Alzheimer’s Disease – Memory and Cognition

brain-imageA walnut looks like the brain, has a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. The folds and wrinkles of a walnut resembles to human organ: the brain. The shape of the nut even approximates the body part, looking like it has left and right hemispheres. And it’s no surprise walnuts are nicknamed “brain food”—they have a very high content of [Read more…]

Cow’s Milk and Allergies

dreamstime_m_33845266 (1)-xFood allergies evoke a unique attraction between an individual and a particular food or foods. Individuals may experience adverse reaction to these foods with the most common symptoms being vomiting, diarrhea, eczema, hives, skin rashes, wheezing or a runny nose.

The response and the symptoms can vary – for example an allergic response to eating fish is usually noticed within minutes after [Read more…]

Stay Fit for Life

hIf you want to be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Some of the best ways to stay active and fit is walking or riding a bicycle [Read more…]

Is Dementia Contagious?

Have you ever wondered what type of diseases are contagious and which are not?

Many known infectious conditions are well documented and vaccinations for  prevention are available for many. With the addition of anti-biotics to control many bacterial infections, the danger of travelling abroad and the possibility of catching diseases like malaria, [Read more…]

Flu vs. Cold – Know the Difference

dreamstime_s_33257182It’s important to know the difference between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and hospitalizations. [Read more…]

Vegetarian Diets and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

B12-vitIf you consider becoming a vegetarian or follow a vegetarian lifestyle then getting enough vitamin B12 should be a concern. Researchers have long known that a strict vegetarian diet which excludes all animal products including dairy and eggs may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency and possibly heart disease

Vitamin B12 is abundant in meat, poultry, and especially fish and seafood and in smaller amounts in eggs, cow’s milk, cheese, [Read more…]

The Dangers of Salt and Sodium

Practically all man-made and prepared foods contain a mixture of sugar, salt and sodium. Most chefs will tell you that taste is all about balancing the palette, the balance between salt and sugar as they are the most powerful sensors of the tongue. Sugar is acidic on the PH scale, whereas salt is alkaline. [Read more…]

Ayurvedic Nutrition

dreamstime_s_28629854In the ancient medical system of India we find use of the oldest and most time-tested approaches to nutrition. Its science of food and diet is an integral part of philosophy of man, of his consciousness and of his relationship to the universe.

The result is an approach to diet that is unsurpassed both in its profundity and sophistication as well as in its practicality and [Read more…]

Sugar Addiction

dreamstime_s_48953215SUGAR – is the biggest business and the most addicting substance man has ever created. Sugar is so dangerous, that the mere removal of it from the diet can show major improvements and eliminate a large percentage  of all health complaints.

Interestingly, sugar is also one of the hardest substances to give up as it is the most addictive substance on the planet based [Read more…]

What is Health

To be healthy is to live in harmony with the environment, to be able to think clearly, feel and act alert, to be normally in a cheerful mood, sometimes feel appropriately depressed and sometimes ecstatic, perform physical activity with adequate energy and enthusiasm and naturally incorporate physical activity.

Good health can be reached through the application of proper nutrition, by ingesting the right amount of nutrients for each [Read more…]