BACON LOWERS SPERM COUNT: COUPLES TRYING TO CONCEIVE SHOULD SKIP BACON AND EAT MORE FISH

Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston advises men to stay away from bacon and other forms of red meat if they are trying to conceive. While bacon tends to lower male sperm count, certain species of fish actually improve fertility. The effect of processed meat intake lowered.. read more →

WANT TO KEEP YOUR MARBLES? HELP PREVENT DEMENTIA?

The key for brain health is FOOD based, and can likely not be duplicated by supplements alone, however, supplements are definitely beneficial. Exercise and  diet play key roles in maintaining sharp mental function as you age DIET AND NUTRITION Some of the best brain foods are fresh vegetables, vegetable juice, beetroot juice, cherries, blueberries, fish,.. read more →

TIRED, IRRITABLE AND DEPRESSED? DRINK MORE WATER

TIRED AND DEPRESSED?  DRINK MORE WATER Mild dehydration may modify mood. The study – published in the British Journal of Nutrition – reports that the mild dehydration, which occurs even before we become thirsty, could be enough to alter mood and energy levels and ability to think clearly, leaving US cranky and tired, say researchers… read more →

PLANT EXTRACTS WITH APPETITE SUPPRESSING PROPERTIES FOR BODY WEIGHT CONTROL

PLANT EXTRACTS WITH APPETITE SUPPRESSING PROPERTIES FOR BODY WEIGHT CONTROL A systematic review of double blind randomized controlled clinical trials conducted in late 2012 revealed mostly inconclusive evidence that plant extracts are effective in reducing body weight through appetite suppression. However there were three exceptions Caralluma fimbriata extract and a combination supplement containing Garcinia cambogia plus Gymnema sylvestre. Carallumuna fibriata.. read more →

QUESTION – WHAT TO DO ABOUT HAYFEVER?

SCROLL TO THE END TO FIND MY FAVOURITE SUPPLEMENTS  WHAT IS HAYFEVER? Hayfever is an immune reaction to airborne allergens. When Antigens (something the body does not like) enter the body it releases histamine to try to defend the body against these invading foreign substances. Due to over-zealous hygiene, dietary deficiencies, antibiotics, genetics, air pollution,.. read more →

A FEW MORE GOOD REASONS TO INCLUDE SEEDS AND NUTS IN YOUR DIET

BOWELS, BONES, TEETH, CANCER, BRAIN, DIABETES AND WEIGHT  Nuts and seeds to help build strong bones and teeth:  almonds due to their phosphorous content. Nuts and seeds to help prevent constipation:  flaxseed meal and almonds.  The amount of fibre in 4 or 5 almonds is enough to keep your digestion and bowel movements regular. Nuts and seeds.. read more →

WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT NUTS AND SEEDS?

THEY REDUCE HEART ATTACK RISK  Nuts and seeds to lower total serum cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol levels: Walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, macadamia nuts, hazel nuts, pecan nuts, pistachio nuts, peanuts. Nuts and seeds to regulate blood pressure: Almonds,  chia seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds. Nuts and seeds to lower serum triglycerides levels: Walnuts,.. read more →

WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT? EAT LUNCH EARLIER

EAT YOUR LUNCH EARLIER TO LOSE WEIGHT People on a 20 week programme who ate lunch before 3pm lost 2.2 kg than those who at lunch later; that is 9.9 kg versus 7.7kg. The study was done in Spain where eating late is common. read more →

KIDS’ ALLERGIES MAY CORRELATE WITH OMEGA-3, OMEGA-6 LIPID LEVELS IN CORD BLOOD

WHY SHOULD YOU INCREASE OMEGA-3’S IN PREGNANCY? Children with high proportions of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s) in cord blood at birth are more likely to develop respiratory and skin allergies in their early teens, according to research published  in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Malin Barman and colleagues from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden… read more →

BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES

WHY WOULD YOU INCLUDE BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES IN YOUR DAILY DIET? Blackstrap molasses contains minerals and vitamins are in their natural, balanced, well absorbed form, that is unavailable from supplements that are not food. The most important benefit of blackstrap molasses is its high mineral content, and it is nature’s richest source of iron and calcium… read more →