Metformin and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Evidence suggests that metformin lowers vitamin B12 levels and raises homocysteine levels in patients with type 2 diabetes Observational studies have suggested that metformin causes vitamin B12 deficiency in some patients; researchers have proposed several possible mechanisms whereby metformin might interfere with B12 absorption. Understanding this interaction is important, because B12 deficiency could exacerbate neuropathic […]

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How Old Are You On The Inside?

STAYING YOUNG/ KEEPING HEALTHY How old are you? How old do you feel? When birthdays aren’t anything to celebrate anymore it maybe an indicator that you are feeling old. At least until you reach the ripe old age of 100. Then you start bragging about your age. If you’re coming down with a bad case […]

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Obesity in pregnancy may have a lifetime impact on children

Obesity in pregnancy increases inflammatory markers in amniotic fluid and may have a lifetime impact on children. Another example showing that it isn’t the genes but the behaviour that is passed along in families in the pattern of obesity. This is another reason why we are seeing more families with obesity and chronic illnesses and […]

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Are Your Hormones Balanced?

Female hormonal imbalance has reached almost epidemic proportions in the Western world. PMS, irregular or heavy periods, absent periods, endometriosis, PCOD and infertility blight the lives of increasing numbers of women in their reproductive years. The most common solution to female hormone imbalance is to impose artificial balance by using the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill. […]

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Eating slowly

5 Reasons To Eat Slowly

A Reminder To Eat Slowly Many people rush through the day, with no time for the simple act of sitting and eating …. and eating slowly is something we know that we should do, but often don’t. When they have time to get a bite to eat, they gobble it down often without even thinking […]

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How Healthy Are Your Kids?

Feed their brains fish When kids are hyperactive, easily distracted and the subject of complaints from teachers or classmates it could be that they are lacking in omega 3 essential fatty acids, or possibly minerals like magnesium. It is thought that some children are deficient in essential fatty acids, not because of their diet but […]

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Krill Oil – an alternative to Statins

An exciting new therapy which replicates many of the benefits of statins, without the side effects, is krill oil. Krill, a small crustacean, is one of the first links in the marine food chain as a source of omega 3 fatty acids. Krill is a short-lived species, residing towards the bottom of the food chain. […]

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Alkaline body for good health

It is well documented that contemporary Western diets typically cause a mild, yet significant, state of metabolic acidosis. In comparison, our pre-agricultural ancestors ate a net alkalising diet as their acidifying protein intake was balanced with an increased consumption of alkalising fruits and vegetables. Their diets also did not contain significant quantities of acid-forming grain-based […]

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

In a recent poll, 35% of people indicated mental wellbeing had the greatest influence on their ability to adopt healthier eating habits. This factor outweighed physical activity (22% of voters), their environment (21%), social support and spirituality (both 11%). The results of this poll highlight how many of us recognize the importance a positive mindset […]

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