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Case Study: Exhausted, stressed and fed-up

A busy mum of two, with job, house, exercise, friends, and not least the mother taxi service ... Laura was exhausted, tired and fed-up. As if life wasn't stressful enough, the sporty and formerly athletic woman was even growing a spare tyre around the middle. Where was that coming from? Laura decided to do something about it and picked up the phone. Read on to find out what happened next. 

Get your hormones back into line

Hormones rule our lives. They are the chemical messengers that make us feel happy or sad, hungry or full, tired or ready to get up and go. They make us sleep or keep us awake, put on weight or lose it, make us love, bond, enjoy sex and procreate ... or prevent all of those. But are we slaves to our hormones? To we have to put up with what we're given? Are some people just lucky to get all the good ones? 

Addicted to Broccoli?

We're always told that it doesn't matter what we eat, as long as we control our calorie intake: Eat less, move more, and we'll be fine. If that doesn't work for us, then we're just too greedy and too lazy. But what if it's not that simple? Our body chemistry has a whole arsenal of 'chemical weapons' that make us go in search of just the foods we're trying to avoid. Willpower doesn't even get a look in. 

Is bread going out of fashion?

Is bread going out of fashion?

Sales of bread are in decline. More and more people are avoiding it for a variety of reasons. Some have simply added pitta bread and wraps to their menu for variety, but others are giving health reasons. But what health implications are there in connection to bread?