Food and Supplements

David Attenborough Urges Everyone To Leave A Spoonful Of Sugar And Water In Their Garden To Save Humanity

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  By Newsroom24.   Bees are often seen as one of humanity’s biggest enemies, and yet they help to keep us alive. You don’t have to be a tree hugger to respect the environment that you live in. For two million years, before the agricultural revolution, humans foraged the land and brought thousands of species […]

Inside York’s First Cat Cafe

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    From YorkMix. After one false start and a lot of anticipation, York now has its very first cat café. The Cat’s Whiskers opened a few days ago in a listed three-storey building on Goodramgate. Complete with 11 cats, including Freddie and Teddy, Simba, Bear and Snowy and Olaf – who are both deaf – the café […]

Results Of ME/CFS Supplement Poll

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      From Stories Out Loud.   This is an on-going poll of supplements that ME/CFS sufferers have tried. If you have (or have had) ME/CFS, please tell others your experience by voting. The more people who vote, the more useful it will be. This poll is only intended for supplements you can buy over the […]

Scientists Alone Can’t Solve The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis – We Need Economists Too

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By Laurence Roope, Richard Smith and Sarah Wordsworth in The Conversation.   Driven by widespread antibiotic use, bacterial infections are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment, and the pipeline for new antibiotics is running dry. Recent reports estimate that, without action, by 2050 resistance to antimicrobial drugs will cause up to 10m deaths a year globally and reduce […]

If You’re Constantly Exhausted, Take 3 Minutes To Read Up On Why

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    By Emma Pritchard in Women’s Health.    If you’re barely holding your heavy eyes open as you crawl into the long weekend, then what you’re experiencing might be beyond mere tiredness. And you wouldn’t be alone. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, one in five people experiences unusual tiredness at any given time, […]

Activated Charcoal Doesn’t Detox The Body – Four Reasons You Should Avoid It

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      By Sophie Medlin in The Conversation.   On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products – from croissants to capsules – are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling charcoal “shots”. Some vendors of these products […]

Which Painkiller ?

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  From NHS Choices.   The type of medicines that you need to treat your pain depend on what type of pain you have. For pain associated with inflammation, such as back pain or headaches, paracetamol and anti-inflammatory painkillers work best. If the pain is caused by sensitive or damaged nerves, as is the case with shingles or sciatica, it’s usually treated with tablets that […]

So You Went Vegan In January – Now What ?

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    By Sophie Medlin in The Conversation.   Many people will have had their fill of cheese, chocolate and meat over Christmas and have felt much more energised after going vegan in January (an event known as Veganuary). This invigorating feeling is largely due to the increase in fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses as opposed […]

Eat To Beat High Blood Pressure

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  By Patsy Westcott in SAGA Magazine.   By focusing on your diet, you can help to alleviate the threat posed by this ‘silent killer’, says nutrition expert Patsy Westcott. One in three adults in the UK have high blood pressure (BP) and, according to the British Heart Foundation, around seven million people have it […]

York Is The Capital Of The Food Universe !’ City Restaurant Gets Stunning Review

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    From YorkMix.   York’s reputation as a world-beating foodie destination continues to grow. One of Britain’s leading food critics has reviewed a city restaurant and was so impressed he declared: “As far as I am concerned, York is the capital of the food universe.” Giles Coren, restaurant reviewer from The Times, gave his verdict […]

Café In Historic York Building To Get A Makeover And New Name

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  From YorkMix. This 15th century building is all that remains of the street on which it stands. No doubt number 1 Little Shambles has undergone many changes over the centuries. And what is now the Little Shambles Tearooms is set to enter its next chapter with a new name and layout. At present customers […]

10 Health Benefits And Uses For Turmeric Curcumin Supplements

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      From COGNITUNE Smarter Health.   Are you looking for a way to boost every facet of your health with a single spice? It sounds crazy, but turmeric curcumin with BioPerine may be the magic supplement we’ve been seeking. Turmeric benefits the body and mind in more ways than you can imagine. Similar […]

Patisserie Valerie – Which Has Three York Branches – Goes Into Administration

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    By Dan Bean in York Press.   A CAKE shop chain with three sites in York has collapsed into administration. The move by Patisserie Valerie – which has branches in Feasegate, Coppergate and at the Designer Outlet – came following failed discussions with HSBC and Barclays to extend a standstill agreement on its […]

Two Friends From Rome Bring Authentic Italian Street Food To York

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    From YorkMix.   Two friends from Rome have brought the authentic taste of Italian food to the streets of York. Alessandro Venturi and Robin George this week opened up A’Roma Pasta Bar on Silver Street, next to Shambles Market. It serves up a mix of home-made pasta dishes, bread and cakes. And they […]

Refill Your Water Bottle In York For Free: New Scheme Planned

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  By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix. Refilling your water bottle in York city centre could become easier next year, under council plans to encourage more businesses to offer free drinking water. City of York Council is supporting a campaign to encourage people to cut their use of disposable plastic bottles and cups, as well as drink more […]

Top York Eateries To Offer Menu From £10 During ‘Restaurant Week’

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    By Chloe Laversuch in The Press.   The event, which aims to help residents discover different places to eat by offering set menus at some of the city’s best eateries from £10 per person, is being organised by York Business Improvement District (BID). Director Andrew Lowson said: “People are getting value for money and the […]

More People Are Experiencing Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before

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  By Mattew Smith in The Conversation.   The recent inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she was unaware contained sesame, could lead to a change in labelling legislation. Indeed, a recent investigation found that undeclared allergens were present in a quarter of foods sampled. But a more fundamental issue […]

Overwhelming Public Support For Sugar And Calorie Reduction

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From The Yorkshire Times. A new survey from Public Health England (PHE) shows overwhelming public support for reducing sugar and calories in everyday foods. The survey, carried out by Ipsos MORI, found around 9 in 10 people support the government working with the food industry (manufacturers, supermarkets and the eating out of home sector) to […]

Pinetree’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / M.E. CBD Oil Success Story

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From Health Rising. (Thanks to Pinetree for providing her success story and personal recommendations. This blog was written by her and edited by me (Cort)) A success story is always a remarkable thing to hear. Pinetree still has chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), she’s not ‘normal’ or cured, but a single treatment has made a remarkable […]

96 Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis

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by Denise Grech in Times of Malta. Ninety-six patients have been prescribed medical cannabis since the law was amended in March this year, Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci said. The 96 patients were under the care of 14 doctors, she said, adding the superintendence was also following the cases closely. Many of these patients suffered from fibromyalgia, […]

UN Warns Of Damage To “The Fabric Of British Society” As The State Turns On Its People

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  By Jack Peat in The London Economic.   Drastic cuts to social support and welfare risk damaging the very fabric of British society, a UN report has today revealed. Concluding his 12-day visit to the country the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, said the UK Government’s policies are […]

The Gut Microbiota At The Intersection Of Diet And Human Health

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  By Christopher L. Gentile, Tiffany L. Weir et al in Science.   Abstract Diet affects multiple facets of human health and is inextricably linked to chronic metabolic conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Dietary nutrients are essential not only for human health but also for the health and survival of the trillions […]

New Way Of Monitoring Medicines Could Vastly Improve Lives Of People In Care Homes

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By Sue Jones and Mel Storey in The Conversation.   More than 50% of care home residents are being prescribed medicines that they do not need, or which do not properly address their health problems. Antipsychotics, for example, are often overused to treat the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. But this problem is not easy to remedy. The […]

Health Benefits Of Seeds: Sesame, Pumpkin, Sunflower & Linseed

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    From SAGA Magazine. Seeds such as pumpkin, sesame and sunflower pack a powerful health punch and a quick look at their nutrient content will tell you why. Seeds contain high levels of essential fatty acids, the full profile of amino acids needed to form complete and digestible protein, plus vitamins A, B, C […]

Stonebow Food Hall Plan Is Back – Aiming To Create A New ‘Social City Hub’ And 100 Jobs

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From YorkMix.   It caused such criticism that the developers pledged to go back to the drawing board. Today the controversial plan to turn part of Stonebow House in York into a food and dining hall has returned – aiming to turn an “eyesore” into a “social city hub”. And Try Market Halls say the […]

The Health Benefits Of Fermented Food

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  By Patsy Westcott in SAGA Magazine.   Fermentation is one of the hottest food trends right now – but why all the fuss about this ancient method of food preservation? Fermented foods have been part of our diet ever since our ancient ancestors cottoned on to the idea that fermentation helped to preserve food. With the […]

10 Ways To Boost Your Vitamin D Levels

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  By Daniel Coughlin  in SAGA Magazine.   Unless you’re escaping to sunnier climes for the winter, chances are your vitamin D levels will need topping up. here are 10 ways to boost reserves. Our bodies convert sunlight to vitamin D but from October to March, the sun in the UK doesn’t contain enough UVB radiation […]

Ten Things You Must Do At York Food Festival 2018

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  From YorkMix.   Food, drink, music and family fun are back on the menu as the York Food & Drink Festival returns. The ten days of the festival are packed with fabulous flavours, delicious demonstrations, tasty trails and lots of free samples! Festival director Michael Hjort said: We’re delighted to offer a rather different […]

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