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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: How to spot a fake nutritionist

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With everyone from personal trainers to health coaches dishing out nutritional advice, could you be leaving your health in the hands of an under qualified “professional” rather than a properly qualified nutrition expert? As a licensed nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nutritional Health, I’m often asked about the various “nutrition gurus” that are popping up left and …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Tips

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February is Heart Awareness Month, so why not celebrate Valentine’s Day by encouraging everyone you love to take care of their long-term heart health? With heart disease affecting so many people, the focus should be on prevention, not treatment. We need less “sickcare” and more “healthcare”! What is Heart Disease? Heart disease refers to a variety of conditions that affect …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Avoiding the Worst Hidden Food Ingredients 

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Food labels tell us the calories, carbs, protein and fat. But what else is hiding inside your food? You probably can’t identify half the other mysterious ingredients on the list – even if you can read the tiny print. Sneaky additives  Convenience is a big part of our modern lifestyle, and that’s especially true when it comes to food and …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Fats made simple

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With so many oils to choose from and so much talk about the different types of fat, it’s difficult to know which ones to use. Dietary fat, also known as fatty acids, is found in foods from both plants and animals. Some are linked to negative effects on health, while others have been found to offer significant health benefits. Either …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Nutrition Tips for Smart Kids

Tips for Smart Kids

Us parents love talking about our children’s education. But aside from the right schools, the right teachers and keeping on top of the homework, what more do our children need to shine at school? How about a diet enriched with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids? Perhaps it’s time to ditch the Nutella, Frosties, chicken nuggets and Coke and start building …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Natural Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu

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It’s peak flu season and the Cote d’Azur has been hit hard, reporting three times more cases than the rest of France – which is already under the grip of an intense epidemic. Fortunately for most, flu is not serious or fatal, but who needs a miserable few days of high fever, aches and pains and other cold symptoms?The official …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Health Benefits of Fermented Foods


Are you turned off by the thought of eating bacteria? It’s not surprising. We’ve been taught to avoid germs and microbes ever since we were kids. But as strange as it sounds, consuming bacteria can be good for you. Very good, actually. Many studies have found that foods fermented by lactic acid-producing bacteria (a beneficial kind of bacteria found in …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: The top 3 detox mistakes – and how to avoid them

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It’s January and everyone’s talking about “detoxing”. But what does this mean exactly and how to do it right? Between the misinformation and magic potions, it’s hard to know what plan to follow, what foods to eat, and what supplements to take. Why detox? Detox is short for detoxification – the continuous process your body uses to rid itself of …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Beat the Winter Blues– Naturally!

Beat the Winter Blues– Naturally!

Does your mood tend to sink in the winter? You might be suffering from seasonal affective disorder or “SAD”. Shorter, darker days are a well-known trigger for the “winter blues”. The good news is that there are many natural ways in which you can elevate your mood, without resorting to chemical antidepressants. What causes winter depression? Most of us have experienced …

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Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Damage Control – smart nutrition for holiday drinking


Whether it’s sipping mulled wine at a cozy winter gathering or toasting the New Year with champagne, alcohol is such an integral part of holiday events that it can be difficult to avoid. The first thing you get handed at every office party, family gathering, or festive celebration is usually an alcoholic drink. And no wonder. The “season of joy” …

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