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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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Pregnancy & the Natural Ways to Avoid or Fade Stretch Marks

Added February 28, 2017, Under: Diets, Exercise, How To, Skin Conditions

Being pregnant can bring the discomfort of unsightly stretch marks caused by the sudden stretching of the dermal layer of the skin. The areas most affected are usually the thighs, stomach, buttocks and breasts. Why do stretch marks appear during pregnancy? This can be because too much weight is gained and too quickly.  It can be a fine line between "eating for two" and dieting too much - leading to nutritional deficiencies that can endanger both the mother and her unborn child. It can also ...

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The Healthy Way to Bake & Eat Banana Bread!

Added January 28, 2017, Under: Diets, How To, Nutrition

Looking for a healthy banana bread which is minus both the gluten and the white processed sugar, then this might be your solution?  Oats are used in place of wheat flour. Just be aware, in case it is relevant, that many oats are manufactured in facilities that also handle wheat, and some people with gluten intolerance also cannot tolerate avenin, the protein in oats. I have made this banana bread myself and it was delicious... These are the ingredients 3 medium very ripe ...

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Top Ten Food Tips For Fighting Arthritis

Added February 29, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Diets, Diseases, Nutrition

Arthritis is one of the many autoimmune conditions and, as a result, it can be seriously affected by what you eat. Although there are many different types of autoimmune diseases, at their core they are all similar in that they are an immune response caused by systemic inflammation that leads our body to attack itself. How does our immune system try to keep us safe? Our immune system has a highly sophisticated way of keeping us safe by identifying all or any foreign ...

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Sugar Is Back In The News Again!

Added September 12, 2015, Under: Dental Care, Diets, Diseases, Health, Inflammation, Nutrition

And about time too… The various natural health sites have been warning of the dangers of high sugar consumption for years but it is only very recently that the mainstream media has started to agree.  The dangers of sugar have now been well publicized so that most are only too aware that they eat too much of this sweet poison.  But many are in denial and just do not want to cut down or cut out. Cutting down on sugar Should you try ...

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Wrinkles & The Link With Glycation

Added May 25, 2015, Under: Diets, Environment, Skin Conditions

Glycation is a natural part of the aging process but is the chemical reaction that occurs when sugars in the body attached to the proteins in the body. The sun is not the only culprit in causing wrinkles. In fact other causes can be smoking, alcohol, sugars and grains. But part of the problem is the glucose or sugar circulating in our body. While glucose is an important fuel for our bodies, it can be damaging in the long run if ...

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Is Your Diet Helping to Prevent Your Asthma Attacks?

Added December 8, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases

Diet is surprisingly important when you are suffering from asthma. Whether you are an adult or a child, it can make all the difference between triggering or avoiding an asthma attack. Even if you do not suffer from this condition yourself, you probably know someone who does - today 1 in 12 of those living in the USA will have this condition. What does having asthma mean? It means having airways that are inflamed, making you and them especially sensitive to substances ranging ...

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B.R.A.T. & How To Handle Vomiting

Added November 18, 2014, Under: Diets, Doctors, Health, How To, Pregnancy, Sickness

We have written about the use of acronyms before in our posts. Examples include STROKE, ICE and more. They can be very useful to help people remember what to do in certain circumstances. Even so, it is still a good idea to refresh the memory from time to time. BRAT is yet another acronym and it helps you to decide what you can safely eat when you have been ill when symptoms include vomiting and/or diarrhea. This bland-food diet is suitable for ...

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Glutathione Is A Powerful Antioxidant & So Much More

Added July 2, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases, Health, Nutrition

  According to Wikipedia, glutathione (or GSH) is an important antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi and some bacteria and archaea, preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals and peroxides. But some natural health experts will go on to say that glutathione is so much more than important, even calling it "the mother of all antioxidants". Glutathione is pronounced “gloota-thigh-own". For example, Joe Martino tells us “This is a powerful detoxifier and immune booster and is crucial to ...

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