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DIETARY FIBRE

Plant foods – cereal, grains, vegetables, nuts, fruit and legumes are sources of DIETARY FIBRE.   Animal foods ie meat, eggs, fish and milk and sugar contain no fibre.   Health authorities advocate today, a moderate increase in DIETARY FIBRE … Continue reading

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OEDEMA

OEDEMA is caused when the kidneys &/or heart are beginning to fail in their workload, or if the lymphatic system is congested.   Evidence of this is fluid retention, particularly noticeable at the ankle line and in the feet, lower legs … Continue reading

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SMOKING AND PREGNANCY

SMOKING is associated with decreased fertility, an increased abortion rate, lowered birth weight, an increased still-birth rate and possibly an increased death rate of new born babies. There is also an increased incidence of high blood pressure in mothers (although … Continue reading

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DYSLEXIA

DYSLEXIA is a specific disorder of reading, writing and spelling that affects 3-9% of school- aged children. Contrary to the view that DYSLEXIA is a language-processing problem, current research suggests that there is a basic problem in the motor, auditory … Continue reading

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LISTEN UP COFFEE LOVERS – THE PROS AND CONS

Caffeine is an adrenal gland stimulant which means it will increase the secretions of adrenal hormones that are associated with a stress response, “fight or flight”, enabled by adrenalin and noradrenalin. Too much COFFEE can therefore trigger anxiety, tender, inflamed … Continue reading

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BEHAVIOURAL AND LEARNING DISORDERS

DYSLEXIA – an inability to read, write, spell, add and subtract at an expected level, confusion between left and right.   Such difficulties often result in the child being teased and bullied which leads to low self-esteem and BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS. ATTENTION … Continue reading

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HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS   or HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES occurs particularly in the elderly and involves a hardening and thickening of the artery walls, it is interesting to note it does not occur in the veins.   The artery walls, which have a middle … Continue reading

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XENO-ESTROGENS – ESTROGENIC HORMONES FROM OUTSIDE THE BODY

I believe “the Pill” has much to answer for, the number of women experiencing hormonal dysfunction is astounding and many have been long-term users of “the Pill”. Other hormone disruptors have not been so easily recognised because they don’t sound … Continue reading

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WHAT IS WHEY?

“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating her curds and WHEY“. Remember that line from your nursery rhymes? The poet responsible for the nursery rhyme was also something of a prophet because in that by-gone era the WHEY was … Continue reading

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VITAMIN E

Adequate intake of VITAMIN E is so important for anyone and everyone alike, however, pregnant women need to be more fastidious than the general population. Deficiency of VITAMIN E in the embryo can result in death of the foetus and … Continue reading

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