Recent news from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health. EFSA says that aspartame is safe at the current levels of exposure which are set at 40mg per kg of body weight per day. But it has been suggested that the EFSA panel was […]
Childhood obesity is on the rise due to inactivity and poor diet so it is even more important to feed your children with wholesome food. Top tips to keep you children healthy and happy is to give a well balanced diet including fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and minimal sugar. Babies are not born with a […]
Beware of fake health supplements on Amazon!
Don’t put your health at risk by unwittingly buying fake health supplements An alarming story has recently appeared in Natural News, an American science and nutrition on-line publication, specialising in whistleblowing. It states that Amazon, specifically Amazon.com, is selling counterfeit supplements to their unsuspecting and genuine customers. It would appear not to be Amazon’s intention, […]
Intermittent or Alternate Day Fasting
There has been a lot of press on the intermittent or alternate day fasting kind of diet which was originally triggered by a BBC2 Horizon TV programme in August 2012. The programme highlighted that by restricting calories on a number of days in a week, people not only lost weight but also reduced both blood glucose […]
The Menopause is not an illness it is a natural event
The menopause is not an illness. If you subscribe to the standpoint currently held by the conventional medical profession, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was. What is the menopause? In conventional terms the menopause and its symptoms are viewed as a disorder caused by falling hormone levels. So, by giving menopausal women hormones in […]
Using foods to help the transition of the menopause
The menopause is a natural event in a woman’s life and you can use foods that Nature provides us in order to help you go through this transition easily and comfortably, controlling many of the symptoms of the menopause including hot flushes, night sweats, dry hair and skin, tiredness, memory loss, mood swings, aching joints […]
Types of vaginal infection
Your vagina is a warm, moist environment and as such is the perfect breeding ground for unwanted invaders however, occasionally, things can go wrong and vaginal infection may set in. Unsurprisingly, nature has provided you with the perfect antidote – acidic mucus, excreted through the walls of the vagina, that helps to keep unhealthy organisms […]
What are vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness?
Vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness often go together as the drop in oestrogen at the menopause is causing not only the dryness but also the thinning of the tissue. Vaginal dryness can affect women of all ages, but it is particularly common in women during menopause, affecting half of all women at this stage in […]
What is Cystitis and can a change in diet help?
Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder, and it can be the result of infection, irritation, or bruising, or even a combination of these three factors. What symptoms can you experience? An overwhelming urge to urinate every few minutes, normally with little urine to pass. Burning pain during urination. What can cause cystitis? There are […]
What is vaginal thrush?
How to avoid Vaginal Thrush, why it can happen and if you have it, how to get rid of the problem using natural treatments and a change in diet. Vaginal thrush affects millions of women during their lifetime and many women will have several bouts of thrush every year. Some women suffer from thrush on […]