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Daily Detoxing – Dietary Tips

May 27th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Toxins come at us from all angles. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the creams and cosmetics we put on our skin and the products we use in our homes and work places. Our organs of detoxification and elimination – the liver, kidneys, lymph, bowels and skin - are working all the time to process and eliminate these toxins. Dietary ...

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The Microbiome and Detoxification

May 20th, 2022 | Posted in Info

No article on health these days is complete without reference to the effects of the microbiome. Detoxification is no exception. The human gut is home to a broad spectrum of microorganisms. The bacteria and other microorganisms that colonise the gastrointestinal tract are called the gut microbiota or the microbiome. The gut microbiome plays a ...

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Daily Habits for Detoxification

May 13th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Spring is a traditional time for cleansing the home and body. The blog post Daily Detoxing ~ Dietary Tips gives ideas for how and what you can eat to aid your body’s cleansing processes. Here are some ideas for how to incorporate detox habits into your daily routine. Read through and pick a few that you’d like to try. There are probably some ...

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How to Go Green

April 12th, 2022 | Posted in Info

The blog post Why to Go Green highlights some of the health benefits of eating green vegetables. However, it’s not necessarily what you eat that makes a difference to health, but rather what you absorb. The concentration and bio-availability of polyphenols, glucosinolates, sulforaphane, vitamin C and selenium in green vegetables can vary ...

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Why to Go Green

April 6th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Adequate vegetable consumption is one of the cornerstones of a healthy diet. Green leafy vegetables are often cited as being a cornerstone of a healthy diet. Here we’ll look at what benefits you’ll reap if you eat green. In addition to being rich in nutrients such as calcium and magnesium green vegetables have some special ...

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Microbiome, Stress and Anxiety

March 21st, 2022 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts Microbiome and COVID-19 and Food for the Microbiome you’ll realise the power of the microbiome to affect many aspects of health. You’ll also be aware that what we eat affects the balance of organisms in the microbiome. Here we’ll look at the interactions between the gut microbiome and brain health, in ...

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The Microbiome and COVID-19

March 14th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Although COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness, there is strong evidence suggesting that the gut is involved. Associations between gut microbiota composition and levels of inflammatory markers in patients with COVID-19 suggest that the gut microbiome affects the severity of the disease. A study conducted by researchers at King's College ...

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Foods for the Microbiome

March 7th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Microbiomes are communities of micro-organisms living in and on the bodies of all living things. The mouth, gut and skin all have their own microbiomes which consist of a mix of beneficial and potentially harmful bacteria that change constantly in response to local conditions. They can affect their host's health in many ways. A diverse microbiome ...

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Bring Back the Ancients

February 21st, 2022 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Since the 1940s there has been a massive global production boost in three grain crops; wheat, maize, and rice. This has been at the expense of other ancient grains. This may be set to change. One of the leading strategies for sustainable agriculture is to unlock the potential of underutilized crops with a focus on ancient cereals and ...

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Food Swaps for the Planet

February 7th, 2022 | Posted in Info

The role of diet in human health is well established. In the past decade, there has been a growing acceptance that what we eat also has a profound impact on the health of the environment. Agriculture accounts for about 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions and an estimated two thirds of the world's fresh water is used for irrigation of crops. ...

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