• Fish Mosaic

    Garum – The History of Fermented Cod Liver Oil

    Recent events have lead me to have a close look at fermented fish products. In particularly I’ve been looking at a product called ‘garum’, which is the inspiration for Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil. These products are made in a very unique way, and as a result have...
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    Aquatic Ape – A Nutritional Blueprint?

    The Aquatic Ape theory (sometimes called Homoaquaticus theory) was first proposed in the 1960’s. It wasn’t given much credibility by scientists at the time though, which meant it got very little attention by anyone. I first stumbled upon it in the early 2000’s, and it was something that I took a liking...
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    Is manuka honey really worth it?

    Manuka honey is usually very expensive. A quick search online will show that selling manuka honey for £50+ isn’t uncommon, but is manuka honey really worth that much? Raw honey is considerably cheaper, and generic pasteurised honey is even cheaper than that (although there is very little special about...
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    Why do people eat fermented foods?

    Aside from a pint of refreshing fermented barley on a summers afternoon, or a glass of fermented grape juice on a Sunday evening, fermented foods don’t play much of a part in a Western diet. In fact, they are often thought of with a bit of distaste because the term...
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    The Fori Bar – Nutrition & Comparison

    I first heard of the Fori bars a couple of weeks ago, and I was intrigued, but mostly sceptical. A meat based savoury bar? Really? I pictured something like a burger or sausage in a wrapper. I was keen to ‘meat’ the team though, and have a look at what the...
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    How Important is Breakfast?

    Skipping breakfast is on the rise, almost in correlation to the rise in health messages on the importance of eating breakfast – so what’s best? When you scratch the surface of eating breakfast vs not eating breakfast, you find some health nuts who don’t eat anything other than black...
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    7 Effective Ways to Relieve Stress

    A modern lifestyle is a perfect recipe for chronic stress. You work long hours, sat at a desk out of direct sunlight, looking at a computer screen while fuelling your body on coffee. Oddly enough, it is a similar story at home for many. You get home and sit...
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    A Complete Guide to Fibre

    Fibre is the forgotten nutrient. It is known to benefit us in a number of ways, and I think its true impact on our health is through the way it influences our gut microflora, which is only just being realised. So grab a banana (or if you want to...
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    Is Paleo Dead? (or dying?)

    I’m not a fan of any fad diet, because that is just what they are – a fad. They lack science, and often are unhealthy. They lay out strict dietary rules which everyone must stick to, with the promise of weight loss; and the paleo diet is no different...

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