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Aspartame. A sweet poison? Sugar-free and deadly

According to a research review conducted by South African scientists from the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, high intake of the artificial sweetener aspartame may lead to the degeneration of brain cells and various mental disorders.   “We propose that excessive aspartame ingestion […]

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Foods to beat cancer. Anti-angiogenesis William Li

In this TED talk, William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases. Angiogenesis is the body’s way of supplying blood vessels to cancer cells. Here he talks about anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. He focuses on cancer-fighting foods as a first and important […]

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Message in a Bottle. What’s the story with milk?

It’s on every supermarket shelf and is sold as the next best thing to fresh sliced bread and mother’s love. Many of the world’s nations are milk drinkers and people, young and old, consume large quantities of it. Thousands of products are made from the stuff but criticise it and your sanity is questioned. So […]

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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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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, […]

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