Tag Archives: food

  • What’s in an Apple?

    As the saying goes – ‘an apple a day keeps the Dr away’! Well, there is more and more scientific evidence to support the idea that by eating apples it keeps you from having to see your Dr. and protects you from developing chronic health problems such as heart disease, asthma and some forms of […]

  • What’s in a lime?

    As with all citrus fruits, limes provide lots of vitamin C and some B vitamins. They are also rich in a plant compound called flavonoids. In the 19th century the British sailors were given a daily allowance of limes to prevent scurvy. It presented itself initially with symptoms of fatigue and lethargy, then spots especially […]

  • What’s in an Avocado?

    Lots of people avoid avocados because they believe that they are full of fat and therefore calories. Well, they do have a high fat content but it is a healthy fat. It is predominantly monounsaturated and can help to lower LDL, ‘bad’, cholesterol. So, infact, avocados could be considered to be a heart-friendly food. Not […]

  • What’s in a Banana?

    Bananas are a good all rounder and provide some useful nutrients such as Vitamin C B6 and potassium. Vitamin C helps to keep the immune system healthy as it is a great antioxidant and antihistamines. It helps with the absorption of Iron and the production of collagen. Resists bacterial and viral diseases, controls blood cholesterol […]

  • The Importance of Healthy Eating

    The summer is a great time to think about your eating habits. You can go for lovely green salads, raw green vegetables and the beautiful fruits such as the berries and currents that are around. If possible try to eat organic foods because it puts less strain on the liver. Why do I suggest green […]

  • A Simple Way to Combat Colon Cancer

    A new study reveals that consistent exercise is linked to a lower risk of dying from colon cancer. It is a US study from the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and is one of the first to show that exercise can make colon cancer less deadly. The researchers followed […]

  • A Recipe for Vitamin D

    We all know that sunshine is the best way of getting your vitamin D, however sunshine isn’t always enough, as they found in a study from the city of Calgary, one of the sunniest places in Canada, and almost every person measured had a vitamin D deficiency. 97 percent of them! In Australia, one of […]

  • Surviving Christmas

    So Christmas is nearly with us and as we get closer it can become more and more stressful.  For some reason we all believe that everything has to be perfect.  The tree up and decorated, the presents wrapped and under the tree, the decorations up, the Christmas cake and pudding made, the turkey ordered, the […]

  • Could Broccoli Sprouts Stop Breast cancer in its Tracks?

    Here is an excerpt from Dr Jonathan Wright’s ‘Nutrition and Healing’ newsletter. ‘At the end of last year, the US Preventative Services Task Force called for women to hold off on mammograms until the age of 50, and then only to get them once a year after that. Here at ‘Nutrition & Healing’, we thought […]