For most people, bread remains one of the biggest sources of dietary salt, so it’s a great place to start if you’re trying to reduce your salt intake. This recipe works fine in a bread maker, admittedly, it doesn’t taste as good without salt…but fillings can sort this out easily. This recipe has almost no salt and makes a 750g loaf.

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We have always written on the bottles of Res-V and Lester’s Oil a warning; don’t use if on strong blood thinners. We have had huge numbers of customers concerned about this and asking us if that was a ‘hard and fast’ rule or whether there are exceptions.

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You may have read that ‘health benefits of red wine and chocolate are unfounded’, based on a single study from out of the United States.

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I found some research that was quite fascinating, very left-field but I’m sure will be of interest to many people.

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I thought I would write a quick summary of where resveratrol is at and what’s been going on.

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a fairly common occurrence and a common cause of death and disability worldwide. Car accidents, falls (especially the elderly) and contact sports cause a huge number of such injuries every year. Scaling down from the US figures, we probably have 10’s of thousands of cases annually and survivors are often left with cognitive, behavioural and communicative difficulties. Many people are left with a permanent need for help in performing daily tasks at huge costs to themselves and the country.

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I recall reading some time back an article on blood pressure guidelines from the United States. Drug company lobbying ultimately set the limits whereby someone would be defined as having high blood pressure requiring treatment with their products.

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Those of you who have read my other article on cholesterol lowering drugs known as ‘statins’ will realise that I have a dim view of their supposed benefits. However, I did not include in that article research suggesting that rather than simply being of absolutely minimal benefit, they may well be causing more harm than good.

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When it comes to nutrition and dietary advice, listen to anyone at your peril. A couple of years ago I wrote an article on how to lose weight (read article here) it was a very general article, and pretty easy to follow. Essentially ignore the advice we get from so called ‘experts’ and start by halving virtually everything that’s white on your plate, chips, bread, rice, sugar etc. and you will have made a great start. I didn’t get into nutrition as I am not an expert in that field, just some simple advice that holds just as true today.

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Those of you who have read my articles on drug company fraud should appreciate this little article tucked away in the business section of the NZ Herald.

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