Category: Info

Microbiome, Diet and Health

April 9th, 2021 | Posted in Info

The gut microbiota, which encompasses the trillions of organisms in the gastrointestinal tract, is emerging as a major factor in the health of the body and susceptibility to disease. These organisms assist with digestion, protect against invading organisms and help regulate metabolism, weight, hormones, mood, behaviour and immunity (1). While ...

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Nutrients for the Immune System

March 19th, 2021 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts Protection from Covid-19 and Diet, the Immune System and Covid-19 you’ll understand the importance of being in a good state of health and having a robust immune system when it comes to not succumbing to severe infections. Here we’ll look at how supplementation with individual or multiple nutrients may ...

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Diet, the Immune System and Covid-19

March 12th, 2021 | Posted in Info | Recipes

It’s well known that a poor diet can lead to compromised immunity resulting in susceptibility to viral and bacterial infections. An imbalanced diet, poor socio-economic status, health complications, lack of physical activity and environmental pollution may all compromise the immune system. If you’ve read the blog posts on Nutrients for the ...

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Protection from Covid-19

March 5th, 2021 | Posted in Info

It’s over a year since the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world. Things have progressed in terms of treatment and vaccination but there is still a long way to go before we can live normally again. Here we will look at the problems following hospitalisation with Covid-19 and what policy makers might do to prevent so many hospitalisations and what ...

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Meal Plans for Health

February 4th, 2021 | Posted in Info

In the long term, for most people, it’s advisable to eat a healthy, balanced diet that does not avoid major food groups or staple foods. However, there are times when our bodies need something a bit more specialised. This may be to deal with a particular set of symptoms or to aid a short or long term health goal. I’m not talking about weight ...

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13 Positive Dietary Resolutions

January 25th, 2021 | Posted in Info

New Year’s Resolutions do not have to bring with them feelings of deprivation and misery. Instead focus on things to include in your diet rather than things to avoid. Here are some ideas for nurturing and nourishing dietary resolutions that will gently lead you to wellness. See also blog posts on 13 Short Steps to Setting Resolutions that ...

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13 Short Steps to Setting Resolutions that Stick

January 18th, 2021 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read New Year’s Resolutions for the Greater Good you’ll understand the benefits of setting goals that benefit others as well as the self. Here we’ll look at simple strategies for changing habits in a lasting way. See also blog post 13 Positive Dietary Resolutions for ideas for focusing on nurturing, rather than punishing, ...

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7 Easy Self-Care Rituals

December 21st, 2020 | Posted in Info

Most of us go through life taking care of other people’s needs. This is often at the expense of taking care of ourselves. Jobs, children, elderly relatives, cooking and housework all make demands on our time and energy. While service to others is an important part of being human, it’s clear that we will be of little use to anyone if we are ...

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Calming Foods For a Healthy December

December 9th, 2020 | Posted in Info

This year is a year like no other. We’ve all had to deal with changes in how we live and interact with one another. We are living with uncertainty, no one knowing how things will unfold as time goes on. But, it has also been a year where we’ve learnt to appreciate the simple pleasures and to feel gratitude for what we have. Christmas is ...

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Nutrients for Mental Health

November 27th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Given the side effects, and sometimes ineffectiveness of anti-depressant drugs ingredients of natural origin are being investigated for their effect on brain chemicals and mood. Here are some hopeful findings: Curcumin Curcumin is a compound derived from the herb Curcuma longa, AKA turmeric. It exhibits a wide range of beneficial properties ...

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