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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 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

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.

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. 

Body and Mind

Information on how to avoid becoming drunk, problems with alcohol and units.Long- term excessive alcohol consumption can cause health problems: it leads to liver damage, as well as to diseased heart muscles and certain cancers.

Body and Mind

>The parts of the alfalfa plant that are used are its leaves. In the Middle East, alfalfa is known as the father of all herbs.Alfalfa is one of the most nutritious plants on earth and its leaves are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B-12, C, D, E and K.

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.

Animal Produce
Body and Mind

Many people plan meals around fish, poultry and other meat. These foods, provide protein, minerals and some vitamins, but they should be eaten in moderation

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - A Nutritional Approach.
Stuart Wilson

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is fast becoming one of the biggest concerns among parents and educators alike. Ritalin and similar medications have become almost standard in the treatment of a range of symptoms classified under the ADHD umbrella, but experts warn that this may not always be the ideal solution.

Basic On Food Intake Requirements
Allan Wohrnitz

Nutrition is the study of health. In applying nutrition to oneself, one embarks on a diet with the aim of building health and preventing illness.There are 40 or more nutrients required to build health. Valuable unrefined foods such as milk might supply all 40.The 40 nutrients are those which the body require and cannot be made in the body.

Best Way To Create A Healthy Cup Of Coffee
Neil Jackson

Mmm, coffee... almost everybody drinks it... some individuals have 3-4 cups per day or more. But most individuals don't think of it as a "health drink". And it's certainly NOT balanced the way most individuals create it with lots of included sugar or sugar substitutes and synthetic creamers.

Blood Type A
Body and Mind

Beneficial food types, neutral food types and food that should be avoided.The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Blood Type Ab
Body and Mind

Beneficial food types, neutral food types and food that should be avoided.The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Blood Type B
Body and Mind

Beneficial food types, neutral food types and food that should be avoided.The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Blood Type O
Body and Mind

Beneficial food types, neutral food types and food that should be avoided.The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Can You Heal Broken Bones Faster?
Dr Debbie Smith

Can you heal broken bones faster? I have just got the go ahead that the 15 pins and 3 plates will be removed from by previously broken elbow in a few months. I am so relieved after the Orthopedic surgeon nearly used a prosthetic elbow to fix 'humpy dumpty'. Read how I did it ...

Body and Mind

Carbohydrates foods are cheap and are therefore consumed in large quantities. 1g of carbohydrates releases 17kJ of energy.Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

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.

Children With Picky Eating Habits.
Stuart Wilson

“It has been suggested that if junk foods are banned or kept out of reach, and good wholesome foods are available at all times, then the child will eventually eat them because he is just so hungry. A child should never be forced to eat particular ‘allowed’ foods; he should be allowed to choose from the suitable foods available in the house.

Convenience Foods
Body and Mind

Added ingredients, fat content and additives to beware of.Additives can be harmful to babies and children and have been linked with "attention deficit disorder" or "hyperactivity".Asthmatics and people with allergies may have a bad reaction to certain additives.Nitrates and nitrites are carcinogenic.

Dairy Products And Eggs
Body and Mind

Milk, yoghurt and cheese are a good source of protein, calcium and the B vitamins.All dairy produce vitamin A, but it is also high in saturated fat. Yoghurt made with live bacteria can help stabilize the naturally -occurring bacteria in your digestive system.

Detox And Waste Removal
Allan Wohrnitz

A very important activity the body undertakes is to remove waste form the cells and tissues after it has made use of the foods to create energy and produce new proteins.

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 Disorders
Body and Mind

There so many eating disorders people starving themselves to be thin, or eat just for the sake of eating.Anorexia means loss of appetite. It is essentially about weight rather than eating. A central feature of the disorder is a body weight which is abnormally low for the age, height and sex of the person.

Body and Mind

Made up of complex carbohydrates, which are not digestible in the human body. All plant foods and their products contain some fiber such as cellulose, pectin's and gums.

First World Nutritional Awakenings
Stuart Wilson

We look at the role of nutrition in combating diseases. Today, thanks to the work of molecular biologists, it is clear that vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients do their magic at the most basic levels within the body. We are in many respects, exactly what we eat. This is why Africa is shackled by a monotonous and depleted diet. It is only once this problem is tackled proactively that more sophisticated treatments can have any application.

Fish And Shellfish
Body and Mind

Fish is good source of minerals, especially iodine, which may be lacking in other foods.White fish and most shellfish are extremely low in fat and all fish are low in saturated fat- it makes up less than one quarter of their total food content.

Food Allergies
Body and Mind

A food allergy occurs when the body's immune system treats a particular food as a foreign invader and attacks it.The symptoms, detecting The allergy, treatment, and living with allergies.

Food Allergies Vs. Food Intolerances
Stuart Wilson

Food Allergy A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food -- usually a protein -- as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food.

Food As An Energy Source
Body and Mind

Energy is defined as the capacity to do work. In the study of nutrition, it refers to the manner in which the body makes use of energy locked in the chemical bonding of food.

Food Intolerance
Body and Mind

Intolerance may be caused by a metabolic problem, such as the inability to digest wheat or diary products, but in many cases the causes are unknown.Food intolerance may be avoided if you don't consume the same food too often and, therefore, do not strain the particular digestive and detoxifying processes that the food demands of the body

Body and Mind

Fruit provides fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is also high in potassium, which balances our sodium intake.We should eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Raw fruit, such as apple or banana, a saucer of berries or grapes or a glassful of pure fruit juice. Dried, tinned and frozen fruit count, too, but eating fruit raw preserves the vitamin C.

Good Eating Habits
Body and Mind

Eat little and often, enjoying your food, the right drinks and healthy snacks.It is much better to spread your calorie intake evenly throughout the day, with a good breakfast, a moderate lunch, a light supper and snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Supper should be eaten at least two hours before going to bed for enough time for your food to digest.

Healthy Lifestyle Tips For A Natural High This Spring
Sharni Quinn Spring time is all about setting new intentions and welcoming change into your life. It's the perfect time to let go of what no longer serves you and to welcome fresh opportunities. Its time to "spring clean" your life and get your health back on track. This article focuses on practical health tips which you can incorporate into your life that will help you de-stress and boost your energy levels naturally. If you're feeling balanced and more positive you will be able to embrace life wholeheartedly, seize opportunities and get the most from your relationships.
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Sonja Hindley

We are exposed to and ingest a wide range of heavy metals daily, which build up over time in our bodies. Normally our bodies’ innate healing intelligence will naturally detoxify our cells, tissues and organs, but as the load becomes too large to take care of, our whole system becomes toxic and chronic symptoms begin to appear.

Hormones And Women
Stuart Wilson

Many women suffer from ailments that are often as a result of hormonal imbalances. These hormonal imbalances are caused by various nutritional deficiencies particularly in EFA's, B group vitamins and anti-oxidants. Stress is also known to aggravate these ailments and the use of oral contraceptives also often worsens them.

Some Common Women’s Ailments

Some of the most common ailments that fall under this category of disorders include the following: 

Information On Nutrition
Natural Medicine

Nutrition is a part of wholism “you are what you eat”.Alternative practitioners consider nutrition and diet to be one of the most important factors in health and disease. Eating a ‘healthy’ diet that contains adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients that our body needs to function effectively, can help to promote and maintain good health, both mentally and physically and also help prevent disease.

Is Your Child
Stuart Wilson

The brain consists of billions of interconnecting nerve cells through which tiny electrical currents flow in any of a vast number of pathways via neurotransmitters. The well-protected but delicate human brain is constantly under attack. Stress, environmental pollution, internal toxicity and diet related nutrient deficiencies all take their toll.

Body and Mind

Meat is an excellent source of complete protein and minerals, such as iron, selenium and zinc, as well as the B vitamins.If you are concerned about eating contaminated meat, it is safest to choose organic beef.Meat should be thoroughly cooked and not pink, particularly if it is intended for children, pregnant woman, invalids or the elderly.

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.

Body and Mind

Minerals are organic and there are 16 essential minerals. The mineral content may depend on the soil and water in which the plants are grown.Some components, e.g. tea, wheat bran and brown rice may inhibit the absorption of some minerals, e.g. calcium, zinc and iron.

Nutrition And Infertility
Stuart Wilson

Does diet and lifestyle contribute to infertility and will making improvements make a difference? This is a question asked over and over again.

Nutritional Supplementation Is A Minefield For Most
Stuart Wilson

For most people, taking nutritional supplements is an absolute minefield. Most people don’t even know what a vitamin is. What is being confirmed over and over again is the fact that our body requires dozens of nutrients to function properly. 

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.

Preparing For A Healthy Pregnancy
Stuart Wilson

Nutritional intervention for healthy pregnancies.It is very important for both the mother and father to be in an excellent state of health prior to conception. Any nutritional deficiency symptoms may well be passed onto the baby.

Author Unknown

The amount of protein you need daily depends on your body size, rate of growth and the presence or absence of disease.Proteins are an important nutrient as they are responsible for the growth and repair of the body.

Pulses, Grains And Nuts
Body and Mind

They provide protein, as well as numerous other nutrients. They are inexpensive alternative to meat. Most are available organically grown.They are also known as legumes or beans, pulses are high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, minerals such as calcium, protein and B vitamins and are low in fat.

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.

Reduce Cortisol To Reduce Belly Fat.
Stuart Wilson

Cortisol is created in the pituitary gland of the body and helps produce energy, regulate blood sugar and inflammation, and aid the immune system. As a result, when people have high levels of cortisol in the body, they may experience weight gain (especially in the abdomen), advanced aging, stomach ulcers and a weakened immune system.

Body and Mind

Supplementation can be necessary, depending on our lifestyle.

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.

Understanding Fats
Author Unknown

Composition, Classification, Sources and Functions.Groups of fats, oils and waxes. Fats contain twice as much energy as proteins and carbohydrates

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 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

Body and Mind

Vegetables provide us with fibre, minerals, vitamins, especially A, B, C, E and K, and some protein. They also provide other substances such as bioflavonoid and enzymes, which contribute to the healthy functioning of the body.

Author Unknown

Functions, Properties, and classification.Vitamins are organic nutrients that maintain growth and normal metabolism and mainly function in the enzyme system.

Body and Mind

60% of an adults body is made up of water, which needs to be constantly replaced. Next to oxygen water is the most important substance for maintaining life.Too little water causes dehydration, which leads to fatigue, accumulation of waste products in the blood system and can cause headaches.

What Exactly Is Mindful Eating?
Xenia Ayiotis

Mindful Eating is eating with awareness. Awareness of how you are feeling before, during and after you eat. Awareness of how the food feels in your body, your emotions and your thoughts.

What Is An Eating Disorder?
Linda Clarke

Eating disorders can develop during any stage in life but typically appear during the teen years or young adulthood. Classified as a medical illness, appropriate treatment can be highly effectual for many of the specific types of eating disorders. Although these conditions are treatable, the symptoms and consequences can be detrimental and deadly if not addressed.

What Is Wellness Facilitation
Stuart Wilson

Wellness is the right and privilege of everyone. To be “well” does not necessarily mean to be strong, to be brave, to be successful, to be young, to be whole, or even to be illness-free.

Who Is Dr. Hulda Clark?
Desiree Campher

Dr Clark was an internationally renowned Canadian research scientist, born on 18 October 1928 in the old Soviet Union, and author who began her studies in biology at the University of Saskatchewan, where she was awarded Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude and Master of Arts with high honours.

Why Should We Eat Organic Foods?
Stuart Wilson

Due to the advances in technology, anyone anywhere can have access to foods from any country, and in any season. Progressive as this may seem, it poses a major challenge to health which many choose to ignore. 

Your Best Weight
Body and Mind

Your weight is influenced by a range of factors, such as age, sex and body frame.If you exercise and build up muscle - which is desirable - you will appear to be heavier because muscle weights more than fat. The incidence of obesity in the industrialized world sharply in recent years.

Your Immune System
Stuart Wilson

Modern conventional medicine battles disease by means of drugs, surgery, radiation and other therapies, but true health can be obtained only by maintaining a healthy, properly functioning immune system.