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Let the sunshine in. A focus on vitamin D

We’ve been told for years to avoid the sunlight and slather on chemical sunscreens to avoid the “damaging effects of UV radiation”. Now however, the viewpoint is beginning to change. Recent research shows that the suns rays actually do more good than harm.   Recent studies underly the importance of vitamin D for optimum health […]

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Go loco for coconut. The healthiest oil on Earth?

You can eat it, cook with it, spread it on your skin. It aids weight loss, makes your skin look younger, treats skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, makes your hair silky, cures fungal infections, heals burns, scars and insect bites. What is this magical elixir? It’s coconut oil. Coconut itself is remarkable. You […]

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IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome. Nutrition can help

Irritable bowel syndrome is diagnosed by medical doctors when there is no detectable pathology of the bowel, yet there is some sort of functional disturbance resulting in compromised digestive function. It may be good news to learn that there is no bowel disease present, yet it can be very frustrating when you are told that […]

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Antioxidant foods – make your plate a rainbow

Antioxidants are substances that protect the cells of the body from free radical damage, boost the immune system and prevent premature aging. Plants contain a vast array of antioxidants beneficial for optimum human health and each different plant pigment contains a different beneficial phytochemical, so eat as many different colours of fresh fruits and vegetables […]

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The Lowdown On Soya..The good, the bad and the ugly.

Doctors are definitely confused by it, many health practitioners’ views differ on it and you’ll find articles that sing its praises and those that slander it. So let’s look at some of the facts about soya. In Eastern cultures soya foods are traditionally eaten in their fermented forms, such as miso, tempeh and natto, making […]

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Spirulina and chlorella really pack a punch

Spirulina and chlorella are superfoods you may have heard about but maybe you don’t know why they’re so good for you. Here’s the lowdown on the wonders of the green powders. Spirulina A micro algae named Spirulina Platensis. It’s collected or farmed in fresh water and is an easy algae to digest due to its […]

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Basic green smoothie

Getting your greens in a glass. The perfect way to boost your health on  a daily basis. Easy, delicious and awesomely nutritious!     The basic green smoothie recipe consists of: A handful of green leafy vegetables Some soft fruit, such as mango or pineapple A banana Water to blend Simply pop everything in a blender […]

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