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Top mood food tips

Friday, December 4th, 2009

With the reduced daylight hours and the sun setting by mid-afternoon, the winter months can be mellow.  It’s tempting to want to warm ourselves up and boost our spirits by reaching for traditional comfort foods.  Unfortunately these tend to be stodgy, high-fat foods that do little for boosting our mood and actually make us feel […]

Is your body crying out for some attention?

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

As the end of the year approaches you may be feeling that your body is crying out for a break from the stresses and pollution of everyday life.  Our bodies are constantly put under stress from the foods we eat, demands at work, juggling family commitments, environmental pollution and emotional pressures, and all this can […]

What should you eat for depression?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

A recent report in the Archives of General Psychiatry has shown that eating a traditional Mediterranean-style diet is associated with a lower risk of developing depression.  The key to a Mediterranean diet is to focus on eating vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, wholegrains and legumes.  The diet is low in meat and dairy products, and with […]

Balancing hormones naturally

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

An essential step in balancing female hormones is avoiding exposure to xenoestrogens.  Xenoestrogens are oestrogen-like chemicals found in plastics, some chemicals and pesticides and have an effect on hormonal balance.  In the wild this has been clearly demonstrated with some fish, for example, now growing both male and female sex organs.  A number of steps […]

Are you drinking enough water?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The most important nutrient for the body is water, and its consumption is vital for our existence. An average man weighing 75kg is 45 litres water. Two thirds of this is within the cells of the body, sustaining the chemical reactions that are essential for life. Water loss of as little as 1-2% of body […]

Maximising fertility

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Fertility is multi-factorial, so there are many things that can affect your ability to conceive.   What you eat, nutritional deficiencies, excess toxicity and lifestyle all have a dramatic effect on the health of your reproductive system.  However, one substance that is definitely worth avoiding if trying to conceive is alcohol.  It is toxic to the […]

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