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Vitamin deficiencies what you need to know
27th May 2013

If you follow a balanced diet consisting of a wide variety of foods based on the RDAs – Recommended Daily Allowances – you shouldn’t have much to worry about or need to become a hypochondriac. Vitamin deficiencies are relatively rare amongst those who have access to a range of foods and the awareness of their Read More

Posture and how to sit
27th May 2013

For office workers around the world, sitting statically at a desk or bench all day goes hand in hand with increasingly persistent pain and discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders. While using a standing desk at work, exercise, yoga, acupuncture and chiropractic have been shown to reduce pain, failing a radical change in lifestyle Read More

Exercise and aging
27th May 2013

Conventional wisdom has it that the older you get the less strength and mobility you have. This belief was strengthened in previous studies that showed people over the age of 40 typically lost 8% or more of their muscle mass with each decade, a process that accelerates after age 70. Of course, less muscle mass Read More

Benefits Of Calcium Supplements
21st Apr 2013

Calcium supplements have long been recommended as a means of preventing bone loss in adults, especially as consumption of natural sources of this important mineral such as milk and yogurt has declined or been supplanted by sugared soft drinks. Over the age of 20, when bone loss begins to outpace bone formation, typical consumption of Read More

Why Beetroot juice is worth your attention
21st Apr 2013

Beetroot juice has long been used by athletes as well as the health conscious as an energy source and internal cleanser and now two separate research results have confirmed its health and energy giving properties. According to the Journal of Hypertension just 8oz (250ml) of beetroot juice can reduce blood pressure by 10mm of mercury Read More

Think of Food as Medicine
03rd Mar 2013

While all vegetables are basically good for your health some are better than others.  Cruciferous veggies are special due to their chemical composition which includes sulphurous compounds which give then their pungent flavour.  When broken down by either chewing or chopping these sulphurous compounds are converted into isothiocyanates (ITCs) which can prevent and help fight cancer as well Read More

Meditation to beat colds
18th Feb 2013

Recent research indicates that simply following a regular exercise routine and/or practicing mindful meditation for about 45 minutes a day is just as effective as an anti-flu shot in reducing your chances of an acute respiratory infection. Quoting the results as ‘remarkable,’ professor of family medicine at the university of Wisconsin-Madison, Bruce Barrett found an Read More

3 reasons to try Tempeh
31st Jan 2013

While tempeh is now being touted as the latest super-food, it has in fact been around for quite a while – 2,000 years or more – as anyone who has been to Indonesia might be aware. It’s their staple source of protein sold in markets in brick-sized blocks and often homemade. In the west it Read More

5 Kitchen items for preparing healthy food
31st Jan 2013

Overcooking meat by either frying or grilling is likely to make it carcinogenic if burnt. Wrap it in foil before putting it on an indoor or outdoor grill. Or try baking it in the oven in a baking pan with the meat or fish wrapped in foil. Include some herbs or slices of lemon. Alternatively Read More

Five ways to eat clean all year round
28th Jan 2013

  Clean eating basically means avoiding pre-packaged and processed foods and returning to basics – fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains – all preferably organic – and lean protein from fish. Let’s start with vegetables. Dark green veggies such as broccoli, spinach and kale are high in folates – a cardiovascular booster – and low Read More