Cow’s Milk and Allergies

Food 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 consumption in the form of a rash, hives or asthma, or … [Read more...]

Vaccination – Immunization

Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (vaccine) to stimulate adaptive immunity for a disease. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate the effects of infection by many pathogens. Inoculation is the placement of something that will grow or reproduce, and is most commonly used in respect of the introduction of a serum, a vaccine or antigenic substance into the body of a human or animal, especially to produce or boost immunity to a … [Read more...]

Stay Fit for Life

If 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 These activities can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It can also be fun for the whole family, is inexpensive and good … [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, yellow fever and other third world bacterial infections have been almost completely eliminated. But … [Read more...]

Flu vs. Cold – Know the Difference

It'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

If 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. Salt and sodium are more insidious than sugar, as we never expect them to be so undermining to our health. About 40 percent of salt is sodium … [Read more...]

Ayurvedic Nutrition

In 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 simplicity. Here the selection and preparation of food is seen as … [Read more...]

Sugar Addiction

SUGAR - 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 individual. … [Read more...]