Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) recall leaves food consumers wondering: What is this stuff?

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) is one of most common soy-based food “fillers” used to make literally thousands of processed food products. It’s found in veggie burgers, gravy mixes, soups and many other grocery products. Last Thursday, one of the largest producers of HVP in the United States, Las Vegas-based Basic Food Flavors Inc., was the […]

Apricot kernels may help fight cancer

People have been saying this for years. That apricot kernels may help in the cure of cancer due B17 content. Cyndi O’Meara A man diagnosed with a rare, incurable lymphoma claims that he has been able to cheat death for 13 years by eating apricot kernels. Paul Reid insists that the ‘cancer-killing’ properties in the […]

Australian lemongrass is as good as aspirin for headaches

AUSTRALIAN researchers have discovered native lemongrass is as potent as aspirin in relieving headaches and migraines, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports. Scientists at Griffith University looked at 30 plant species used by Indigenous Australians to see which stacked up in the medicine world. Native lemongrass or cymbopogon ambiguus – not the Asian kind commonly found […]

Lack of sleep in young ‘Increases fat’

It all gets a little too scientific and ridiculous sometimes.  Not enough and too much sleep causes visceral fat, I’m sure eating the wrong foods and drinking alcohol also causes it.   Cyndi O’Meara   Lack of sleep in young ‘increases fat’   People under 40 who routinely sleep for five hours or less nightly […]

Scent of a woman gets men going

Loved this article.  In case you can’t go cold turkey on the perfume try pure essential oils, my favourite – www.twenty8.com.   Cyndi O’Meara    Ladies, if you’re looking to grab a man by his nose and get a reaction from another part of his body, forget the usual pricey and toxic chemical perfumes.   […]

Scientists Discover Secret to Hangover-Free Drinking

Wouldn’t it be better to not drink too much in the first place.  Dah!. Cyndi O’Meara   The dreaded morning-after feeling could be a thing of the past after scientists in South Korea came up with a technique that allows drinkers to avoid a hangover, Sky News reported Thursday.   A team of researchers added […]

"Stop demonising palm oil", researcher pleads

Interesting article on Palm Oil. worth a read, and then make up your own mind about the industry.  For me I’ll stick to the oils I know which have come from ethical sources.  And I’m not sure whether they hydrogenate palm oil, so when in doubt miss it out.   Cyndi O’Meara    It is […]

Painkillers taken like lollies can be linked to hearing loss – They are not just innocent little white pills that make you feel better, they have side affects.

A new study is raising fresh concerns about the safety of three of the most common over-the-counter painkillers. US researchers say men who regularly take aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen are twice as likely to suffer hearing problems as those who do not, and younger men are most at risk.   The researchers tracked the health […]

The cost of being overweight in Australia. $56 billion a year.

Australia’s ballooning waistlines warrant a national strategy but it is an area where the Rudd government has been slow to act, a leading health professional says.   According to a University of Sydney study, the nation’s battle of the bulge is costing the country $56 billion a year. The study, published in the Medical Journal […]

US consumers are reading labels more!

Interesting findings in the US on how people are becoming more aware of the food they eat and how it relates to disease.  Even though the figures are promising I was still amazed that only 50 percent even bother to read what is in their food.   US consumers reading labels more   More than […]

Interval exercise Vs. exercise

Interval exercise is good but so is incidental.  Incidental exercise is when you walk the stairs rather then take the elevator, park your car at the back of the car park and walk to the mall, walk to the corner store rather then drive, vacuum with vigour rather then boredom, run up the stairs rather […]

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