Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Healthy Organic Food - The Environmental Working Group Dirty Dozen

There has been much debate about organic versus non-organic foods. Organic farming uses companion and rotational planting as well as composting without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Most of the media coverage and many proponents of non-organic food argue on the nutritional content and taste of the organic food not being significantly different from non-organic foods. The one main point that is missed or rarely discussed is the difference in the amount of pesticides used between organically grown and non-organic crops. The absence of heavily sprayed pesticides in organic crops grows the resilience of the plant, which helps us, the consumers with our immunity. The lack of commercial pesticides also helps reduce the burden on our body to deal with those toxin and heavy metal load.

I have found it useful to refer to the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 when deciding whether or not to buy organic, especially when there is a large price difference between the organic and non-organic variety. For more information on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15, download the Healthy Organic Food article on our Free Articles page.

Friday, 11 November 2011

The truth about Lemon Detox

A lot of people asked us about the Lemon Detox Diet. The suppliers of the Lemon Detox Diet approached us to sell the product. But we have not taken on the product. Well, we are losing customers from a business point of view because we are not meeting demand and supply, but from a naturopathic and health point of view, we stand by our principles of helping you look good and feel great through sound nutritional practice.

We will not recommend this product because we care. What is more bizarre is that this program is promoted as a Weight Loss Program. How can drinking sugar syrup mixed in lemon juice and cayenne pepper be a healthy way to losing weight? You do not need to be a rocket scientist to work out that if you stop eating, you will lose weight. But, are you losing weight healthily i.e. are you losing fat? What happens to your muscle mass?

Amino acids derived from proteins are the building blocks of your muscles. A sugar syrup, lemon juice and cayenne contain hardly any amino acids if at all. Without amino acids, you lose lean muscles. Loss of lean muscles will help you lose weight but it is not healthy at all. And beware of the rebound weight gain once you start eating again! For more information, visit our Free Articles page and download the article on the truth about Lemon Detox diet.

Natural Treatment of Eczema

What is eczema? Eczema is a condition of the skin that results in weak skin integrity, itchiness, redness and/or weepy skin. Eczema is prevalent in 10-12% of children. Allergic reaction and gastrointestinal function is almost always implicated in eczema cases. The pharmaceutical treatment of eczema is often steroid creams. Many people put up with eczema for years because they think applying the steroid cream from their doctors is the only cure for eczema. There can be different causes of eczema. Amongst the major causes of eczema include:
1. Food allergy
2. Toxicity from the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bowels or lymphatic system
3. Stress
4. Exposure to environmental allergens and irritants or overwashing
5. Nutrient deficiency
6. Immune dysregulation
7. Bacterial infection
Treatment of eczema naturally involves dealing with food allergy or intolerances and working with the gastrointestinal tract as a toxic gastrointestinal tract from leaky gut syndrome, constipation or congestion of the elimination organs like the liver and lymphatic system can also show up on the skin as eczema. For more information, visit our Free Articles page and download the article on treating eczema and allergy naturally.