Why You Should Eat More Butter – And Bin that Spread

Butter is not only entirely natural, it contains health-giving fatty acids, such as butyric acid. It also contains CLA, which has been shown to help block colon tumour cells. Margarines and spreads, on the other hand, are made from refined vegetable oils, and not only have an inferior taste, but also contain trans fats.

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Seven Steps to Identifying a Food Intolerance

Sometimes you know something is making you ill, but you’re not sure what. What’s more, your doctor can’t find anything wrong. The chances are you have a food intolerance. This article outlines seven simple steps to identifying the culprit, and lists the most likely offenders.

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Six Crucial Nutrients That Boost Male Fertility, And Where To Find Them

Male infertility is on the increase, and poor sperm quality is the main reason. There are certain nutrients which are vital for optimal male fertility. This article describes each of these nutrients, and how to make sure your diet is packed with them.

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The link between diet and depression: 5 important facts

Although diet plays a crucial role in the normal functioning of the brain, it is often overlooked as a major cause of depression, despite all the evidence. This article describes how certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to depression. Find out how to ensure you are eating the right foods for a healthy brain.

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Why you need cholesterol for your mental health

Cholesterol is a significant component of the brain, where it plays a crucial role in healthy cognitive function, and protects against damage. Studies show that high cholesterol in elderly people is associated with better cognitive function. Because fat-soluble statins are able to cross into the brain and remove cholesterol, they may contribute to dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

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Winning at Weight Loss, Part 3: How to Access your Protein Superpower

A higher protein diet is one of the best ways to lose weight. Protein works in two important ways: it suppresses appetite, through hormone control, and it acclerates the rate at which the body burns fat.

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Winning at Weight Loss, Part 2: Lose Fat Through Insulin Control

Insulin may be an essential hormone, but produce too much and you risk putting on more weight. Nothing stimulates insulin quite like carbohydrate consumption. Carbohydrates are broken down to sugar (glucose), and any extra sugar in the blood is converted into fat. Your goal, therefore, is to limit insulin production.

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Winning at Weight Loss, Part One: Stop Counting Calories

Following a calorie reduced diet may seem like the logical way to lose weight, but in reality it is a strategy which is doomed to fail. When you restrict calories, your body reacts by releasing hormones that put the brakes on metabolism, and torment you with hunger until you cave in. There are far easier, and far more effective ways to lose weight. It’s about dieting smart, not hard.

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