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Posts tagged “Diet”

A couple of days earlier than usual – just to confuse everyone (!) – a quick reminder that we’re going to take a short break from our weekly blog posts, back as usual on Wednesday 12th June. 
 
However, with nearly 500 posts on our blog page, there are still plenty to choose from in the meantime! 
 
So, why not play “lucky dip” and choose a month to have a look at? 
Tea and coffee, particularly how they are NOT a substitute for water (!), are a regular topic of conversation with Clients. In fact, if we had a pound for every time we talked about them, we’d be very rich by now! 
 
However, in response to a rather infuriated response recently from a Client – that there must be some benefits to drinking them – we thought we’d take the hint and use it as the topic for this week’s blog post. Having said that – as we also pointed out to them – not all caffeinated beverages are the same and there are several caveats. For some reason, this didn’t go down very well (!), but we suspect this had more to do with their coffee habit than anything else… 
With the chocolate fuelled madness that marks the first bank holiday weekend of the year rapidly approaching (!), we thought this blog post would get your attention. 
 
Yes, cocoa beans do have a myriad of health benefits, as confirmed by many different studies. More on this in a moment. Hurrah! 
 
Unfortunately, the majority of these are lost during the manufacturing process, to produce the chocolate we’re so familiar with. And not forgetting the huge amounts of sugar and fat most chocolate products contain. 
Not surprisingly, we regularly talk to Clients about their diet and the impact it may be having on their health generally – or a particular issue. To us, much of our advice comes under the “common sense” heading, although it’s amazing – to us at least (!) – how often it comes as a complete revelation to other people… 
 
This means we’ve learnt to be much more specific on what does – and definitely does not (!) – tick the “healthy diet” boxes. We did a slightly tongue in cheek reminder about this a while ago, it can be found here
It may seem rather strange to be talking about Winter Blues in mid February, just when the days are definitely starting to draw out. However, with yet more rain and flooding at the weekend – will it ever stop raining?!? – it’s not surprising that many people have had more than enough of this very cold, wet and dark Winter… 
 
Also known as “Seasonal Affective Disorder”, Winter Blues are estimated to affect around 20% of adults each Winter. While it may sound like something of a joke to those not affected – particularly as it tends to be referred to by its initials, “SAD” – its affects are very real and can be debilitating for those concerned. 
To those with a more natural approach to health, it’s obvious how important both the diet and Digestive System are to good health. While what we eat usually gets most of our attention, what then happens to it is equally important. 
 
And, as a quick aside, by “eat” we mean everything that enters our Mouths and then ends up in our Stomachs, not just food or drinks. For some reason, people tend to forget all the other things that pass their lips every day. Sweets and chewing gum. Any medications or supplements taken. Traces of toothpaste or mouth wash. Nicotine from cigarettes or e cigs, absorbed into saliva and then swallowed. While they may all be in relatively small amounts, so far as our Digestive System is concerned, they all count and can have an impact, particularly over the longer term… 
It’s a while since we’ve heard anyone mention this simple tip to help improve your eating habits. If you missed it – or had completely forgotten about it (!) – it’s quite simple. To include as many differently coloured fruits, vegetables and salad with every meal. 
 
Not only does it make every meal look much more interesting and appetising – hurrah (!) – but encourages a much more diverse diet bringing with it a greater selection of nutrients. So, an easy way to improve your diet with the minimum of effort. 
Yes, it’s another case of déjà vu! 
 
Having revisited the topic of Glyphosate a couple of a weeks’ ago – you can find it here if you missed it – we’re going to take another look at a topic that’s turned out to be much more complicated than anticipated. 
 
It relates to one of those health mantras that simply hasn’t delivered the desired results, despite having been part of conventional health advice since the 1960’s. While it’s aimed at those with Heart or Kidney problems, it’s generally considered a “good thing” for our health and has become a basic diet guideline. To adopt a low salt diet. 
It’s fair to say there are some topics we never expected to write about – let alone more than once – and this certainly applies to the subject of today’s blog post. What is equally true is that the initial concern of its link to certain Cancers, particularly Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, was only the start. We last wrote about this topic back in 2019 and the post can be found here
 
Sadly, it’s become increasingly clear that it has a much more general – and insidious – effect on our health. One which isn’t immediately obvious, if at all, but helps start the dominoes falling in completely the wrong direction and may explain the increase in many seemingly unrelated health problems over recent years. Ah, now the choice of picture makes sense! 
Goodness, mid September already, it must be time for our usual pre Winter post about the forthcoming “Colds and Flu” season. And, with the mainstream media already busy talking about the “next pandemic” and how steps are already being taken to avoid it, this year we’re going to focus on applying a little commonsense to the issue. 
 
Let’s start with the very obvious. Well, to us, if not to everyone else (!). 
 
THERE IS NO BOGEYMAN OUT THERE WAITING TO POUNCE ON THE FIRST UNSUSPECTING PERSON PASSING BY. In other words, you! 
 
And, if you’re wondering why we’ve put it in emboldened block capitals, it’s to get your attention to this very simple fact – and one the mainstream media continues to completely ignore. 
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