Tag Archives: Health

Tomatoes- Vitamins and Cardiovascular health

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) Botanically a fruit, and technically a berry. When I was young, I remember having multiple stand offs with my mum over tomatoes. ‘You cant leave until you eat it…” So I would sit there nibbling at it trying not to wretch.   These days I’m known for leaving a trail of tomatoes …

Oranges- a connection between your heart and erectile dysfunction

Everyone knows oranges are a good source of Vitamin C and fibre right ?   They are also known to be cardioprotective i.e protect the vessels of the heart and therefore the heart.   Observational evidence has shown that the higher the consumption of flavanone rich food such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and bergamots, the …

Where does Mindfulness come from ?

Jon Kabat-Zinn is an American medical doctor. He became aware that there were certain patients that were not being completely healed or helped by the medical treatments available to them. He developed a technique for patients suffering from certain conditions such stress and chronic pain in 1978. It was called “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR”. …

Day 2 Intermittent Fast and a JAMA study.

So JAMA is the Journal of the American Medical Association and it is a very well known and regarded medical journal. Study 2 A study published in 2017 looked at two groups of metabolically healthy obese adults. One group were calorie restricted every day and another group were calorie restricted every second day. The average …