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What You Eat Can Affect Your Arthritis Symptoms & Even Reverse Them

Added September 7, 2019, Under: Arthritis, How To, Inflammation, Nutrition

Millions of people suffer from arthritis - and the word arthritis means inflammation in the joints. There is a common misconception that if you use your joints too much and work them too hard over your lifetime, you will wear them out. But apparently there is no evidence showing that using your joints causes them to wear out more quickly. Do not believe the wear and tear myth! In fact, you need to keep them moving and active.  To exercise regularly, to walk for ...

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Are You Able to Buy Fresh Goji Berries in Your Local Store?

Added August 18, 2019, Under: Nutrition

A recent news item here in the UK was that fresh goji berries were now becoming available to buy in supermarkets. Up to now, it has only been possible to buy them dried. On this side of the pond, fresh goji berries come from Morocco in North Africa.  They obviously need a very warm climate.  And in spite of summers becoming warmer here in the UK, goji berries are not a commercial possibility - yet. When we took over our allotment plot some ...

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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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How to Harness Help when you have Hemorrhoids

Added May 20, 2019, Under: Exercise, How To, Inflammation, Natural remedies, Nutrition

Hemorrhoids are a very common anorectal condition, affecting millions. While hemorrhoids are frequently seen in clinics, emergency wards, gastroenterology units and surgical clinics, many wonder how you know when hemorrhoids have developed, when you should seek medical help and how to cope with the pain? What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are cushions of tissue filled with blood vessels and found at the end of the rectum (that is just inside the anus).  Along with the muscle known as the anal sphincter, hemorrhoids help control ...

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The Crab Apple Tree has No Links with the Crustacean of the Same Name!

Added April 24, 2019, Under: Nutrition

We have a beautiful crab apple tree growing in the orchard in our allotment - and we also have a large, rather rampant, version in the churchyard next to our home.  One has red crab apples and the other has yellow. In the spring, our crab apple tree has pink blossom while the one in the churchyard has white blossom. The crab apple is one of those rare, catch-all trees that check not one but all the boxes on the gardener's checklist, ...

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Are You Choosing to Eat Butter From Grass Fed Cows?

Added April 8, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition

One such brand (from grass fed cows) is Kerrygold butter from Ireland - and it has been around for over five decades. Now with margarine quickly going out of favor, Kerrygold has become more popular than ever. I always buy Kerrygold here every week in the UK from my local village shop and, when I was recently in the USA, it was easily available there. What makes this brand of butter so special? Top of the list is that the milk that goes ...

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Dramatic Dragon Fruit Is Filled With Delicious Goodness

Added February 5, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition

Dragons are the mythical, magical, scaled, horned and winged creatures that frighten and thrill adults and children alike. We might even rationalize that they could have once existed - dinosaurs with wings - and we know dinosaurs were real. But if we cannot have the real dragon, we can have the very dramatic looking dragon fruit with its surprisingly subtle and gentle taste that no one could dislike. And if your children are fussy eaters, the thought of dragon fruit could well whet ...

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Nude Shopping Is Right On Trend!

Added January 31, 2019, Under: Environment, Nutrition, Technology

But this is not about shopping in the nude! It is about looking for, supporting and then buying fresh fruit and vegetables that are being sold nude... Ditch the plastic The plan is for "food in the nude"  to mean the beginning of the end for plastic wrapping and packaging in supermarkets and other stores. A group of New World supermarkets in New Zealand have abandoned the use of plastic wrapping for virtually all of their fruit and vegetables in a project labelled - ...

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Lard Is Making A Comeback For All The Right Reasons!

Added January 23, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D

Obviously not for vegetarians, vegans or non-pork eaters, this old fashioned animal fat (known as lard) is coming back into favor. Pasture-raised lard is heat stable, heart healthy and high in Vitamin D. It was once a staple in our grandparents’ homes but has been largely absent for over fifty years. Now many are beginning to take note of its health benefits. Why is lard making a comeback? It is a good cooking oil because of its heat stability. The high amount of saturated ...

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Is Jackfruit The Food Of The Future?

Added December 11, 2018, Under: Environment, Nutrition

Is Jackfruit new to you? People in the know are calling it a "miracle" fruit that could help feed the world in years to come. Just one jackfruit tree can produce up to three tons of food in tropical areas where it is grown.  But its popularity is growing elsewhere too.  If just one tree can produce so much, think of the enormous quantity a whole plantation of jackfruit trees could provide? More about jackfruit A member of the fig, mulberry and breadfruit family, ...

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