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3 Ways To Lose Belly Fat - If Diet & Exercise Aren't Working
Peri Zourides authored by Shin Ohtake

Why exercise and eating aren't enough if you still struggling to lose weight around your mid section.
If you’ve been working out regularly and watching what you eat, but you STILL can’t seem to get rid of that stubborn belly fat, there may be a “hidden” cause—and it has nothing to do with diet OR exercise. 


 
5 Powerful Reason To Eat More Slowly
Stuart Wilson

The festive period also comes with a flurry of activities that many people rush through the day, with no time for anything. When they have time to get a bite to eat, they gobble it down. This habit of eating fast has serious debilitating effects on our general health. It leads to a stressful and unhealthy lifestyle. Eating should be a slow and pleasurable experience if we are to derive maximum benefit from the food we eat.


 
5 Things That Happen If You Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet
Dr Debbie Smith

As many of you know I recently broke my elbow in a mountain bike accident. I am passionate about getting back to do the things I did before, including swimming, mountain biking, adventure racing and running and decided I would do anything and everything to speed my recovery up.


 
7 Reasons Why Your Body Needs Mangosteen
my.mangosteen.com

Mango-what?, you say. Okay. It's alright if you haven't heard of this super-fruit yet. It's still relatively new and not something your average grocery store is going to carry. But, it is getting lot of attention right now from those who are in-the-know when it comes to being healthy—including the Mayo Clinic, Sloan Kettering, The University of California at Berkley and even the American Cancer Society.


 
7 Ways Juicing Can Help You Lose Weight
Christine Phillips

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you would have no doubt heard about the amazingness of juicing. But did you also know that a juice elixir can also be a healthy and safe way to lose weight? When drunk in complement to an existing weight-loss plan, juicing provides a high level of quality nutrition, which will assist in weight-loss. Read on to find out how.


 
A Fresh Look At Irritable Bowel Syndrome (ibs)
Desiree Campher

In her book The Cure for all diseases, Dr Clark postulates that much bowel related discomfort is related to the proliferation of pathogenic organisms in the gut


 
Acid Diet Causes Dis-ease
Lee Buckle

The most common reason for a person struggling with “Dis- ease” is due to a highly acid diet. Acid is the Trojan horse of health in this day and age. A secondary meaning of Trojan horse is a "a person or thing that is designed to undermine from within." Excess acid is truly a "thing from within" that undermines or destroys the body.


 
Acid-alkaline Balance For Good Health
Stuart Wilson

In recent years, one of the most exciting nutritional discoveries has concerned the effect that different foods have on the body’s pH levels once they are consumed. 


 
Amazing Facts About Fruit And Vegetables
Stuart Wilson

Surprisingly, Nature knows best. “The news isn’t that fruits and vegetables are good for you, its that they are so good for you, they can save your life.” Adapted from David Bjerklie Time Magazine Oct 2003.


 
Are You Confused About Your Relationship With Food?
Linda Clarke

A discussion of where our eating habits come from and how hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming can help you to lose and maintain a healthy body weight.


 
Are You Suffering From Fibromyalgia And / Or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Aches And Pains?
Barbara Shepherd

For many years I had various minor health problems which slowly worsened until one day I got the flu and found I could not shake it off. I then became more and more ill with many severe symptoms - so severe that I was forced to resign from my job and I struggled to socialize with people.


 
Ayurveda
Wendy Young

Translated as the ‘Science of Life’, Ayurveda teaches us a way of living with insight and balance that is in harmony with our individual nature and Mother nature. It is the medical system from India which includes aspects of philosophy, mythology, nutrition, massage, herbal therapy, yoga as well as spiritual teachings and practices.


 
“our Children Are Born Sick – They Do Not Get Sick”
Angela Red River Due to the current circumstances on this planet we call Home, it is not possible that the vast majority of so-called civilized humans have clean healthy bodies that can create clean, healthy babies. The very thought of souls incarnating through toxic host parents into the toxic bodies of the babies that we have conceived and gestated makes no sense at all. How would we feel in we were forced to live in a very dirty house for nine months without being able to clean it?!
 
Best Yogurt With Probiotics
Neil

In South Africa, we are not blessed with a wide range of yogurts with probiotics. To choose the best yogurt with probiotics is not too difficult.


 
Cancer: A Medical Industry In Wilful Denial
Phillip Day

There really is some good news about cancer, though you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise with all the tall tales appearing in the press recently.I have studied cancer for 25 years, given countless lectures on the subject, written books, made films, spo­ken to some of the most successful cancer doctors in the business, and actually there really is some good news about cancer, though you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise with all the tall tales appearing in the press recently.


 
Cayenne Pepper And Its Benefits
Desiree Campher

If there is one herb that is to be mastered in life it is the Cayenne pepper, as it is the most powerful herb of all. There is no other herb that increases the blood flow faster, effects faster physiological and metabolic changes in the body than cayenne pepper.


 
Chicken Recipe`
Author Unknown
 
Conscious Conception
Angela Red River This article stimulates the imagination as to what is possible for our world once we begin a conscious journey of assisting Souls to incarnate through the bodies of our children during Conscious Gestation and Birth into this awesome school of 3-dimensional experiences
 
Contributor - Nutrition
Brad Sly

Inflammation could be from stress and the subsequent cortisol release into the body, the swelling of joints, or the breaking down and building back up of muscle protein. Any athlete who pounds his or her body week in and week out with PRs, 1RMs, triples and doubles, sprints, long weekend runs, and the list goes on, is inflamed in some way. These activities all have a profound impact on the body. Not only do they initiate increases in strength, muscle growth, and increased endurance, but they also increase the amount of inflammation in the body.


 
Corporate Wellness: A Trend You Cannot Afford To Miss
Marissa Dana In the frantic and demanding day of the corporate world, employees battle to find the space and time in which to center themselves and re-energize in order to function at their full potential. Cape Town-based wellness company, Follow The Sun, is tackling this issue head on, offering a yoga & coaching-inspired ‘Healthy Habits for Busy People’ Program that assists companies in creating healthy, happy workforces and a culture of positivity and ongoing personal development and real change.
 
Could Candinda Be The Culprit For A Myriad Of Health Problems?
Stuart Wilson

Candida growth is usually kept under control by the immune system and the “good bugs” in the large intestine. When not controlled effectively, resulting infestation leads to a condition known as candidiasis – an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, impossible for a normal immune system to eradicate. It can produce a sufficient quantity of toxins to chronically poison the host individual.


 
Eat Better To Feel Better
Stuart Wilson

Many people are resistant to suggestions about changing their eating habits. There is a general misconception that one has to make dramatic changes to their diet in order to achieve good health. Nothing could be further from the truth. 


 
Eating For Strength
Body and Mind

You might think that if you have bulging biceps or large lats, you can lift from the rack with the heaviest weights. This is not the case, however. If you are not fuelling your body the right way, with the right foods, you will find that you will not perform as desired with the heavy weights.


 
Facebook Slut?
Claudia Slattery

It’s amazing how much information I can get from this cyber-social phenomenon. I can see what women are battling with in their normal everyday lives, I can see the struggles of first time moms but I can also do all my shopping all at the click of a button. 


 
Get Your Mojo Back
Lisa Lee

Whether we're married, single or in a relationship, most women feel frumpy and unsexy at some point in life. We let ourselves go a little-or a lot. Life becomes so stressful and going to the gym, waking up early to make up our faces and do our hair before work, and finding a great outfit to wear is just too much effort. Unfortunately in turn, this results in us losing our mojo and losing a lot of self esteem. 


 
Herbal Parasite Cleanse For Adults, Children And Pets
Desiree Campher

In her book, The Cure for all diseases, Dr Clark makes many references to the role that parasites play in the generation of disease. She claims that because of the solvent exposure we have in the 21st century and more specifically in the past 50 years, we now have what she calls a “new generation of disease”. She calls this “fluke disease” and documents the correlation between the unprecedented migration and replication of flukes in the system with a number of “new diseases” notably cancer, AIDS, endometriosis, Lupus, Hodgkin’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Seizures, Migraines, Depression etc.


 
How Does Raw Cacao Help You Shed Those Kilos
Faithful To Nature

There’s an exciting buzz going around that chocolate can help you lose weight. Sound too good to be true?

That may be because you need to distinguish between the average chocolate you buy off the shelf, filled with all sorts of fats, starches, dairy and sugars – and then its magical ingredient cacao – the food of the gods!

This superfood in its raw form is much different and holds the key to these claims. If you are wanting to experience some chocolate indulgence plus a svelt bod, cacao is best eaten raw and sweetened with healthy sweeteners such as raw honey or agave.

 


 
How To Get Step In To Your Diamond Genius Zone
Sarah-jane Farrell

4 physical ways to support your gall bladder and liver so that you have the courage and confidence to start your year off in your brilliance and be able to consistently meet your targets. Many of you know I love working with the medicine wheel and the 5 elements in chinese medicine. I always stock up on gall bladder tonics in January for my clients, to keep the gall bladder strong. When the GB is weak you just cannot maintain targets you have set for the year. You will find yourself fence sitting, unable to take steps forward and get moving towards what you desire and require.A STRONG Gall bladder and Liver give you the strength and courage to plan and decide what direction matched where you aim to go!! The yin/yang aspect of liver/gall bladder - both governed by the wood element. This is the year of the Wood sheep so if we are to gather the energy, the vital life force with adaptability and flexibility the liver/ gall bladder communications need to be at their optimum to make this easier for you.


 
How To Maintain An Ideal Body Weight
Linda Clarke

Despite the millions of rands spent annually on weight loss clubs, diet books, diet pills, liquid diets and fancy spas still more and more people are struggling to control their weight. It seems that the more people struggle with weight loss diets, the more their weight seems to inch its way back up. The result is often weight gain to a level that exceeds the previous high weight.


 
Hrt And Osteoporosis
John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins

There is a misperception that osteoporosis begins at menopause. In reality, bone mass begins declining in most women in their mid-thirties, accelerates for 3-5 years around the time of menopause, and then continues to decline at the rate of about 1-1.5% per year.


 
Introduction To Nutrition
Bronwyn Petzer

Bronwyn talks about finding the right reasons to be healthy, to have a strong mind and understanding that healthy eating affects every aspect of our thinking and overall health.


 
Italian Doctor Curing Parkinson’s Disease With Thiamine
The person who wrote the article

Establishment medicine considers Parkinson’s disease incurable. Treatment options vary for each person depending on his or her symptoms, but they include medications, surgery, therapy and lifestyle modifications.


 
Low-carb / High Good Fat Diet May Slow Alzheimers Disease
Dr. Mercola

A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.In one recent animal study, researchers were able to induce dementia by disrupting the proper signaling of insulin in the brain. Previous animal research has shown that calorie restriction protects against aging, oxidative stress and neurodegenerative pathologies, and that reduced levels of IGF-1 mediate some of these protective effects.


 
Mangosteen Health Benefits
Mangosteen.co.za

Mangosteen Health Benefits, when you first hear about how Mangosteen benefits people on a variety of health conditions, you may be shocked by the number of health-enhancing properties this exotic fruit provides. Doing your own research on this amazing fruit for the health benefits it may provide your family and friends is time truly well spent. As you take a closer look at Mangosteen, you'll find solid scientific evidence behind the fruit's many healing properties.


 
Medicinal Mushrooms And Your Health
Body & Mind

You know that making smart food choices are an important part of nutrition. You literally are what you eat. Someone whose diet consists of fast food and soft drinks can’t expect their body to be as healthy and in balance as a person that eats organic foods and avoids the junk.


 
Mental Problems, Stress, Nerves And Depression
Stuart Wilson

All mental problems are physical problems. Our brains are made up of cells that determine whether or not our minds work well. If they do, we are considered intelligent, if not we are stupid. Our brain cells also determine our emotions. Sometimes we are pleasant, sometimes we are vicious and aggressive.


 
Natural Wisdom For Winter-living
Wendy Young

From moment to moment there are an infinite number of changes occurring, both externally and internally. Nothing is static on the level of our everyday experience. One way we can become aware of this is through nature and the changing seasons. During winter the earth’s energy is withdrawn back into herself. It is a time of rest, storing and preparation. This is a time of being grounded, internalised and still. The weather is cold and dry - qualities that aggravate both vata (dryness & anxiety) and kapha (phlegm & sluggishness) doshas (body/mind constitutions).


 
Nutritional Support For Diabetics
Stuart Wilson

We all need glucose for energy and this glucose comes mainly from our food. Glucose is released into our blood after we eat, especially if it’s a carbohydrate such as cereal, bread, pasta or sugary foods.


 
Nutritional Support For Stress
Stuart Wilson

GOOD STRESS-BAD STRESS Stress can be a crippling experience but when correctly managed it can be a very positive tool. The first step to success in any stressful situation is our ability to manage our stress. There are several factors that determine our capacity to manage and benefit from stress.


 
Paleofantasy
Laura Miller

In the ever expanding world of nutrition and health here is another interesting look (argument) at the Paleo diet. Once again your point of view, experience and understanding will play a role in how you see the topic. Good reading to you.............


 
Reasons To Drink Mangosteen Juice Every Day
Breakthroughs in Health, Vol. 1, Issue 5, 2006

Establishing a Xango mangosteen intake routine can create robust health and vitality, preventing many illnesses from striking in the first place.*Improves cell communication. The xanthones in mangosteen improve the body's cell to cell communication to fight disease from attacking & spreading. It also speeds up healing & repair. *Prevents DNA damage. Xanthones have been shown to prevent DNA damage, lowering risks from carcinogens & mutagens.*Aids the lymphatic system. Helps the lymphatic system eliminate cell waste.*Keeps thyroid functioning optimally.


 
Refresh Your Body With A Detox.
Lisa Lee

Do you ever feel like your body is crying out to you, telling you it needs a fresh start? This often happens after holidays where lots of junk is consumed, such as Christmas and Easter. The same can be said about alcohol, where overindulgence can lead to a tired, sluggish body and a general feeling of bad health. A detox is a means of ridding your body of toxins and can jump start your body to a natural sense of well being.


 
Stress Management
Damian Wood

The problem we are faced with is that we internalize everything. We bottle up our emotions, our fears our anger. And the person that gets hurt the most is you. People are struggling every day to deal with and manage stress. And it’s making them ill.


 
That Late Night Snack
Tarryn Cass

That late night snack, nothing wrong with it!
As long as you are snacking on the right foods... but that rule goes for anything you put in your mouth at any time of the day!


 
The Banting Diet: Low-carbing Your Way To A Healthier, Longer Life
Juliette Davidson

If you have just heard of the Banting Diet, chances are, you may have wondered whether this is just another fad diet belonging to the low-carb craze dominated by the Atkins and Paleo diets. In fact, the Banting Diet is considered the ‘grandfather’ of all these diets, having originated in the 1860s. It all began with William Banting, an English undertaker who worked for the Royal Family. Banting was having trouble losing weight – in fact, he was morbidly obese, having tried (and failed) at a plethora of diets and growing exasperated, before he took the advice of physician, William Harvey. 


 
The Efficacy Of Co-enzyme Q10
Stuart Wilson

Co Enzyme Q10 is one of the most important nutrients in the human body. It is afat-soluble vitamin like compound that is also known as ubiquinone, from the word ubiquitous, meaning "everywhere. It is also referred to as nature's energy spakplug.


 
The Joy Of Eating
Angela Deutschmann

If food is fraught with anxiety for you, associated with 'good-bad' labels and the need for major willpower, you are in a battle with yourself nearly all your waking hours.


 
The Obesity Era
David Berreby

‘The previous belief of many lay people and health professionals that obesity is simply the result of a lack of willpower and an inability to discipline eating habits is no longer defensible.’ 


 
The Real Meal Revolution
Neil Jackson

A brief review of the book 'The Real Meal Revolution' by Tim Noakes et al.


 
Three Significant Reasons To Detox
Desiree Campher

We, know, at least instinctively, that we need to clean up our bodies and our lifestyles. Many of us feel we are not functioning at full potential or we have been diagnosed with something serious or debilitating. We have tried a host of allopathic and possibly even complementary approaches but the problems are not gone, and we have this niggling feeling that we should be able to do something more to feel better. We are right to attempt to detox, as we know our lifestyles are toxic.


 
Two Significant Reasons To Detox
Desire Campher

We know, at least instinctively, that we need to clean up our bodies and our lifestyles. Many of us feel we are not functioning at full potential or we have been diagnosed with something serious or debilitating.


 
Unprocessed Food Is Good To Stay Healthier
Flora Cox

Staying healthy is not necessarily associated with the so called professional knowledge about food and nutrition. We can find the best examples in the eating habits of the ancient age people who were not aware of the calories, nutrition, diet plans or modern medication.


 
Uses For Avocado Oil
Vicki Berry

Rich in antioxidants, Avocado Oil can be applied directly to the skin to help heal and soften damaged skin and treat dry or aged skin. This is a thick, fatty oil that is fabulous for moisturising and treating all skin (and hair) types. Avocado oil soothes the upper layers of skin and rehydrates at the same time. Dry hair will also benefit from avocado oil, as it is rich, nourishing, and softening.


 
Uses For Kalahari Melon Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

Sourced from Namibia where it has been used to quench parched skin for hundreds of years, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is jam-packed full of essential fatty acids that help to renew your skin's elasticity. Although very light, and naturally absorbent, this is still a very powerful oil, penetrating your skin's surface to eradicate toxins while offering gentle, yet effective re-hydration.


 
Uses For Neem Oil
Vicki Berry

A wonderful oil with numerous benefits, Neem contains extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Cold pressed from whole Neem tree nuts, this oil can be used in 'make your own' skin care preparations, hair care products, and in gardens for natural pest control.


 
Uses For Pomegranate Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

Pomegranate Seed Oil has a soft amber colour and fruity aroma. The rich and nutritious properties of this oil mean that only a small amount is needed to achieve fabulous results. Ideal for all skin types, it's easily absorbed into the skin, providing a deep and lasting moisturising effect and improving skin texture.


 
Uses For Pumpkin Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

High in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and zinc, Pumpkin Seed Oil makes another fabulous massage oil for providing relief for muscular aches and pains. This oil is often highly recommended by users treating skin ailments (including eczema).


 
Uses For Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Vicki Berry

Red Raspberry Seed Oil can also help relieve irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It contains a significant amount of Vitamin A, making it a good carrier oil to use in essential oil blends for acne or blemished skin. Anti-oxidants that are consumed can reach the skin but, with free radical damage, being the heaviest assault on the skin, and the cause of almost all of the signs of aging, and unhealthy skin, it is beneficial to apply them topically where their protection can go to work immediately


 
What Are The Benefits Of Neem Powder?
Desire Campher

Neem, a leafy tree also known as the "Indian Lilac" is commonly used in traditional Indian medicine. More than 140 active compounds have been isolated from this tropical plant. The leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, gum, oil and bark all have health benefits. 


 
What Is Lysine
Desiree Campher

Lysine is an amino acid found in the protein of foods such as beans, cheese, yogurt, meat, milk, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, and other animal proteins. Proteins derived from grains such as wheat and corn tend to be low in lysine content. The bio-availability of lysine is reduced with food preparation methods, such as heating foods in the presence of a reducing sugar (i.e., fructose or glucose); heating foods in the presence of sucrose or yeast; and cooking in the absence of moisture at high temperatures. The average 70 kg human requires 800 to 3,000 mg of lysine daily.


 
Xylitol A Bitter Truth
Daniel Jardim

Is xylitol as natural or healthy as the manufacturers would like us to believe, or are we being duped by clever marketing into eating yet more highly-processed junk?

A sweet story (or maybe not)…