How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease Part 2

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 2 In Part 1 we discussed what factors can reduce your immune system response and in Part 2 we will cover general steps of how to avoid autoimmune disease. Reduce Inflammation Sounds like a no brainer, but sadly many people never stop to consider what effect the food and drink they consume is having on their health. Health enemy No. 1 is sugar. Obviously added sugar in teas, coffee and cereals is not healthy for you and should be eliminated or minimised, but sugar includes all the sweet stuff, especially high fructose corn Continue Reading →

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1 It seems that these days there is a real epidemic of immunity problems, so knowing how to avoid autoimmune disease, and the things that are most likely to cause it, is becoming more and more important. We remember when growing up several decades ago that you hardly ever heard of older relatives or family friends having health issues that were autoimmune diseases. In fact, one hardly heard of cancers (except lung cancer from smoking), diabetes, irritable bowel disease and other diseases that are so prevalent today. Back then it was extremely rare Continue Reading →

Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability

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Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability No doubt you will have heard of the debate about going gluten free or continuing to eat grains as is standard practice in the western world, but what is the scientific effect of wheat on gut permeability and what does this mean for you and your health? There is a fabulous free resource known colloquially as “PubMed” – just type www.pubmed.com into your browser and you can then search millions of scientific studies. Alessio Fasano is recognised as one of the leading experts in the world on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If you Continue Reading →

Coconut Oil Treats Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Coconut Oil Treats Dementia & Alzheimer's

Coconut Oil Treats Dementia & Alzheimer’s You have probably heard of the benefits of taking virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil for blood lipids, correcting cholesterol and losing weight, but did you know that coconut oil also treats dementia & Alzheimer’s? We have known of this for a few years now when we first heard about a US doctor who had treated her husband who had severe early onset Alzheimer’s at only 58 years old. We have just listened to this doctor, Mary Newport MD, being interviewed on the “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” free docuseries currently available at this link. She Continue Reading →

Dietary Fat Is Associated With Lower Death Risk

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Avoid one of these and eat the other to lower risk of dying Dietary Fat Is Associated With Lower Death Risk No, that is not a misprint. Despite dietary fat having been demonised for over 40 years and the consumption of whole grains (aka carbohydrates) having been praised and touted as our health saviour, it is really gratifying to see that science is now saying that dietary fat is associated with lower death risk and that high carbohydrate intake is associated with higher total mortality risk. Isn’t it great when the contrary position you have held for many years is Continue Reading →

Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress

Rusting away with oxidative stress

Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress If we had one goal to aim for in promoting a healthy and long life, it would be to avoid rusting away with oxidative stress. Just as metal rusts when exposed to oxygen in air and water, so molecules in our body are similarly affected by oxygen. Why Can Oxygen be Bad for Us? How can this be when we require oxygen to breathe in order to survive? The answer is the manner in which that oxygen is delivered. When we receive oxygen in air in its molecular form with balanced paired electrons, we can Continue Reading →

Real Skin Cancer Cause

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Real Skin Cancer Cause We are all aware that exposure to the sun has been blamed for the development of skin cancers, but what if the real skin cancer cause is something else that most people want to believe is harmless to us because it is so convenient? The slip, slop, slap sun protection campaign has been around for several decades not only in Australia but in modified forms in many other western countries as well. How is it then that the incidence of malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has been increasing alarmingly in western countries? Continue Reading →

Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

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Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away We have all heard the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but have you ever stopped to think if that is true and if so why? “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” seems logical if one is thinking along the lines that fresh organic fruit and vegetables are good for you and should be encouraged instead of eating processed foods, but is there more to it than that. Is there a Scientific Explanation? Turns out there is. Aside from the enzymes, polyphenols and flavonoids in apples, Continue Reading →

Can Red Meats Reduce Anxiety and Depression

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Can Red Meats Reduce Anxiety and Depression? Ever wondered why you might be drawn to some foods, even though on ideological grounds you would prefer to avoid them? If red meats reduce anxiety and depression, that could be a compelling reason for you to feel better eating them, even though you disagree with eating meat and would prefer to be vegetarian or vegan. There is no such thing as a one size fits all diet. We are all different and have different needs, but sadly most people have lost the connection with their body that allows them to listen to Continue Reading →

Do Hair Dryers Affect Health?

Do hair dryers affect health

Do Hair Dryers Affect Health? Seems like a silly question, doesn’t it? How could appliances as innocuous as hair dryers affect health. Just because we have been using certain electrical appliances for several decades now does not mean that they are all perfectly safe (excluding electrocution risk) and have no impact on our health in the long term. This is the same for the processed foods and beverages on sale, the mobile phones and tablets, the flame-retardants in furniture, cars and clothing, and the assault on our vegetables and fruits with insecticides, fungicides, fertilisers, GMOs, and on our meats with hormones Continue Reading →