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Scientists find the origin of ‘bad’ fat linked to heart disease and cancer

Scientists find the origin of ‘bad’ fat linked to heart disease and cancer

Scientists have discovered the origin of the “bad” kind of fat found in the body which is linked with heart disease, cancer and other serious obesity-related illnesses, even though people carrying it can look slim. The fat that builds up around abdominal organs such as the heart, kidney and intestine – known as visceral fat – is considered a silent killer because it’s... »

Chemicals in ‘Western’ Diet Show Alzheimer’s-Like Effects in Mice

Chemicals in ‘Western’ Diet Show Alzheimer’s-Like Effects in Mice

Common compounds in the “Western” diet seem to promote Alzheimer’s-linked brain deposits and memory problems in mice, researchers say. Scientists found that when they added the compounds — called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) — to the lifelong diets of laboratory mice, the animals developed greater amounts of beta-amyloid in the brain. Beta-amyloid is the pro... »

Adzuki beans cut the risk of heart disease

Adzuki beans cut the risk of heart disease

Hippocrates, the 4th-century Greek physician credited with the quote ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,’ would probably not be at all surprised by the latest medical research on adzuki beans. According to scientists, these small, reddish-brown, white-striped beans can play an important role in preventing heart disease, while providing outstanding nutritional value. A mainstay of A... »

8 Age Defying Foods by Hayley Hobson

8 Age Defying Foods by Hayley Hobson

Let’s face it.  No one wants to age.  But unfortunately,  its inevitable. We age every year and eventually we will all be “old age.” But at what degree are you aging? I believe the way we live our lives determine whether or not we age with grace. Although there are anti-aging creams up the wazoo, did you know that certain foods that can reduce the signs of aging as well?   H... »

Giving Thanks is Natural at This Time of Year

Giving Thanks is Natural at This Time of Year

  It’s finally Thanksgiving (today, Thursday, November 28th) – a chance to enjoy time with family and friends, as well as a delicious home cooked meal. Let’s not forget the very meaning of the day though – to give thanks. Be aware, however, that doing so doesn’t always have to involve a huge, high-calorie overindulgent meal. Here, we’ve put together a handy guide to a healthy, natural T... »

‘I lost nearly 2 stone in 24 HOURS’

‘I lost nearly 2 stone in 24 HOURS’

  Sport scientist (not pictured) proves rapid weight loss IS possible (if you’re prepared to exercise wearing bin bags, eat no carbs and drink nothing) How far would you go to lose weight? The Daily Mail this week reports that Ross Edgley set out to prove weight fluctuates due to many factors and you shouldn’t be a slave to the bathroom scales. The reason? He is on a crusade again... »

Suffering from bipolar? This book may help

Suffering from bipolar? This book may help

It’s National Bipolar week so we thought we’d remind anyone who may be living with this disease or supporting a loved one who is suffering, that there’s a great book which can help . . . .   Just like diabetes, bipolar disorder responds to dietary amendments. Author and bipolar sufferer Sarah Freeman knows this only too well, after overcoming the condition with simple dietar... »

Heart disease: What you ate as a toddler could determine risk

Heart disease: What you ate as a toddler could determine risk

We always like to go the extra mile to bring you up-to-date, relevant content, and we just had to share this interesting new research we spotted online: a child’s diet at the age of just three could determine its risk of heart disease as an adult. A recent study has revealed the effects of unhealthy eating begin at an early age, with tell-tale signs of cholesterol noticeable in kids as young as th... »

A ‘fast’ way to increase life expectancy

A ‘fast’ way to increase life expectancy

Want to know the secret to a longer life? New research suggests fasting twice a week is the answer, as it can also slash the risk of a host of deadly diseases. A new study shows dramatically cutting the amount of calories you consume for two days per week can keep obesity at bay, as well as reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. A new weight loss plan by nutritionist Amanda Hamilton restri... »

Mindful eating roadblocks: Part two

Mindful eating roadblocks: Part two

Earlier this week we brought you part one of a mini two-part series from our contributor Esther Kane. An eating disorders psychotherapist and author of ‘It’s Not About the Food: A Woman’s Guide to Making Peace with Food and Our Bodies’, Esther today looks at the issue of eating without enjoyment. Take it away, Esther… Roadblock #2: Eating without enjoyment This is a t... »

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