Category Archives: Nutrition

How Going Apple-Shaped Will Devastate Your Sex Life and Other Stuff Your Doc Should Tell You.

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Ever thought that what you eat influences your sex life in ways you’ve never dreamed?  And we’re not talking about the so-called aphrodisiac foods like oysters, but rather the pie-and-mash you choose to eat every day. Changing what you serve up to yourself daily can bring your sexual health as well as general physical health back to tip top condition. […]

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Real Food Best Diet

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An expert in disease prevention who assessed all the popular diets to try and find the best eating plan for optimum health has come out with a simple but possibly revolutionary recommendation: Real food is best.” Dr David Katz from Yale University’s Prevention Research Centre was asked by scientific publisher Annual Reviews to compare the medical evidence against every mainstream […]

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Good Fat, Bad Fat

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For nearly two decades, fat has been the villain for those keen to stay healthy. Conscientious eaters avoided all kinds of food with fat, particularly “animal” fats in cheese, eggs, red meat, and but even sometimes the fats in nuts and avocados. Saturated fat was practically a death sentence, responsible for “bad” cholesterol and clogged arteries, health authorities directed. But as […]

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Are Antibiotics Making Us Fat?

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Are antibiotics making us fat? A New York Times report on the “dark side of antibiotics” reveals scientists are discovering that antibiotics may act as a “switch” which turns calories into fat rather than muscle. It’s all part of on-going research into the effects antibiotics have on the trillions of gut bacteria that are involved in immune function, food digestion […]

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Chocolate A Diabetes Buster

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  A diet that includes substances found in chocolate, tea and berries could help protect people against diabetes and other diseases, a study involving 2000 healthy women in UK has found. Researchers at the University of East Anglia focused on flavones found in herbs and vegetables such as parsley, thyme and celery, and anthocyanins, found in berries, red grapes, wine and other […]

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‘Love Hormone’ Helps Alcoholics

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The “love hormone” oxytocin may help alcoholics going through detox. Two daily doses of oxytocin nasal spray during the first three days of a detox programme reduced the cravings amongst volunteers with severe but not life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. The group who received the hormone spray had fewer alcohol cravings and milder withdrawal symptoms than the placebo group. Reduced Anxiety Even better, some […]

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Diet To Beat Diabetes

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Eating the Mediterranean diet – heavy on fish, fruit. whole grains, olive oil and vegetables – may be enough to reduce the risk of diabetes, without the need to lose weight or exercise, according to a new study. Two recent studies have shown long term benefits from this much-praised eating approach: Diet for Diabetes – Study One A European report, […]

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Berries for Better Health #5

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Size-wise, berries may not exactly be the giants of the produce world, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and lest we forget, flavour!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and […]

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Berries for Better Health #4

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Size-wise, berries may not exactly be the giants of the produce world, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and lest we forget, flavour!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and […]

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Berries for Better Health # 3

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Berries may not be the giants of the produce world, size-wise, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and let’s not forget flavor!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and certain […]

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