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Omega 3- The Biggest Marketing Gimmick

Every few years a company’s marketing strategy becomes a hit and a new “superfood” is born. Currently, it is Macha tea which solves all problems including weight, diabetes, rheumatism. It comes on the heels of quinoa, chia seeds, Leh berries, Brazil nuts, blueberries, turmeric, spirulina, goji berries, dark chocolate, red wine, coconut oil, extra virgin […]

Where Have All The Donkeys Gone?

Every few years the Chinese fixate upon an animal and come to the conclusion that its parts will cure everything from acne to cancer. It doesn’t matter where the animal is; it could be the Totoaba, a fish found only in one lake in Mexico, which is almost totally decimated because the Chinese wanted its […]

How To Prevent Cancer

Many people believe that getting cancer is purely down to genes, fate or bad luck. But through scientific research, we know that our risk actually depends on a combination of our genes, our environment and things to do with our lifestyle, which we’re more able to control. Much of our research in India is derivative […]

What’s In Your Chicken Sandwich?

A recent investigation by CBC Marketplace shows that the chicken used in Subway chicken sandwiches is only 42.8% chicken. The salad chicken, which they claim as healthy oven roasted chicken, is only 53.6% chicken! What is the rest? Is the chicken you get in commercial large scale food vendors, in products like sandwiches, chicken? Perhaps […]

Your Chicken is Killing You

A study conducted by Princeton University says that there has been a 36%  rise in antibiotic use in all countries over the last 10 years – except in India, which has seen a rise of 62% and is now the largest consumer of antibiotics in the world. If these antibiotics were simply being taken by […]

Men to Blame

In a country like India, it is odd that we should have so many couples going to doc­tors complaining about their inability to have children. A number of men, predict­ably, put the blame on their wives. But when fam­ily pressure forces them to take tests, then it is usually the man who has a low […]

Why Milk Dealers Need To Have Permits

Imagine a new human mother who has a viral infection. Would any doctor allow her own baby to drink her milk? Of course not. When you drink milk, have you ever thought of the health of the cow that this milk came from? According to veterinary studies, one of the most common diseases that cattle […]

Foods That Affect Male Fertility

In a country like India, it is odd that we should have so many couples going to doctors complaining about their inability to have children. A number of men, predictably, put the blame on their wives. But when family pressure forces them to take tests, then it is usually the man who has a low […]

Hidden Animal Ingredients in Food, Cosmetics

Vegetarianism, at its most superficial level, is the not eating of animal flesh. And should include milk which is liquid animal flesh. But do you keep track of what the industry feeds you by way of animal organs and glands in one form or another? Different industries use the animal brain, spinal cord, pancreas, stomach, […]

You Are Eating Much More Than You Think You Are

When I bite into a bar of chocolate, I think of calories. I don’t think of rat hair and faeces. But perhaps I should. The American Food and Drug Authority, the regulatory body for food standards in the United States, publishes something called the Defect Levels Handbook. This sets permissible limits for “natural or unavoidable defects […]

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