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What can you eat?

By |April 1st, 2016|Health|

What can you eat? Remember the rule, moderation and variety. This gives you plenty of choice and an excellent menu. As a rule of thumb you need around 60 per cent carbohydrates, 25 per cent fats, 10-15 per [...]

What is Health?

By |March 31st, 2016|Health|

What is health? This is a question that has puzzled philosophers for thousands of years and to which even today there is no standard answer. Avicenna endorsed Galen’s view that the body has three states.  State [...]

Insomnia

By |March 30th, 2016|Health|

I nsomnia is kind of jet lag: you are awake at night, sleepy during the day. It is the alteration of the day-night cycle in the body and that is what needs to be corrected without drugs. [...]

Managing Depression

By |March 29th, 2016|Health|

Depression   This is a very common psychological problem, and can also be part (either cause or effect) of many conditions: Chronic fatigue syndrome Low blood pressure Parkinson's disease Stroke Impotence or frigidity Infertility Diabetes and [...]

the healthy kitchen – decoding food labels

By |March 28th, 2016|Health|

Labelling on tins, jars, cartons and pre-packed fresh foods can be very informative about the contents, but you need to read the small print. nutritional information This will tell you the constituents of the contents: Carbohydrates [...]

the healthy kitchen – shopping

By |March 28th, 2016|Health|

Both the nutritional benefits and the enjoyment of food are enhanced by careful preparation, which goes right back to the catching of the fish, the rearing of the meat and poultry and the growing of the [...]

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