Alcohol: the bad news followed by the surprisingly good news

The demon drink poses a devil of a conundrum. Good doc says alcohol is medicine, and a shot of brandy or whisky will calm nerves, alleviate shock and provide a tonic when under the weather. Self-medication seems a responsible approach. Bad doc says alcohol is poison and causes disease and even death. Temperance is the truth and the way.

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The Secret Diet Ingredient That Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage: Carotenoids

Plants contain carotenoids, antioxidants that protect them from sun damage. When we eat these plants, they pass on this protection. Eating lots of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

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Why vegetable cooking oils are as bad as sugar

After years of quietly evading justice, sugar has now been outed as the arch-enemy of human health. But hiding in plain sight, and just as harmful, are the refined vegetable cooking oils most people use to cook their food. It’s time they too had their comeuppance.

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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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