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Meet This Little Dog Who Eats Up All Her Vegetables, Raw!

Added June 9, 2019, Under: Diets, How To, Pets

  We are used to encouraging our young children to eat up their veggies but perhaps not our pets. I have a friend with a Scottish Terrier known as Libby - and she just relishes the opportunity to snack on raw vegetables. Libby and her owner spend time on the allotment site where her owner is always busy digging, planting and weeding to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers. While all this is happening, Libby is contemplating her next opportunity to get a taste of ...

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Changing Your Diet Could Help With Anxiety & Stress

Added May 24, 2019, Under: Diets, Nutrition

Those who experience symptoms of anxiety, including feeling nervous, restless or fearful, could find that a change in diet could help resolve those symptoms. The change in diet would include regulating the micro organisms in their gut - in other words, improving your gut health. Research has found that gut microbiota - those millions of micro-organisms in the gut that perform such valuable functions in the immune system and metabolism - can also help to regulate brain function. What was the research carried ...

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Include Potassium Rich Foods in your Diet to Help with Cellulite

Added August 5, 2018, Under: Diets, Natural remedies

Fluid retention is one of the main causes of cellulite and this is because many of us consume too much sodium but not enough potassium. While sodium carries nutrients into your cells, potassium helps to flush excess waste out of your cells which in turn can reduce the appearance of cellulite. What is cellulite and why does it appear? Cellulite appears as dimpled bumpy skin with that "orange peel" look. Fatty tissue under connective tissue bulges into the dermis leading to the appearance ...

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Gooseberries Have No Connection With Geese

Added July 1, 2018, Under: Diets, Nutrition

The UK's climate (most of the time) is perfectly designed to produce gooseberries - both the tart, green cooking gooseberries and the sweeter red varieties which appear a bit later. Although classified as cookers, the green gooseberries can still be delicious to eat raw if you have those type of taste buds that enjoy something that is a bit tart.  I grew up enjoying British candies such as sherbert lemons and pear drops while I love my very lemony tea to ...

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How To Prevent Toe Nail Fungus By Improving Your Diet

Added June 23, 2018, Under: Diets, How To, Skin Conditions

Nobody wants to suffer from toe nail fungus but it is possible to treat, and even prevent this condition, by watching what you eat. High on the list of prevention through diet is to eliminate the source of yeast and fungus in your diet by changing to a candida diet.   Candida albicans is a common yeast that grows inside the human body. In healthy people, this is kept under control naturally but in less than healthy bodies, the candida multiply and cause infections ...

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Are Two Eggs a Day Too Many?

Added January 10, 2018, Under: Diets, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Several decades ago here in the UK, there used to be a popular TV commercial for eggs with the slogan "Go to Work on an Egg".  This was back in the 1960s when eggs were considered to be a highly nutritious food – and before the decades-long misconception that egg yolks were a contributing factor to heart disease. The thinking behind the slogan was that a substantial breakfast was essential for anyone to start the day so that they could go ...

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How Can We Turn The Tide Of Childhood Obesity?

Added December 1, 2017, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Exercise, Parents

Over the past few years, we have often written on the subject of children and obesity, sharing suggestions on how to prevent this. And yet, has anything changed?  Sadly not. Of course obese and overweight children mean more obese and overweight adults. Recently I watched a video showing some 15 to 20 young girls dancing the "twist" back in the 1960s - and the first thing that struck me was how slim they ALL were.  If you put together a random and similar size ...

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Adding More Fish to Your Diet Can Reduce Arthritis Pain

Added August 6, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Diets, Inflammation

  Dr Sara Tedeschi (who led the research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston) says: "Fish consumption has been noted to have many beneficial health effects, and our findings may give patients with rheumatoid arthritis a strong reason to increase consumption." She goes on to say: "If our finding holds up in other studies, it suggests that fish consumption may lower inflammation related to rhumatoid arthritis disease." But there are other natural ways to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis Of course ...

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Can Beer Be Good For Your Gut Health?

Added August 1, 2017, Under: Diets, Environment

Well, not quite yet... But researchers in Singapore have now brewed a beer that is rich in probiotic bacteria that is said will improve gut health and even boost the immune system. One of the scientists, Alcine Chan (a food researcher), experimented for almost a year with a recipe of malt, alcohol, hops - and a strain of probiotic bacteria - until she was happy with her formula. She says: "The hops are the main ingredient but they kill off probiotics so we ...

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Living Life To The Full In Spite Of Type 1 Diabetes

Added May 28, 2017, Under: Diets, Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

My only sibling, and younger brother, has been living with type 1 diabetes for fifty years. I am very proud of him for the sacrifices he has made, and the temptations he has avoided, to ensure he has lived life to the full for all of those fifty years - helped in no small measure by the caring support from his wife and their three (now adult) children. Finding out you have type 1 diabetes When my brother was a student in college ...

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