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We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the fat in other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, and it has enzymes that turn testosterone into oestrogen. In small amounts, that’s ok, but if there is a lot of belly fat and the majority of testosterone is being turned into oestrogen in men or women, the result is reduction in the amount of lean muscle mass created, which contributes to weight gain.
Foods play an important role in enabling children to fulfill their potential, both academically and socially. I’d like to give you the background information on how good nutrition can make such a difference to children.
Joint disease causes severe pain and limitation of movement in many working dogs and horses. Homoeopathic treatment offers a humane, non-toxic and economic approach to the maintenance and restoration of function. Dr Alex Niven describes some basic joint problems and indicates which remedies should be considered in their alleviation.
It’s that time of year again – the long, lazy days of the Christmas holidays are over and the first day of school is just around the corner. Take steps to ensure that your little ones, and even your bigger ones, ease into the first term happy and stress-free.
Most of us have been conditioned to think that baby = nappy. But do the two have to go together? Well, apparently not. Many people and tribes around the world do not use nappies on their infants at all. So what do they do?
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