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103, 2020

Tweaklet #61 – Water

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I am focusing again on Water in this episode. I don’t think there is anything more important to our health than drinking water. It hydrates our cells which means it boosts the body’s ability [...]

1512, 2019

Tweaklet #60 – Celery

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Some people are going to want to run in the other direction today because I am going to talk about Celery and celery is one of THE most hated vegetables in the world! I [...]

412, 2019

Tweaklet #59 – Cooking Oils

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There was a cheesy TV commercial when I was growing up about car oils with two guys speaking in terrible New York accents and the punchline was “oils and ain’t oils”. It was cheesy [...]

1611, 2019

Tweaklet #58 – Washing fruits and vegetables

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I love buying fresh fruit and vegetables but one thing I have been guilty of is not being well informed as to how best to wash it when I get it home. Mostly I [...]

911, 2019

Tweaklet #57 – Green Tea vs Black Tea

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Are you a tea drinker? If you’re not then I might have a few incentives for you to consider. Next to water, tea is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. Recently [...]

710, 2019

Tweaklet #56 – Cacao vs Cocoa

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OK boys and girls, let’s talk CHOCOLATE! I say boys and girls because for many of us chocolate brings out our big kid and our inner sweet tooth. But there’s so much confusion about [...]

410, 2019

Tweaklet #55 – The Keto Diet

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Two popular eating modalities are the The Paleo Diet and the Keto Diet. The two terms get bandied about and are often confused, so in a previous episode we took a good look at [...]

1509, 2019

Tweaklet #54 – The Paleo Diet

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When you’re exploring healthy eating alternatives and stepping outside the conventional three meals a day, food groups, calories etc, then you have probably come across the Paleo diet and the Keto diet. Both have gained popularity for [...]

609, 2019

Tweaklet #53 – Psoriasis

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Let’s talk skin and specifically Psoriasis. Psoriasis spans anything from dandruff and dry itchy skin to fungal breakouts and cracked and bleeding skin. Anyone who suffers from it knows just how irritating and painful [...]

3008, 2019

Tweaklet #52 – Salmon

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We’ve talked about the health benefits of eating fish before and one of the absolute best is salmon. Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Salmon is nutrient dense and [...]

2208, 2019

Tweaklet #51 – Demystifying Food

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These days it can feel like you need a science degree to understand what products you are shopping for, even what food you are buying! We live in an ever-expanding world, full of information [...]

1908, 2019

Tweaklet #50 – Natural Painkillers

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We all have different pain thresholds but one thing we have in common is that when pain strikes, we just want it to be gone. I am no different when I have pain I [...]

1608, 2019

Tweaklet #49 – Chilli

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Do you like spicy food? Do you always reach for the chilli sauce or chopped chilli to go with your main meal? Or are you the opposite and shy away from anything spicy? I [...]

1308, 2019

Tweaklet #48 – Coconut Oil

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In the last few years, there has been a growing interest in coconut oil. It’s no longer found just in Asian supermarkets, it’s in every supermarket! But there’s still a lot of confusion about [...]

1008, 2019

Tweaklet #47 – Magnesium

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It’s not essential to understand the role of vitamins and minerals but there is one macro mineral that is very useful to be aware of – and that’s magnesium. Magnesium is an integral part [...]

708, 2019

Tweaklet #46 – The Startup Diet

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Today’s Tweaklet is a request from friends in the startup world. Anyone involved in setting up a new business will relate to the challenges a start-up places on all areas of your life, especially [...]

308, 2019

Tweaklet #45 – Eggs

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I love the humble egg. Such a perfect and complete energy-giving little package. And there’s a long list of health issues that they support – from protecting your skin and eyes from UV damage…. [...]

3007, 2019

Tweaklet #44 – Seasonal Eating – Part one

July 30th, 2019|1 Comment

There’s a lot to be said about seasonal eating so this is just a brief introduction. It’s not so long ago, not more than between 50 to 100 years ago, that we used to [...]

2707, 2019

Tweaklet #43 – Blueberries

July 27th, 2019|1 Comment

Which is your favourite berry? All berries are a good low-sugar, low calorie option when it comes to a fruit snack. One perhaps gets rather overlooked and that’s the blueberry…….. This tiny dusky purple [...]

2307, 2019

Tweaklet #42 – Lemons

July 23rd, 2019|1 Comment

Lemons are one of those things that people swear by. From cleaning pots and polishing furniture to using lemons as a bug spray, they are everyone’s favourite cure-all. And in fact their use in [...]

2107, 2019

Tweaklet #41 – Cholesterol: Natural Solutions

July 21st, 2019|1 Comment

Cholesterol is a big subject and the cause of it isn’t just food related but today we’re just going to focus on some simple food tweaks that can help lower cholesterol. Essentially the mix [...]

1907, 2019

Tweaklet #40 – Adrenal Health

July 19th, 2019|1 Comment

It’s not very sexy talking about our internal organs but sometimes we just have to. A condition that is often overlooked or misdiagnosed is adrenal fatigue. The adrenals are the small glands located at [...]

1707, 2019

Tweaklet #39 – Yoghurt

July 17th, 2019|1 Comment

So you’re shopping in the supermarket and you decide to do a little survey in the yoghurt aisle. What are you likely to see? Mostly likely more women than men buying yoghurt and it [...]

1507, 2019

Tweaklet #38 – Raw vs Cooked

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An interesting topic of discussion amongst foodies and nutritionists is raw versus cooked. There is a growing amount of evidence to support the health benefits of eating raw food as opposed to cooked and [...]

1307, 2019

Tweaklet #36 – Chocolate

July 13th, 2019|1 Comment

Nothing contentious today. No dangerous subjects. Nope, today we’re talking about chocolate! I do love a nice piece, or three…….. of chocolate. But like everything else, not all chocolate is created equal. I am [...]

1107, 2019

Tweaklet #37 – Fermented Foods

July 11th, 2019|1 Comment

If you’ve been tuning into Tweaklets for a while, you know I often talk about gut health and what a difference a healthy gut makes to our overall health. Well, today I have another [...]

907, 2019

Tweaklet #35 – Fish

July 9th, 2019|1 Comment

I know cooking fish can be a bit divisive! It can be slimy to handle. When it cooks it can be smelly. Do you buy fresh or frozen and how do you deal with [...]

707, 2019

Tweaklet #34 – Nuts

July 7th, 2019|1 Comment

Don’t you love nuts? They’re high in fibre and protein. They’re full of Heart-healthy fats. Yum! So which are the healthiest nuts, and are some better for you than others? Well, almonds top the [...]

507, 2019

Tweaklet #33 – Dairy

July 5th, 2019|1 Comment

Most of us have grown up drinking milk and yet cow’s milk is one of the most common causes of allergies. About 65 percent of us, isn’t that a staggering number, has a reduced [...]

307, 2019

Tweaklet #32 Cinnamon – World’s No.1 Spice

July 3rd, 2019|1 Comment

Let’s take a look at what is generally referred to as the world’s Number One Spice – cinnamon. Cinnamon has been used medicinally for thousands of years and in cooking it’s sweet and warming [...]

107, 2019

Tweaklet #31 Salt – Good or Bad?

July 1st, 2019|1 Comment

Salt is another one of those intensely debated health topics. Over the past 30 years, science has systematically disproved our biggest fear, that salt elevates our blood pressure. In fact, when you’re lacking in [...]

2906, 2019

Free Tweaklet E-Book

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Hi everyone! Claire Linley here with you and as always I am delighted to share a few minutes with you talking about food and ingredients and most importantly our health! I hope you’re enjoying [...]

2906, 2019

Tweaklet #30 Ginger – Powerful and Delicious

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Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE ginger! I make a ginger and lemon hot water drink every morning before I drink anything else. Freshly grated ginger! Yum. It goes into most dishes I [...]

2706, 2019

Tweaklet #29 Butter – It’s back!

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There has been a lot of debate over the years about whether butter is good for you. Now that science wholeheartedly supports the notion of healthy fats, where does butter fit into the equation? [...]

2506, 2019

Tweaklet #28 Tumeric – the healing power of yellow!

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One spice that you just can’t help knowing something about is Turmeric! This glorious golden spice is so vibrant and its magnificence goes far beyond its place as the number one spice in Indian [...]

2306, 2019

Tweaklet #27 Green Tea – For a Longer Life

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Let’s talk green tea! Firstly, it’s considered by many to be the ultimate ANTI-AGING drink! The reason being that the leaves contain a super high level of antioxidants. According to dozens of studies, these [...]

2106, 2019

Tweaklet #26 Bread, Dangerous Bread

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I’m heading into dangerous territory today to talk about one of my favourite foods – BREAD. Bread….and all its other cousins…… pastries…… pizzas…….crusty rolls……crunchy baguettes……donuts……muffins……pancakes…..crackers……mmmmm….the list of yummy baked comfort food goes on….at least [...]

1806, 2019

Tweaklet #25 The Cruciferous Family: Superfood Crusaders!

June 18th, 2019|1 Comment

What did our mothers always tell us? To eat our greens….right?? Which I guess either made you love them or hate them. These days it seems that whether we like them or not, green [...]

406, 2019

Tweaklet #24 – Dangers of Artificial Sweetners

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Most of us have got the message about sugar – that we should eat much less of it or possibly cut it out altogether. But perhaps some of you did what I did and [...]

406, 2019

Tweaklet #22 – Avocado – Creamy green goodness

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Aw isn’t it beautiful! The humble avocado is making a comeback, has been for a while actually, and I for one couldn’t be happier. I love avocados and If you’re not yet a fan, [...]

306, 2019

Tweaklet #23 – Cauliflower – It’s like food playdoh!

June 3rd, 2019|1 Comment

The humble cauliflower - pale and lumpy looking but don’t underestimate it! In fact who would have thought, just a few short years ago, that cauliflower could become such a popular vegetable and not [...]

2705, 2019

Tweaklet #21 – Leaky Gut and its best friend gluten.

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You might have heard the term Leaky Gut so let’s understand what that is. Leaky gut is quite literally when your gut gets a little hole in it, which happens when your intestinal wall [...]

2405, 2019

Tweaklet #20 – Collagen the healthy glue!

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We hear a lot about Collagen, especially as we get older and ladies I’m sure you’re familiar with the collagen speech when you’re being sold an expensive anti-ageing face cream. So what is collagen? [...]

2405, 2019

Tweaklet #18 – Acid vs Alkaline

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We’ve talked about how to aim for a better balance acid and alkaline balance in your body. It’s not always easy to work out how to achieve this so I thought a few more [...]

2405, 2019

Tweaklet #19 – Brain Fog!

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You know one of the things I really hate is having a foggy brain! I’m sure you know what I mean- when you just can’t think straight and you feel like you’re battling your [...]

805, 2019

Tweaklet #17 – Inflammation Fighters (Pt.2)

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In the previous episode, we talked about the best foods for fighting inflammation in your body. Inflammation is associated with most chronic diseases and there are lots of natural ways we can support our [...]

705, 2019

Tweaklet #16 – Inflammation (Pt.1)

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The best description of inflammation  is that it is a normal response by your body’s immune system to help protect the body against illness and infection. For example, if you’re stung by a bee [...]

705, 2019

Tweaklet #15 – Fighting Disease with an Alkaline Diet

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Our western diet is considered quite acid-forming and science shows that replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline foods can improve our health. Our ancestors mostly ate what they grew from the earth: fresh fruits, vegetables [...]

705, 2019

Tweaklet #14 – Avoid Chronic Dehydration

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We’ve talked about water before and if you are getting to know me you know as it isn’t the first time it won’t be the last! Water isn't just good for you, water burns fat. [...]

705, 2019

Tweaklet #13 – Forget Low-Fat Diets

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Today we’re getting rid of low-fat diets. Many of us think low fat is the norm for maintaining better health. I won’t go into the history or where this fad, and this is all [...]

605, 2019

Tweaklet #12 – Quality Sleep and your gut health

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The majority of people in the Western world are sleep deprived. Insufficient sleep is associated with a compromised immune system and with accelerated ageing and cell damage. On an everyday level what that means [...]

605, 2019

Tweaklet #11 – Gut health and the link to your immune system

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This is really exciting folks – the fact that the scientific world is recognising and exploring the link between your gut health and your immune system. To prevent disease and live a vibrant, active [...]

605, 2019

Tweaklet #10 – Super Foods!

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Superfood….such a strong term isn’t it? Makes me think of a bunch of foods all lined up wearing superhero capes, and their undies on the outside! There’s actually no official scientific definition of a [...]

605, 2019

Tweaklet #9 – Superbugs!

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We’ve talked about superfoods before but what’s a super bug? A super bug is a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotics. They have come about because of the overprescribing of antiobiotics. [...]

605, 2019

Tweaklet #8 – Tune into your own Inner Nutritionist.

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Do 2 or 3 days of consciously choosing what you are going eat for each meal. If you can do a  whole week. Think about the portion sizes, the balance of the plate and [...]

505, 2019

Tweaklet #7 – Smaller Plate Smaller Waist

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There has always been a lot of debate about whether eating from a smaller plate actually makes people eat less. Studies have shown that there is some supporting psychology behind a smaller plate size [...]

505, 2019

Tweaklet #6 – Fasting isn’t Starving

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I want to tell you very quickly about Intermittent Fasting. If you’re like me you hear the word FAST and you think it means STARVE. But this is how it works. Intermittent fasting means [...]

505, 2019

Tweaklet #5 – Breakfast: Savoury or Sweet

May 5th, 2019|1 Comment

If you prefer a sweet breakfast please, I implore you, stay away from sugar cereals and pastries. Try Berries which are low in fructose so are a good low sugar fruit option and contain [...]

505, 2019

Tweaklet #4 – Savoury Oatmeal

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If you know you have a sweet tooth then having something sweet for breakfast can get your cravings started and your blood sugar balance on a roller coaster so there’s a strong argument for [...]

505, 2019

Tweaklet #3 – Coffee shrinks breasts

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Coffee drinkers beware! No don’t worry, I am not going to get after you about caffeine (not in this Tweaklet anyway), but a study of 300 women conducted in the UK raised concerns about [...]

2904, 2019

Tweaklet #2 – Super Shrink me!

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Let’s talk caffeine! Actually, today, let’s just talk about coffee. Today is not the day to get into the debate about the pros and cons of drinking coffee nor about how much coffee is [...]

2204, 2019

Tweaklet #1 – Water

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Water ... yep firstly most of us don’t drink enough of it – that’s not too much of a surprise – but secondly, it could help us eat less and lose weight. Really? Yep. [...]

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