As part of my going more or less vegan over a year ago, I’m not now generally consuming milk or dairy products. I’m not obsessive, so don’t get worried if I see that a prepared food contains a tiny proportion of butter or other dairy product. But I don’t use liquid milk, and I don’t …

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Porridge with fruit


“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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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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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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Cancer Holford

Say No to Cancer

“Say No to Cancer” was written by Patrick Holford, a nutritionist based in London, but with an international reputation. I read this book a couple of years ago, and it was the first time I’d come across a view of cancer that was to some extent evidence-based, yet not always in step with general medical …

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Since going more or less vegan, I’ve been putting a pinch of turmeric in my breakfast cereal or porridge, every morning (along with a few spoons of flaxseed). That’s because I’ve seen so many news items and information in my reference books about the potential beneficial effects. The culinary powder I use is from the …

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Salad Sandwich

Most of my working life I had a sandwich for lunch. Tuna, cheese, peanut butter, tomatoes, apple slices, ham, beef, chicken, eggs, banana, and many combinations. When I retired, I did more or less the same. But when I went vegan, it restricted the choice of fillings, of course. So, I had to get more …

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