of it useful. It’s a bit like the blog I did on portion control.
The balanced plate focusses on the concept of healthy eating provid...

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Nutrition - Nutrition talk
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Last week I went on another course at the Penny Brohn Cancer care centre in Bristol titled, ‘Broadening the vision of supportive cancer care and survivorship-An Integrated Medicine Approach’. I thought that you might like to hear about it.
It was an all day event with various speakers it was managed by a lady called Dr. Catherine Zollman who is clinical lead at the Penny Brohn centre and she also lectures at Bristol University. The main theme ...

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Nutritional Support at Maggie's Online Centre
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This week I thought that I would take the time to explain about the nutritional support that is available here at Maggie's Online Centre.
Many people find that by addressing diet and the way that they eat really helps to give a sense of control in what can seem to many people an out of control situation. Research has delivered very good evidence which shows that by eating as well as you can it not only boosts health but adds to general wellbeing.  Ea...

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olive oil
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As I promised last week after the blog on the Mediterranean diet I want to look at olive oil, Its health benefits, the research surrounding this, what to look for when buying and a few idea of how to use it.
 
So why is olive oil so good for us?
 
When researching this topic I found some interesting sites making quite sweeping claims. One site listed 150 reasons why olive oil is healthy, ranging from reducing cholesterol to preventing saggy s...

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In the sun in the garden
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Bit of a rollercoaster weekend. Thought the hospital was finally going to sort out Dens fluid problem. (Admitted Sunday AM, sent home Monday Pm). But there again I am rather nieve. NOT. So no change there then. But did continue with her radiotherapy today, although it did need the intervention of the Oncologist, otherwise the radiotherapists were going to send her home. Really do not need this hassle.
Still enjoying the sun, and wondering what I am going ...

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