Author Archives: Vardit

Natural sweeteners – the lexicon

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The sweeteners listed below are more natural alternatives to white sugar. They contain not only calories, but also small amounts of vitamins and minerals. More importantly, however, they are absorbed more slowly than white sugar into the blood stream, provide … Continue reading

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Cause(s) and prevention of breast and prostate cancer

Estrogen dominant cancers (breast, prostate) are fueled by estrogen, a hormone produced in fat tissue. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), women, men, and teenagers alike are increasingly … Continue reading

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Is sugar toxic?

Increasingly, it turns out to be so, especially due to the out-of-proportion amounts we consume, in drinks and in food. Sometimes we’re not even aware we’re ingesting sugar, as when we’re eating bread (sugar), drinking alcohol (sugar), having muesli for … Continue reading

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Cancer – self-help resources

This page was written for the benefit of anyone out there who has had to look cancer in the eye. You may have just been diagnosed, you may be undergoing treatment or you may be post-treatment and in remission. If … Continue reading

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The problem with bread

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I have written elsewhere in this website about bread, wheat and the mistaken concept many people have thinking that bread is healthful food. Recently I have come across a wonderfully informative, interesting and useful book written by Andrew Whitley, a passionate … Continue reading

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15 ideas for good-for-you snacks

Snack time is often when the hand goes to an unhealthy and un-energising sweet treat – a biscuit (or five or six), a chocolate bar from the vending machine, a piece of cake. How about these as alternative options? Sweet … Continue reading

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Sugar – beat the craving

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Sugar is a drug. A sweet but vicious drug. No one who removes sugar from their diet for any significant period of time can fail to notice the effects it has. These effects can vary from physical to mental and … Continue reading

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What’s a portion?

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You may be asking yourself – as I often have – what actually constitutes a ‘portion’, say when you’re told to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. Here is the explanation (oh, and a cup is 250ml):- … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Jazz Up Your Veggies

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Wake up the sleeping princess on your plate… Vegetables are the mainstay of a healthy diet. While much of the nutrition research is contradictory, to say the least (‘coffee is good for you’; ‘no, coffee is bad for your heart’; ‘milk … Continue reading

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15 no-cheese, no-ham sandwich ideas

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Anyone who knows me knows that, for health and energy reasons, I’m not a big bread fan. I used to be, years ago. Baking is what got me started in the kitchen in the first place, and for years I … Continue reading

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