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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We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, […]

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As our minds and bodies develop and grow in the early years of life, move through young adulthood to full maturity and eventually begin their decline into old age, each and every phase brings with it its own particular challenges. To help you meet them, we present extracts from a series of articles on health […]

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The body’s ability to adapt successfully to stress is a hallmark of good health. Substances called adaptogens have a remarkable ability to help our bodies modulate the stress response and adapt effectively. Rhodiola is one of the most well-studied adaptogens, and its effects on human health are remarkable.   Rhodiola or golden root grows in […]

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A diabetic overweight adult with poor diet and lifestyle may well benefit from a controlled 4-day fast, but you cannot apply this to all people. Stressing the adrenal glands is a serious concern when fasting. Please follow and like us:

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Should we be consuming low-fat or high-fat foods? What are omegas, are they important and where do you get them? Ian Craig answers your questions. People form their opinions from what they read or what they are told. Indeed, we were told 20 years ago that food should always be low in fat. This theme […]

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– an investigation into the positive health benefits of regular exercise Exercise plays an important role in all the phases of life, not just until you pass your driving test! Ian Craig gives some good reasons to get moving, and suggests some exercise options. Not all that far back in the evolution of humankind, exercise […]

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Are statins really the wonder drug they are claimed to be? They do lower cholesterol, but at what cost? It’s important to weigh up the benefits and the adverse effects. This article takes a comprehensive look at the evidence. WHAT ARE STATINS? Statins are a group of drugs developed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting […]

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Do you seem to put on a kilo if you so much as look at a piece of cake? This is now recognised as being due to a particular type of metabolism, termed metabolism B. Fortunately, treatment and reversal of metabolism B is possible without needing to resort to medications. Ultimately, the ability to maintain […]

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Why can some people plough their way through platefuls of food and never gain a gram while others claim they merely have to look at food and they put on weight? The answer, it appears, depends on whether you have Metabolism A or B. Some people seem to be lucky, in that they can eat […]

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