27 October 2010:
Vitamin D, also known as sunshine vitamin, is synthesized in our bodies when exposed to natural light. It is best obtained from natural light and is an essential component for calcium absorption and utilization. So don’t just take lots of calcium supplement and be a homebody. Get your free Vitamin D from Mother Nature! 10-15 minutes a day will give you the amount of vitamin D you need without risking sunburn.

3 November 2010:
Take care of your teeth, brushing and flossing regularly. A study found that in about 90% of breast cancer patients, there is a dental component to their illness, according to Dr. Thomas Rau, Medical Director of the Paracelsus Clinic in Lustmuhle, Switzerland.

10 November 2010:
2 cloves of raw garlic a day help prevent roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms and hookworms. Other foods with parasitic properties are onions, carrot tops, radishes, kelp, raw cabbage, apple cider vinegar, ground almonds, pumpkin, cranberry juice and sauerkraut. Use a variety of these foods regularly.

17 November 2010:
Research shows that a plant-based diet prevents 20-50% of all cancers. Consume a primarily plant-based diet of at least 50-80% vegetables and fruits. Strive for 6-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily where 1 serving is equivalent to ½ cup or 1 cup for leafy greens or 1 large piece of fruit.

24 November 2010:
Tomatoes are by far the highest source of dietary lycopene, which is an excellent antioxidant essential for bone health and the prevention of some cancers. Lycopene is more bio-available when tomatoes are heated and processed. Add some oil to your cooked tomatoes after cooking to enhance the absorption of the wonderful nutrient.

1 December 2010:
Do you know that 1 avocado has more than twice the amount of potassium in a banana? Potassium is essential for cellular detoxification. It eliminates excess sodium in the body, preserve the alkalinity of the body fluids and encourage the kidneys to eliminate poisonous waste products.

8 December 2010:
Don’t count your calories, make every calorie count.

5 January 2011:
Do you know that 1 cup of kale leaves or collard greens has more calcium than 1/2 cup of milk with 2% fat? 1.5 cups of broccoli trump that amount of calcium too! Or if you have a sweet tooth, try 10 dried figs for the same amount of calcium intake. So who says dairy is your only source of calcium?

12 January 2011:
Vitamin B12 helps the conversion of beta-carotene into Vitamin A and assist in the production of DNA and RNA, the genetic material in each cell. It also assists the action of Vitamin C and is essential for longevity. Vitamin B12 is only available in animal-based foods such as fish and egg yolks if you are not a strict vegetarian like myself. If you are completely off animal foods, consider taking a B12 supplement.

9 February 2011:
We eat with our eyes. Control your portion sizes when eating out by ordering appetizers or having part of the portion served boxed right away before you start digging in.

16 February 2011:
Substitute refined sugar in your baking recipes with natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, agave syrup or honey. They are sweeter and you will use less and they contain other nutrients while you indulge. Make your food work harder for you!

17 April 2011:
To maximise the benefits of garlic, let them rest for at least 5 to 10 minutes after cutting them, before cooking them. This allows the generation of allicin, the "mastermind" behind garlic's many health benefits.