A feast of healthy discussion

The Problem with Diets ~ It’s the Brain!

September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Info

Research on mice has revealed one of the reasons why restricting calorie intake is not the best way to lose weight. As mice share some important physiological mechanisms with humans they are a useful animal for studying how our bodies work. Calorie Saving The body cleverly takes into account the number of calories eaten when freeing up calories ...

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10 Strategies for Healthy Snacking

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Snacking is controversial. Some people say it's good to snack as it keeps blood sugar levels stable and prevents excessive hunger which can lead to over eating. Others say it's best to leave a good few hours between meals to allow digestion to take place fully. We are all different and will have different needs when it comes to frequency of food ...

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Herbal Help for Male Fertility

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Herbs have long been used by many cultures across the world to help with fertility, virility and libido. They can have powerful effects, however, they are not a replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle. They are also not a quick fix and it can take months for their full effects to kick in. It is advisable to seek advice from a medical ...

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Nutrients for Male Fertility

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

The blogposts about Falling Sperm Counts and Diet for Male Fertility show that what we eat and how we live can play a major role in reproductive outcomes. Here we will focus on specific nutrients that have been shown to impact on male fertility. Antioxidants The importance of antioxidants for male reproductive health cannot be overstated. ...

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Diet for Male Fertility

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Following on from the blogpost about Falling Sperm Counts this post will look at which dietary factors affect male fertility and sperm health. Eating a healthy diet for several months before conception is recommended as it takes 3-4 months for sperm to fully mature. To produce a healthy baby healthy sperm is just as important as healthy eggs. ...

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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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