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A fine line between veganism and eating disorder

A fine line between veganism and eating disorder

Featured, Food
There is no denying that veganism is on the rise - more than 90% expansion in 'vegan' searches, according to Google Trends, and 40% increase in vegan sales.  Great news for the animals and the environment. But do we really care about the ethics? Or, is there something more? When I turned to plant-based lifestyle almost four years ago (WARNING: a cringy remark to follow), I entered the euphoric galaxy of ultimate enlightenment. Suddenly, the blurry interconnection between nutrition and overall health grew clear. Like many, I had had a long history of subconscious dieting, cleansing and starvation that always had the same grand finale of bingeing and gaining back double the lost weight. And, like for many, veganism was my last resort.  I too, was well-aware of the dark secrets of t
8 struggles of a Coeliac

8 struggles of a Coeliac

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Uncategorized
“Gluten free” - a term used far too much recently. But for those of you whose entire life isn’t dominated by a tiny grain, do you really know what it’s like to be gluten free? For a Coeliac (also known as Celiac), our chronic disease can affect all aspects of our lives, from our ability to have children to our fashion choices.  Now with the gluten-free diet coming further into fashion, there is a general misconception of what being Coeliac really is. It isn’t as glamorous as you may imagine. Yes, Instagrammers and celebs swear by this diet to lose weight, but trust me it is NOT fun. The Voice of London has come up with a list of 8 struggles Coeliacs have to go through every day, that dieters will NEVER understand. 1. "I would die if I had to give up *insert yummy gluten food*” Yes,
Food and multitasking, is it healthy and  productive?

Food and multitasking, is it healthy and productive?

Featured, Food, Lifestyle, TV
Some of us love having a screen in our faces while eating, whether it is at work on your desk, or at home watching TV. Ayurvedic therapist Niti Nayee, told the Voice of London that we should eat with the TV off. In fact, all screens off. She also says that we eat the meal with a lot more mindfulness and consciousness, as it is about the energy that goes into the process of eating food. What is ayurvedic therapy? This is the oldest holistic medical system in the world. Originated in India, it promotes herbal medicine and very precise diets. Practitioners take the mind, body and soul into account. “I would rather eat a banana cake that I made - which may not be the most nutritious choice from a diet point of view, rather than a store-bought, raw, vegan banana cake. Whe
Insta-spiration works: why you should follow these UK fitness Instagrammers for 2018

Insta-spiration works: why you should follow these UK fitness Instagrammers for 2018

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Writing | Stephany Malcolm Subbing | Kate Reichardt 2018 is fast approaching us, and although it’s not quite the time to reach for the sun cream… well-being is a major focus this year for Londoners. Gone are the days of fast food on work breaks; this year sees more avocados, protein shakes, and fitness apps than ever. Ironic as it seems, behind the screen seems to be a great starting point for get-goers who seek daily inspiration, and who spend the little free time they have on Instagram. If you are trying to avoid cheesy fitness DVD’s and dangerous dieting plans this year. Here are some Instagram accounts to follow for inspiration and tips. We’ve covered influencers from London who can tell you  everything there is to know about nutrition, cardio, muscle growth, fitness gear and
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