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Q. Should I take some supplements? Some people tell me I don’t need them.

A. My answer to this is a definite YES, but select ones that you truly need and avoid taking excesses of any supplements. True in an ideal World be would not need any supplements because we would get all we need from our food intake. But how many of us consistently eat this well?

There are currently too many factors affecting the possibility of us getting all the nutrition we need from food, direct factors like processing, cooking, storage and pesticide, then add lifestyle factors like stress, smoking, alcohol, over medication… Read more

So far no effective weight loss pill or herb exists! The results at best have been very poor even from prescription weight loss drugs. Don’t let those adverts fool you! You are going to have to change your diet and exercise sometime to get real results.

To stop eating at 6pm is not beneficial and very often bad for your weight loss results! The ideal rule is to avoid a large meal within 3 hours of bed time and a smaller snack within 2 hours of bedtime. So count from your bedtime back and stop this miserable habit as you are suffering needlessly.

A large portion of your weight loss occurs after your workout!… Read more

L-glutamine is an amino acid which is a building block for body proteins. It is the most abundant amino acid in the body, arguably the most important and has incredible functions and benefits.

Perhaps most important of all is that L-glutamine can be used to help make all other amino acids required by the body. This flexibility makes it incredibly useful for a multitude of requirements but especially tissue building. It is also involved in the production of glutathione (major body protector especially against cancer), glucosamine (major joint protector) and vitamin B3 (cholesterol controller)… Read more

Unless you eat a very well designed and carefully thought out diet there is growing evidence that many people are not getting enough of key minerals including calcium, chromium, magnesium and zinc. Indeed it seems that up to 80% of us can be deficient. This is very worrying because the situation is likely to be a lot worse for those on poor weight loss diets and those who exercise regularly. A broader understanding of the roles these minerals play will perhaps motivate you to pay closer attention to them. Remember you are most likely to be deficient in them right now especially these 4 below!

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First drunk around 2700BC, Green Tea has compounds that may provide powerful protection against cancers and heart disease as well as fighting infections and improving longevity.

Its key ingredients are powerful anti-oxidants called polyphenols which help protect cells against damage. One large scale study in China found that people who drank green tea had much lower rates of rectal, pancreatic and colon cancers. In women the risk of rectal and pancreatic cancer was nearly halved! Preliminary research has indicated in might also protect against breast, stomach and skin cancers.

Scientists… Read more

This section is all about supplements that can make a significant difference in your life and especially for your metabolism and health or weight loss goals and Vitamin B5 certainly qualifies here.

Vitamin B5 also known as Calcium Pantothenate or Pantothenic Acid is a member of the B complex family of vitamins. It has roles in cell building, maintaining normal growth, the functioning of the central nervous system and antibody production but it is its essential role in the conversion of fat and sugar to energy and the functioning of the adrenal glands that is of particular interest to us.

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Your digestive is the starting point of all body function and so an enormous amount of health problems originate here. Your digestive function begins with chewing, so by simply focussing on chewing more you can greatly help your body. There is nothing more destructive for the body then swallowing food, especially meats, poultry and fish in large lumps.

However another major part of your digestive system is the balance of flora or bacteria in the small and large intestine. I would say 2 out of every 3 people I meet have a problem in this area and get major benefits by restoring the balance with probiotic… Read more

Milk Thistle is one of the most researched herbs of all with over 300 studies done on its safety and benefits. It is best known for its amazing benefits for your liver. Three constituents, collectively known as Silymarin, are the parts of the herb responsible for these benefits.

Your liver is one of the real work houses of the body, with over 500 different functions documented. Processing foods and nutrients and detoxification of the body are some of its major functions. Due to its detoxification role it is one of the most used and abused organs of the body. Medicines, chemical toxins and alcohol … Read more

Omega 3 and Omega 6 are called essential fat families because you cannot make them in the body and must supply them from food. It is estimated that around 80% of people are deficient in these essential fats.

They have incredibly important roles in the body including the prevention of heart disease and cancer, balancing hormones, preserving bone density, preventing allergies, depression and arthritis, reducing cholesterol and for brain and skin health.

As if that wasn’t enough, you just cannot lose weight properly without them or shift stubborn fat or cellulite. Of the two of these families… Read more