Shiitake is an intelligent mushroom! I’ve said it. Call me crazy but if you were to do the research, you would support my statement. For example, a chemical in shiitake could activate various components of the immune system1,2 and modulate its response to fight viruses, cancer, arthritis and even allergies.   Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) […]

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Genetics do, to a certain degree, play a role in the ageing process, but it is ultimately sensible lifestyle habits that protect the prostate gland and lend vitality and verve to a man’s passing years.   We can truly alter our ageing process by the way we live. Whether we can ultimately alter our longevity […]

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‘Look at all the life in this,’ she said. ‘Every pip could become a tree, and every tree could bear another hundred fruits and every fruit could bear another hundred trees. And so on to infinity.’ ~ David Almond, Skellig. The pomegranate is said to be the Tree of Life, and there is speculation as […]

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Yes, coconut does contain a certain amount of saturated fat. How has this formerly ‘forbidden food’ redeemed its reputation? In recent years we have discovered that the coconut is a superfood in many ways, with an enormous amount to offer in the form of water, milk and oil. COCONUT WATER Coconut water is full of […]

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We are all familiar with the term ‘probiotics’ – those ‘good’ bacteria that keep the bad bacteria in our gut at bay. Now there is a new buzzword doing the health rounds – ‘prebiotics’. Prebiotics are fast gaining interest and respect as a broadening field of research reveals how they have always played a crucial […]

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