Antioxidants, Disease and Free Radicals

By Mary-Ann Shearer The Modern Lifestyle is anti- antioxidants Despite the technological advances of the modern era, and the reams of scientific research which demonstrates the link between lifestyle and disease, humans continue to lead more and more damaging lifestyles. We are exposed either directly, or indirectly, to incredible amounts of environmental pollution (think tobacco smoke. […]


Health A-Z Archives: Quinoa

By Mary-Ann Shearer Keeeeennnn whaaaaaat? First is how to pronounce the word Quinoa? Well according to Merriam-Webster, the primary pronunciation is with two syllables with the accent on the first ( /ˈkiːnwɑː/ keen-wah). It may also be pronounced with three syllables, with the stress on either the first syllable ( /ˈkiːnoʊ.ə/ kee-noh-ə) or on the […]


Mary-Ann’s Top 10: Beets

By Mary-Ann Shearer Drinking beet juice daily can increase your stamina by 16%. A University of Exeter (U-E) led study shows for the first time how nitrate in beetroot juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, therefore making exercise less tiring Beetroot juice also aids in reducing your blood pressure.

Health A-Z Archives

Health A-Z Archives: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia consists of a complex array of symptoms that include widespread muscle and joint pain along with overwhelming fatigue. And none of it goes away, no matter how much rest you get. Fibromyalgia affects up to 4% of the population — mostly women. And there is still no known cause or recognized treatment that works for […]


AIM Membership and Products

The benefits of signing up for AIM membership The reality is that using AIM products promote health in a way no other products seem able to replicate. Highly nutrient dense food, grown organically, harvested optimally, and processed quickly isnt easy, or common. They have perfected it. Many people who love their products benefit significantly from AIM […]

Human Intestines

Bloating, Flatulence, IBS, Spastic Colon

By Mary-Ann Shearer Bloating, gas, flatulence and spastic colon are basically all the same thing; excess gas trapped in some part of the digestive tract, usually the small or large intestine resulting in distension, discomfort and sometimes even pain. This can be caused by: Eating too fast; especially foods high in concentrated carbohydrates. Chewing well […]



By Mary-Ann Shearer Go Bananas, it’s good for your health! When asked by a medical doctor, what, in his opinion, was the healthiest food to eat, Dr. Louis Meiring (a chemical pathologist) answered, “a ripe banana”. Dr. Meiring maintains that ripe bananas leave the best chemical residue and balance in the blood stream. Firstly what […]



By Mary-Ann Shearer The many health benefits of eating Avocados With the emphasis on low fat diets to avoid heart disease, cancer and diabetes, natural unprocessed fats in the diet have been thrown out with the bath water, so to speak. Avocados are a great source of natural, unprocessed fats. Good Fats are needed by […]

Asthma and Lung Health

Asthma and Diet

By Mary-Ann Shearer Asthma results when triggers cause swelling of the tissues in the air passages of the lung, making it difficult to breathe. Typical symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. First, some foods can provoke asthma attacks by causing an allergic reaction. Asthma and Diet: Foods that trigger attacks Foods […]


Health A-Z Archives: Depression

By Mary-Ann Shearer Depression, Diet and Anti-depressants Depression today seems as common as the proverbial cold. Even among active committed Christians depression is a common problem; but a seldom discussed one. Depression for me, was a purely physical result of my bad diet and when corrected, depression and mood swings were a thing of the […]



Antidepressants are one of the most prescribed medications worldwide (200 million worldwide, 10% are children in 2005). For many, this is one of the only options, and the alternatives are overwhelming. Mary-Ann discusses anti-depressants and what things you can do to cope. Mary-Ann isn’t speaking from a clinical perspective, she knows first hand what it […]


Antibiotics Hormones and Meat

By Mary-Ann Shearer The Intersection of Antibiotics, Hormones and Meat I have taken the following extracts are taken from “The Food Revolution” by John Robbins (JR), published by Conari Press  and “Diet and Health” by Walter J. Veith (WV)- Chairman, dept. of Zoology at the Western Cape. This is not to scare you but to make […]


Almonds are a Nutrition Powerhouse

By Mary-Ann Shearer Go Nuts… Almonds are GREAT! Almonds are the fruit of the Almond tree. They are in the rose family and related to peaches and apricots. Almonds are the only nuts that are alkaline in the blood stream once eaten. It is very high in alkaline minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Almonds […]

AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

By Mary-Ann Shearer “Modern ‘scientific’ medical practice relies very largely on medicines whose ultimate effect is to impair the patient’s immune system. This is no secret, no great discovery. It is discussed in all the relevant literature. But it has never seemed significant until today when the world is faced with an epidemic rooted in […]


A is for apple  –  plenty of them

By Mary-Ann Shearer The old adage of “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” has never been more true than today. With all the latest research pointing to the importance of fruit and vegetables to avoid the “BIG 3” killers (heart disease, diabetes and cancer) the World Health Organisation has now concluded that to […]

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Aging Naturally

By Mary-Ann Shearer Theories of aging, and aging naturally Genetic When we are born our cells are already programmed to die by a certain age: this depends on your parents and grandparents, skin type etc. Wear and tear An organism has to achieve a balance between the energy it puts into reproduction and the energy […]


7 Steps to Breaking Food Cravings

By Mary-Ann Shearer Tired of feeling like food has an uncontrollable hold on your life? Wondering whether you really could live without chocolate, cheese, sugar, or meat? Here’s a list of tips to help you free yourself from unhealthy food cravings: Step 1  Start with a good breakfast. Cutting hunger is the first step in […]

Mary-Ann’s Seasoning Salt Set

The 3 pack of Mary-Ann’s Salts Now directly available in the USA too! Mary-Ann Shearers Seasoning Salts good for almost EVERYTHING you cook. Mary-Ann’s Garlic & Herb Salt 200 ml Shaker Bottle We call it “The White Salt”, and use it anywhere you want a little garlic and onion flavor. Sea salt, Garlic, Rosemary, Onion, Oregano, Paprika, […]

Mary-Ann’s Herb Salt

Mary-Ann’s Seasoning Salt 200 ml Shaker Bottle We call it “The Red Salt”, and its a fantastic all around salt with a little help from Paprika and Coriander, Black Pepper, and a hint of Nutmeg. This seasoning is great for mushroom dishes, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and broccoli.  Butternut Squash soup anyone? To purchase this product in […]

Mary-Ann’s Garlic & Herb Salt

Mary-Ann’s Garlic & Herb Salt 200 ml Shaker Bottle We call it “The White Salt”, and use it anywhere you want a little garlic and onion flavor without the toxic side effects (garlic can contribute to thyroid problems), great for Mediterranean recipes Sea salt, Garlic, Rosemary, Onion, Oregano, Paprika, Basil, Thyme Used in our Cashew Mayo recipe. To purchase this […]