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Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel disease

What is Crohn's disease? Named after Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn, the physician who first described the condition in 1932, Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder - a broad title used to describe any condition which involves the intestines becoming swollen, inflamed and ulcerated.…

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Thinking of going Dairy Free?

The trouble with dairyIt seems to be more and more common to hear that someone has a dairy allergy, lactose intolerance or has simply chosen to cut dairy out of their diet. Why is this?While milk has traditionally been a mainstay of the British diet (with the UK consuming as much as 40% of…

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Acai berries - what puts the "super" in this superfood?

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries have become incredibly popular in the form of dietary supplements over the past few years, both in capsule and powder form.   This is in no small part due to the significant media attention they have received, since being more widely recognised in the Western…

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Antibiotics and gut flora

Good health begins with balance in the body, particularly in the digestive system.   Inside our bodies there are twenty times more bacteria than living cells, and maintaining the correct balance of beneficial bacteria versus harmful bacteria is a crucial part of supporting long-term health and…

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Migraines - Help Yourself

Migraine Headaches - Self Help Migraine headaches cause periodic disruption in the lives of  millions of people. It averages just over 10 percent of our population, making it the most prevalent neurological illness. Migraines have genetic, hormonal, immune, and environmental components. Migraines…

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Good Carbohydrates

Are carbohydrates healthy? The body's primary fuel comes from carbohydrates, which are often split into two categories for the purposes of identifying those carbohydrate foods that are nutritionally superior - namely, simple and complex. Although sometimes a little misleading (as other factors may…

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Benefits of Omega 3

  1. Reducing risks in pregnancy – omega 3 supplements for pregnant women may help reduce the risk of very early birth, according to results of a new study published in the American Journal of Nutrition. The findings join other evidence that omega 3 supplements bring a slight extension of the…

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Stop Bloating

Most people have experienced bloating at some point in their lives, where your stomach feels like a balloon that's about to pop! This is particularly common after eating. Therefore, to understand why it happens and to stop recurring bloating, it is important to understand how the digestive system…

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Cleanse & Detox

To enjoy the full benefits of body cleansing and detoxification for the long-term, it may be necessary to make some changes to your lifestyle. For example, in terms of eating habits, exercise regime and dietary supplementation (in consultation with your doctor or other qualified health practitioner…

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Bad breath: Six all-natural ways to beat it from the inside out

The only thing worse than having bad breath is being on the receiving end of someone else’s. While many cases of bad breath are caused by something you ate (garlic and onions are typical offenders), if it occurs on a regular basis, you’ll want to apply these natural remedies before your next close…

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Improving Digestion

Good health - It’s all about digestion. It really is! We take in food, chew and swallow it…but then what happens? How well we digest and absorb and assimilate the nutrients from the food we ingest is the true critical factor regarding our health.   One of the most frequent complaints of people is…

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Posted July 8, 2014