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Top 5 tips for Balancing Blood Sugar

Feeling fatigued? I was at the opening of a new salad restaurant in Amsterdam called Venkel this past Sunday and had the chance to taste again their delicious Linzenliefde (Lentil Love) salad. What I love about this salad is the beautiful mix of flavours and textures between the lentils, the dates, the goat’s cheese and the crunchy almonds. The really attractive part of…

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The Citrus Paradise

Juicy, tart and tangy, with an underlying sweetness, the grapefruit was named Citrus paradisi in Latin, meaning paradise. First discovered in Barbados, it was a natural cross between the orange and the pomelo. Highlighting the Nutrients Low in calories, grapefruits are a good source of phytochemicals, including flavonoids, lycopene, limonenes and glucarates. Grapefruit pectin has also been studied extensively and…

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[:en]Organic Food: Is it a Scam?[:nl]Biologisch Eten[:]

[:en] Go Local Every Saturday I make my way to my local organic market in the heart of the Jordaan in Amsterdam as I believe it’s important to buy organically. My favourite stall at the Noordemarkt, as it’s called, is the Ysselstein stall with organic grains displayed in sacks, dried fruit and nuts, fresh olives and different types of pasta….

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Useful links

Regulatory and Educational Bodies The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council was established by the UK government to protect the public and works closely with BANT –  www.cnhc.org.uk The British Association of Nutritionists and Nutritional Therapists is a regulatory body that holds therapists accountable to a strict standard of practice – www.bant.org.uk The Institute for Orthomolecular Nutrition is a body that…