longevity, fruit and vegetable consumption, bmj research

The British Medical Journal (bmj) report that after five portions of fruit and veg a day there is no added advantage in terms of longevity.  Perhaps the a ‘medical’ journal is biased against ‘nutrition’ and a question that needs answering first is how much the pharmaceutical companies fund this journal directly or indirectly. I’m neither…

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are your vitamin supplements a waste of money?

Journalists, nutritionists, wellness professionals talk ‘with authority’ about antioxidants and the importance of ‘five a day’ but I wonder, do they miss the real point?  We are not what we eat, we are what we absorb. The question is are your food choices the right ones and are your vitamin supplements a waste of money? Measurement…

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Epigenetics – why we need to stop blaming our genes

“I am responsible for the choices I make”. This is something I live my life by. Yes, there are circumstances I cannot change but I am able to change the way I respond. So when people blame the government, their circumstances and even their genetic blueprint, in effect they are giving up their in built…

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Cigarettes contain 51 known carcinogens

Cigarettes contain 4,000-plus chemicals, 51 of which are known carcinogens. But then smokers know that are literally killing themselves each time they take a drag. When you smoke, free radicals form in your body and these destructive molecules damage your DNA, leading to pale skin with lots of deep lines. But you already knew all…

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what are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Many people want to know the Side Effects of Chemotherapy? Let’s face it, the word Cancer still strikes fear in most people ever though it is said that survival rates are greater than ever. Chemotherapy is one recommended route but not enough informaton is readily available for people to make an informed choice on its…

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