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“When you wake in the morning

Nutritional therapist Edelle O

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moncler outlet jackets And it also drives your body towards the production of ketones in the system. “When you wake in the morning, you will be in a mild ketosis, not because you’re eating a ketogenic diet, but because your body begins to break down fat for fuel rather than using sugar for fuel. That’s good for the brain. Ketone bodies are an cheap moncler jackets excellent alternative fuel for the brain. Fasting allows your body to increase cheap moncler sale your receptors’ sensitivity to insulin which is what’s lost when you become insulin resistant.” moncler outlet jackets

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moncler factory outlet O’Doherty Nickel monlcer down jackets recommends reducing red meat and cheap moncler chicken to once a week, and switching to organic and grass fed choices if the budget allows. While large fish such as tuna can have a high mercury load and so may be best avoided, she recommends upping oily fish intake (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring) to 2 3 times a week. moncler factory outlet

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moncler jackets outlet As for that modern bugbear, gluten, “If you’re aware that you have a gluten sensitivity, avoid it, certainly limit it. I’m not against bread,” she explains, “but we have gone towards eating cereal and orange juice and toast for breakfast, a sandwich for our lunch and then pasta or whatever for dinner. If you were to do any one thing now, it’s to look at your dietary intake of wheat and reduce that, not because wheat is an issue, it’s the volume. moncler jackets outlet

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moncler sale When moncler sale advising those with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, she removes alcohol from the diet completely. For those on a programme to prevent cognitive decline, she suggests a limit of 1 2 glasses of red wine a week. “From a nutrient point of view, there’s very little in alcohol. But you do have to live so if you’re having a drink, choose wisely.” moncler sale

cheap moncler jackets sale Does she recommend supplements? “I don’t like to put people on lots of supplements. I view supplements as scaffolding your body is the building and the supplements are scaffolding. You put the supplements in place while you rebuild the building and then you remove the supplements as soon as possible. However, I would recommend that everybody take a broad spectrum multi mineral and vitamin.” There is a bewildering choice of brands available. O’Doherty Nickel prefers ‘food state’ supplements, which are easier to absorb and generally of a higher quality. She works with Cytoplan, which are produced by UK charity AIM that, she cheap moncler coats says, ploughs its profits back into research. Other brands include Nature’s Own and Wild Nutrition. cheap moncler jackets sale

cheap moncler jackets On top of that, she recommends a good quality probiotic with high levels of buy moncler jackets Bifido bacteria, “because your levels decrease as you age”. And finally, an Omega 3 oil such as those by Nordic Naturals or Cytoplan’s R Omega, which are bound to fats called phospholipids which are more easily absorbed. cheap moncler jackets

cheap moncler O’Doherty Nickel sends her clients for simple blood tests to check various biomarkers before they come to see her. She reviews the results in consultation with Dr Lourens. Typically, there will be much to work on in terms of optimising diet cheap moncler.

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