Feel Good – Look Good

re-published from MyWeeklyPreview, Sunshine Coast Thu, 19th Feb 2015 Words: Candice Holznagel Food faddism is taking the country by storm. Paleo, meal replacement programs, dairy-free, gluten-free and detox diets are the norm in thousands of households right around the nation. Now more than ever, there is a focus on healthy living but the question is: […]

Autism and N-Acetyl Cysteine

Research has shown us that there are a few factors that contribute to Autism. Toxins, oxidative stress and a deficiency in key antioxidants all lead to neuro-developmental problems, brain damage and potentially Autism. Glutathione and Autism One of the most crucial components in our body’s fight against oxidative damage and the accumulation of toxins is […]

The Importance of Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body and 50% of magnesium is located in the bones. Magnesium, similar to zinc, is a necessary cofactor for over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. This includes everyday processes, such as muscle building, maintaining nerve function, keeping a healthy heartbeat and sustaining […]

The Truth About Saturated Fat (Part 1)

Part 1 of 3 By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormonelike substances. Fats as part of a meal slow down absorption so that we […]

The Truth About Saturated Fat (Part 2)

Part 2 of 3 (Part 1 , Part 3 ) By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon Classification Of Fatty Acids By Length Researchers classify fatty acids not only according to their degree of saturation but also by their length.Short-chain fatty acids have four to six carbon atoms. These fats are always saturated. Four-carbon butyric […]

The Truth About Saturated Fat (Part 3)

Part 3 of 3 (Part 1 , Part 2 ) By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon The Diet Dictocrats have succeeded in convincing Americans (and Australians – comment by Frank Riegel) that butter is dangerous, when in fact it is a valued component of many traditional diets and a source of the following nutrients: […]

The Truth About Saturated Fat – References

References   Gittleman, Ann Louise, MS, Beyond Pritikin, 1980, Bantam Books, New York, NY Enig, Mary G, PhD, Trans Fatty Acids in the Food Supply: A Comprehensive Report Covering 60 Years of Research, 2nd Edition, Enig Associates, Inc, Silver Spring, MD, 1995, 4-8 Castelli, William, Arch Int Med, Jul 1992, 152:7:1371-1372 Hubert H, et al, […]

Resveratrol Explained

What is Resveratrol?       Resveratrol (trans-3,5,4′-trihydroxystilbene), belongs to a class of polyphenolic compounds called stilbenes , found largely in the skins of red grapes and root of Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. et Zucc ( Japanese knotweed), is a component of Ko-jo-kon, an oriental medicine used to treat diseases of the blood vessels, heart and live.. Resveratrol […]

Fructose Sets Table For Weight Gain

Eating too much fructose can induce leptin resistance, a condition that can easily lead to becoming overweight when combined with a high-fat, high-calorie diet, according to a new study with rats.Although previous studies have shown that being leptin resistant can lead to rapid weight gain on a high-fat, high-calorie diet, this is the first study […]

Hydrogenated Oils Should be Avoided at All Costs

by Rich Stacel(NaturalNews) All processed chemicals that are used in foods have seriously detrimental effects on human health and energy levels and have no place in the modern human diet. To highlight this, let's take hydrogenated oils and see what this substance really is and why it's so incredibly bad for you. Hydrogenated oils are […]

The Great Fat Debate – Why Virgin Coconut Oil Is Best

Originally published by Teya Skae     There is so much media hype from the mainstream media and leading health authorities, including the naturopathic community, suggesting the many ill effects of consuming Trans Fatty Acids (TFA’s) that the topic of the Great Fat Debate deserves a closer look for the sake of our heath and […]

Silica – the “forgotten” mineral

Do you have dull, falling hair? Are your fingernails brittle and splitting? Do you have a digestive disorder? Maybe silica is the solution for you. Silica is classified as a trace mineral requiring regular intake via our diet. Foods such as rice, spinach, parsley, beetroot, raisins, carrots and tomatoes all contain silica and should be […]