Omegas in a Nutshell

I get confused about the Omegas, so I am sure my readers do. The main reason for this confusion is that the names keep changing and the advice is often false. So, let’s clarify the issue. We’ll start with a quiz: The omegas are all ‘essential’. They are all polyunsaturated…

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Lifestyle

My very first post in March 2009 expressed concern that: Our health is failing, despite spending ever more, per capita, on health care We are overweight There is an epidemic of diabetes Ischaemic heart disease prevalence has not changed in 30 years Allergic conditions are escalating The war on cancer…

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Death of a Giant

It is with the greatest sadness that HETN reports on the death of David Patient – AIDS activist, life coach, educator, bon viveur. David was an inspiration to many. He was certainly an inspiration to Geoff Douglas, who wrote an entire chapter about him in Life is a Fatal Illness. He served…

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2) The Death of Old Wisdom

Over tens of thousands of years, human beings developed sustainable ways to feed themselves. These included preservation of topsoil, crop rotation, natural fertilisers, locally grown and seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh, free range meat, eggs and milk, and freshly cooked nutritious meals. It was no different in the Africa of…

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1) Saving Children’s Lives?

Bill and Melinda Gates have written a Valentine’s message to their friend, Warren Buffett, who, a decade ago, committed to give their foundation 85% of his fortune. Buffett stated at the time that he had grown to admire the Gates Foundation over the years, and that he believed that they would…

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Obituary

Dr Basil Kransdorff – Scientist, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist 2 December 1946 – 14 December 2016 Basil Kransdorff was born into an entrepreneurial family in Zimbabwe and, as a child, he worked with his mother to create an arts and crafts business that utilised the talents of local women. He qualified as an…

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