Category Archives: Food and Diet
Book review: Sexual Chemistry
Their sins shall be visited on their children and upon their children’s children Jeremiah 15:4 Ever wondered about this quotation from the bible and thought it a bit harsh?Dr Ellen Grant in her book “Sexual Chemistry” published by Mandarin paperbacks, London 1994, brings this prophecy to life, even to death.Dr Grant, a Scottish obstetrician workingContinue reading “Book review: Sexual Chemistry”
Ready for Summer?
With summer fast approaching polios are usually rejoicing: Relief for cold feet and less painful joints! However as we age we may not tolerate the extreme heat of summer as well as we used to do either. Some Simple Tips ACID ALKALINE BALANCEIt has come to our attention that eye shape changes quite quickly inContinue reading “Ready for Summer?”
The human body is literally crawling with hundreds of strains of viruses, yeasts and bacteria and other small foreign organisms. The digestive tract alone holds more than 1kg of bacteria. In the right balance, these organisms are necessary for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. We definitely do not want to be completely sterile. However, thereContinue reading “Parasites”
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is important in metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. It is required for nerve and cognitive health, protects immune function and prevention of anemia. It can be found in a wide variety of foods – beans, grains, nuts, fish, meat, vegetables, and non-citrus fruits, so it is rarely deficient in those whoContinue reading “Vitamin B6”
Celery and celery seeds contain anti fungal and antibacterial properties as well as anti-inflammatory effects. It can help with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as swollen feet.
Skin and Vitamin B3
Pellagra is the old-fashioned name for sun damaged skin, with dermatitis and ulcers. It is usually associated with a deficiency in Vitamin B3 (niacin). A painful, swollen tongue, anxiety, depression, loss of appetite or diarrhoea may also occur. An article in The New England Journal of Medicine (Damian, 2015) reported that the risk of developingContinue reading “Skin and Vitamin B3”
Vitamins and minerals
Here is a quick guide to symptoms and potential remedies. Vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K Minerals include Boron/Borax, Chromium, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc. You can see the Zinc elephant, or read Dr Tab’s summary. There are also Essential fattyContinue reading “Vitamins and minerals”
Could one of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency be anxiety? Magnesium is also an impressive infection fighter. It is needed for our cells to synthesise proteins, enable nerve impulses, and efficient muscle function. Magnesium intake is at a low amongst Americans and Australians and it’s believed that this is, in part, due to a major shift fromContinue reading “Magnesium”
Creative, healthy cooking
The Polio Cookbook is still available from our office and contains gems such as creative ways to include eggs in our diet. Eggs are a great source of protein, which slows down the release of plant sugar from flour, pasta and grains. Poached, boiled, fried or scrambled are all simple, or you can include themContinue reading “Creative, healthy cooking”