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Processed Foods

What are the health problems associated with refined grains?

June 29, 2010

There are some health problems associated with refined grains.
Eating refined grains can result in the body producing adverse metabolic consequences very similar to what the body experiences when we consume refined sugar.
The majority of refined grain products provoke our glucose levels (blood sugar levels) to increase significantly causing the body to produce insulin to counteract [...]

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Imbalances & nutrient deficiencies in refined grains

June 22, 2010

Gluten grains may be the most problematic of the grains but a high intake of non-gluten grains has caused plenty of health problems around the world too.
An example of this is corn. Corn is a non-gluten grain but it’s interesting to note that it is particularly low in niacin (vitamin B3) and tryptophan, an amino [...]

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Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification Part 2

March 3, 2010

In my last blog I wrote about the implementation of Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification and began speaking of the effects it has. Now I will continue to write about the negative implications it has.
Many countries have begun to seriously question the entire concept of Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification (MFF). Ireland put the whole matter on [...]

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The Need to Establish Good Eating Habits in the Young Part 2

February 11, 2010

In my last blog I introduced the need to establish good eating habits in the young. This week I will continue to write about importance of this and methods parents should be using to feed their children.
Young children should be actively discouraged from eating just white bread, yoghourt, jelly, ice cream and the like with [...]

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The Need to Maintain Good Nutritional Status in the Elderly

January 28, 2010

I have long been concerned about the nutritional adequacy of the diets of most of our senior citizens whether resident in their own homes or in various forms of care. Very often, when left to their own devices many older people cannot be bothered to prepare proper meals and many of them fall into a [...]

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We Can Learn From Studying Other Cultures Acidity and Sodium Dietary Practices

January 20, 2010

Last week I mentioned in High Sodium Levels Linked to Cancer, how Dr. Max Gerson provided us all with valuable information about the health benefits of eating high proportions of fresh fruit and vegetables, instead of foods high in acidity and sodium. This week I will build on this by looking at several long lived [...]

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High Sodium Levels Linked to Cancer

January 13, 2010

In last week’s post, The Dangers of Acidity and Sodium, I wrote about the diet of the Western world containing too many highly processed foods with high proportions of acidity and sodium levels – leading to health serious health problems. I also wrote about Dr. Max Gerson’s discovery of high sodium intake being the cause [...]

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The Dangers of Acidity and Sodium

January 7, 2010

Firstly, I’d like to start this post by wishing all my readers Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed the festive season as much as I did.
Unfortunately, too large a proportion of most people’s diets is acidic. Bread, pasta, dairy products, meat, tea, coffee, sugar, soft drinks and alcohol are all [...]

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Organic Food Vs Conventional Foods

September 3, 2009

In my view “properly” grown organic food is the cleanest and best option available.
However, as in all arenas of life there are always degrees of excellence and compromise.
There can be huge differences in production costs, marketing hype and sales margins and price, as in many facets of life, is not always a true indicator of [...]

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Why the Coeliac Society does not produce a Commercial Food List

June 9, 2009

The Coeliac Society of Australia was formed to provide a forum to promote the national welfare and uniformity of purpose and objectives of the state coeliac societies throughout Australia.
They provide information and support to those diagnosed with coeliac disease and their families, sufferers of dermatitis herpetiformis and those medically diagnosed as requiring a gluten free [...]

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