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Kids’ teeth under attack from ‘healthy’ drinks?

When you go to the shop do you reach for the ‘fruit juice’ or ‘fruit drinks’ every time, because you think they are the healthiest option for your little one? Well, think and reach again, because recent studies in the UK and Ireland have found that almost half of five-year-old children have now got signs of tooth erosion. In fact, tooth erosion is now the most common chronic disease of children aged 5-17 years of age.

Do you dream in chocolate?

Easter may not be over yet, but did you know that all that chocolate could have a lasting impact? Scientists now believe that when we eat fattening foods the memory is stored in our long-term memory; the experience literally sticks in our minds. It is thought that this was an important survival mechanism for early humans so that they could remember where to find energy-rich foods.

On Daffodil Day - simple steps to prevent cancer

Daffodil Day, this Friday March 23, aims to raise awareness of cancer, and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) estimated that approximately one third of all cancers are preventable by making positive changes to our lifestyles.

Flipping good for Pancake Day!

February 21 is Shrove Tuesday. More popularly known as Pancake Tuesday, the day was traditionally the time to use up eggs before the Lenten fast.

Cure those Christmas excesses: is detox the answer?

New year’s resolutions are always hard to keep, aren’t they? Detox diets are one of the many ways people try to lose weight, after a busy Christmas ‘eating’ season. There are many different detox diets available, each one promising to make you look and feel younger, better, or fitter. These diets can involve a period of fasting for 7-10 days and the avoidance of one or more of the food groups, such as dairy, wheat, or alcohol. Most detox diets are usually very strict and difficult to stick with.

Going nuts about your diet

Nuts can be a healthy addition to everyone’s diet. Although nuts are fairly high in calories, eating some nuts in your diet is associated with reductions in heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Stock up your snow cupboard now

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If the rumours are true then we are in for an even worse ‘big freeze’ this winter – a thought that will sends shivers down the spine even if you like the snow. We all remember the ice-rink roads that became impossible to navigate; only the toughest of Army vehicles could make safe progress on them. This made getting to the shops for even the most basic supplies very difficult for some, and food ran short during those cold weeks. So the message this year is to be prepared.

Beyonce: so baby-licious

Beyonce’s growing baby bump has the world eagerly anticipating the birth of her and Jay-Z’s first baby, but has the Destiny’s Child singer got you thinking of a child of your own? If so, here are some tips that could help you to be as baby-licious as Miss Knowles.

Shrink your risk of stroke

World Stroke Day 2011 is this Saturday October 29. Each year approximately 10,000 Irish people have a stroke, and sadly 2,000 people die as a result. It is estimated that 30,000 people are living in the community with a disability caused by a stroke. This makes stroke the third largest killer in Ireland, and the biggest cause of acquired disability.

The important link between immunity and digestion

What do food intolerances, allergies, IBS, cancer, asthma, hayfever, coeliac disease, behavioural issues, and countless other increasingly common conditions all have in common? They are all symptoms of immune system dysfunction. Not many people realise this but approximately 70 per cent of our immune system resides in the gut, which is why probiotics — ‘good’ bacteria — has become such a buzzword in recent times, and need to be replaced after taking a course of antibiotics. Many people develop food intolerances or are even diagnosed with coeliac disease after suffering from viruses or similar immune dysfunction. This is because the good flora in the gut, which is so important for healthy digestion, has often been affected by the illness or even the medication for treating it.

 

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