A tax on red meat

Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals and can form part of a balanced diet. But eating a lot of red and processed meat can increase your risk of bowel cancer.

An article in the UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph reported last month of research which concluded that a ‘Meat Tax’ which would almost double price of sausages should be brought in to save lives …

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16 Dec, 2018

Mercury in our seas

According to an article dated 6, August 2014 in The Guardian newspaper, the amount of mercury near the surface of many of the world’s oceans has tripled as the result of our polluting activities, with potentially damaging implications for marine life as the result of the accumulation of this toxic metal.

Mercury is accumulating near the surface of seas as the element is released to the atmosphere and seas from a variety of sources, including mines, coal fired power stations and sewage. Mercury is toxic …

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11 Nov, 2018

Beef & the environment

We now have an increased understanding about how our daily lives impacts on the environment and new research reveals that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The considerable impact on the environment of meat production has been known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. Red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than …

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15 Oct, 2018

Sugar cravings

We might think we’re addicted to sugar because sugary foods taste so good, but it seems to be that almost all of the time, the real problem is a lifestyle imbalance. The good news is that once we address the lifestyle imbalance, the out of control eating quickly stops being an issue.

Take a look at the following lifestyle imbalances below that can lead to a sweet tooth and ask yourself if your sugar cravings …

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14 Sep, 2018

Individual diets for IBS

Many of us will know about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a disorder that can cause chronic abdominal pain, gas, diarrhoea and constipation, but did you know that one in five adults meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome?

Although many patients with IBS are trying diets based on blood tests that claim to identify foods that trigger their symptoms, the majority of these food intolerance tests have not been validated by …

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11 Jul, 2018

Wine with dinner

For decades, US guidelines have stated that drinking alcohol in moderation would not lead to medical problems for healthy adults. It also stated that it might even have positive benefits for heart health.

But a new analysis (Risk Thresholds for Alcohol Consumption, A Wood et al) published in the British journal The Lancet April 2018, questions the suggestion that an alcoholic drink or two …

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13 Jun, 2018

Probiotics & anxiety

I’ve always used a probiotic supplement to help me with Reflux and digestion problems, but did you know they can also be used to help alleviate stress, mild depression and anxiety?

According to a recent study, the abundance of microbes living in our guts not only affect people’s physical health, they may also influence mental health too. A study on mice, shows that changes …

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11 May, 2018

Reflux & trigger foods

I’ve written a little about Reflux but wanted to elaborate further because having struggled with it myself for many years, it’s important a little more about it. It’s easy to brush it off as nothing but it’s actually quite dangerous if left untreated.

Reflux isn’t something we’re aware of it until we have it and then we’re not always sure what it means. For the majority of us, Reflux becomes part of our lifestyle choices through our diet …

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10 Mar, 2018