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Optimum Nutrition Winter 2017/18 PREVIEW



NUTRITIONAL THERAPY FOR ALL Nutritional therapy is a science-based practice which seeks to address the root cause of your health concerns, not just the symptoms. Through tailored food, nutrient and lifestyle recommendations to suit your individual needs, it aims to help you towards maintaining optimum health and improved well-being. LEARN IT EXPERIENCE IT SHARE IT NUTRITIONAL THERAPY DIPLOMA 1 AND 3 DAY SHORT COURSES OPTIMUM NUTRITION MAGAZINE SCIENCE ACCESS COURSE OPTIMUM NUTRITION CLINIC OPTIMUM NUTRITION LITE BITES | | @ion_nutrition | instituteforoptimumnutrition | 020 8614 7800

THIS ISSUE CONTENTS 8 14 20 DETOX OR NOT? It is tempting to try a detox, but do we really need to and, if so, do we need expensive products to do it successfully? We ask qualified nutritional therapists their views and what approach, if any, they take in clinical practice WASTE NOT, WANT NOT January can be a long month after all the festive holidays. If you are tightening the purse strings, it may be time to think before binning those leftovers and kitchen scraps. Our team shares budget-boosting tips to help reduce waste INTERVIEW Dr Aseem Malhotra, outspoken health campaigner, cardiologist, and author, talks to Louise Wates about his take on the popular Mediterranean diet and why he thinks public health policy needs to be held to account REGULARS 18 FEATURE Before you throw that unwanted, unopened Christmas pudding into the bin, read what Alice Ball discovered on a day’s visit to her local food bank 24 ON YOUR PLATE 32 WORLD CUISINE When Kei Lum Chan and his wife tried to capture the tastes of China, they were taking on an enormous but delicious task. They share their favourite recipes with us 34 DIFFERENT STROKES 42 CASE STUDY Nicola Moore from The Optimum Nutrition Clinic looks at supporting Helen, who, since having children, would like to lose a little weight and gain a lot of energy 44 LITTLE LIVES We share four easy recipes from The Flexible Vegetarian by Jo Pratt, a tempting new cookbook with nutritious, tasty, and inexpensive supper suggestions By searching for what will make us happy, are we only making ourselves sad? In preparation for World Happiness Day, Ellie Smith ponders the paradox Does your little one need to be a wild child? Catherine Morgan looks at recent research into the infant microbiome and the benefits of outside play 29 FOOD FACT FILE 36 ALL ABOUT 48 MOVE IT As sugar’s reputation takes a nosedive, we look at why, if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, you need to check the labels to know what you are really eating If you want to cut down on animal products but don’t want to become vegetarian or vegan, consider the reducetarian way. Celia Jarvis writes Fitness apps are a great way to keep an eye on how much exercise we do (or don’t do). Amelia Glean looks at the pros and cons of this technological revolution 04 COMMENT / NEWS 28 KITCHEN CHEMISTRY 40 PRODUCT NEWS 12 RESEARCH UPDATE 39 BOOK THERAPY 47 IN SEASON WINTER 2017/18 | OPTIMUM NUTRITION 3

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