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The Hunger Hero Diet: How to Lose Weight and Break the Depression Cycle

After more than 18 months of research, I discovered a way of eating that enabled me to lose 35kg in 35 weeks, and keep it off - without exercise, drugs or surgery. But I did much more than lose weight; I overcame my depression too. And that broke the cycle of weight gain. The latest …

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Avoiding lactose intolerance

Cows' milk is used to make the dairy products we know and love: butter, cream, ice cream, chocolate, custard, flavoured milk, frozen desserts, buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese, and the myriad of processed milks created to satisfy our desire for low-fat, high calcium, lactose-free or long-life convenience. When we talk about 'milk', we usually mean cows' milk, …

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Probiotics and prebiotics

Certain lifestyle factors, illnesses and overuse of antibiotics are implicated in the destruction of good bacteria in the gut, a reduced diversity of species, and a subsequent imbalance. This is a relatively new area of scientific inquiry, but early research suggests that dietary manipulation with probiotics and prebiotics could help prevent or repair this damage. …

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Fab functional foods

Functional foods do more than provide nutritional value. They contain naturally-occurring chemicals that are thought to do something special (when consumed as part of a balanced diet). Unlike the mythical superfoods, there are reams of scientific evidence to support the claims being made about functional foods. Nonetheless, you need to know that most of the …

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