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Hemp

Are You Clued Up About Heavenly Hemp?

Here at the retreat, we can’t get enough of delicious hemp and it’s many, many health benefits. And after a little read of this, we reckon you’ll be cheering ‘hurrah’ for hemp too… These powerful little seeds pack a serious nutritious punch and are a great addition to many meals. If it’s increased energy and […]

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Cow

Red Meat – good or bad? Part 1

There was a BBC2 Horizon documentary this evening by Dr Michael Mosley called ‘Should I Eat Meat?’.  One interesting little bit of information mentioned was: An American study showed that eating red meat increased health/mortality issues A European study showed that eating some red meat was healthier than eating none. But no-one looked into WHY […]

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Fish

A Fishy Affair…

After writing about farmed fish in Scotland, it’s amazing how many more articles about fish farming around the world started popping up – all around the question of whether farmed fish is environmentally sustainable. The first article I came across was from The Australian newspaper (18 Dec 2010), and once again the scary comment from […]

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Croissant

Omega 6 or Omega 3?

I caught an advert on TV this evening by Flora margarine.  The whole ad was that their margarine was high in omega-6 and good for the heart.  It’s no wonder everyone is confused, when we’re also continuously told to increase our omega-3 intake.  Are we supposed to eat more omega 3 or omega 6?  Or […]

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Fishy

Not so fishy!

A small article caught my eye in the news early this week – “Fish oil IV drip boost to intensive care”.  It mentioned that hospital trials involving adding fish oil to the intravenous nutrition of patients suffering from systemic inflammatory response syndrome recovered much quicker than those still on the regular treatment. That sounds sensible […]

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Anti Cancer

Provenance should take precedence…

I haven’t mentioned this before, but my step-daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.  She has gone through surgery and has almost completed her chemo plan, to be followed by radiation therapy.  At the tender age of 37, with 2 small daughters, it’s been an emotional time. As you might expect, we’ve all been […]

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