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Q&A with Smartblood Nutritionist Sheila.

It's all very well finding out what your trigger foods are. But what do you do with that information? At Smartblood, we believe that your consultation with our Nutritional Therapist is just as important as the test itself.

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Smartblood Q&A - Marathon

Smartblood Medical Director prepares to run London Marathon.
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6 key effects of stress on the body

It’s natural to feel stressed at different times in our lives. From micro stresses such as deadlines and traffic to more prolonged episodes of difficulty, we all succumb to the negative aspects of anxiety from time to time.

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Smartblood Q&A

Food Intolerance - Smartblood Q&A - Cameron Harris is a Fitness Expert and co-founder of TRUTH Gym, a 5 star fitness facility based in the prestigious Devonshire Club in the City of London.
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Behind the scenes at Smartblood for Healthcare Science Week.

Smartblood Co-founder and Scientific Director Peter Horlock has a passion for problem solving. Able to look at complicated problems and break them down logically until the best solution is found gives him the unique set of skills and patience best suited to a scientist.
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Food Intolerance friendly Free From pancakes

We flippin’ love pancake day. With all those tasty toppings and competitive batter tossing activity, it’s one of those culinary points in the calendar we look forward to every year.
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New Year, new you. Tips to get healthy in 2019

A new year, a new you. That’s what we always promise. It’s a good way to convince ourselves that we’re capable of change as we wolf down another Quality Street and struggle for the TV remote.
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Can you be intolerant to chocolate?

Too much of anything can be a bad thing and that can certainly be true with chocolate. Tempting as it is, eating too much isn’t going to be good for your health, or your waistline.
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What’s your poison? Is Alcohol intolerance the reason for your hangover?

But there’s a difference between that killer hangover after too many 3am shots of s...
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National Curry Week – is the nations’ favourite dish making you sick?

Consistently voted Britain’s best dish, we love a curry. From korma to keema and balti to bhuna, we can’t get enough of that complex blend of spices. Whether you like yours mild, delicately infused with coconut or searingly hot, packed full of mouth watering chillies,
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National Baking Week. Food intolerance friendly free-from alternatives

It’s that time of year again. Boosted by the encouraging words of Mary Berry and inspired by a trestle table groaning under the weight of brilliant bakes, we pick up the spatula, determined to clai...
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Feeling SAD? Can food intolerance affect your mood?

The leaves are starting to turn. A chill is creeping into the morning air. As we kiss goodbye to summer and look to pumpkin spice lattes and snugly jumpers, we also usher in a darker side of the se...
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Post-holiday poorly. Could food intolerance be to blame?

There’s nothing like a week or two away from the stresses of work to make you approach life with restored. The great British holiday is a time for carefree abandon as we jet off to exotic climbs, s...
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Taking a Food Intolerance test?

The words ‘allergy’ and ‘intolerance’ are often used interchangeably but they are, in fact, very different things. An allergy (classed as an IgE reaction) is usually instantaneous after contact wit...
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Smartblood - 7 tips to reduce bloating!

It has long been suspected that there is a direct link between thyroid disorders and troublesome gut symptoms – which in some give rise to the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). By accident more often...
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Migraines and food - is your diet giving you a headache?

Anyone who’s felt the agonising crush of a migraine will tell you how exh...
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From beer to bread, how to tackle a yeast intolerance

A living fungus, yeast is a natural, active ingredient used in both baking and brewing. Feeding on sugar, yeast converts it into carbon dioxide and alcohol, helping bread to rise and beer to brew. .
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From your skin to your mood, the unusual signs of Food Intolerance.

When you think about food intolerance, you usually imagine the issues that problem foods can have on the digestive system. Bloating, diarrhoea and constipation can all arise when you eat something ...
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'Nutrichondria' Are you suffering with the latest diet complaint?

From celebrity testimonials and social media to the Free From aisles in the supermarket, our diets are being increasingly influenced by the world around us.
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The rise and rise of Free From foods

It used to be the case that, if you needed a Free From alternative, you’d have to visit the large supermarkets and even then, you were likely to find only a small offering of highly overpriced prod...
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Dairy Free Ice Cream Alternatives for Summer!

The distant buzz of bees floats over the summer breeze; the sun beats down, heating your skin as you notice that nostalgic tinkle of the ice cream van coming closer. Sweltering summer days just are...
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About your Thyroid & Food Intolerance

It has long been suspected that there is a direct link between thyroid disorders and troublesome gut symptoms – which in some give rise to the