When I refer to diet for prostate cancer , I am not just referring to food, but everything that provides nourishment and support. As outlined in an earlier article, our current definition of diet is too restrictive.
My salt watch week allowed me to not only reflect on the salt content of food, but it became a reminder of how complex food becomes when we are not making it ourselves. Did I find any surprises during the week?
Different versions of the alkaline diet, also known as the acid-alkaline diet and alkaline ash diet, are promoted as having a range of health benefits. But does the acid-alkaline content of our food really impact on our health?
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What is activated charcoal? And does it do everything that it is claimed to? Activated charcoal has gained social media coverage over the past two years—promising anything from whiter teeth to a cleaner digestive system. The articles that I have read conflict each other in the stated benefits, the dosage, the evidence and the side effects. So is there any REAL evidence?
Is your food your medicine? Or is your food making you ill? Now these two questions overly simplify how we are nourished, but they are a good starting point. It is true that food is central to our health and wellbeing, but how do we make it our medicine?
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Are you taking nutritional or herbal supplements? Do you ever pause to question whether they are helping you? Find out the answer to this important question about supplements.