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Falling Sperm Counts

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

You may have heard recent news reports about the falling sperm counts in men across the western world. These reports came from an analysis of 185 studies between 1973 and 2011 which found that the sperm counts of men in America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe have decreased by over 50% in the last 40 years. Rising Infertility It is estimated ...

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Essential Ingredients for a Plant Based Diet

July 20th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

There is increasing evidence that eating a largely plant based diet is one of the best strategies for human health as well as for that of the planet. So, whether you are one of the growing band of people who is vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian, or even if you are a dyed in the wool meat eater, having a kitchen that is well stocked with the basics ...

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Coconut Oil For Health

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

In traditional coconut growing areas every part of the coconut tree is used. The various products of the coconut tree include coconut water, coconut meat, coconut oil, coconut leaves, coconut shell and wood based products. The edible parts have antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and ...

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Coconut Oil ~ Beyond Diet

July 17th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

The benefits of including coconut oil in the diet were discussed in the blog titled “Coconut Oil for Health”. Here we shall look at some of the non-culinary uses of coconut oil. Coconut Oil and Skin Health Any dry skin conditions can benefit from a coconut oil massage. Use the coconut oil neat or add a few drops of essential oil to melted ...

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Healthy Happy Holidays

July 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Holidays are a wonderful time to wind down, relax and do things that you wouldn't normally do. However, there are things that can reduce the enjoyment of your time away. Here's a look at how to reduce the likelihood of succumbing to the potential pitfalls of travelling and being in a different environment. Dietary Changes Many people experience ...

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Glycaemic Surprises

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Whilst we like to believe that food has a consistent and measurable effect on us it is becoming increasingly apparent that this is not the case. Often, the actual effects of foods on measurable health parametres are different from what would be expected based on the macronutrient content of the foods. For example, although almonds are high in ...

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Oats So Good

June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Like most plant foods that we eat today oats were domesticated from wild varieties thousands of years ago. Being filling, nutritious and versatile it's easy to see why they have endured for so long in the human diet. Porridge is probably the first thing that springs to mind when oats are mentioned and even this humble dish has many recipes, ...

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More Than the Sum of Its Parts

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

It is unarguable that many foods have protective and disease preventative properties. We've all heard about the wonders of blueberries and broccoli, which are, no doubt, foods we would do well to include in our diets. However, if health is the goal then it may be wise to broaden our horizons. Most research into the effects of food on health ...

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Go Organic for You and the Planet

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Until relatively recently organically grown foods were the only foods available on this planet. They are what human beings evolved on. Government statistics indicate that levels of trace minerals in fruit and vegetables fell by up to 76% between 1940 and 1991. In contrast there is growing evidence that organic fruit and vegetables contain more ...

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How to Live a Long and Healthy Life

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

People in some countries have the luxury of living longer than ever before. This is partly due to advancements in medicine and social care as well as good nutrition. However, living a long life is only desirable if one has a good quality of life. A good quality of life includes being in a reasonable state of physical health as well as having a ...

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