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    Do You Know Which Vitamin Deficiency Has Become an Urgent Health Problem?

    By Patricia Worby

    One of the most urgent public health problems is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency across the western world. Unlike obesity, it cannot be easily recognized and there are no obvious early signs or symptoms attributed to it. But rising rates of Vitamin D-linked diseases suggest it is time we looked again at this vital vitamin. In this three-part series we will explore why Vitamin D is integral to our health and how we can boost our levels naturally. Read more »

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    10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Spinach at All Ages and Stages!

    – by Zannie Rose

    spinach - healthy for all ages

    One of my early food  memories is helping my grandmother in her kitchen by popping pea pods and collecting the peas in her colander. At home, we had boiled carrots and tinned peas, at school we had over cooked cabbage  and at my auntie’s I discovered the more exotic kidney bean.

    Nowhere did spinach feature on the menu. The closest I got to spinach was watching Popeye. Even when I lived in  a vegetarian household in my 20’s where we shared an evening meal, spinach never appeared. With all its health benefits, it is a wonder I got this far in life without major problems due to insufficient consumption in the first half of my life! Read more »

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    Kale: The Green Osteoporosis Kicker!

    – by Zannie Rose

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    I enjoyed an 8 week program I did with a nutritionist a few months ago.  I was looking to become slim again  and thought that a program might help. We looked at what I was eating and how that could be changed where necessary  to support me to get  where I wanted to go.

    The nutritionist was a great advocate of eating green veggies and was passionate about kale. I had only cooked kale a few times, and when I did it was usually lightly fried with onions in a  little olive oil. The closest I got to eating it raw was nibbling a  bit of the kale when chopping and cooking.

    I was surprised to hear that  kale  Read more »

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