Prevention of disease through food

Prevention of disease through food
According to a survey performed among South Africans during 2003, there is a strong belief (mean 85%) in certain foods being better for one than some other foods and a belief that some foods can actually make one healthier. There is, however, a lesser belief (mean 65%) in the link...

Sugar and Spice, not all things nice!

Sugar and Spice, not all things nice!
Dr William Martin was first to publicly label sucrose (sugar) a poison. Martin’s definition came about after he determined the classical definition of a poison as “… any substance applied to the body, which causes or may cause disease.”Sugar contained in natural, wholefoods is easily metabolised and utilised by the...

Salt – The Spice of Life

Salt – The Spice of Life
“Pass me the salt and pepper please!” This all too familiar phrase rings clear at every family meal. Has it become habit or is it numbed taste buds driving us to salt overuse and abuse? Or maybe ignorance of the effect that salt has on our health? Standard table salt...

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy Snacks for Kids
Children are grazers and therefore prefer to eat regularly, rather than only three big meals per day. It is good for them to snack during the day, but make sure the snacks are healthy and that they still enjoy their three balanced main meals.Their overall diet should be balanced with...

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy
What is Nutritional Therapy? Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition and health science to enable individuals to maximise their health potential. The external and internal environments of the individual are altered through diet, nutraceuticals, functional foods, nutritional supplements and detoxification. Individuals are educated to make the necessary changes relating...

Health benefits of Stinging Nettle

Health benefits of Stinging Nettle
Most modern Westerners have not even heard of nettles, never mind eaten them! Unless you are into herbal medicine or shop from organic markets, this herb is most probably not in your shopping basket. This is one of the main problem areas of our modern diet – we don’t include...

Food for Health and Wealth

Food for Health and Wealth
‘The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.’ (Thomas Edison)Contradictory theories on health and nutrition abound; indeed the only thing that health and food experts have done...

Lettuce be straight with each other- THE GI MYTH UNCOVERED

Lettuce be straight with each other- THE GI MYTH UNCOVERED
One of the buzz-words in nutrition is the glycemic index (GI). Countless books are written based on the so-called GI. The term is used not only to market processed food, but has become a common catch-phrase in health-consciousness circles. Many people in the sport, diabetic and weight watchers arenas base...

Infant and Toddler Feeding

Infant and Toddler Feeding
Infant feeding starts with you, the mother. During pregnancy, your diet and lifestyle determines how well developed and nourished your baby will be. A mother’s nutritional status at the time of conception, and in the first weeks to follow, is the single most important determinant of a baby’s growth in...