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Raw Honey in Belgium – Part Deux!?

Quick update: I recently had a meeting with the Managing Director (MD) of a large honey producer in Belgium. I was trying to source some good raw honey for my readers. If you remember reading my last post about honey in Belgium, you may remember me mentioning the fact that all honey in Belgium is…

YouBars and YouShakes – DIY Protein Bars and Shakes

I just came across a really cool site:  DIY protein bars and shakes! You can choose your own ingredients and even packaging (i.e. logos etc.) – how cool is that?! Check it out!  I would write about it here, but the site is quite simple to navigate and I’d just copying and pasting as I…

Raw Honey in Belgium!

Currently I’m in Belgium visiting some family and I came across an amazing shop and also learnt some very interesting information. You guessed right, the shop was a honey shop! And the information that I learnt was that all honey in Belgium is not pasteurised, apparently the pasterurisation of honey is not allowed in Belgium…

Precision Nutrition BLOG is finally here!

If you know anything about precision nutrition and its founder John Berardi, then you at least know that their system of “precision nutrition” is very….precise! They have launched a blog (finally!!!), a much needed tool to interact more closely with the public. Check out their blog here!

Omega-3 Diet Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

In yet another study showing the benefits of consuming foods high in Omega-3, Akira Sekikawa (MD) and colleagues found that rather than genetic factors contributing to the lower heart disease risk in Japan’s population, the actual Omega-3 content of Japanese diets may be responsible instead. The study, cited in the August edition of the Journal…

POM Wonderful

So I guess you must’ve seen the massive ad campaign being conducted by the ‘POM Wonderful’ company, especially here in the UK, if not, where have you been?!  To my knowledge, the drink is not new, it has been around for quite some time now, so why such a big campaign?  No idea. What is…

Cookies benefit breast milk

Who would’ve thought that “The Health People” might advocate the consumption of cookies, huh?Ok there’s a slight catch, these aren’t ordinary cookies, they are enriched with CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). As a result of eating these enriched cookies, researchers found these healthy fatty acids to be present in breast milk at a higher level (46% ~…

Fructose and Fat gain Study

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition, fat-build up from fructose consumption may be greater than consumption of other types of sugars such as glucose and sucrose. The study involved six young, lean participants who had to drink either:  A soft drink sweetened with 100% glucos A soft drink sweetened with 50%…

Starbucks Switches To Hormone-Free Milk!

For all of you Starbucks lovers out there: Starbucks has finally started to implement plans to serve ONLY milk produced by cows free of the artificial hormone known as rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) – see my article on Milk here. Unfortunately though, they shall stop serving organic milk as a result of the new…

Cancer and Psychiatric drugs found in UK tap water!

Isn’t that scary?! A 100 page statement by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) – drinking water watchdog in the UK, revealed that despite the extensive regulations and purification treatments currently employed by water companies, these powerful medicines are finding their way into your kitchen! Trace levels of bleomycin, a cancer chemotherapy drug, and diazepam, a…

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