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dietry practices

The Problem with Gluten Grains

July 13, 2010

Gluten is a collection of proteins found in:

Wheat
Wheat Cousins (Spelt & Kumut)
Rye
Triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid)
Barley
Oats
An endless variety of processed foods

Of all these grains, wheat is the most challenging, largely because it contains the most gluten.
Food manufacturers, especially bakers, love gluten and have a high regard for the types of wheat that contain the most gluten, [...]

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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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Factors that led to a High Intake of Grains

June 15, 2010

Following on from last week’s article “What’s wrong with a high intake of grains?” we continue to explore the misconceptions of high intake of grains.
So, if a high intake of grains is not good for us, the question that pops to mind is;
Why do most of us believe they are actually good for us?
Why have [...]

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What’s Wrong With a High Intake of Grains?

June 5, 2010

There is a common misconception that lots of grains are good for us. Unfortunately grain, like everything else, is good for us but only in moderation.
But why you say?
Grains are rich in carbohydrates as well as calories, which is why they are used to fatten up livestock & subsequently also fatten us up when we [...]

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The Need to Establish Good Eating Habits in the Young Part 1

February 4, 2010

Very few adults and parents seem to recognise or appreciate the fact that young children need to be taught to eat properly. Similarly, parents and adults don’t seem to recognise that all too often the child’s food and dietary choices and eating habits reflect and replicate the poor choices and habits of their parents.

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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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Anaemia and Coeliac Disease

November 12, 2009

The most common type of anaemia is Iron Deficiency Anaemia. Iron is an important part of haemoglobin which is the oxygen-carrying pigment in the blood.
Your blood usually gets iron from the food you eat and by reusing the iron in old blood cells. When your blood is not gathering enough iron from you food you [...]

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A gluten-free-diet can reduce inflammatory bowel disease

October 22, 2009

A recent study has uncovered that a gluten-free diet can reduce inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). When properly diagnosed, individuals with IBD – like symptoms do respond to a gluten-free diet. The following conclusions were drawn from a 2004 paper investigating three women who had celiac disease and IBD symptoms:
One of the woman tested had a [...]

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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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Life Changing Gluten Free Diets

August 17, 2009

Gluten sensitivity can manifest itself in many different ways and a gluten free diet has brought relief to people in a range of circumstances.
In this and following posts I will share with you stories from around the world about sufferers with different circumstances whose lives changed after switching to a gluten free diet.
If you’d like [...]

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