Diet & Nutrition

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Stories about foods and drinks that contribute to or prevent cancer abound in the media. On an almost daily basis, we hear varying reports that eating enough of one thing can significantly decrease your risk of developing a range of cancers, or that just a small amount of something else can greatly worsen your odds.

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Lose weight naturally

by on 21/01/2013

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Losing weight is complex: there are usually both physical as well as emotional causes of being overweight and all factors need to be addressed.
You certainly do need to be kind to yourself. Guilt is just not an option! Guilt is a useless emotion. Accept where you are and move forward.

With a simple plan, a desire to get healthy, and a willingness to review regularly weight loss can be achieved like any other aim. Just allow yourself to fail, come up with a new idea, and try again and continue with this approach until you find the route that works for you.

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The call to eat “”five a day”” has spread right across the world. Unfortunately there are still too many not listening to it.
The benefits of eating vegetables and fruit (especially vegetables) are massive. And vegetables are not expensive. The main reason people are not eating more is: it takes a bit of effort to change habits.
The more vegetables you eat: the less likely you are to get cancer. That is a fact. Yet even the increased chance of an early and horrible death is is not enough incentive, it seems, to incorporate more of those lovely red and green things (vegetables!) into the diets of ourselves and our children.

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A lifestyle for health

by on 16/01/2013

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Great health comes from good genes, yes: but to maximise health, whatever your genetic inheritance, you need to live in a super-healthy way.
This means making intelligent decisions about what to eat and drink. Maxing out on the vegetables and salads you eat every day. Cut down, or cut out, junk food. Make your meals from scratch – it need not be time-consuming.
Exercise regularly. And maintain a normal weight. I know this is a tricky one: but the fact is, being overweight is the one factor most likely to make you ill – or kill you. ”

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Alfalfa has therapeutic uses as both food and medicine.
It is rich in vitamins, particularly A, B and C and also Vitamin K. It is believed to contain a higher mineral content than most grains and is a natural source of calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Alfalfa has therapeutic uses for a wide range of conditions.

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Most professionals agree that, as a nation, we drink too much tea and coffee.
There are herbal tea substitutes which taste very nice. Why not try a few herbal teas and see if you can get into the habit of drinking them? Many of these make a refreshing change: and you will surely get to really enjoy at least a few of them.

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The cereal grasses – wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa – (all of which have similar properties) have been studied since the early part of the century.
These have been used with exceptional results to boost health and vitality both of people and animals.

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I had always thought that to obtain vitamin C, the manufacturers got loads of oranges, squashed them down, and took out the vitamin C from them.
Ha ha!
No – there are only a few manufacturers of vitamin C in the world; people like La Roche, the drug giant. Vitamin C is made in huge vats and is completely devoid of any life.

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When you start out on a journey of “health and weight loss” you can become overwhelmed by all the rules and guidelines.
“Eat more fruits and vegetables, cut out the fat, and choose only whole grains. Wait a minute. I don’t see the chocolate listed anywhere!”
You need to remember that this is a whole new healthy lifestyle – Something no one can change overnight, and in fact, should not be attempted overnight. This is bound to set the stage for feelings of incompetence followed by giving up on the whole thing.

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Post image for The dangers of sugar and some of its alternatives

Some of the dangers of consuming refined sugar are well known – tooth decay and obesity – but sugar can also suppress the immune system, and upset the body’s mineral balance.
To dieters (and to the companies who manufacture these products) aspartame must seem like a godsend.
In fact aspartame is seen by many as a dangerous, unstable chemical compound.

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