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5 a Day is something we all hear all the time. It's been around for ten years now, we were quite suprised to hear it had been this long! But with the anniversary this month (December 2012), we thought it was a good time to have a look at this very important issue. And when we start examining the nutritional problems with 5 a Day, there is certainly a lot to cover!
Hormones often go haywire. And that’s for women and men. Not all hormones are produced by the adrenals, but there are complex, interdependant relationships between them, and dysfunction can easily occur. The causes are endless in the modern demanding lifestyle which can be unbelievably busy and stressful.
These traditional foods are literally packed with good nutrition and are definitely worth exploring. This article looks at fermented dairy, fermented vegetables, drinks, bread, soya and meat and fish.
Last week Channel 4 ran a season raising awareness on mental health issues - the "4GoesMad" season must be commended; it is a subject long overdue some mainstream coverage. So here's some practical ideas that you might find helpful when dealing with these potentially very debilitating conditions.
So the Jubilee celebrations are over, and whatever your opinion on the subject, there’s lots to discuss. We thought comparing Jubilee party food through the ages might be revealing on the nutrition front. From jellied eels and jelly to the modern street party, here's a look at how our food has changed.
There are numerous health benefits to good posture. Digestion, concentration, muscle tone, back issues and more can all be helped when you stand and sit tall. We look at these benefits, and provide some useful ideas to help you improve your posture.
Perhaps the most far reaching, and ill advised of the EU Directives relating to supplements is the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive. It is not an overstatement to state that this directive is a tragedy for human rights, human health and consumer choice
It was difficult to miss the recent headlines on red and processed meat. We thought we would take a quick look at some of the issues. First things first, red and processed meats are not the same thing at all. In our opinion, only lazy scientists, and lazy journalists would say they are. A fresh, organic, free-range, pasture fed steak for example, could not be more different than a pack of cheap sausages packed with additives and off-cuts.
Forget the dogma. Noted research, evidence from the very healthiest people and clinical trials all prove that butter is good, and margarine is not. Butter is completely natural and unadulterated, margarine is man made and highly processed.
Is it a Yoghurt...Or a Doughnut?
"The Foods that Make Billions" looked at yoghurt. So let's take a look at whether the yoghurt aisle is really at the forefront of healthy eating, what makes a real yoghurt, and the history of cultured and fermented foods across the World.
We'll Have an Egg for Breakfast Please
“The Foods That Make Billions” looked at the breakfast cereal industry. It made for compelling, if at times disturbing viewing. In the 1950s, half the nation ate a cooked breakfast of some form and that nation was healthier for it, so what happened to the British breakfast?
In the 40s, the Government focused on education, inspiration and empowerment of the individual and family. Today they are asking junk food companies how to proceed on health and nutrition policy.
Everyone is telling us to "eat less salt". Yet life itself depends on Salt, so why did a life giving substance became such a toxic force in the modern lifestyle? And why did one of the most complex substances on the planet become known simply as chemical Sodium Chloride?
A Californian biochemist. His two books “Seasalt’s Hidden Powers” and “Sea Salt, the Vital Spark for Life” are well worth seeking out.
It's really no surprise that the modern loaf is so hard on many people's digestive system. Lots of people are taking wheat out of their diet. But is it the wheat to blame, or the highly refined, industrially produced bread?
Dieting is difficult. The endless cycle of restricting food is frustrating and de-motivating. And yo-yo / crash dieting can lead to metabolic ruin. Certainly shedding a few pounds is great for your health, appearance and self esteem. But how do we do that...naturally and feel good about the process?
The Public Bodies (Sustainable Food) Bill 2010-11 proposes that public bodies and Industry create a code for “sustainable” and “healthy” food. These guidelines demonize many of the traditional, nutrient dense foods necessary for human health
Whilst some people might reach for the sleeping pills, thankfully, there are some simple solutions to be found in your kitchen cupboard. So here’s a closer look at some natural ways to give your body the best possible chance of getting the rest and relaxation you need.
Broad spectrum supplements and nutrition are literally a revolution in the way we approach achieving optimum health. They posses a huge array of nutrients in a form that your body can recognise and readily absorb. They are incredibly complex, yet perfectly balanced and bioavailable.
Recorded levels in our soil and food are falling all the time. That's because of decades of intensive farming, the use of chemical pesticides, and a reliance on NPK (nitrogen-phosphorous potassium) fertilizer. This is extremely acidic, and doesn't provide the broad range of minerals that crops need.
When a mineral is chelated, it is bound to an amino acid in a stable manner. What this means is that the two compounds remain closely associated.
Modern unfermented soy products must be highly processed to render them palatable. This causes many other problems, similar to those caused by other processed foods. Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.
Table Comparing the Additives in Supplements
Packing your diet with fresh fruit and vegetables is essential at this time. The more natural antioxidants you can get into your system the better. Vitamin C is thought to have natural antihistamine effects, so include lots of leafy greens, peppers, papaya, tomatoes and broccoli.
We take the view (as do medical herbalists), that the whole herb has greater therapeutic properties - the whole is greater than the sum of the parts - synergy. Within each herb lies “biological intelligence” - hundreds, even thousands of nutrients (chemical compounds) can be found; so much so, laboratories are still a long way from identifying all of the nutrients in any particular herb.
What a great shame that the negative column inches, detract from one of the most important issues in the modern world – improving diet and nutrition, and protecting long term health.
These 17 signs are clear indicators of a strong foundation of health. If you are able to “tick the box” on all of these, fantastic!
During the last century in America, some very great minds strived to raise awareness of the power of whole foods, nutrition and the link between lifestyle and health. They were often ridiculed and ostracised by their peers. Today, their work seems even more relevant.
One of the big buzz words of recent years has been antioxidants. We all know they are good for us, but what exactly are they, and what role do they play in preventing disease?
Your body needs a complex array of nutrients to thrive - over 90 in total. It's essential that your diet is as varied as possible so you enjoy a good range of nutrients
Quite amazing then that just 22 amino acids ensure the constant building of protein cells, and the growth, maintenance and repair of many crucial systems
The results of a 4 year, £12 million study were released in October 2007 proving that organic food has significantly higher vitamins, minerals and as much as 40% more antioxidants. Yes, it costs more, but in our opinion, we think organic is worth it. Budgets are tight, so if choices have to be made, we would say at the very least buy organic when it comes to dairy, and preferable all animal produce
Cooking food destroys the natural enzymes and molecular structure. Our bodies have a limited amount of natural enzymes and these help with the digestion of food when we eat; these enzymes are used up in the digestion process and may become depleted over time.
Health and healing must start with Water. Your body is about 70% water and 30% solid matter. Your brain is 85% water, your blood is 83% water, your muscles are 75% water and your bone is 22% water. So for optimum health and vitality, this is the foundation.
Much is sacrificed in the name of convenience these days. A good example is the microwave oven. Not only does food cooked in a microwave oven never taste quite right, nutritionally, it's not right either! When food is cooked normally, heat goes naturally from the outside to the inside. The reverse is true of microwaved food.
Wonderful article giving an overview of Weston A Price research looking at the very healthiest people in the World, recommended reading! More than sixty years ago, a Cleveland dentist named Weston A. Price decided to embark on a series of unique investigations that would engage his attention and energies for the next ten years.
There was quite a media frenzy on the re-release of the previously discredited Cochrane Review
The Immune system is comprised of a whole series of defence mechanisms that all work synergistically to protect us, and to prevent diseases spreading and compromising our health and indeed sometimes our very survival.
Here's a look at some simple diet and lifestyle guidelines for both the prevention and management of Osteoporosis.
First and foremost - at least 20 minutes in the sunshine twice a week with exposed face and arms (always avoid burning and midday sunshine). Vitamin D from sunshine lasts around 60 days in the body, and needs to be topped up regularly.
Migraines affect all ages, but two thirds of sufferers are women, with prevalence being higher between the ages of 20 and 50. Hormonal factors are thought to play a huge role, but migraine triggers can vary tremendously between individuals.
There’s nothing quite like a relaxing, long bath, or invigorating shower is there. But what about the chlorine exposure?