A feast of healthy discussion

Go Nuts for Nuts this Christmas

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Christmas is the time when nut consumption is at its peak. This is good news for the nation's health as nuts are extremely healthy and very versatile. Here are just some of their benefits followed by a recipe for some delicious almond cookies. Nuts for a healthy gut and healthy weight - Nuts contain fibre and polyphenols which exert beneficial ...

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Honouring the Rhythm of the Year

December 10th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Most people's days have a clear rhythm maybe beginning with a shower, breakfast, commute to work or school and the daily tasks that ensue from that. We also have weekly rhythms with the weekend following a different pattern to the weekdays. Women may be aware of their monthly cycle and the changes in their mood and energy over the course of their ...

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Ethical Gifts For Everyone

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

   You, like most other people, are probably aware of the damage being done to our planet by our obsession with stuff, especially the disposable kind. We buy stuff we don't need that is designed to break in a year's time. It gets discarded along with all the plastic packaging it came wrapped in and we buy more. Heartbreaking footage on the ...

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Feed The Brain

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

If you read the blog post on Easy Steps to Brain Health you'll have discovered some lifestyle interventions you can make to protect your brain. In addition, eating a whole food diet free from processed foods is one of the best things you can do for your brain. There are some foods that have been shown to have particular benefits for brain ...

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Easy Steps To Brain Health

November 26th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

It used to be thought that the brain could not repair or regrow and that any loss of brain cells would be permanent. However, we now know that the brain can repair itself and new brain cells (neurons) continue to be made even in adult brains. In addition, it's possible to make new connections between brain cells when learning or developing new ...

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Herbs and Supplements for Brain Health

November 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

With brain ischemia and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, being on the rise worldwide there has been an upsurge in interest into the beneficial effects of plants and traditional medicines on brain health. Herbs, spices and other plant foods have many therapeutic properties including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ...

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What Different Acne Indicate

October 26th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Often skin breakouts or acne may indicate hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies or poor dietary habits. Numerous parts of the body can be affected by spots with different areas potentially indicating different imbalances. Here's what it all means.   Forehead Intestinal problems – maybe constipation. Drink plenty of water and ...

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Tongue Diagnosis- What To Look For

October 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Tongue diagnosis has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help medics work out what is going on in their patients. Often changes to the tongue may indicate problems in the digestive tract as well as nutrient deficiencies. Here are few things to look out for: Swollen tongue or white coating – maybe excessive production of mucous in ...

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Listen to your Body- Signs & Symptoms

October 17th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

    This month's blog posts are all about what your body is trying to tell you through the symptoms that it manifests. These can range from trivial to downright distressing. Either way it's worth paying attention to them. Often a few tweaks to the diet, lifestyle and supplement programme can make all the difference.   Here ...

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Wholegrains for Diabetes Prevention

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Further to the blog posts on the effects of low carb diets Low Carb Diets Unsafe and The Sweet Spot A recent study from Sweden and Denmark has confirmed that eating wholegrains, such as rye, oats and wheat, can prevent type 2 diabetes (1). Previous studies showing the positive effects of wholegrains were mainly conducted in the USA where the main ...

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