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The fight back has begun

For many years, scientists were convinced that fat, especially saturated fat, was the biggest problem in our diets. ‘Fat-free’ and ‘low-fat’ products flooded the market, claiming a huge range of health benefits. The problem is, in order for manufacturers to

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How many portions a day?

Fruit and veg

Recent research has suggested that we should be eating as many as ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Yet only last November, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, was claiming that GPs should sometimes

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Sugar, sugar everywhere!

Over the festive season, we’ve all over-indulged in sugar. Let’s face it, it’s hard not to with sugar in sweets, chocolates, biscuits, Christmas cake and Christmas pud, fizzy drinks, mixers and liqueurs, plus all those processed treats on Auntie Barbara’s

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Read yourself well – Reading Book List for 2017

Give the gift of good gut health this Christmas with our top ten recommended books on subjects close to our heart here at ARCH. From simple guides to the gut to inspiring stories of dramatic turn-arounds in health and wellbeing,

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Booze and poos! What alcohol does to your digestive system!

As we enter the party season, it’s worth taking a quick look at the way in which alcohol affects your digestive system, and some of the steps you can take to reduce those effects. Anyone who’s ever had a few

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Changing our relationship with food

In our last blog, we talked about eating mindfully and being aware of what we are putting in our mouths, instead of rushing our meals at our desks or in front of the TV. However, simply being aware of what

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Mindful Eating

One of the biggest aspects of self-care is what we eat, and it’s also one of the most complex. The diet industry is a multi-million pound business, and the food industry, particularly processed food, is tens if not hundreds of

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TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF – World Digestive Health Day

Sunday 29th May is World Digestive Health Day and this year’s theme is ‘Your Diet and Gut Health’. It’s a theme that raises some interesting questions about exactly who is responsible for our health, and to what extent our health

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Coeliac Disease Awareness Week 9th to 15th May

coeliac

The second week in May is coeliac disease awareness week, but what exactly is coeliac disease, how is it treated and how can colonics help you with the symptoms? What is coeliac disease? Contrary to popular belief, coeliac disease is

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Food Intolerance

At ARCH, we understand that there are many factors that can affect your digestive health and leave you needing our help. One of the biggest of these is food intolerance, which is thought to affect up to 45% of people

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