Apr
08
2010

Phytonutrients – Super Nutrition Through Plant Foods

Phytonutrients are powerful and vital nutrients found in plant foods, particularly fruit and vegetables. Research has demonstrated that  obtaining adequate amounts of these nutrients on a daily level is vital to achieving long-term health and longevity. Nature’s foods are often colour-coded to represent the nutrients that are contained within them. For instance red fruits and […]

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Oct
29
2009

Tips for Healing Adrenal Exhaustion

Adrenal Exhaustion is a colloquial term for functional adrenal insufficiency, caused by prolonged internal or external stress. It has been described in the medical literature as hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction. Although not considered a conventional diagnosis by the medical world, common symptoms include: Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning Fatigue – often worse with […]

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Oct
29
2009

Top Foods for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Recent research on cardiovascular disease has suggested that although “traditional” risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes indeed greatly increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, a number of other risk factors are also important in the process of plaque formation in the arteries. These include: 1) Inflammation – this means […]

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Aug
24
2009

Holistic Solutions for Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the common name for a series of common symptoms occuring in women in the days prior to their menstrual period. These can include anxiety, irritability, abdominal bloating, breast tenderness and swelling, tiredness and depression. Physiological studies have showed that in many cases the underlying abnormality may be an imbalance between the […]

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Jul
01
2009

Tips for Building Healthy Bone

Osteoporosis means weak, brittle bones, and is a risk factor for bone fractures. It can be easily prevented by some simple lifestyle measures. FOODS AND LIFESTYLE FACTORS TO EMPHASIZE •    Emphasize green vegetables – these high magnesium foods can be introduced in the form of fresh, raw salads, or in the form of vegetable juices […]

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Jun
08
2009

Gaining Control of Estrogen

Estrogens are a group of hormones, which are primarily female reproductive hormones. In today’s society it is very common for both females and males to have a relative excess of estrogens in the body, due to several factors.

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Jun
06
2009

Why Plant-Based?

Research cited in “The China Study” by T. Colin Cambell, PhD, the largest human epidemiological study ever conducted, suggests that animal protein consumption has a direct association with cancer. The most striking association with cancer was with casein, a protein found in cow’s milk and other cow dairy products. This association was also reproduced amongst […]

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