Nutrition and Health Blogs

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Everything in moderation?

I remember being in Rome in the mid-90s with a couple of my cousins. One was living there, and we were staying with her for a week. One midweek evening we went to a bar with some of her Italian friends for a drink. It literally was one drink…after which everyone went...

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Face masks, what’s being covered up?

Wearing a face mask is inherently dangerous, there are no two ways about it. We all learnt what happens when we inhale and exhale in school, we learnt the importance of getting oxygen into our lungs and the importance of eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2). Wearing a...

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Gardasil – does it do what it says on the tin?

The HPV vaccine is by far the most controversial vaccine available, and with good reason. The original research by Merck on the Gardasil vaccine was fast-tracked, they carried out all the research themselves, controlled the data and selected which results they wanted...

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The proof of the pudding…

Kinda fell into watching several videos from ex vegans over the last couple of weeks. I had no idea (though I probably should have realised) that vegan vloggers have such enormous followings… For anyone who doesn’t know, someone following a vegan diet only eats plant...

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Why are our brains not coping? Part I

It’s been hard to miss the subtle-as-a-brick fearmongering trying to get people to adopt a vegan diet (one which avoids all meat, fish, eggs, dairy and honey). Listening to the hype you’d think a vegan diet would instantly translate us into some sort of utopia where...

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Cholesterol – friend or foe?

Lowering cholesterol has become a major past-time for people of many ages. It is fuelled by fear of having a heart attack and/or stroke, much of which comes from pharmaceutical companies wanting people to rely on statins (medications which lower cholesterol levels)...

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When is food not really food?

This may seem like a bizarre question but think about the definition of food: “any substance eaten to provide nutritional support to the body”. Is what you are eating providing nutritional support to your mind and body? Or are your calories devoid of health promoting...

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Spirulina for great nutrition

Spirulina is an algae which grows on inland waters and ponds. It is an extremely rich green colour due to it’s high chlorophyll content and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Did you know that: In Russia Spirulina is known as a “medicine food” due to its ability to...

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The importance of fermented foods

Fermentation has been used for thousands of years all over the world, from areas like Israel, Iran and Mexico to Sudan, Egypt, Georgia & ancient Babylon. The process was used to produce wine, beer, cultured milk (kefir & yoghurt), leavened/yeasted bread and...

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Gardasil – can we trust that it is safe?

A recent review of Gardasil quadrivalent, Gardasil 9 and Cervarix human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines uncovered some very disturbing facts about the trials. The review by Martinez-Lavin and Amezcua-Guerra (2017) discusses both randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and...

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Virgin coconut oil

Energy levels Virgin coconut oil (VCO) contains medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs), these are an excellent source of energy for the body. They prevent low blood sugar levels, support thyroid function and also fight pathogens in the digestive tract which...

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