Agave Nectar – Is it The Sweetener For You?

Agave is a Yucca type succulent plant processed to yield the sweetener we hear so much about. Agave syrup also called nectar is presented as a natural product similar to maple syrup or honey. With so much bad news about sugar and high fructose corn syrup it is natural to look for a different sweetener and if it is healthy and vegan too then those are added bonuses. Problems present themselves when you look a little deeper. According to theSee More… Agave Nectar – Is it The Sweetener For You?

Scientifically Proven Home Remedies – a Kindle Book Review

Science and Home remedies don’t often go together so a book that combines the 2 promises to be interesting. The book consists of 18 “home remedies”consisting of 10 herbal remedies 6 superfoods and 2 that I can only call miscellaneous! Some are familiar herbs like White Willow bark and Echinacea but there are others I was not familiar with such as Red Vine Extract. The herbs chosen are mostly easy to find in local shops so anyone wanting to trySee More… Scientifically Proven Home Remedies – a Kindle Book Review

Osteoporosis: Are Your Bones Doomed To Crumble as You Age?

Osteoporosis is scary. We know that youngsters get stronger and longer bones as they age and this goes on to some extent right through our twenties. Round about age 30 though we reach peak bone mass and bone strength and our bones are expected to get weaker from then on as we continue to age. This loss of bone mass and strength is called Osteoporosis and is often regarded as “normal”. And indeed a quick look around in any shoppingSee More… Osteoporosis: Are Your Bones Doomed To Crumble as You Age?

Joints Going Wrong: How To Heal Osteoarthritis

We all get occasional joint pain. Maybe we play football or karate or go hill walking; we shrug it off and it heals. But as we age many get joint pain that does not seem to come from activities that we enjoy but from age itself. Joints degenerate as much as any organ in the body and depend on our stewardship of our body for their health. So if we experience stiffness and pain or swelling around a joint weSee More… Joints Going Wrong: How To Heal Osteoarthritis

How Protein Controls Cancer

There’s a lot of background to this video. Take 2 groups of laboratory rats exposed to a cancer causing agent. Then feed one group a low casein protein diet and the other a high casein protein diet. Casein is one of the main proteins in milk so it was an important protein to use. The results of this gruesome experiment? The low protein group was fine and the high protein group got cancer! Is this series of experiments turning cancerSee More… How Protein Controls Cancer

What You Can Do To Have Healthy Joints

We worry about our health, about our heart health, about the chances of getting cancer and increasingly nowadays about getting dementia since we may have seen a relative sliding into Alzheimer’s Disease as they aged. Seldom do we worry or do anything about the health of our joints and yet arthritis and other joint disease is at epidemic proportions. Joints just don’t get the attention they deserve even though we use them for every movement of the body. Even sittingSee More… What You Can Do To Have Healthy Joints

The Abnormal Psychology of Eating Meat

Throughout history most people whatever country they live in have based their diet on a small number of starchy vegetables or grains. So in pre-Columbian America corn was the staple and in South America it was corn in some places and quinoa or potatoes in others. In Europe the staples were barley and oats with buckwheat in Central Europe. In the East of course rice is the major food. In the last 100 years however, there has been a hugeSee More… The Abnormal Psychology of Eating Meat

Can You Be Healthy But Still be Overweight?

Of course this whole question rests on how you define overweight and how you define healthy. If you find that you are gaining weight year on year and you keep having to buy bigger sizes that is clearly a problem. You are storing too much and not burning enough and your blood sugar control is under stress. You are probably in pre-diabetes or actual diabetes. You may be told that you have “metabolic syndrome” and that is simply a summarySee More… Can You Be Healthy But Still be Overweight?