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Beating Food Addiction

Unfortunately, this is a very real condition, but one that you can conquer. Most of us eat a bit more than we should now and then, but I’m referring here to people who develop an addiction to food – addiction is not only about drugs and alcohol. Food addiction is...
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Collagen alternatives for vegans

As we age, our natural collagen production slows down and decreases. Collagen is an animal-derived product, making it difficult for those following a plant-based lifestyle to choose the right supplements that provide similar benefits. Below we have listed the main preventative benefits of using collagen supplementation, and then suggested some...
Blooming Chocolate

What is Chocolate Blooming?

Have you ever opened a chocolate bar and noticed a white layer over the surface of your chocolate or little, granular white specks? This is a common phenomenon, and is known as Chocolate Blooming. The good news is that it has little to no effect on your chocolate bar, other...
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Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME is a distressing condition that is all too common.  Your mouth feels as though you have had a big gulp of boiling water and scalded your tongue and lips, gums, palate and/or throat or all of the above.  It can appear out of the blue, develop over...
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Please meet Basil – He’s sweet and organic!

I’ve introduced a new, lovely herb to my herb & spice range – Sweet Basil.  It’s something I adore and go through mountains of in food due to it’s goodness, but only when I can get organic.  I’m thrilled to have just landed a shipment of a PILE of new...
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The Case for fibre

There are 2 schools of thought about fibre, but let’s be clear – the human body is designed to use fibre. The more healthy fibre you get in your diet, the better your digestive system functions. BUT it must be HEALTHY fibre – not wheat or grain fibre, it should...
Rosacea

Do you suffer from Rosacea?

Rosacea is a really nasty skin disorder affecting the curves and features of the centre of the face. It is often called acne rosacea. It’s generally characterised by one or more of the following: • Light to heavy facial flushing (erythema) which can be transient or permanent • Papules and...
Gallbladder Disease

Symptoms and Causes of Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease is serious and as I have said often the gallbladder is not a dispensable organ.This little sac is there to collect bile – it’s there for a reason, and should be cared for. But sometimes things go wrong, however, IF you CAN save your gallbladder please please do...
Omega-3

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency is Serious

According to Harvard research, this deficiency is one of the top 10 causes of death in USA. Omega-3 decreases risk of heart disease and stroke, depression, hypertension, ADHD, joint pain, arthritis, eczema, infertility, miscarriage, raised triglyceride levels (a heart disease marker) and dozens of other serious conditions. There are tens...
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The Role of Homocysteine in Mental Health

When you get your cholesterol panel done, ask for homocysteine too – it is a factor in blood clotting. You may know that homocysteine is a toxin which, when elevated, increases your risk of heart attack and strokes. But it is also implicated in mental health problems too, such as...

Iron Deficiency 101

Iron deficiency anaemia occurs when your body doesn’t have enough iron to produce haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red colour and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. If you aren’t consuming enough iron, or if losing...
Diabetes

Are you an Undiagnosed Type II Diabetic?

Make no mistake about it – diabetes is a SERIOUS medical condition.  Many people think that this is something where they have “a little sugar” in their blood – it’s SO much more than that!  It’s inflammatory, and ultimately life-threatening.  The complications of diabetes are the worst of all –...