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Lignans – the new phyto oestrogen

Lignans – the new phyto oestrogen

charlemagne.jpgCharlemagne considered flaxseed so important for the health of his subjects that he passed laws in the 8th century A.D., requiring its consumption. He was perhaps a little over ambitious and even a touch severe, he was nonetheless on the right track! Many of us regularly add flaxseed oil to our daily diets in order to benefit from its rich array of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. We should however, also consider increasing our intake of these delightful seeds, as well as consuming the oil. Flaxseeds are a truly superb source of lignans and consequently have a wide range of beneficial effects for human health.

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A Herbal Profile – Meadowsweet

A Herbal Profile – Meadowsweet

meadowsweet.jpgThis is one of my favourite herbs, a kind and generous friend of the digestive system and quite beautiful as well. If you have Meadowsweet growing in your herbal patch (and I strongly recommend anyone with tummy troubles should grow this herb in abundance), the best time to pick the fully opened flowers and leaves is mid–late summer and dry gently at a temperature not exceeding 40 degrees celsius.

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Time to Check Our Zinc Status

Time to Check Our Zinc Status

grains.jpgDon’t wince! With the cooler months approaching now is the time to ensure we have adequate zinc levels, and what better way to check than the Zinc Tally Taste Test. I know, I know… I can hear you politely complaining that the zinc taste perception test is sometimes not nice, but far better to know than not to know. And besides what’s 10 seconds of your time?

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Coenzyme Q10 and Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Coenzyme Q10 and Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

EarCoenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like substance that plays a crucial role in the production of energy. It is made by our bodies and obtained in the diet, mainly in oily fish, organ meats and whole grains. In humans CoQ10, along with other enzymes supports the bodyʼs bio-energetic functions. The main function of CoQ10 is the manufacture of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the basic energy molecule of cells. It is the fuel which keeps the mitochondria (most active part of the cell) working.

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Interview with Jill Thomas

In September 2007 Jill was invited to  Milan by the Italian publishers of her book, Basta Con La Stanchezza!,or say Goodbye to Fatigue, a translation of her first book Revive. For those with an Italian inkling or who simply prefer to obtain their naturopathic advice in Italian please enjoy this exert. This was one of […]

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