Sugar is ubiquitous in our food supply – we are surrounded by it and drowning in it. Learn to read labels and know precisely what you are looking for, and you will be able to navigate the turbulent world of hidden sugar. We all know what crystalline sugar looks like, so it’s no problem avoiding […]

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Q What foods are most beneficial for the brain – and what is best avoided? WC A SALLY-ANN CREED REPLIES: Brain food is found in various places. Sunshine is one interesting source – the vitamin D3 your body forms when you are in the sun contributes to better memory and an improved mood, quite apart […]

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A comparison of cow’s, goat’s, soy, rice, oat, almond and coconut milk A recent conversation threw an interesting light on a preconceived idea. A colleague and I were chatting about cow’s milk as part of a human diet, and I expressed the opinion that this milk was meant for cows, not for people. My stance […]

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Living with IBS often turns food choices into a fatiguing challenge. New information on FODMAPs may help IBS sufferers select the foods that work best for them, while avoiding those that aggravate symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most frequently diagnosed gastro-intestinal disorders and accounts for almost a third of all cases […]

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While milk, or more accurately lactose, intolerance has recently increased in prominence as a problem in the Western diet, things are never as simple as they appear. A recent conversation threw an interesting light on a preconceived idea. A colleague and I were chatting about cow’s milk as part of a human diet, and I […]

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