• A Complete Guide to Fibre

    Fibre is the forgotten nutrient. It is known to benefit us in a number of ways, and I think its true impact on our health is through the way it influences our gut microflora, which is only just being realised. So grab a banana (or if you want to...
  • Is Paleo Dead? (or dying?)

    I’m not a fan of any fad diet, because that is just what they are – a fad. They lack science, and often are unhealthy. They lay out strict dietary rules which everyone must stick to, with the promise of weight loss; and the paleo diet is no different...
  • Health Risks of Aflatoxins & How to Avoid Them

    You may have heard of the carcinogen aflatoxin in the context of peanuts, and peanut products like peanut butter. In fact, it can be found in a number of other products, including other nut products (not that peanuts are actually a nut), grains, black pepper, dried fruits and even...
  • A Healthy Takeaway

    Despite everyone’s best efforts to be healthy, a takeaway will still feel like a naughty treat on a Friday night, or a convenient meal after a busy day. You want to let your hair down, but you also don’t want to go so over the top with sauces and...
  • 6 Reasons why Bread is Good for you

    Bread is heavily condemned and demonised. It’s not without good reason, but it’s had so much bad press that people fear it. People fear bread so much that they are happy to miss a meal rather than eat a sandwich. Bread isn’t all that bad, and can even be...
  • How Much Salt is Safe to Eat?

    A 10-year follow-up study, involving 2642 adults (age range, 71-80 years) has recently been published, and has concluded that there is no link between salt intake and risk of cardiovascular disease. The results were split into 3 groups, and are as follows: Those who consumed less than 1500mg sodium (3.75g...
  • Are Juicing Diets a Good Idea? (10 day video diary)

    Juicing is a popular method to lose weight, and it is marketed all over the internet as a healthy, effective and quick way to lose weight. Juicing diets are all over the place, and are growing in popularity, but are they good? One of our readers has tried the...
  • How to Plan a Healthy Diet

    Everyone wants to get healthier, but often fail before starting simply because they don’t know where to start. It can be a mine field, so with the interest of simplifying the whole process, I’ll give an overview on how you can plan a healthy diet:   6 basic rules...
  • Cornflakes, Sex & Dietary Fibre

    John Harvey Kellogg, the founder of the famous cereal brand ‘Kellogg’s’ had many an accolade to his name. He was a practising physician, gave to charity, was an entrepreneur, and a published author of a number of books and articles. With these achievements under his belt, most people would...

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