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MARCH 2013 ISSUE 98
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…and welcome to the March edition of the Moreton Hall Directory. The night’s are getting lighter... That can only mean one thing, Spring is on it’s way! Woo hoo! My favourite season. It also means Easter is fast approaching. I only just finished munching the last of the quality street left over from our Christmas stash, and now I will be surrounded by half eaten Easter eggs the kids have started on. Oh well, if they need my help to polish them off, I can hardly say no now, can I? If you have relatives coming round for Easter Sunday and want to treat them all to a lovely roast dinner, turn to page 42 where we have a delicious lamb recipe especially for the special day. For the kids, an Easter themed fun page on 12 to keep them amused.
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If you are getting in the mood for a little revamp around the house, see our Spring themed bedroom on page 50 for inspirational ideas to get you started. We hope you all enjoy your Easter whatever you have got planned, and will catch up with you next month when we’ll be one issue away from 100!
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Spring in Pond Covert Signs of spring are showing in Pond Covert. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen a few weeks ago prospecting for a nest hole, and hoping to attract a mate. Listen for its drumming against a tree, its alternative noise to the song more frequently used by other bird species. And at the end of February it appeared that we would soon be due another set of ducklings to be admired by some and perceived by others as pond polluters. Back in August we reported that someone had dumped garden waste in Pond Covert containing variegated yellow archangel, which is now spreading over the wood to the exclusion of other species. It was too big a task for volunteers to hand weed it when we tried, so we brought in a commercial flame gun to
knock back the infestation. Burning the plant doesn’t kill it, but heat-rupture of leaf cells is a killer. Time will tell if it was effective, as we have not used this technique before. If it fails, we may have to use herbicide as a last resort. Variegated yellow archangel has now been reported from the long thin wood beside Bedingfield Way. The week before using the flame gun, we flagged out the area of the biggest infestation with a couple of dozen little yellow and blue flags, no more than squares of coloured polythene on a stiff wire about 50cm long. In the week, the flags were taken, all except three which were within brambles. If you took the flags, please give them to your headmaster or turn yourself in at Bury St Edmunds Police Station.
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Abbots Green Community Primary School This month the Year 1 children at Abbots Green have been applying new skills and making their very own vehicles out of old cardboard boxes. For inspiration the children in Cornflower Class went out of school and looked at the vehicles parked in Airfield Road. Following their research we then appealed to their parents to donate an assortment of boxes. The children designed and painted their own boxes before moving onto the next stage of the project. Armed with saws the children then measured and cut wooden axles for their vehicles. Ruby said “I’ve never used a saw before!” Toby described the
sawing task as “Hot and hard work” and Hermione asked “What is sawdust?” The wheels were then attached, which Thomas described as “a bit tricky,” and windows were added to complete the look. Rio explained “Mine’s a vehicle for James Bond!” When Mrs Robson asked the class what they enjoyed most about making their vehicles Noah replied “That’s easy – using a saw!”
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Moreton Hall Residents: Does your garden have the WOW factor? Then yOuR COffee HOuSe NeeDS yOu! The Coffee House, Moreton Hall are calling on all Moreton Hall residents who would be interested in showing their garden to the public this Summer – in an attempt to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care. The ‘Hidden Gardens of Moreton Hall’, organised by the lovely ladies at The Coffee House, is due to take place in July this year, so don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to get your garden in tip top condition!
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Christ Church Moreton Hall When I was a young boy, I always liked roller-coasters. There was all the excitement of going to the fairground with Mum and Dad and the rest of the family. There was standing in the queue watching the machinery go round and listening to the screams of enjoyment from those on the ride. Finally, there was the clambering in to find the best seat, engaging the safety equipment and then at last we were off. The tension mounted as we climbed up the enormous hill, as it seemed to me. Then we were let loose down the track which, for the next few minutes, ducked and dived, weaved and turned, rose and fell, with each corner seeming to be more hair-raising than the last. If you were lucky there was a big water splash at the end. In my glee and enjoyment, I didn’t notice how green my father was and never understood why we never had enough money to go round again although we went on other lesser rides throughout the whole of the day. Of course, as you get older the idea of going on such rides and, indeed, of walking around on ice covered pavements, as we have done recently, does not fill me with a sense of glee, but rather of terror. To that end we have been happy to be involved with Positive Steps, an exercise programme
for older people to develop physical strength, fresh muscles and greater balance as our declining years come closer. I do hope you will take notice of the article and get involved in what is a very positive programme. Sam Reid, who runs it, is my personal trainer and has helped me to achieve a level of physical fitness I did not think possible for me. Motherhood may well have an idealised status but it too can have a rollercoaster feel to it. On March the 10th Mothering Sunday we take a few moments to than Mothers and all who care for children for all their hard work and faithfulness. We hope you will enjoy the posies, our gift to you. Lent is very much like getting on the machine and slowly being dragged up to the top of the mountain. As we travel with Jesus through Lent, we are building up to that great climax of Easter. Easter itself had many twists and turns and deep falls before the final triumphant rise at the end. While Maundy Thursday was a time of great teaching and wonderful fellowship, Good Friday was a time of agony, betrayal, despair, humiliation, torture and finally death. Then, when all hope was gone, a bit like sitting on a roller-coaster that has come to
a stop in a dark tunnel, amazement after amazement, it was not finished. Suddenly we burst out into the bright new day of Easter, where not only is Christ restored, but a whole set of new possibilities exists for everybody. This is the wonder of the Christian faith, not just that Jesus rose from the dead, but He is alive now and can be in our livesto completely change any and every situation we find ourselves in. So this Easter, don’t forget that the most wonderful adventure is just within your reach. Just like my father knew when enough was enough for his children, so your Heavenly Father knows the same for you. He will never take you on a track that is too hard for you, He will be with you every step of the way no matter what ducks and dives may come, His aim is to give you pleasure and enjoyment but also to learn more about yourself and Him as you travel through life together. I wish you a very happy Easter but above all, I hope you will take the opportunity of coming on the wonderful ride of Christianity. With every good wish, Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford.
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Moreton Hall WI News The evening started as usual with notices and a “gentle” reminder from our new Treasurer that subs were still due from some members. We had several new visitors again and they were welcomed by our President. Then our Speaker Mr David Hughes began…………. “A life in Special Education.” Mr Hughes came into the profession late, having played a lot of hockey among other things! He returned to university to qualify as a teacher and had clearly found his vocation. He welcomed the challenge of educating children who had special learning needs, behaviour problems, moderate learning difficulties or who had been expelled from other schools as unruly etc. We heard many tales of the characters he taught or had responsibility for, as Head Teacher. Joining in with the children playing hockey – failing to attend meetings and challenging School Inspectors who thought he should not be teaching children their times tables – remember those!!! He showed us the beautiful drawings he was given by a child with Downs’ Syndrome, his personal hockey stick made by another and listening to his stories we pictured those children and the successes – however small – he made happen in their lives. We were shown the type of hat he bought for one schoolgirl because she had cut off her hair and knew she would be teased. We heard of the school minibus he helped raise funds for – ordering it first and then worrying about the money! There were difficult times in working with many of these children with challenging behaviours, but these were handled with understanding and patience. His commitment to the children and the belief that they could all leave school achieving something must have made him an inspiration to others. A truly inspiring talk, amusing, fascinating and at times moving. themhd
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decided it may be late February but it’s not too late to start my new years fitness regime. For most people this is probably a fairly simple task, maybe popping into to the nearest gym for a chat and introductory session. But I am not most people. As I’m sure my wife would tell you, I like to turn every minor aspect of life into a ‘project’, with one common primary goal. I must get a bargain. Phase one consisted of trawling the internet, bringing up all the deals and fees at gyms in Bury. This proved to be mildly depressing, and the cost of getting involved in this fitness revolution hit me like a heavily laden dumbbell. Do people really sign up to these things… and then end up only going once a month? Not to worry, the second stage
of my project should counter some of these weighty costs. I emailed round, fishing for corporate or new member discounts. I may as well have saved my efforts, as regrettably it was ultimately as fruitless as our uncovered strawberry plants last summer. There was an additional factor to include in the plan matrix. A not insignificant one… or should I say two. Yes, the children. Until such time as they are old enough to get themselves sorted in the morning (I’m guessing about another 20 years, give or take?) my potential ‘me time’ is somewhat restricted to about an hour post kids bedtime, or maybe a small window during my lunch break on working days. Admittedly, it wasn’t going as well as I would have hoped. Still, I’ve overcome bigger problems than this before, like the time I managed to find an affordable
way to own an iPhone, or when I discovered a way of buying a bike tax free. There was surely a way round this, but despite my best efforts I was struggling to find it. Then, one afternoon the solution came to me. Don’t bother joining a gym at all. Just go running more. No joining fees, no travelling, no mind numbing treadmill sessions, just good old fashioned fresh air in the real world. As some of you may know, I have been a regular runner for several years now, but to be honest, in recent months various logistical hurdles, together with inexcusable laziness, had prevented me from getting out much. Now I’m back in the groove and, despite the dark cold conditions I feel better for it. Roll on BST.
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POT HOLES In the interest of clarity Suffolk County Council is responsible for highways, which includes roads and pathways and not St Edmundsbury Borough Council. The council are fully aware of the state of our roads, but they have to wait until the last frost before filling in pot holes, but they are on the case.
DOMESTIC RATES You will be pleased to hear that St Edmundsbury Borough Council will NOT be increasing their domestic rates this year; this is the fourth year that rates have remained the same despite them getting less from Central Government. I also understand Suffolk County are also not making any increases. Whoopi!
NEW HOMES Build more homes, yes. There are over two thousand people on the housing register and six hundred living in overcrowded accommodation. More homes are required but where and supplied by whom? St Edmundsbury Borough Council is targeted by central government to supply 250 houses annually and they are always on target supplying houses through our social housing partners. Building houses is very admirable but it is also very important to have the infrastructure in place first. Attempting to get off Moreton Hall during the school run is hell, parking around our schools is another nightmare. More homes yes but let us cure one problem before we create another.
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ESTATE SPRING CLEAN Please don’t forget our Big Spring Clean on March 23rd; we will meet at the youth club next to the community centre at 11am. Everyone will be issued with a litter picker and a high visibility vest, once kitted out you can return to your own area and collect litter from that area. I will arrange collection of the full bags. This is a chance to tidy up the estate before Easter. Come and join us, the more the merrier. To ensure we have enough equipment please contact me if you intend to help. Frank on 01284 704138 or 07818455472.
BENEFITS CHANGES AND BEDROOM CHARGES As from April there are some very difficult changes in the way benefits are paid, this will affect everyone claiming benefits. Changes will also occur under a new rule about under used accommodation, which means for example two people living in three bedroom home where only two rooms are occupied, will have to pay for the third bedroom. This only affects people living in social housing and affects 642 people in St Edmundsbuty . The government are attempting to bring unused bedrooms back into use. If you are affected by this and are not sure what to do contact your local councillor I am sure he or she can help or your social landlord. Until next time, take care. Frank
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Gardening Tips by Paul Clarke What to do in your garden in March March brings with it the promise of more time in our gardens. However our anticipation of longer days has to be cautioned by unpredictable weather we can expect in March. The Anglo Saxons called the month Hyld Monath which means Stormy month! The clocks go forward by one hour on Sunday 31 March as British Summer Time begins. There is much to do as the new gardening year begins this month.
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Welcome to Gardening Tips a monthly feature providing you with hints and ideas of what to do each month in your garden. Along with a list of jobs that will enable you to enjoy and maintain your garden I will also feature a plant of the month. I have been a gardener for many years and run a small business called Pauls Garden Services.
“March bustles in on windy feet And sweeps my doorstep and my street. She washes and cleans with pounding rains, Scrubbing the earth of winter stains. She shakes the grime from carpet green Till naught but fresh new blades are seen. Then, house in order, all neat as a pin, She ushers gentle springtime in.” - Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning
l This is obviously quite hard physical work so break the job up over a few days or ask your friendly gardener!
Planting Vegetables l Plant potatoes and earth up as required. l Plant onion sets 4” to 6” apart and 12” between rows.
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with spring herb crumbs This iron-rich dish is ideal for the Easter weekend with family and friends Serves: 8 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 2 hours
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1 tsp thyme leaves , chopped small bunch parsley , chopped 3-4 anchovy fillets, chopped (optional) FOR THE LAMB: 5 carrots , cut into chunks 2 onions , cut into chunks
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Hello everybody! Well, spring is just around the corner (weather permitting) and we have a busy March planned down at the Moreton Hall Community Centre. First things first, however, we would like to congratulate Liz Cummins on an incredibly successful night on the 16th February at the Centre. Ben’s Party, organised in aid of CLIC Sargent, drew much of the community together for a night of dancing, drinking and merriment. Phil the Rhythm was there providing the music and I understand there was a reprieve from the Club Chairman dancing to Sandstorm?! Best of all, however, was that the night raised over £1,500 for CLIC Sargent, a brilliant achievement for all involved. Thank you to all who made the night such a success. Any pictures of the event, please feel free to send them to our facebook page! Looking forward, we have a lot to offer our members and community. On Saturday 9th March there will be the picture quiz hosted by our association Chairman Nigel. Tickets cost just £1 to enter and we are also serving a hearty dinner of pie, mash and liquor at an additional £3 a head. To book, just call 01284 763405, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, a cash prize is up for grabs! The following week on 16th March from 8pm we will have live music from East Anglia’s Out of Exile; no ticket needed, just come along and have a drink and a boogie. Our Sunday Lunch is gathering momentum – the last Sunday roast we did attracted more than sixty people and the feedback we had from them was brilliant to hear after a long day toiling in the kitchen. Our thanks go to Julie, Rob, Izzy, Tracey and Neil for providing a lovely spread. The next one will be Mothers’ Day on 10th March at 1:30pm. In honour of the wonderful mums in our lives, we are offering a special three course meal at the Club for £7.50 per head. To book, phone 01284 763402 or 07850 300047. For another March musical interlude, we’ve organised a Reggae music night with Smartie at the Club on the 30th March – more details to follow. The following day is of course Easter Sunday. There will be an Easter Egg hunt at the centre for the kids, with various crafts to do, followed by a chocolate bingo. The Club chairman has sourced, in his words, “The biggest Easter Egg I could find”, so come along for a great day out. This is also the day of our next roast dinner, a great way to unwind after a hectic day running round after children on a sugar rush! Again, contact the centre to book via phone or email. Bingo continues to be held every other Tuesday – the last one we had was a great success with the club being packed by keen enthusiasts, dabbers in hand! The more people come, the more money to be
won so come to the next one on 5th March for a great night out. On 21st April, three of our members are running the London Marathon in aid of CLIC Sargent. To support them, we’ve organised a shuttle bus from the Moreton Hall Community Centre to London, picking up at the centre at 6am, coming back at 5pm. Tickets are £10 per person and we know Dave, Alison and Slyv will be excited for the support – it’s a brilliant day, so contact us if you’re interested in joining. A quick update on our darts teams – we’re very proud to say that the Ladies B team for Moreton Hall has won their league. Congratulations to them and their hard work – bring on the next season! The Moreton Hall A men’s Premier league are in 1st place with two games to go, and the Moreton Hall B Team in the first division are also in 1st place, with one game to go! So all in all, fabulous results, and well deserved congratulations all round to the players for their hard work, skill and determination. On a closing note, the Moreton Hall Community Centre is proud to be one of the first in the area to become a “Community Tap”. This project opens up the centre for any runners who need to fill up their water bottles and have a drink before completing the next mile. Bottles can be brought from the project, which will cut down on plastics waste but also for each one sold, fresh, clean water for life will be supplied to one person in Africa, This is a great cause, and we’re proud to support it. And for those of you who want to come along and have a drink on a Sunday night, we’re happy to announce that the opening hours are being extended to 10:30pm from Sunday 10th March! On Sundays we’re going to offer the use of the pool table and jukebox for free from 6pm – 10pm. It’s been getting busier on a Sunday with the Sunday Draw (last weeks on the 17th Feb was won; the next draw starts at £50 and will go up by £10 each week if it rolls over), so we’re hoping to keep the atmosphere going for all who want to have a drink at the club. So here’s to another busy month! Memberships are still increasing, the bar is getting busier as we welcome old faces and new and we have some great events lined up for you in the coming months. Keep tuned for details of our Casino Night on the 27th April, more music at the club and more food events lined up – just as soon as the sun shines a bit! See you all soon!
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Considering weight loss surgery? Ben Ward, a Medical Injury Solicitor at Ashton KCJ Solicitors, offers some useful advice. Weight loss surgery in the form of a gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy is one of the largest emerging surgical procedures in the UK. They are performed both privately and on the NHS. The consequences of such surgery are still relatively unknown since they are comparatively new procedures. However, I was surprised and concerned to learn recently that the biggest cause of tube feeding in the USA is patients suffering complications after weight loss surgery. The financial benefit of undertaking such surgery on the NHS is
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Get the perfect Easter look Hippity hoppity, Easter’s on its way and your perfect look awaits you. The sweetest and sugary look this spring calls for natural-looking makeup that’s punctuated with pastels. Think scattered touches of iridescent powder or cream, applied to the high points of the face - namely, the cheekbones, temples and bridge of your nose. Fair skin is making a comeback, but there’s something glam about a tan paired with the season’s bright makeup colours. Warm up fair skin by dusting bronzer on your decolletage, along the hairline, and the hollows beneath your cheek bones.
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This month we look at ADHD: 7 Clues to a calmer kid Your doctor will likely prescribe a drug for your child’s ADHD, but most cases can be solved by investigating these 7 suspects! What the standard medical approach fails to consider is that hyperactivity doesn’t stem from a single cause. Dr Sidney M. Baker, the former director of the Gesell Institute of Human Development in New Haven, Connecticut, who has worked with many learning disabled and hyperactive children, states that short attention spans and impulsive restless behaviours are indicative not of a brain imbalance, but of an “individual chemical imbalance” stemming from anything from nutritional shortages to food sensitivities to constant exposure to toxins or food additives, a situation often exacerbated by the typical child’s constant consumption of “altered, adulterated, sweetened, fatty and refined foods”. If you are faced with a hyperactive child and a doctor poised to write out a prescription, says Dr Baker, first try a bit of detective work (ideally with a trained nutritional practitioner) to find out both what is lacking and what the child might be getting too much of. Clue 1 Suspect allergies or food sensitivities When investigating food allergies, first suspect the big five—wheat, dairy, chocolate, egg and oranges—plus salicylates (see Avoid these foods, below). If eliminating them from your child’s diet doesn’t do the trick, try a more formal elimination diet with a nutritional therapist experienced in allergy treatment who can also investigate airborne allergens such as house dust mite and pet hair.
Clue 2 Look upon junk food and additives as likely suspects
The combination of sugar and starch in the absence of substantial protein (a combination found, for example, in children’s sugary breakfast cereals) increased deviant behaviour not only in children who were mentally disturbed, but also in normal children.
A link between hyperactivity and additives was independently proven in 1985, when researchers at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London put 76 hyperactive children on an additive-free diet and saw their The real issue may simply be that behaviour significantly improve within children overloading on carbs are a matter of weeks. invariably taking in a good deal of processed white sugary stuff. Ditch it The Food Standards Agency from their diets. confirmed these findings in 2003, when they gave a group of nonhyperactive preschoolers a cocktail of additives (sunset yellow, tartrazine, carmoisine, ponceau 4R and sodium benzoate), while another group was given a healthy drink. The behaviour of the children given the chemical cocktail deteriorated rapidly and the toddlers quickly became hyperactive, demonstrating all the hallmarks of ADHD. Put your child on a diet free of processed food and see what happens. Clue 3 Investigate a lack of good fats Numerous studies have concluded that an EFA deficiency is a major factor in ADHD. Add several portions of fish to your child’s diet (or flaxseed, which contains omega-3s, if your child’s vegetarian) and consider a daily dose of omega-3 complex supplements. Clue 4 Eliminate the white stuff Hyperactivity is often blamed on a high intake of sugar, but sugar itself isn’t so much the culprit as sugar ingested in place of a well-balanced meal.
Clue 5 Zero in on your child’s gut bugs Many children with learning difficulties have ‘bad’ bacteria, called ‘Clostridium’, in their gut, earlier research has established. Probiotic bacteria, the ‘good-guy’ gut bacteria in live yoghurt and supplements, given to autistic children improved their behaviour and concentration to such an extent that the medical trial that made the discovery had to be stopped. Parents whose children were taking placebos demanded that theirs also be given the probiotics. The effect of the ‘friendly bacteria’, which helps in the proper functioning of the gut, was so pronounced that the parents correctly guessed whether their child was being given a probiotic or a placebo. Professor Glen Gibson, the microbiologist at the University of Reading, Berkshire, who conducted the trial, said he was disappointed that it had to be stopped. The early signs were very positive and many parents told him their children’s concentration and behaviour had improved.
Clue 6 Probe for poisons One reason for the increased incidence of ADHD may be environmental. Your first likely suspect: pesticides, especially organophosphates, which are present in non-organic food.
Your assignment: go un-processed, use eco-toiletries, filter your water and limit your child’s exposure to plastic toys. Clue 7 Isolate dietary deficiencies
Hyperactivity and ADHD are not situations or ‘conditions’ with a single suspect, but complex examples of slow-motion poisoning by modern industrial life.
Once you’ve done your detective work and isolated your biggest likely suspects, you can best treat Sally Bunday worked with London’s your child with an organic, Biolab Medical Unit and Dr Neil Ward wholefood, unprocessed diet that is Also investigate whether your children of the University of Surrey to conduct laboratory investigations of hyperactive rich in essential fatty acids and low are being exposed to environmental in or free of gluten and dairy, and children, which turned up other pollutants such as lead, mercury and with good-quality supplements. nutritional deficiencies. Hyperactive PCBs which are toxic to children and children are often low in zinc and B Happy snooping! can affect developing brains. vitamins, particularly B6, and References and the full article available at Also steer clear of ‘diet’ foods and magnesium. Deficiencies in just a http://www.wddty.com/adhd-7-clues-to-adrinks like Diet Coke. Most are laden calmer-kid.html with immense thanks for single nutrient adversely affect your with the artificial sweetener aspartame, child’s mental capacity and can cause their wonderful research. which contains phenylalanine, known behavioural disorders. Studies have For further information on nutritional to cause ADHD-like symptoms. shown that adding B6 and magnesium and eating therapies please call Debbie Greenslade or Yvonne Green If you’re pregnant, be sure to avoid the can help to calm ADHD children. at The Self Centre on 01284 769090 stuff as it can affect your unborn child Add a quality multivitamin/mineral or www.the-self-centre.co.uk even in the womb.15 Your child can supplement to your child’s daily regime or request an appointment on our on also take in heavy metals from along with extra EFAs, zinc (10 mg/ line booking system. ordinary tap water, processed foods Carole Baker – Director: day) and magnesium (100 mg/day). and toiletries. The Self Centre.
The remedies and advice suggested in this article are the personal opinion of the author. Please also inform your GP if you are planning to take any natural remedies and you are already on long term prescribed drugs. Always consult a qualified Complementary Practitioner, never self medicate. themhd
No Carbs before Marbs?.... When I first meet a client I ask them to keep a food diary for 3 days for me to assess. Their food diary shows a menu low in fat, low in protein and full of carbohydrates (e.g. bread, rice, pasta and potatoes). Little do they know that itâ€™s this very food group that is either stopping them from losing body fat or promoting more of it. So what happens when you eat too many carbohydrates? After you eat a meal containing carbohydrate-rich foods (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes) your body breaks them down into glucose. Glucose stimulates the release of insulin, the fat storage hormone, in the pancreas which then transports the glucose into the cells for energy. Now, getting blood sugar into the cells is important but it can also cause you problems.
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