Why Do You Need Thin Blood?

We know that people with thick sticky blood have a much higher chance of strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. These things often happen when you are still relatively young, say in your forties and fifties. This is a well known fact and has lead to the widespread use of daily aspirin to thin the blood. However, recently this practice has been called into question by the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA 2012; 307:2286-94.

Turmeric – The Miracle Spice

Turmeric is a plant which is part of the ginger family. This orange coloured spice is considered by many in the know to be one of the best foods (or supplements) that you can consume for good health. Common in Middle Eastern and South Asia, turmeric has been used as a staple in many recipes for thousands of years.

Want to Look Great?

If we are overweight, our body will produce more inflammation thus speeding up ageing. If our blood stream contains excess toxins and unhealthy cells our body will produce more free radicals, which damage our healthy cells and speed up ageing. Free radicals can attack the skin cells and collagen producing wrinkles and blemishes.

Superfoods – Not All Foods Are Created Equal!

Far better that you eat your broccoli than your beans, healthier to snack on an orange than an apple (yes, despite the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”) and, even though they are cousins, garlic is far superior than onions or shallots as far as nutritional value. When compared to an apple, an orange has ten times more vitamin C and beta-carotene, a massive 40 times more folate and 4 times more thiamin.

Healthy Shopping List

Organic food that is free of insecticides is ideal but for some people it’s just too expensive and not always possible to find. Where possible, buy local produce, as this is the freshest option (and has not had to be transported and stored).

The Dangers of Gluten

We are all hearing the word 'gluten' more and more these days - ever wondered why? What's so important about gluten and how would you know if it's compromising your health? If you were to eat hamburgers, deep fried food and chips and then wash it down with lashings of soft drink, you would more than likely realise that you are shortening your life. What if you were to eat a sandwich made from fresh sourdough wholemeal bread? You would probably think that you are making a healthier choice, wouldn't you?