Heavy metals like cadmium and lead are all around us - from the pollution given off by cigarettes, cars, industrial pollutants, to the bi-product of the constuction industry, toxic metals are in the air, soil, water, cosmetics, cleaning fluids and the food that we eat. They enter our bodies, and, perhaps because they don't know what else to do with them (lest they cause severe damage like cancer), our bodies store them deep within our bones. There they stay, sometimes for many years, like ticking time bombs waiting to go off. Whilst there in your bones, cadmium leaches out zinc and lead replaces your calcium, both potentially inducing osteoporosis. Fortunately, there are items in our fridge that we can eat that extract these metals from our bones, namely coriander (cilantro), garlic and vitamin C. We also need to ensure that they don't go straight back into our
Spending the day at a conference on nutrition may not be everyone’s best idea of how to spend a Sunday. Particularly, on a hot Sydney summers day when we could have been on the beach! However, being a huge nutrition geek, keen to keep learning, validating and challenging my thinking, and gaining answers to some of the bigger questions to help you make smarter choices around food, it was an opportunity I couldn’t resist! I’m really glad I went. I can go to the beach anytime, but meeting leading doctors like Dr Heleen Roex and Dr Kim Allan Williams isn’t something I get to do every day. What we eat, and drink is a very personal thing. We all have and individual relationship with food and opinions and beliefs about food and drink for all kinds of reasons. Food plays a central role in our lives. We need to eat and
As long as I can remember, I'd always had skin issues. It started when I was about five with red, itchy blotches on my legs, and then spread to my hands and face. My grandmother had suffered from psoriasis her whole life too, so I was just led to assume that this was hereditary, an unlucky card that I was served which meant that I had to apply steroid creams to keep it under control. By the time I was 20, the red patches on my hands looked pretty awful. I remember showing them to a pharmacist in a small chemist on the South Coast of the UK and the evident horror on his face too me back! A friend from university who was into nutrition at the time, suggested that maybe I had an allergy to dairy. Being an open-minded kind of person, I thought i'd give it ago.
This is Lawrence's second article published on Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global platform. The focus of this post is to challenge you to think in a bigger way and to determine whether you are living to your highest values. It is only when we doing that, that we increase energy, thrive and gain the motivation to succeed, often beyond our wildest dreams.
Freelance contribution by Jane Sandwood Coffee has a range of health benefits, including burning fat, improving concentration, reducing deterioration of the brain, providing essential nutrients and reducing the risk of type two diabetes. However, it can also become an unhealthy habit. Since coffee is such a versatile drink, the benefit you get from it depends on how it is consumed. Add the following ingredients to get the most energy from your morning brew. Salt When it comes to coffee, most people add milk and sugar to combat the bitterness. However, apart from the environmental costs and physical harm caused by the dairy industry, having spoonfuls of sugar each morning is not great for your health. When you most need energy, the sugar will cause you to crash. Long term consumption of sugar will leave you feeling generally more tired. Instead, you should add salt to your coffee. The
How to cleanse & detox properly and safely has been something I have dabbled with over the years. My interest in detoxification really started when i read: 'Detox Your World' by Shazzie and learnt that you 'can't buy a detox', it's simply the process of the body getting rid of more toxins than it takes in. Toxins are everywhere - in the food we eat, the water we drink, in the air we breath, in the lotions we put on our skin, in our clothing, in household cleaning materials, technology devices and more...so it's very easy to take in toxins, and you don't have to try very hard at all. The problem is that many people's bodies are likely to have taken in more toxins than they can remove. In practical terms, this means that the body is forced to store the excess toxins in your fat cells and bones,