Month: February 2020

Toxins in tap water

Tap water in developed countries used to be assumed to be 100% safe to drink, and most water authorities assert that this is still the case. However, there have been an increasing number of studies that throw some doubt into the picture. The problem seems to be that industrialisation (factories and agriculture) generates a range …

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Porridge with fruit

Breakfast

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” But is this the best advice about breakfast? A study in 2016 published by the Nutrition Society provided some support, but was viewed by the National Health Service as needing more research. Research …

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Sleep

We often hear that sleep is important, but that leads to several questions: • How much sleep should we be getting? • What if we have less sleep than we should? • Can you have too much sleep? • Is an afternoon nap a good thing or a bad thing? The Harvard Medical School in …

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Stroke

According to Wikipedia: A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. Both result in parts of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a …

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Cholesterol

According to the Mayo Clinic in the US: Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it …

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Diabetes

The most common form of diabetes is called Type 2 Diabetes, and whether or not you get this condition is largely under your control, ie. It is preventable. So, this is what we’ll be focusing on here. FYI: Type 2 is ten times more common than the inherited form Type 1, which is something you …

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Algae Oil

Omega 3

Among all the suggestions for vitamins, minerals, and supplements, you’ll see “Omega 3” mentioned over and over. So, what is Omega 3 and why is it so important? Omega 3 is a “fatty acid” widely distributed in nature, and playing an important role in the human diet and in human physiology. It’s of three types, …

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Dementia

Most of us know of a friend or relative that’s been affected by dementia, with the saddest cases being where the person no longer even recognises close family members. That’s why many people fear dementia more than cancer or other diseases. The National Health Service says that early symptoms to watch out for include: “memory …

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