Category: Info

The Benefits of Seasonal Eating

October 14th, 2019 | Posted in Info

We live in a world that is almost completely cut off from the turning of the world around the sun. We are cocooned in houses and offices that remain at a constant temperature all year round. If the weather is unfavourable we take the car rather than surrendering to the elements. And as for our diets we could be eating food from 5 different ...

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Essential Oils

September 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Info

Essential oils are widely available and have many useful properties. They are powerful so should be used with care. In general they should be diluted in a carrier oil before applying to the skin. See the posts on Herbal Remedies and Supplements for more ideas. Carrier oils – any oil can be used as a carrier oil to dilute essential oils ...

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Supplements for the Home Medicine Kit

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in Info

During times of illness or injury the body’s need for certain nutrients increases. Sometimes absorption is decreased and the appetite may wane. This is where supplements can be invaluable in making up the shortfall and speeding healing. See the posts on Herbal Remedies and Essential Oils for more ideas. Immune Support Vitamin C with ...

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Home Medicine Kit

September 9th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Home Remedies Nowadays, as a society, we are largely dependent on doctors, surgeons or complementary therapists for our health care. But this wasn’t always the case. Not so long ago most households would have used herbs and foods to treat injuries and illnesses. Used sensibly, alongside medical care where necessary, a home remedy kit is an ...

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6 Foods to Avoid

August 29th, 2019 | Posted in Info

There are many complicated diets around these days with long lists of foods to avoid. Many of them produce good results in terms of weight loss and other health outcomes. However, many people find them too restrictive to follow in the long term so end up giving up after a few months. This is where the 1,2,3 diet comes in. The researchers decided ...

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Low Fat or Low Carb Diets? Which is Best?

August 21st, 2019 | Posted in Info

Previous research has shown that a range of factors such as genetics, insulin levels and the microbiome may influence how a particular diet affects an individual’s weight. Read the blog post on Genetics and Diet for more about how different genotypes respond to different diets. A study at Stanford University looked at the effects of cutting ...

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Genetics and Diet

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Info

This month we are looking at the effects of genes on weight and other aspects of health and whether there are any diets or dietary rules that are worth following. There are many dietary regimes to choose from but do they really work and how can you know which is best for you? Here you can read about the latest research into whether our genes ...

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Night, Light and Weight

July 26th, 2019 | Posted in Info

You may have heard about the benefits of sleeping in total darkness in order to get a good night’s sleep. But the benefits go beyond feeling rested on waking. Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity in women, according to new research. Just switching off the lights at ...

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A Walk in the Park

July 19th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Feeling better might be as easy as a walk in the park. Research has found that people who spend at least 120 minutes (2 hours) in nature per week are significantly more likely to report good health and better psychological well being than those who don’t spend time in nature (1). Data from nearly 20,000 people in England found that the ...

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Hug It Better

July 12th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Non-Food Ways to Well Being This month’s blog posts will look at surprising ways you can improve your physical and mental health that don’t involve food or exercise. All are easy to implement and cost nothing. First we’ll look at the power of hugging. For more non-food based well being tips see the blogposts: Night, Light and Weight and A ...

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