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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

Is lactose intolerance natural?

First, what is lactose intolerance? Our major source of lactose is milk (cow, goat, sheep and human) or yogurt. It is not found in hard cheese or butter. At birth, we have a digestive enzyme called lactase to break down lactose in breast milk to its constituent sugars, glucose and galactose, which are then absorbed into the blood.

By the age of 5 years, in many...

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Tea and Coffee Break

Tea and Coffee Break

Humans have enjoyed tea and coffee for quite some time. Coffee was being drunk in Europe in the mid-17th century, while tea was supposedly consumed by the Chinese 4500 years ago, although this strongly disputed as the first mention of tea in a Chinese text was only 2000 years ago. Tea arrived in Europe around the same time as coffee. A fascinating history of both beverages can be found in Tom Stan...

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Eggs

Eggs

Rod Lees wrote and said: "There seems to be some mixed advice in relation to eggs and cholesterol." You're right Rod, and there has been for many years. It was conveniently thought that foods with cholesterol had the potential to raise blood cholesterol. We later realised that it was saturated fat and becoming blobby that made our cholesterol rise. It's doubtful that it was the omelette ...

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A Philosophy of Eating

A Philosophy of Eating

My favorite Wellness adviser, Don Ardell, and I exchange emails. In the main we agree and sometimes disagree, if only because continuous agreement is not that adventurous. Don is a vegan. I'm a flexitarian. Don avoids cheese. I think a life without a good camembert is one greatly diminished. All the same, we kind of agree on a philosophy of eating. Briefly, here is my view. Don will comment at the...

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C became famous the moment that Linus Pauling (pictured), a US professor of chemistry, said he thought that vitamin C could reduce the risk of the common cold. By this time, in the early 1970s, he had already pocketed two Nobel Prizes in chemistry and peace. He could have got a third when he was working hard to determine the structure of DNA before Watson and Crick beat him to it. So, Paul...

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