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Posts from September 2022

Over the last couple of years, there’s been a huge increase in so called “plant based” processed foods as well as those badged as “Vegetarian” or “Vegan”. You’ll probably have noticed them during your regular trip to the local supermarket. The message accompanying them is quite simple, a plant based diet is healthier, so these products are an easy way to make the switch. 
But is it really that simple? 
Well, as so often is the case, the answer is both “yes” and “no.” 
It’s one of life’s mysteries that, for some inexplicable reason, the simple things seem to give us the most pleasure. Often much more than their long awaited – and more expensive (!) – counterparts. 
Anyone who’s watched a small child unwrapping their Christmas or Birthday presents, has encountered this first hand. With the box – or wrapping paper (!) – holding their attention for much longer than the contents. Is so much more interesting and attractive. Gives greater pleasure and is played with for a much longer period of time. The contents quickly forgotten and pushed to one side… 
So why is it that simple pleasures really seem to hit the spot? 
Mid September already, so it’s time for our traditional look forward – if that’s the right word (!) – to the cooler months and things you can do at home to help yourself. As usual, it’s all about a little common sense and the little things we do every day, usually without giving them a second thought. Whether for their immediate or cumulative effects… 
Like last year, we’re not going to repeat the usual advice, but instead give a difference perspective on this time of year. So, if you need a quick reminder about susceptibility and why there really isn’t any bogeyman out there waiting to pounce on you, click here.  
For the more usual advice for this time of year click here and here
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