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blood sugar blues

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blood sugar blues

Do you ever feel irritable, anxious and dizzy, or suffer from fatigue, poor concentration and food cravings? If you do, chances are that your suffering from low blood sugar. Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, literally means low levels of glucose in the blood, one of the most common and least recognized disorders of modern life. As well as the symptoms already mentioned, unstable blood sugars can develop into diabetes, weight gain and immune dysfunction. Causes of low blood sugars include a diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and grains, stress, skipping meals and kick-starting the body...

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intolerable food

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intolerable food

If you, like me, have a food intolerance you will know how frustrating it can be when visiting a café or restaurant, when trying to find dishes that are safe to eat. Unfortunately most people still lack understanding when it comes to the powerful and negative effect that certain foods can have on a person, however awareness is growing and the quantity and quality of substitute foods, recipe books and resources has never been greater. Food intolerance is far more common in adults than food allergies but for some reason has not been taken as seriously. Symptoms of intolerance can be similar to...

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cooking with fats & oils

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cooking with fats & oils

When it comes to avoiding unhealthy food, anything deep fried comes pretty high up on the list. Why? Well, applying high temperatures to fats and oils changes their molecular structure turning them into toxic substances that are very detrimental to the health of our cells, causing oxidation and free radicals that create potential for heart disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases. So, choosing steamed or grilled foods over fried is certainly beneficial to health which we are all aware of, however what about the fats and oils that we use in cooking everyday, for sautéing onions,...

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supergreens

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supergreens

What are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat? If your thinking green leafy vegetables, you’d be right. Studies repeatedly show that raw green leaves lower the risk of heart disease and cancer and act as a health tonic for the brain, immune system and kidneys. The problem is that most people don’t get enough of these foods and so miss out on their incredible health promoting qualities. This is where concentrated supergreens, such as green barley grass and spirulina come to the rescue. A daily dose of these powdered green foods provides a concentrated hit of vitamins,...

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sugar highs

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sugar highs

When it comes to sugary foods, I like many people experience times where such as Christmas and Easter, when too much of the white stuff is consumed and just like a good party, overindulging feels great at the time but can leave the body feeling pretty fragile once the good times stop rolling. When our bodies have been knocked out of balance from too much sugar, we may struggle to get up in the morning and stay alert during the day. A foggy head, digestive problems, headaches and mood swings, including depression may also become issues. These health problems result from the over-acidic nature...

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can bread be healthy?

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can bread be healthy?

From Indian naan to African injera bread, Italian ciabatta, baguettes, bagels and delicious Lebanese pitta, bread is a fundamental mainstay of peoples diets the world over. Bread is deeply entwined in our daily lives, there have even been wars over it.  Millions start their day with a round of toast, fuel themselves with sandwiches and accompany an evening meal with a slice or two. Let’s face it a bowl of pasta or soup just wouldn’t be the same without a crusty loaf. Humans have been eating grains for over 15,000 years and today 50% of the world’s population rely on them to provide more than...

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