WHY THE GREAT OUTDOORS (AND WALNUTS) WILL KEEP YOU YOUNG

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Ever felt that deep yearning to be out in the wild?  If you have, you’re not alone.  If you haven’t, it’s time to tune in.  There’s now a huge body of medical evidence proving that being with wildlife keeps you healthier and happier.  I write this as a committed Londoner who frequently feels a deep… 

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FABULOUS FERMENTED FOODS AND TEMPEH STIR FRY

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You may have noticed that at Kale & Cocoa we are pretty much gut obsessed. From my perspective, it’s been a real education to discover how closely the health of our brains (and the rest of our bodies) are linked to the well-being of our gut. There’s new research published all the time: this week… 

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CANCER, NUTRITION AND, ER, SOME SUMMER SALAD DRESSINGS

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I’ve been blind-sided in recent weeks by news that a family member has secondary cancer.  We’re keeping everything crossed but it’s tough news to hear. This, and the cancer treatment that a close friend’s mum is undergoing, has made me keen to know more about the advice given to cancer patients, and their carers, on… 

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IS THE REDUCED CALORIE DIET DEAD? KALE CAESAR SALAD

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There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the reduced calorie (RC) diet. Many long-term studies show that a significant reduction in calories (20-40%) promotes longevity.  Scientists aren’t quite sure why it works but think the RC diet tricks the body into thinking famine is imminent.  Your cells then rally and this postpones… 

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ONE YEAR ON – COOKIES FOR KIDS (AND ADULTS!)

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Happy Birthday to us! Kale & Cocoa is a year old today and we’d like to thank our 1000 followers for all their support. You’ve made all the hard work worthwhile! But our first birthday has got me thinking. During the last twelve months, we’ve immersed ourselves in hundreds of research reports, medical studies, blogs,… 

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