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The articles in this section aim to provide you with practical information that will empower you to start moving in the direction of long-lasting health.

Keep coming back to this section as it is continuously being updated and new articles are being added. You may also contact us with your specific needs or concerns.

"The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.” Hippocrates

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About nutrition and diet

Diets through the centuries
1916 - Caroline Hunt Diet...
  The Food Pyramids explained
The current USDA Food Guide Pyramid contains these elements: ...
  Healthy weight
When it comes to nutrition, it's easy to spend a lot of time worrying about what to eat.
  Planting Seeds of success
A farmer and you have one thing in common. You are both …
  Eating do’s and don’ts
Do Eat When You're Hungry. Depriving yourself of food is the worst way to drop weight. You might be able to...
Dining out
Why not feel young AND smart when dining out? It's actually pretty simple. The trick is to…
  Healthy snacking
Your stomach is growling but lunch is hours away. You're eyeing the cookies on the counter, but know that you'll feel guilty if …
  Diet mistakes
Do you want to change your weight? Do you want to change it … yesterday? Will you do just about anything to …
  Demystifying metabolism
Metabolism refers to the countless chemical processes going on continuously inside the…
  Taste and smell
“Food just doesn’t taste the same anymore”
“Everything I eat tastes bitter”
“I want to eat only sweets”
If these words sound like something you might say …
 
 

 

 About children

Raising an active child
If you've ever tried to keep up with an active toddler, you know you had better be in good physical condition. Toddlers are …
  Snacks for children
Snacking is a major pastime for all children — so much so that nearly one-fourth of kids' daily energy intake comes from …
  Childhood obesity – parenting advice
Obese children are often shunned both by peers and adults, so it's extremely important for you to treat your obese child as an …
  Helping your overweight child
Having an overweight child is definitely not the end of the world as this can be…

 

About cholesterol

  Understanding cholesterol
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance foundin the bloodstream and in …
  Common misconceptions about cholesterol
There is a plethora of information about cholesterol. However, not all information is…
  Margarine vs. butter
For years, margarine was pushed as a heart healthy alternative to butter. Butter was known to be filled with cholesterol and ...
 

 

About osteoporosis

  Osteoporosis - stop the dairy hysteria
 
Osteoporosis (literally, ‘porous bones’) is a serious disease where the bones slowly become....
 
Cow's milk is for baby cows!
It always amazes me to discover just how many consumers have been brainwashed by dairy industry advertising into...

 

About cooking

  Healthy cooking techniques
Healthy cooking is easy and simple and it does not mean that you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in …
  Refrigerator and freezer storage chart
Since product dates aren’t a guide for safe use of a product, consult this chart and follow these tips.
 

 

About herbs

  Herb and spice chart
This is an herb chart that you could print out and post on the inside of your pantry door.
  Growing herbs in pots
We all have down-sized our homes, and with that, our gardens to where growing kitchen herbs in...
  Making herb blends
One of the many rewards of herb gardening is using the harvest later in the year in cooking or for …
  Herbs – the delicious way to replace salt
At the first sign of frost, it's time to harvest the herbs in your garden and bring them inside to dry or …
 

 

A little anatomy

The digestive system
Each cell of the body requires a constant supply of nutrients to use as the basic building blocks of the body and for the hundreds of ….
  The circulatory system
The circulatory system is designed to deliver oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and pick up waste materials and toxins for
  The endocrine system
The endocrine system is one of main controlling system in the body. The endocrine system works closely with …
  The respiratory system
The respiratory system is an intricate arrangement of spaces and passageways that conduct air from outside the body into…
  The structural system
The structural system provides a framework for the body. Consisting of bones, muscles and connective tissues, it gives …
The immune system
The immune system is part of our general body defences against...
  The nervous system
Conditions both within the body and in the environment are...
  The urinary system
The function of the urinary system is to remove waste products from the blood and eliminate them from …
 

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