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Health A-Z Archives: Immune System

By Mary-Ann Shearer Building your Immune System I believe that one of the best ways to build your Immune system is through a natural diet. We seem to understand that to have healthy plants in our gardens like rose bushes and vegetables, we need to feed the soil with compost, manure, bone meal etc. A […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Mary-Ann Shearer Is Hormone Replacement Therapy good for your health? Hormone Replacement Therapy – some new thoughts about hot flashes and things By Lynne Peeples NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If you’re considering starting hormone treatments to ease the hot and bothersome symptoms of menopause, keep in mind that you could suffer even more if you […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Soy

By Mary-Ann Shearer (for an informative look in detail at the growth and development of the soybean plant click here) Soy has ancient roots worldwide Soybeans have been a primary source of protein in the East for centuries and have only been used in the West in the last half of the 1900’s. Soy beans […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Heart Disease

According to national statistics the No 1 cause of death in South Africa and the Western World is HEART DISEASE. According to Udo Erasmus, “These deaths are the result of EATING HABITS BASED ON IGNORANCE AND MISCONCEPTIONS.” Scripture tells us “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6 All current research indicates clearly that heart […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease of the gut, may be more common than previously thought, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine June 19, 2003. Celiac disease is a classic example of food sensitivity. It is caused by an immune response to gluten (the protein portion), found in WHEAT, OATS, RYE […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Green Tea

Green tea is the same plant as ‘black tea’ known as Camellia Sinensis. Green tea has been used for stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, to prevent dental cavities, to lower cholesterol levels, as an antioxidant, to reduce cancer, and as a stimulant. Green tea has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) Some people may have been confused by a comment Dr. Pam Popper made on fats in our diet. She herself eats natural fats like avocado, nuts and seeds etc (I know this because I lived with and fed and ate meals with her for 10 days). She was not saying avoid […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Coral Calcium

Coral calcium is basically a supplement (under many different brands) that is being marketed by some as the miracle cure for all and every disease. The Quest for Alkalinity The idea being that as calcium is a high alkaline mineral it helps to regulate the pH of the body. It is a well-known fact that […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Flaxseed oil or Fish oil

FLAXOIL vs FISHOIL There has recently been a rumour that flax oil can cause prostate cancer or inflammation and it has had many people in a tizz. So I have spent some hours investigating where this rumour started and it seems to come from a ‘doctor’ Newstaedter, who calls himself a doctor of homeopathy, acupuncture […]

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Health A-Z Archive: Water

I am often asked a lot of questions about water – what sort of water should one drink, how much, how often and which water is best. So here are my feelings on water! Water is CRITICAL Water is one of the most life-giving substances available to us. Without it, we would die within a […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Coconut Oil

By Mary-Ann Shearer Brief Description A safe vegetable cooking oil with a delicate flavour and wonderful healing properties. “THE TREE OF LIFE – In beauty and utility, no other tree can surpass the coconut tree. It is the most extensively grown and used nut in the world” Main Benefits of Coconut Oil A wonderful immune booster […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Gastrointestinal Health

For those of you with “tummy troubles” you will find the suggestions below may just get through the holidays without any discomfort and into the new year with your health turned around. Gastrointestinal health disorders or problems 1.     Constipation 2.     Diarrhea 3.     IBS – Irritable Bowel syndrome 4.     Ulcers 5.     Crohn’s disease 6.     Ulcerative colitis 7.     Indigestion/heartburn 8.     Flatulence 9.     Parasites These are just […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Contraception

By Mary-Ann Shearer C for Contraception The issue of contraception comes up regularly as women all over the world who live natural lives, try to live as close to nature as possible. As a mother of 3 daughters, the last one being conceived on the Billings Method (a natural system in use for decades in […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Childhood Obesity

By Mary-Ann Shearer CHILDHOOD OBESITY STATISTICS American children are getting fatter at an alarming rate, with the percentage of significantly overweight black and Hispanic youngsters more than doubling over 12 years and climbing 50 percent among whites. By 1998, nearly 22 percent of black children ages 4 to 12 were overweight, as were 22 percent […]

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Concentrated Foods: Spirulina vs. Barley

By Mary-Ann Shearer What is Spirulina? There appears to be a lot of confusion about this product. Some books (Chlorella by William H Lee & Michael Rosenbaum – edited by Richard Passwater) say that “spirulina is a multi-cell, spiral shaped plant that grows in salt water or brackish water” and Dr Michael Sharon in his […]

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What is blood pressure?


By Mary-Ann Shearer Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure results from two forces. One is created by the heart as it pumps blood into the arteries and through the circulatory system. The other is the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow. What […]

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Sleep might be the new vitamin

By Mary-Ann Shearer Is Sleep a new vitamin? “I’d like to challenge you to think about rest as if it were a newly discovered vitamin, let’s call it vitamin R. In this hypothetical situation, we can now forget about whether or not we have time to rest. After all, every one of rest’s advantages can […]

100 Days to Health

Eating Habits Changed

  “I have completed the 100 days programme and found it life-changing with regard to my eating habits. I had not eaten much fruit before but now I so enjoy blending a fruit drink in the mornings! I read product labels now and shop for healthier options instead of cheaper ones. Have also cut down […]

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Exercise and Hormone Health

The relationship between Exercise and Hormone Health Obviously there is a reason that health focuses on diet. Diet provides the fundamental elements for a healthy lifestyle, supplying micro-nutrients as well as enzymes, phyto-chemicals, and anti-oxidants. The Power of Exercise However, do you know the incredible power of exercise? From detoxification, improved circulation, to adaptive response and hormone balancing […]

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The 100 days have changed my lifestyle

“I found your “100 Days To Health” very inspiring and just wish it went on for longer! From your book I gather that you were a “health nut” who was having health problems yourself until you discovered food combining. My story is similar but for different reasons. I have always been a “health nut” whose […]