Nutritional Potential of Food Waste

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s no surprise that food waste is a problem for environmental reasons- but would you believe that on average we each throw out enough food per year to meet all of our nutritional requirements for 42 days. This included the requirements of nutrients that people are often deficient in. Here we explore the nutritional implications further and what we all can do to tap into this resource.

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Alternate Nostril Breathing: Ancient Practice, Benefits for Life Today

Reading Time: 10 minutes Alternate nostril breathing is a traditional, centuries-old yogic practice used for physical and mental balance, relieving dissatisfaction and unrest. Western science is only beginning to elucidate it’s true potential via effects on the nervous system.

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Deuterium Depleted Water Health Benefits: A Superior Sip?

Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s claimed that deuterium depleted water is superior to plain old water, with a number of extraordinary health benefits: anti-cancer properties, enhanced cell growth and recovery, detox and metabolism, improved mood and brain function, and protection for the liver and heart. Here’s what the research says…

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Muscle Cramps: Common Myths and Potential Treatments

Reading Time: 10 minutes Muscle cramps are involuntary muscle contractions which generally won’t cause serious health problems, but are darn uncomfortable. The cause and best way to handle cramps remains somewhat of a mystery… Here we investigate the science behind the popular recommendations of magnesium and various other treatments that have been touted.

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Klotho Protein and The Fight Against Ageing

Reading Time: 10 minutes Klotho is a protein which has become much lauded for its anti-aging properties. Deficiency has been linked to degenerative changes in tissues and systems throughout the body. It’s an exciting and relatively recent area of research, with emerging evidence getting us closer to understanding its precise role, the value of interventions to increase levels… and determining what may be the best- i.e. safest and most effective- way to do so.

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss: To Eat or Not To Eat, That is The Question

Reading Time: 6 minutes Several friends of mine have tried intermittent fasting in an effort to lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a pretty simple idea: don’t consume any energy through food or drink for certain periods of time, in order to use up fat stores and lose weight. The results of these friends, and the  evidence more broadly, suggests that it probably does work- at least in the short term. Of course, any method of sufficient energy restriction will be temporarily effective- heck, if you only ate two chocolate bars a day, chances are you’d still lose weight. So the answer to whether intermittent fasting can help someone lose weight is obvious. But there are more pertinent questions we need to address, to determine how wise a method it is. 

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11 Benefits of Infrared Clothing: The Sauna in Your Threads For Relief, Recovery, Recharge

Reading Time: 9 minutes The reputed health benefits of controlled infrared radiation from the sauna have been harnessed by a number of companies to produce a startling number of other products you can use with ease. Infrared radiation-emitting pyjamas & outer clothing, underwear, sheets, feminine hygiene products, yoga mats, foot massagers, and eye masks are just a few. Here we’re going to focus on the scientific evidence backing up the claims of infrared clothing, in particular.

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Turmeric: An Ancient Spice Worth Its Weight in Gold

Reading Time: 7 minutes You may have noticed a surge in popularity of turmeric over the last few years. Now consumables such as turmeric teas, nut spreads and supplements are common place. The truth is, it has actually been a popular spice in India for thousands of years, used in cooking and for Ayurvedic medicinal and religious purposes, and used in other parts of the world for hundreds of years.

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Nicotinamide Riboside: Verified Fountain of Youth or Unnecessary Supplement?

Reading Time: 6 minutes There has been a ground swell in the popularity of nicotinamide riboside supplements in recent times. Understandably so, for it is purported to have anti-aging properties. But does it actually work? How? Has our relentless search for the ‘fountain of youth’ finally borne fruit, in molecular form? Before we answer these and more questions, let’s go back to the basics…

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Microbiome: Harnessing its Power for Improved Health- Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes The human body is home to a huge number of microorganisms including bacteria. On the skin surface, on the inside- they’re there. Far from simply being a sign of poor sanitation, they actually appear to play a crucial role in our health. So germaphobes, beware: excessive cleanliness won’t rid you of all microbes, but will likely throw the balance between health-promoting and health-hindering bacteria out.

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