Once upon a time, the typical Western diet looked very different to how it does now. Meat and vegetables cooked in lard and dripping were the staple, according to my grandparents. Rice and pasta were foreign foods that only the very wealthy enjoyed. This diet was rich in fat. But one day, Ancel Keys started to play with his brand new gadget; the cholesterol monitor. His observations lead to a shocking hypothesis; fat causes heart
You may have heard that cold showers are good for you, but it has always been a bit of an old wives tale, with no real evidence to support the claims. Cold water therapy is used in many cultures, as a way of curing anything from broken bones to erectile dysfunction! It has been claimed that cold showers/baths firm the skin, promote shiny hair, and energise, but the benefits are more far reaching than this.
The #nomakeupselfie seems to have done a fantastic job of increasing donations to cancer charities, which goes a long way towards supporting those with cancer, and improving treatments. Why not go one step further? Why not take steps to prevent cancer? Preventing cancer goes much further than simply consuming your 5-a-day and not smoking. There is so much more you can do to reduce your risk of cancer considerably! For example, if you (ladies) have
The future of nutrition lies in our genes. Since the recent completion of the mapping of the human genome, a new area of science, called nutrigenomics, has emerged. As humans, our DNA is 99.9% identical. The 0.1% that is different is due to mutations in the genome, know as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs. Every person has different SNPs and the SNPs that you have alter the way your body interacts with environmental factors such
Conventional hand soaps are often quite drying and contain a mountain of harmful, man-made ingredients. One ingredient very commonly found in antibacterial hand soaps is Triclosan. This chemical has been found to effect muscle strength and even reduce grip by 18% with long-term use. And then you have all of the preservatives, thickeners, stabilisers and perfumes included in pretty much every product you can buy in a shop. It is clear then, that conventional hand