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Principal of the College of Naturopathic Nutrition explains why he is voting Leave

By Hermann Keppler, Principal CNM

Many people have asked me whether I’m in favour of the UK leaving or staying in Europe. Here is my short statement about why I’m in favour of leaving. Continue reading

Scientists find good nutrition prevents depression

Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits.

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Food as medicine: how bodily tissues can be rejuvenated with the right nutrition

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by Sayer Ji

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist.

In times of illness, however, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is where medicine may perform its most noble feat, nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, healing energies, i.e. healing intention. Today, however, drug-based medicine invariably uses chemicals that have not one iota of regenerative potential; to the contrary, they almost always interfere with bodily self-renewal in order to suppress the symptoms against which they are applied. Continue reading

Why the food industry needs to listen to science about the Ketogenic Diet

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It’s great news that medical scientists and researchers are starting to realise the benefits of the high-fat, high protein Ketogenic Diet. This latest review recently published in the European Journal, Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets, supports the growing consensus that the Ketogenic Diet is not only good for our figures, but also good for our overall health including preventing diabetes, epilepsy and cancer. Continue reading

The Benefits of a pH Balanced Diet

alkaline-food-chartEverything has its own pH level – which measures how acidic or alkaline it is. A pH of 0 means something is completely acidic – for example, A pH of 14 means something is completely alkaline.

For example, different parts of the human body have different pH levels – the stomach, for example, typically has a pH of anywhere between 1.35 and 3.5 – essential for effective digestion of food. Continue reading

How nutrition can help with the common cold

We are now being recommended that, at the first sign of a sneeze, we should start swallowing zinc lozenges and tablets, and even zinc syrup. This is because scientists have discovered that zinc really does ease the common cold. But instead of rushing out to buy more products manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry, let’s pause to think: is there a better way? Continue reading

Why are the Brits so much healthier than their American cousins?

The news about a study that those in Britain are far healthier than their American cousins comes as no surprise to those who’ve been monitoring developments with genetically modified crops or GMOs.

GMO crops are not allowed to be grown in Britain and food containing GMOs are banned from sale. By contrast, in the States, GMOs are in many foods with some farmers being strong-armed into only growing GM varieties. Continue reading

While there’s mounting pressure to introduce GM foods, Prince Charles is backing organic

There aren’t many times you’ll find a farmworker advocate, a poet, an organic-farming senator, and British royalty all in the same room. But if you happened to attend the Washington Post’s Future of Food Conference recently, that’s exactly what you would have seen. Continue reading