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7 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Kick Start Your Day  

Written on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

“Breakfast” literally means “breaking the fast” of the night as it is the first meal you will eat after a night’s sleep.  So it’s a pretty special event then and you may well have heard that you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

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10 Steps to Resolve Constipation  

Written on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Did you know you should ideally have two to three complete and satisfying bowel movements a day, one for each main meal, and that they should be inoffensive in odour?  So if you aren’t visiting the toilet regularly, straining or simply leaving a nasty whiff behind and offending your house mates, friends or family, then something’s not right.

Your digestive tract is so long that if you stretched it out vertically it would be more than 5 times the length of an average adult. Just your intestines alone have a surface area the size of a tennis court and your large intestine is 1.5 metres long and 6.4cm in diameter.

So you’re probably wondering how long should it take between eating a meal and passing a stool?

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How to Resolve Food Intolerances  

Written on Monday, January 31st, 2011

Did you know that the foods you have eaten all your life and that you eat everyday could be the very foods you are intolerant to? Your daily diet could be wreaking daily havoc.

Foods intolerances, also known as food sensitivities, can develop at any stage in your life, even if those foods have never caused you problems in the past.

While actual food allergies are fairly rare, affecting 2-4% of the population and 6-8% of children, food intolerances affect up to 45% of the adult population.

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10 Foods that Help Get Rid of Parasites  

Written on Friday, August 13th, 2010

The ideal environment for parasites to live and grow in our bodies is promoted by a diet that includes refined carbohydrates (sugar), raw fish (sushi), undercooked meat (specifically pork) and even inadequately washed fruit and vegetables.

Parasites can cause health problems such as bloating, cramps, diarrhea, allergies, anal itching, anemia, low immune system, mucus or blood in stools and even affect your mood with anxiety or depression. Picking them up is easier than you think: restaurants with poor hygiene, holidays abroad with impure water, pets and animals.

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