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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Skin manifestations are often a consequence of internal dysfunction Every year, one in four of us will seek treatment for a chronic skin complaint such as eczema, psoriasis, acne or rosacea, but many holistic health experts believe that addressing common symptoms such as inflammation, redness and scaly skin won’t solve the problem. A good integrative […]

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Sesame is one of the most important foods and medicines known to mankind. From the earliest centuries it has never lost its vital place in building health, strength and vitality.   From its beginnings on the hot plains of Africa, sesame was a treasured crop. Its history is woven into the cultures of many nations […]

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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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School is starting soon and your children are probably feeling excited, and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some may even be feeling rather nervous and a bit anxious. But going back to school, or going for the first time, can be a calm and pleasant experience, if you, the parents, are prepared. […]

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Daleen Totten interviews Justin Williams about the marvels of mushrooms. Q I was surprised to learn that mushrooms contain tannins, a polyphenol found in wine and tea. It was generally thought that foods rich in tannins have low nutritional value, but recent research indicates that it is due to inhibiting nutritional intake. Does this mean […]

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Caring for ourselves and finding ways to handle our stress are important practices for assuring our long-term health. They are definitely key aspects of Preventive Medicine, along with the right nutrition and exercise programmes for our body, getting proper sleep, and maintaining a positive attitude toward ourselves, others and the world. Learning the individual path […]

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There is so much information out there on supplements – what to take, how much, who needs what – that it can be confusing to sift through the research and separate the facts from the marketing hype. Michele Vieux, athlete and fitness trainer, helps athletes decide which supplements should be taken. I’ve spent a lot […]

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While certain foods may not be directly responsible for pimple and acne outbreaks, there are those nutrients that undoubtedly help repair damaged skin, contain flare-ups and maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. Having to live with acne at any age is both frustrating and distressing. But don’t despair as you can turn to a healthy diet […]

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Q.: My memory is not as good as it used to be. I’m wondering if I just have a lot on my mind or am just overtired. What can I do to sharpen my mind? Fish oil supplements are proven to help children with ADHD but what about adults without attention or behaviour issues? Andrew […]

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