Water ‘Does Not Prevent Dehydration’, Claim EU

Following the publication of a decision paper by the European Food Standards Agency, it turns out that vitamins, herbs and sunlight and water have got something in common. The link is that, according to the regulators that influence our access to healthcare, all of them have no benefits in the body. If you have lived […]

Yerba Mate: A Closer Look

Also known as Ilex paraguariensis, yerba mate has a long history of use in South America. 16th century explorers recorded the Guarani Indians of Paraguay brewing the tea to “produce exhilaration and relief from fatigue.” Modern nutritional science can identify the nutritional makeup of the plant in more detail. Part of the holly family, the […]

Adrenal Fatigue is not Addison’s

There are few things more frustrating than not being taken seriously by your GP. While no-one minds being contradicted by a knowledgeable professional who has taken the time to consider your personal situation, an outright dismissal based on ignorance tends to get under then skin. This dismissal occurs repeatedly when individuals approach their doctors to […]

Water Flouridation: How I See It

As I write, controversy rages over the plans of local health authorities in Southampton to initiate the mass medication of around 200,000 people in the city and surrounding area. This mass medication attempt comes in the form of fluoridation of the municipal water supply, ostensibly on the basis of ‘dental health’. Although 72% of those […]

Fat Burners That Work?

Millions of us each year embark upon a weight loss regimen. Many of these attempts fail. While each individual may have a different reason for not achieving the results they desire, almost all are united in the way they would happily accept that little extra help during the process. For this reason, weight loss supplements […]

Low-Calorie Diets: Don’t Be Stupid This January

A man called Albert Einstein defined stupidity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result’. Come January, millions will start the same low-calorie diet they did the previous year. And the year before that. All will hope for a different result; that this time, they will keep the weight off. […]

Six Beers a Day for Heart Health?

Spanish scientists have hit the headlines by releasing research that suggests that heavy drinkers reduce their risk of heart attack by 50%. The data, which did not differentiate alcohol intake from wine, beer or spirits, suggests that moderate drinking has a preventative effect, but heavy drinking was better. The study followed 15,500 men and 26,000 […]

Is Hemp Protein the Whey Forward?

Our protein requirements have changed little in the last few thousand years. However, the options at our disposal in meeting this requirements continues to grow. If you have recently scanned the pages of any fitness magazine or browsed through the website of any supplement distributor, you can be forgiven to being confused by the vast […]

Death by Doctor: The Sixth Leading Cause of Death

Recent reports suggest that 247 people die in America every day due to preventable infections picked up in hospital, with doctors and their staff implicated as the causes. A team of researchers from the Joint Commision, the leading hospital accrediting agency in America, found that doctors and nurses washed their hands an average 50 percent […]