High blood pressure, or hypertension, seems to be an ailment that  is accepted as some people’s lot in life. However there are certain modifiable risk  factors, other than family history, which make some people more susceptible to high blood pressure. It’s important to address these, particularly if you also have a family history of, Read More

The pH is a scale of 1-14 used in chemistry to measure how acidic or alkaline something is. It is logarithmic which simply means that with each number on the scale the intensity multiplies by 10. For example something with a pH of 3 is ten times more acidic than something with a pH, Read More

Being Heart Week this week it seemed like an opportune time to discuss cholesterol in the body, what it is and why it gets such a bad rap? Cholesterol indeed has a bad reputation but did you know that a healthy level of cholesterol actually has important roles in the body. Not only is, Read More

What oil are you cooking with at home? The most common answer I hear is olive oil but is olive oil all it’s cracked up to be and is it the best oil to cook with. The answer is yes and no. The suitability of oils for frying has much to do with the, Read More

It seems every second person these days is going gluten free in the hope that it alleviates various digestive upsets such as bloating, wind, reflux and even irritable bowel syndrome. Gluten intolerance is certainly on the rise and it is generally accepted that this is due to the way foods that contain the tough,, Read More

Further evidence that omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for the health of the brain with a Swedish study published in the Journal Of Internal Medicine demonstrating that supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids does indeed cross the blood brain barrier to reduce the inflammation involved in Alzheimer s disease. Alzheimer’s patients are a group, Read More

Unlike Americans we don’t have a specific time of year to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives but Christmas often becomes the time to do this. Many of you will be familiar with the Law Of Attraction philosophy, the crux of which is that you attract into your life what you, Read More

Christmas often becomes a traumatic time of year for people who are undertaking a wight loss program because of the constant barrage and temptation of food that comes their way. Generally it’s not what you eat on Christmas day itself. I definitely think you should have a leave pass for your diet for that day, Read More

It always alarms me when people complain or even joke about this issue of healthy eating being tasteless and boring. It need not be any of these things.  Some of our best natural flavour enhancers such as chilli and cocoa (in its pure form) are actually fat burning and there’s a multitude of other, Read More

Stress can be difficult to deal with at the best of times but did you know it could actually be contributing to your weight? When stress becomes a significant part of everyday life, levels of the adrenal hormone cortisol rises which can impact on weight in a number of ways. Unfortunately cortisol causes the, Read More