Are Superfruits Helpful to our Health?

With so much misinformation and exaggeration  found in the media, especially regarding health and health related products and foods, it is important to research carefully any claims made by the promoters of these products and foods.

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Understanding Fasting as a Method of Allowing the Body to Detox Naturally

There are many different ways to approach a detox regime. One such way is to embark on a period of fasting and abstinence. Fasting for a short period of time on a regular basis has been part of a religious practice for many years and has been seen as an appropriate way of allowing the body to recover and replenish. This is perfectly acceptable for somebody who normally leads a healthy life, however somebody who practices unhealthy lifestyle habits would not be advised to embark on this type of detox regime.

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Detoxing Naturally Requires Careful Preparation

What does it actually mean when we say we want to detox naturally? Does it mean to allow our bodies to detox without any interference? In an ideal world where we regularly eat a healthy diet and lead the type of healthy lifestyle that our ancestors did, detoxing as nature intended may be a more feasible proposition. Our bodies do in fact have their own natural detox mechanisms. The gut is designed to prevent bacteria and many toxins from entering the body. The liver acts as an extraordinary chemical factory to make a water soluble compound that can be excreted

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Xylitol the Miracle Sugar Substitute.

Most of us have succumbed to the craving for sugar and something sweet at sometime in our lives. The problems occur when we don’t do any thing to curb those cravings. If we constantly give in to them over the years then it is possible that we may become the victims of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, hypoglycemia, or insulin resistance, not to mention the dangers of dental caries and obesity.

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Probiotics Build a Strong Immune System

We hear on a daily basis through media advertising, that probiotics are necessary to build a strong immune system, but what does this mean and how can we ensure that we don’t get caught up in media hype?

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Anti-aging Regimes Require a Multifactoral Approach

Having recently reached the age where the title OAP seems both scary and yet seemingly inappropriate (my idea of what constitutes an OAP is a million miles away from how I currently see myself) my attention has been focused on the topics of aging and anti aging. How much of the aging process do we just have to accept as “old age” and how much of it is due to our lifestyle choices? More importantly, if some of it is due to lifestyle choices, what can we do to reduce its impact on us as we approach our 3rd age?

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Holistic Approach to Health

Most people would say it is the absence of disease, but I would like to think that it is more than that. I know that although I have no obvious health issues that affect my quality of life, I do have one or two niggling problems that I have “learned to live with” and now they are just the norm, part of who I am and nothing to cause me any concern. So am I healthy? My answer would have to be I am reasonably healthy. But do I experience optimal health? The answer to this would have to be

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Fungal Nail Infection

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3 Weight Loss Mistakes To Avoid At All Cost

Despite the fact that there is more information available on weight loss than any other time in history, we are still seeing a rise in obesity. All the information available to us doesn’t seem to be having any impact on the mistakes people are making on a daily basis. Unfortunately these mistakes are resulting in complete failure to lose weight. So what are the top 3 mistakes and how can we avoid them

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Healthy eating habits for healthy kids

With so much in the news about the rise in childhood obesity and the prevalence of food related behavioral problems, it is important for parents to have some basic understanding of how to look after the health of their children. Most health related issues encountered in children are mainly due to the ignorance of parents rather than a lack of care and concern.

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