Is Junk Food Addictive?

We define junk food as over processed food that is low in nutrients but high in fat, especially the harmful saturated, hydrogenated and trans fats, sugar, salt and artificial colourants, flavourants, sweeteners and preservatives. Junk food might be popular, not only because it is highly tasty, readily available and convenient, but because it is potentially…

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The Importance of Play

Humans are genetically wired to play, particularly children, but its benefits have never been fully assessed. We all know that play involves a state of being that can range from outright excitement and joy to quiet, sustained pleasure. In other words, it always feels good. Unfortunately play, especially the type of creative, freewheeling play that…

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Water and Kids – Why it’s a Ticking Time-bomb

Children are at greater risk of dehydration than adults and research suggests that many children may be suffering from mild dehydration. Mild dehydration increases the risk of fatigue, headaches, constipation and even urinary tract infections. It has also been shown to reduce mental ability, reaction times and physical performance, by as much as 25%. Children…

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Before you Change the World

There are many of us who want to make a difference in the world, we want to change it for the better, effect positive outcomes and maybe, just maybe, end up changing the world itself. The problem is it’s not always that easy – the expression “it’s easier said than done” suddenly springs to mind.…

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Vitamins and Minerals – How Much of Them Do I Really Need?

Ever since vitamins were discovered to be important to maintain health and well-being the controversial question that has been asked is how much vitamins does my body need? Even different countries and international authorities cannot agree on standardised daily amounts of vitamins and minerals one needs.Then there are other groups and researchers who recommend intakes…

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