This page is filled with nutritional advice

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

 
Five supplement and medicine interactions you should beware of

In many cases people use complementary medicines and supplements, not as alternatives to conventional pharmaceutical medicines, but rather in addition to these. Most consumers presume that since supplements are generally safer than pharmaceuticals, that they don’t have to be concerned about interactions between them and the medicines they are taking.

But there are some dangerous interactions that can occur. If you are taking medication, always consult your pharmacist who has the tools and training to research any possible interactions.

Here are five of the most important interactions to be aware of:

  1. Grapefruit, grapefruit juice and grapefruit extract, used for its antioxidant effects, blocks the enzymes required to metabolise many medicines. This can result is dangerously high levels of these medicines building up in the body. This blocking effect lasts for longer than 24 hours after consuming grapefruit, which means that there is never a safe time to consume grapefruit, if you are taking these medicines: The entire group of cholesterol-lowering medicines known as "statins"; all of the medicines that make up the class of blood-pressure lowering medicines known as calcium channel blockers; sertraline (an antidepressant); carbamazepine (an anti-epileptic medicine); most benzodiazepines (used for anxiety and insomnia); cyclosporine (an immune suppressant); sildenafil (erectile dysfunction medication); and saquinavir (anti-HIV medication) all can become toxic if used within 24 hours after consuming grapefruit.
  2. St John’s wort, a herb used for depression, has the opposite effect on enzymes. It stimulates enzymes to metabolise some medicines much more quickly. The result is that these medicines’ blood levels drop so dramatically, that they can stop working. St Johns wort can reduce the levels of oral contraceptives by 15%, resulting in irregular menstrual bleeding and unplanned pregnancy. It can also reduce the levels of anti-HIV medication and medicines that are used to prevent organ transplant rejection.
  3. Garlic is another enzyme stimulator. It can reduce to ineffective levels a TB medication called isoniazid and anti-retroviral HIV/AIDS medicines.
  4. Ginkgo biloba , which is used to improve age-related memory decline can cause spontaneous internal bleeding in people who take anticoagulants like warfarin, blood thinning medication like aspirin, or anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen.
  5. Calcium can block the absorption from the intestine of two classes of antibiotics, tetracycline and quinolones. What is seldom realised is that calcium can also reduce the absorption thyroid medication. Always separate calcium and thyroid medication doses by at least 4 hours.

from: https://www.facebook.com/solaltech


How to Cleanse the Lymph System

The lymph system consists of lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and organs. The primary jobs of the lymphatic system are to isolate and fight infections, and to absorb excess fluid, fat and debris from our bodies. As these materials build up in the lymph system, it may become congested or blocked. Because the lymph system cleanses our entire body, symptoms of a blocked system can manifest in many ways from frequent cold and infections to joint pain. Follow healthy nutritional and lifestyle guidelines to cleanse and rejuvenate your lymph system.

Clean up your diet to cleanse your lymphatic system

A healthy diet produces less waste for your lymph system to clean up, reducing your chances of congestion.
  • Avoid processed foods that are high in salt, sugar and preservatives.
  • Replace simple sugars and carbohydrates with whole grains, complex carbohydrates and fruit.
  • Identify any food allergies you may have and avoid eating those foods.

Drink 6 to 8 glasses of filtered or purified water daily. Your body needs to be well hydrated to keep your lymph system operating properly.

Practice deep breathing from your diaphragm and through your nose to keep your lymph fluids moving Learn proper breathing techniques to get the proper amount of oxygen throughout your body.

Get regular physical exercise Jumping up and down on a trampoline or playing jump rope for 5 minutes a day is great for your lymph system. Other moderate exercise, such as walking and stretching, is also helpful if done regularly.

Relax in a sauna or steam bath and let your body sweat out toxins to cleanse your system

Wear clothing that fits properly
Tight clothing restricts your lymph system and contributes to blockage. For the same reason, women should avoid under-wire bras and try to wear no bra for at least 12 hours each day.

Deal with stress, depression and other emotional issues Just like a congested lymph system can lead to emotional problems, so can the reverse occur. Sometimes when we are stuck in stress or other emotional issues, these feelings manifest in physical problems.

Consider alternative therapies
  • Acupuncture has been found to do wonders for keeping our lymph system flowing.
  • Regular treatment from a massage therapist who is familiar with lymph drainage massage is a great way to keep your entire body healthy and your lymph system running smoothly.

Do a detox and colon cleanse treatment following manufacturer instructions
  • Choose one that is supported by liver enzymes to ease the burden on your liver and kidneys, and to decrease the pressure they place on your spleen.
  • If you are under a doctor's care for any medical conditions, you should check with her before doing a detox and cleanse.

 
The lymph system
from howstuffworks.com

The lymph system is the body's drainage system. It is composed of a network of vessels and small structures called lymph nodes. The lymph vessels convey excess fluid collected from all over the body back into the blood circulation. Along the way, however, these fluids are forced to percolate through the lymph nodes so that they can be filtered. Harmful organisms are trapped and destroyed by the specialized white blood cells, called lymphocytes, that are present in these nodes. Lymphocytes are also added to the lymph that flows out of nodes and back to the bloodstream.
Antibodies

Antibodies are manufactured by the lymph system. Antibodies are specialized proteins that the body produces in response to invasion by a foreign substance. The process of antibody formation begins when an antigen stimulates specialized lymphocytes, called B cells, into action. Antibodies then counteract invading antigens by combining with the antigen to render it harmless to the body.

Some antibodies coat the harmful organisms so that the body's scavenger cells can recognize and destroy them more easily. The antibody molecule combines with the antigen molecule by matching combining sites; they fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Other antibodies that neutralize toxins produced by bacteria are called antitoxins.

During periods of active antibody production, lymph nodes often enlarge and become tender to the touch. For example, a vaccination (injection of a natural or artificial antigen to stimulate the body to produce protective antibodies) in the arm can cause swelling of the nodes in the armpit, while mononucleosis causes enlargement of nodes that can be felt under the skin of the armpits, groin, and neck. The spleen (an organ located in the upper left part of the abdomen) is also important in the production of antibodies.

MSG: A Food Ingredient That Causes Nerve Damage.

Following the Second World War, food companies discovered monosodium glutamate (MSG), a food ingredient the Japanese had invented in 1908 to enhance food flavors.

Unfortunately, MSG is extremely toxic, especially to your nervous system.

The fast food industry could not exist without MSG and other artificial meat flavors to make their sauces and spice mixes. The sauces in processed foods are basically MSG, water, thickeners and some caramel coloring.

MSG tricks your tongue into thinking that it is getting something nutritious when it is getting nothing at all except some very toxic substances.

Almost all canned soups and stews contain MSG. Salad dressings, Worcestershire sauce, rice mixes, dehydrated soups, all of these as well as anything that has a meat-like taste has MSG in it.

Most processed vegetarian foods contain these flavorings. The list of ingredients in vegetarian hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, baloney, etc., often includes "hydrolyzed protein" (another name for MSG) and other "natural" flavorings. Almost all soy-based foods contain large amounts of MSG.

In 1957 scientists found that mice became blind and obese when given MSG. In 1969, MSG was found to cause damage in specific regions of the brain. Subsequent studies confirmed this.

MSG is a substance that has a toxic effect on nerves and the nervous system that causes a wide range of reactions, from temporary headaches to permanent brain damage.

We are experiencing today more cases of Alzheimer's, brain cancers, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and diseases of the nervous system. One of the chief contributors are these flavorings in our food.

Ninety-five percent of processed foods contain MSG.

In the late 1950's it was added to baby food. After some congressional hearings on this subject, the baby food manufacturers stated they had taken it out of the baby food, but they didn't really get rid of it. They just called it by another name - "hydrolyzed protein."

Anything that you purchase that says "spices" or "natural flavors" contains MSG. The food industry avoids putting MSG on the label by putting MSG in spice mixes. Legally, if the mix is less than 50 percent MSG, manufacturers don't have to put it on the label.

The term "No MSG" on food labels has virtually disappeared. That's because MSG is in all the spice mixes.

This substance is so harmful to your body that you want to avoid all foods containing MSG. To do this successfully you must take the time when shopping to read the ingredients labels on the foods you purchase.

To help you to determine what foods actually contain MSG we have compiled a list of ingredients (in alphabetical order) that ALWAYS contain MSG.

  • Autolyzed plant protein
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Gelatin
  • Glutamate Textured protein
  • Glutamic acid
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
  • (any protein that is hydrolyzed)
  • Hydrolyzed protein
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • MSG
  • Natural flavors
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Spices
  • Textured protein
  • Yeast extract
  • Yeast food
  • Yeast food nutrient


By eliminating as much MSG as possible from your diet, it will result in greatly improved health for you and your loved ones, both now and in the future.

To get other helpful information like this, use this link:
http://www.realfoodnutrients.com/Neuropathy/Newsletter.htm
 

Addicted to food: Control your cravings

Some food habits are incredibly difficult to break because they’re actually physically addictive. Read on to find out why you crave chocolate, dairy, sugar and carbs so intensely.

High on chocolate

The same part of the brain that appreciates chocolate is also responsible for libido. Chocolate has opiate effects and stimulates the release of chemicals within the brain’s pleasure centre that encourage addiction. Chocolate also stimulates the same part of your brain that morphine acts on. Furthermore, chocolate contains traces of substances similar to the active ingredient in marijuana.

Chilling with cheese

Cheese and dairy products have a similar effect on your body as chocolate. Mild opiates are released during digestion of cheese and dairy products. Furthermore, milk contains a protein called casein. When casein breaks down during digestion, it releases a group of opiates called casomorphins.

Salivating on sugar

A majorly addictive food, sugar causes the release of opiates in the brain. In addition, sugar has an appetite-driving effect. Carbohydrate-rich food boosts serotonin, the brain chemical that helps regulate mood and sleep and has a large influence on your eating behaviour.

Wired on wheat

Wheat contains a protein called gluten. When gluten is metabolised, it’s broken down into compounds that have a variety of mild opiate effects.

Source: Health Intelligence, Edition 2 – Adapted from Demystifying Weight Loss by Dr Pam Smith 


Aspartame

by Far, the Most Dangerous Substance on the Marketthat is Added To Foods.

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death.  

Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. The book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," by James and Phyllis Balch, lists aspartame under the category of "chemical poison." As you shall see, that is exactly what it is.

1. Spinach

ALL leafy greens should be eaten in abundance but spinach is my absolute favourite because it’s easy to buy, easy to use in recipes and salads and is delicious. Baby spinach or fully grown spinach are nutritional powerhouses and are incredibly alkaline.

As with all green foods, spinach is rich in chlorophyll (see more about the health benefits of chlorophyll here), a potent alkaliser and blood builder.

It is also super high in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin c, vitamin b2, calcium, potassium, vitamin e, dietary fiber….need I go on?

I doubt there is a more all round healthy food on earth and I highly encourage you to eat spinach throughout the day, every day.

2. Kale

Kale is another leafy green beauty that is widely known for its cancer-fighting, cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant-rich, detoxifying goodness.

Less popular than spinach, but only because it has a history of being cooked poorly (like cabbage) – when done right it is absolutely delicious (see recipes below, you’ll thank me).

If you eat kale 2-3 times per week you’ll know it. Like spinach it is massively high in vitamin k, vitamin a and vitamin c and being leafy green it also has a huge chlorophyll content.

The reason it is so powerful against the cancer fight is that kale contains at least four glucosinolates. I don’t want to lose you here by using words like glucosinolates – all you need to know is that as soon as you eat and digest kale, these glucosinolates are really easily converted by the body into cancer fighting compounds.

Also quite amazing for lowering cholesterol, it should be noted that steamed kale is more effective for cholesterol lowering than raw.

3. Cucumber

The beauty of cucumber is it’s water content – 95%. That is phenomenal and you won’t find that anywhere else. It’s the daddy of water-content. This of course makes it an incredibly hydrating food to consume, that ALSO contains superb amounts of antioxidants, including the super-important lignans. These highly beneficial polyphenols have more commonly been associated with the cruciferous vegetables, but their content in other veggies such as cucumbers is gaining more and more attention.

Cucumbers contain a right load of lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol (don’t try to pronounce), three lignans that have a huge and very strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

The best thing about cucumber is that they provide the base for practically every alkaline soup, smoothie and juice – giving you a very alkaline, very nutritious base that also tastes great.

In terms of the actual nutrient RDA per serve, cucumbers contain fair amounts of vitamins K and C, and slightly less of vitamin A and the B vitamins. Cucumbers also contain the following alkaline minerals: calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, selenium, copper, manganese, iron and zinc.

4. Broccoli

Broccoli is just a must. If you are serious about living with health, energy and vitality you simply have to eat broccoli, if not on a daily basis, then at least 4 times per week.

Sound good?

Eaten steamed or raw its a hugely alkaline, hugely nutritious food. Please, please, please eat lots and lots of it. Put it in salads, juices, smoothies, soups…steam it with other veggies – you can even roast it if you’re having sunday lunch.

Don’t let a meal go past without thinking to yourself “how could I get some broccoli in here?”

5. Avocado

I eat a LOT of avocado. Not a salad, smoothie or soup goes by without me adding at least 1/2 an avocado per person. I probably eat at least five-seven per week, myself.

Now, I know a lot of people give avocado a bad rep because it is a high-fat food (85% of it’s calories come from fats) – but this is totally insane. These are good fats that will not make you gain weight. If anything, due to the high content of oleic acid (making it an omega 9 fat and very similar to olive oil), it can lower total cholesterol level and raise levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) while lowering low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), also known as the “bad” cholesterol. Oleic acid also slows the development of heart disease, and promotes the production of antioxidants.

These beneficial omega oils also help speed the metabolism, actually leading to weight loss rather than gain.

So now we’re over the fat issue, avocado also contains a wide range of other nutrients that have serious anti-inflammatory, heart health, cardiovascular health, anti-cancer, and blood sugar benefits.

Containing key antioxidants such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, selenium and more – it is a powerful, alkaline, nutrient-dense superfood.

6. Celery

Celery, like cucumber is a favourite because it’s alkaline AND really high water content, so is used very frequently as a base in juices and soups (not so much smoothies as you have to juice it first…and then you have double the washing up).

One of celery’s big benefits is it’s vitamin C level, which has the well known benefits – but two of it’s lesser known nutrients are phthalides which have been shown to lower cholesterol and coumarins which have been shown to inhibit several cancers.

The beauty of vitamin C rich foods are that they help with the most common and most challenging health concerns – they support the immune system, inflammation (so helps with arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma etc), and vitamin C also helps significantly with cardiovascular health.

If you are on a weight loss journey, you’ll also be happy to hear that this alkaline staple contains plenty of potassium and sodium and so is a diuretic – meaning it helps rid the body of excess fluids.

7. Capsicum / Bell Pepper / Pepper

The antioxidant superpower, bell pepper is one of my all-time-favourites because it is sweet, crunchy and refreshingly delicious. You can use it in almost any meal raw, grilled, fried, roasted and it is always a winner.

Here are just SOME of the antioxidants bell pepper contains:

Flavonoids;– luteolin;– quercetin;– hesperidin;• Carotenoids;– alpha-carotene;– beta-carotene;– cryptoxanthin;– lutein;– zeaxanthin;• Hydroxycinnamic Acids;– ferulic acid;– cinnamic acid

Of these, the cartenoids are the most interesting. Impressively beneficial to our health cartenoids are highly researched and get a lot of attention in the health field…and bell peppers contain over 30 different members of the carotenoid nutrient family. The only other food that is close to this is tomato…and all other foods are also-rans.

Bell peppers have shown up in research relating to decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, macular degeneration, cancer, inflammation and more.

Alongside these lesser known or more complex-named antioxidants, bell pepper is one of, if not the best food source of the more common antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E.

In fact, bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as oranges.

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT

I really want you to think about this: If you made a smoothie or juice containing just 1/2 a cup of each of these seven ingredients it would give you:

Vitamin K – 1326% RDA
Molybdenum – 13.5% RDA
Vitamin C – 243% RDA
Potassium – 35% RDA
Manganese – 68% RDA
Magnesium – 32% RDA
Vitamin A – 386% RDA
Fiber – 47% RDA
Calcium – 22% RDA
Iron – 22% RDA
Folate – 66% RDA
Vitamin B2 – 21.5% RDA
Vitamin E – 16% RDA
Vitamin B6 – 22.5% RDA
Vitamin B5 – 15.5% RDA

ALL IN ONE DRINK?

Can you imagine this? Leaving the house every morning having already consumed 243% of your vitamin c intake, 47% of your daily fiber needs, 68% of you manganese and 32% of your magnesium, over 22% of you vitamin B2 – imagine all of the incredible antioxidants? Before you’ve left the house?!

This really is giving you not only huge antioxidants, huge alkalinity, huge chlorophyll, huge detoxification nutrients – but if you want to go really mainstream – its giving you the recommended 5 Veg a Day before 9am!

Please give it a try – have a fresh vegetable juice or smoothie every morning for a week and let me know the effect this has!

Go to www.energiseforlife.com for a more detailed article.

PH Balance

A proper pH balance is an important component of good health. If your body is too acidic, many problems can result including inflammation, digestive problems, allergies, osteoporosis, and even cellulite.

From http://www.phbalancepascoe.com

You can find lots of information on pH balance and hyperacidity on this website: what causes it, how it affects your body, what you can do to help keep your pH in balance.

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An explanation of Alkalinity and Acidity.
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Acidosis

Acidosis is the basic foundation of all disease. We need to understand the simple process of alkalizing our body and the important role a properly alkalized body plays in restoring and maintaining our overall health. Our glands and organs function properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid levels in our system

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This site have a really detailed list of all alkaline and acid foods available for a free download  (it also has a beginners guide to the alkaline diet in it).  CLICK HERE to download the alkaline food chart

About Ross Bridgeford

Ross is known as THE Alkaline Diet Expert...especially when it comes to implementation and making the alkaline diet REAL in your life. He has been living, learning, teaching, coaching and loving the alkaline lifestyle since 2004 and has written over 600 articles, alkaline recipes, videos and guides on how to live alkaline and stay alkaline for life. 

COMBINING FOOD

 Click on the image below to download the FOOD COMBINING CHART:

The Blood Type Diet

According to Dr. Peter DÁdamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins. Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area.


Fortunately, most lectins found in the diet are not quite so life threatening, although they can cause a variety of other problems, especially if they are specific to a particular blood type. For the most part your immune systems protect you from lectins. Ninety-five percent of the lectins you absorb from your typical diets are sloughed off by the body. But at least five percent of the lectins you eat are filtered into the bloodstream and different reactions in different organs.

Your blood type diet is the restoration of your natural genetic rhythm. Your blood type diet works because you are able to follow a clear, logical, scientifically researched plan based on your cellular profile. Each food groups are divided into three categories: Highly beneficial ( food that acts like Medicine), Foods allowed (food that are no harm to the blood type) and Foods not allowed (food that acts like a Poison)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_type_diet


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The Mucusless Diet 

The Mucusless Diet Healing System was written by Arnold Ehret, who at the age of 31 was pronounced incurable of Bright’s disease. His major symptoms were mucus and albumin in the urine with kidney pain. Thus he concluded that the best diet for healing should be free from both mucus and albumin and he later went on to study vegetarianism, naturopathy, medicine, and physiology.

He tried various dietary approaches with limited success until he embarked on short fasts while on a fruit diet in Northern Africa, and began gradually to experience a major increase in vitality. He then undertook longer fasts in conjunction with what he termed a mucusless diet and was able to completely cure himself. Following this he began lecturing and writing about his discoveries.
Mucusless Diet Healing System Basics

mucusless-dietEhret’s basic philosophy was that every disease is related to a mucus-clogged system that is the result of the accumulation of undigested and unnatural food substances, commencing in childhood. He believed that vitality depends on removing these obstructions.

Ehret stated that there is only one cause of disease which is overeating and eating the wrong kind of food. He thought that fruit was the perfect food and along with some green leafy vegetables was all that was required in order to attain optimal health.

Ehret devised a mucus-free transition diet for dieters who would like to follow his approach in order to reagin their health and vitality, but find the strict diet too limiting, he actually warns dieters against sudden dietary changes because this can lead to an excessive release of toxins that the body will not be able to eliminate effectively. He recommended two meals daily that should be based primarily on fresh fruit and vegetables, cooked or raw as well as small amounts of raw nuts.

Ehret was convinced that fasting is the key to attaining optimal health and recommended starting his program with a two or three day fast. He also advocated undertaking longer fasts of up to forty days once the dieter has gone through the transition diet. He believed that the first meal of the day should be delayed as much as possible because this extends the short daily overnight fast. 

(from : http://www.everydiet.org/diet/mucusless-diet)

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Menu Example.

Breakfast: A glass of  good filtered tepid water with the juice of  ½ lemon should be sipped.  No solid food should be eaten before 11.00 am. You can, if used to, drink a cup of tea or coffee.

NEVER DRINK WITH THE MEAL .

Lunch: 11.00 – 12.00 
A combined salad of raw vegetables (quantity depending on your hunger) e.g.: (grated carrots, or  celeriac  and or coleslaw) with one other salad item, (cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, spinach)  check your allowed foods. 

Add to this one or two slightly steamed or baked vegetables (string beans or peas) see allowed  foods. 

Make a salad dressing, using lemon juice, flaxseed oil, natural yoghurt a pinch of salt, you can also  use a good quality organic mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil added.  After eating the salad, wait 10 – 15 minutes.

The rest of the meal should consist of one item of (quantity depending on your hunger), stewed or  baked apple or apple sauce or stewed dried apricots or peaches or prunes, with, cottage cheese or  yoghurt.    

Supper: 17.00 – 18.00 
Two items of, (quantity depending on your hunger) baked vegetables, such as, (broccoli,  cauliflower, beetroot, parsnips, sweet potato, potato, turnips, squash), see allowed foods.  It can be eaten with a slice or two of toasted whole (spelt) bread.  

Note: Vary the  food items but keep to the pattern above.

NOTE: During the preparation diet, it is good to drink between meals, always leave a gap of at least  20 minutes between liquid and solid foods, recommended, 1-1½ Lt. of good filtered water per day.

Mr. Fernando Branco LCPH MARH  ; QuantuMedical Ltd.
email: info@quantumedical.com 
 

Candida

Many medical conditions in our modern world can compromise our immune systems: excessive use of antibiotics or steroids (like Prednisone), oral contraceptives, overly-acidic pH levels from poor diet and stress, hormone imbalances and exposure to environmental toxins (often molds). Our exposure to all these common modern conditions sets our bodies up for the fall into this fungal yeast overgrowth.

When our immune systems are compromised, the normal yeast present in our bodies, called Candida, can "morph" from being a beneficial yeast into a harmful fungus. This fungal yeast can quickly grow out of the balance that nature intended and overwhelm the beneficial flora (acidophilus type friendly bacteria) that normally keeps natural yeast levels in check.

(from www.candidasupport.org)

Water and Hydration . . . 

and the consumption of Alcohol. Tips and hints for sensible drinking.


Courtesy of: Planet Fitness.

Read more about water here.

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Water vs CocaCola.

say no more!...

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The Food/Mood link

Foods that will affect your mood and mental performance.

Courtesy of: Planet Fitness.

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Emotional eating.

Courtesy of: Planet Fitness.

 

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Tips for Eating out.

Eating out can be a great experience.  But the portion sizes, plate size, the basket and spoonfuls of food can be a dietary disaster.  That is why it is very important to make informed choices. 


Courtesy of: Planet Fitness.

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The Glycaemic Index.

Keeping your blood glucose balanced is probably the most important factor in maintaining even energy levels and weight.  The level of glucose in your blood largely determines your appetite.  When the level drops, you feel hungry.  The glucose in your bloodstream is available to your cells to make energy.  When the levels are too high the body converts the excess to glycogen (a short-term fuel stored mainly in the liver and muscle cells.) or fat (the long-term energy reserve).  When the levels are too low we experience a whole host of symptoms including fatigue, poor concntration, irritability, nervousness, deppression, sweating, headaches and digestive problems.

Read more by downloading the document on the right.

Courtesy of : Planet Fitness.

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Low GI foods you can eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Find out more about Low-GI at: www.gifoundation.com

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Natural Alternatives to Antiobiotics

"Before you reach for that pill, with all its nasty side effects, consider trying a prescription alternative"

Guidelines for anti-reflux.

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Introduction to Enzymes

"As shown in recent medical research, enzyme supplementation is necessary: proper dietary supplementation is essential for complete nutrition. 

Unfortunately, even a good diet combined with mainstream supplements, does not contain enough specific nutrients for optimal health.

A predominantly raw food diet would provide you with adequate amounts of enzymes for health, but our society eats mainly processed and cooked foods, and this destroys many enzymes. Some supplemental vitamins, minerals & herbs are essential, and can do their job properly only if the necessary enzymes are accessible. If you're not feeling benefits from your vitamins, the necessary enzymes are probably not available.

Research has shown that after 27 years of age, the body's production of enzymes begins to slow and the cycle of aging begins. As enzymes enable the body to create the necessary reactions for health, adequate levels in the body contribute to an energetic lifestyle. "

Gluten-free diet

This information is to help you get started on a gluten-free diet.

From: http://www.glutenfreediet.ca

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The Elimination Diet

This diet is specifically worked out to help you isolate specified foods that your body is incapable of dealing with, that attack the immune system and subsequently your health

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Good food vs bad food

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Vitamins 

Information on Vitamin D

"Humans have been made phobic about sunlight exposure, fearful of skin cancer and the deadly malignant melanoma. But it is interesting to note that mortality rates for melanoma rose steeply after sunscreens came into common use, not before. Sunscreen lotion blocks the vitamin D-producing UV-B rays, while allowing the deeper-penetrating, cancer-causing UV-A rays to burn the skin. "

From www.lifecheck.co.za

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Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

"Women with breast cancer should be given high doses of vitamin D because a majority of them are likely to have low levels of vitamin D, which could contribute to decreased bone mass and greater risk of fractures, according to s".cientists
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Newly Discovered Role of Vitamin C in Skin Protection

Scientists have uncovered a new role played by vitamin C in protecting the skin, which could lead to better skin regeneration.

A form of vitamin C helped to promote wound healing and also helped protect the skin cells from DNA damage.

Even though vitamin C was discovered over 70 years ago, its properties are still under much debate in the scientific community. However, antioxidants such as vitamin C are known to counter the damaging effects of free radicals.

This new evidence suggest that, in addition to 'mopping up' free radicals, vitamin C can help remove the DNA damage they form if they get past a cell's defenses.These findings are believed to be of great relevance to the cosmetics industry.

Health Benefits of Glutamine
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