Say Cheese! – Alkaline Phosphatase & the French Paradox

The French Paradox, a term devised to rationalise the ‘decadent’ French diet, dripping in saturated fats from cheese, pate, butter, cream and alcohol from wine which runs contrary to low rates of cardiovascular disease in the French population. Previous studies often focused on resveratrol, the antioxidant in red wine  as an explanation of the paradox …

Hibiscus & Berry Lollies

Packed with antioxidant polyphenols and anthocyanins these lollies are made with an infusion of organic hibiscus tea and a handful of blueberries and blackberries. Cool, fruity, zingy and delicious. Ingredients 4 Organic Hibiscus tea bags 700ml boiled water 100g fresh or frozen blueberries and or blackberries Instructions Steep the tea bags in a jug of …

The Effect of Hibiscus Tea on Blood Pressure

  Hibiscus is a tropical wild plant rich in organic acids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, polysaccharides, beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Meta analyses and randomised controlled trials  show that daily consumption of hibiscus tea significantly lowered blood pressure greater than the control groups. Extracts showed antibacterial, anti-oxidant, nephro and hepato-protective, renal/diuretic effect, effects on lipid metabolism, anti-diabetic …

Statin Nation – The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up

Hidden away in an unlisted section of Youtube sits this eyeopening documentary from 2012 by Director Justin Smith. Statin Nation reveals the medical corruption that has led to the mass over-prescription of cholesterol medications (statins). The film explains how the facts about cholesterol and heart disease have, for decades, been distorted by pharmaceutical companies keen …