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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.

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.

Alcohol And Your Health
Stuart Wilson

Women tend to be more sensitive to alcohol than men due to their bodies’ lower water content and higher fat content. This results in alcohol becoming more concentrated in the bloodstream and being retained in their bodies for longer.

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

Best Yogurt With Probiotics

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.

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.

Candida & Concentration
Stuart Wilson

Over the last two decades it has become clear that a great many common health problems, both physical and mental, might have a common cause – namely, the spread in the body of a yeast that lives in each and every one of us. Its name is Candida Albicans; and we will call it Candida for short.

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.

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.

Drugs V/s Nutrition
Allan Wohrnitz

Nutrition - The study of maintaining, building and restoring health and to prevent illness. Drugs - A chemical substance, mostly man made, toxic and poisonous to the body, that induces sleep, relieves pain, produce numbness, stupor, mental numbness.

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 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.

Go Vegan The Healthy Way!
Body and Mind

Veganism is becoming a widely popular natural lifestyle choice and continues to grow rapidly on a daily basis. Many scientific studies are starting to show the benefits of an all natural vegan lifestyle, some even suggesting that going vegan could result in a longer life expectancy.

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.

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: 

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.

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.

Lose Weight With A Food Diary

A very good way to become conscious of what you eat day to day is to record a food diary. This may seem like a tedious task to have to record everything you eat, but it is important if you really want to see just how much you are eating every day and where those extra kilo's are creeping up on you from.

Losing Weight
Body and Mind

The theory behind losing weight is simple: you need to expand more energy than you consume. However, there are only two golden rules for losing weight effectively: eat less fat and exercise regularly.

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.

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 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.

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.

Sending Out An Sos To Cut The Bs Of A Quick Fix
Sarah-Jane Farrell

Are you suffering from bright shiny object syndrome? If you are sick and tired of struggling to fill your practise consistently and spending time and money on the next course or program in the hopes that this certification will give you the success and financial freedom you want and no matter what you do you are still spinning your wheels with no more than an expensive hobby, then keep on reading......

Sprouting Guide
Joseph Feigelson

Sprouting sprouts is surprisingly easy and the health benefits you reap after sowing these little seeds are enormous.

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.

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.

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 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.

Weight Control And Detox Through Nutrition
Stuart Wilson

There are many factors that contribute to weight problems. Most people think it is only overeating that is the problem.There are many reasons why certain medications cause weight gain.There are also several types of medication that cause weight gain.Different people will experience different reactions to their medication.

What Are Tissue Salts And Their Benefits?
Eva F. Schoenfeld

Tissue Salts are more important than you think... The strain caused by barren food from intoxicated and empty soils need to be supported with micronutrients - hence Tissue Salts - then the absorption of macronutrients like vitamins and food-supplements will also be successful. Talk to us!

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.

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.