A little disclaimer here: These articles are quite challenging to write, as there is often incomplete evidence in the scientific literature, and a lot of conflicting views (not to mention that as research moves on, those views may well change). But I think it is still important to put in the effort to write about these topics. Because I passionately believe that with knowledge comes power – the power to reject persuasive marketing, the power to critique misleading information, and most importantly, the power to make informed choices for ourselves and our family’s health. I hope you find them helpful. Amelia x

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Alcohol: How much is too much

Alcohol: How much is too much?

Summer definitely brings on celebrations that are steeped in traditions of alcohol: we are mid Pimms season, the rosé is flowing, and weddings mean champagne corks are popping by the week. I really do love and enjoy wine (although not at the moment as I am pregnant!), but I’m so often asked for guidance about how muchContinue reading

Oily Fish

Oily Fish

Disclaimer: Please discuss this topic with your doctor or nutrition professional (visit my FAQ page for info) if you are interested in finding more information, or considering taking supplements. There are certain instances where increasing your intake of omega-3 fats is not advisable. As with all articles on ameliafreer.com, this is no substitution for individual medicalContinue reading

Detox: Fact or Fiction?

Detox: Fact or Fiction?

You’re probably getting quite fed-up by the bombardment of articles suggesting you ‘detox’: all those pieces that instruct you to drink only green juice for three days; give up all manner of supposedly ‘toxic’ foods; perform elaborate bath-time rituals to ‘draw the toxins out’; or more worrying, encourage the unlicensed use of laxatives or diuretics.1 Nowadays, there are evenContinue reading