CINNAMON and PCOS

A small study by researchers in New York City found that women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) who took 1,500-milligram cinnamon supplements, after six months, had significant improvement in menstrual cycle regularity, having an average of nearly four menstrual periods over that time compared to an average of 2.2 periods among the placebo group. Two.. read more →

STRUGGLING TO CONCEIVE? Eat a hearty breakfast

STRUGGLING TO CONCEIVE?  Eat a hearty breakfast  Having the largest meal of the day in the morning has been found to increase ovulation and create better baby-making conditions, particularly for woman with pcos.  It is important that this meal is high protein, and not high carbohydrate. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Science, showed.. read more →

POKE OUT YOUR TONGUE AND CHECK YOUR NAILS

POKE OUT YOUR TONGUE AND CHECK YOUR  NAILS You tongue and nails can help reveal what is going on in your body. Can help reveal nutritional deficiencies. TONGUE Midline crack in the tongue – B3, low stomach acid Geographic tongue – B3, folate, B12, zinc Cracked, split tongue –  calcium Pale, fissured tongue – iron.. read more →

WHAT SUPPLEMENTS COULD HELP ME WITH MY AILMENTS?

Supplements do not replace a good diet, but can be of benefit at different stages of life, or when diet is inadequate. ACNE – Vitamin A, Zinc, Vitamins B2, B3, and B5, Chromium, Silica, Acidophilus, Evening Primrose Oil. ALLERGIES- HAYFEVER – Vitamins C, B5, Vitamin A, Flaxseed Oil, Co-Enzyme Q10. ALLERGIES – SINUSITIS – Vitamins.. read more →

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 →