Food Truths

The French Diet: Drink, stink and be healthy!

French Diet_Health benefit of onions

Discover the daily routine of this health writer Why onions should have a better press The damage done by poor newspaper reports I have had lots of correspondence about natural approaches to better health and diet. In general there was a desire to know a little more, so today I thought I would oblige! Here are a few of the things I tend to do each day, when I can. But that is not to say these are for everyone….
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The health benefits of chocolate… really!

health benefits of chocolate

A square of dark chocolate could be the start of 100 ways to be more healthy Find out some of the easy ways to improve your life The secret of a happy Easter It’s time to discover the health benefits of chocolate because the Easter break will soon be upon us. I hope that you are planning a relaxing time, preferably surrounded by family and friends. For me the main holidays are all about taking a bit of time to…
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Herbal Tea: Reasons to be careful

health risks of herbal tea

My friends were shocked when I told them this My friends were shocked when I told them this  Why there’s a potentially dangerous ingredient lurking in herbal teas  Try this spicy alternative bedtime healing drink After two years of occasional Zoom chats… It’s so nice to be able to visit old friends again. Stuttering conversations with wonky computer cameras were fine, I guess. But nothing can replace seeing real people in the flesh. So last weekend, Lara and I drove…
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Healthy water consumption: What do we need?

8 glasses a day

Are we in danger of becoming waterlogged What is healthy water consumption? Who benefits from our devotion to bottled water A doctor has spoken – find out what she said Having been lashed by several more gallons of rain this week whilst out with the dog, I must admit that I know what it is like to feel drenched. But today’s letter isn’t about the foul weather… it is about a modern fascination with drinking water, and trying to work…
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Diabetes Type 2: Genetic reasons for lowered risk

diabetes type 2 and genetics

Diabetes Type 2: The 3% who lose fat eating sugar Revealed, the country where sugar aids weight loss, lowers cholesterol and reduces appetite! How your genes control what happens to sugar If you are worried about inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s, as well as ulcerative colitis, read on Imagine that sugar was good for you. I’m not talking about the ‘good’ natural sugars in whole fruit and veg either. I mean being able to eat Haagen Dazs and cakes and…
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Six Grapefruit benefits…but could they do you harm too?

grapefruit and statins

The fat burning fruit that we should all enjoy, but… …this common medication stops you from having it Why I’m not sure that the doctors have this right Eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day is a nice, simple way to get us to be healthy and avoid becoming a burden to the NHS. No argument from me on that one. As long as what you eat is as fresh and seasonal as it could be then it…
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