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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Rachel Jesson exploits some unsavoury truths about food production and, in the process, helps empower us towards better nourishment of health and physical performance. There are two main types of farming made available to us: the large commercial or intensive factory farms that normally concentrate on a single crop or animal on a very large […]

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The Little Shot with a Massive Impact! One of the most popular new super drinks of the 21st century is wheatgrass. I say ‘new’, but wheatgrass shots have in fact been around for centuries. The famous Swiss Dr Bircher-Benner was using powerful green juices as far back as the 1800s, and it is reported that […]

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The boom for the raw foods industry is not limited to the grocery store aisles. Juice shops are opening in cities across the country, promoting the benefits of consuming raw, fresh-pressed fruits and vegetables. Bottled, unpasteurised juices are becoming more readily available at mainstream stores and even coffee shop chains.   With this influx of […]

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We are plagued by the pollutants of our modern world, which threaten our health and well-being on a daily basis. Thankfully we can turn to ancient methods of detoxification to ensure some measure of protection over toxic invasion. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a pollution-free environment, where we drank only the purest of […]

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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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Q.: I read Dr Sandi Nye’s article on grain consumption with interest, and was shocked to learn that she considers legumes, nuts, dairy products, potatoes, tomatoes, brinjals, peppers, peas, lentils and peanuts undesirable foods because they contain lectins. What are vegetarians to eat if they cut all these foods out of their diets? I was […]

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Processes of inflammation occur in our bodies day and night. Depending largely on what we eat, they can be helpful and healing, or the forerunners of disease. Infammation is the life-saving component of one’s immune system that helps fend off bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogenic invaders. It also helps damaged tissues repair themselves. Inflammation […]

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Health bars are a convenient and very tasty way to sustain your energy when training, but how do we know which ones are good for you? Ian Craig gives the lowdown on the best of the best on the South African market. Bars, whether they be sports, energy, cereal or protein, are a fabulous way […]

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Q.: I recently discovered that one of my favourite (Camphill) yoghurts is not pasteurised. I generally don’t eat much dairy but find that I benefit from eating high-quality alive yoghurt. Is eating unpasteurised yoghurt or labaneh safe? Surely one needs to heat milk to clear it from any ‘nasties’. I some- times make yoghurt at […]

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