My sources range from a lifetime of experience travelling abroad to research via libraries and university websites and include a vast range of scientific papers which I have analysed and summarised in everyday language. I review both the health problems that can be helped by nutritional interventions and the healing properties and nutrients of the full spectrum of natural (as opposed to processed) foods and drinks.
About the Nature Cures books
The Nature Cures book was published by Hammersmith Health Books in January 2016 and includes A-Z's of health disorders, natural foods, nutrients, hazards and natural remedies plus much more. It is something you will refer to again and again and it has been said that all households should have one. You can see me signing my Nature Cures 1130 page encyclopaedic volume above which took three long years to edit.
Wishing you all good health and happiness.
Nat H Hawes
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About Nature Cures
Most people nowadays do not possess the correct balance of friendly bacteria in their intestines to enable their body to manufacture the necessary amino acids and absorb the correct nutrients for all the vital processes that take place in the human body to work at their best.
Juicing and blending raw vegetables and fruits is a great way to consume all the nutrients which are lost during cooking and can treat many conditions and diseases if the right fruits and vegetables are chosen.
Sprouting for a micro diet is also highly beneficial to all human adverse conditions and diseases because it provides a condensed form of high nutrition and if added to the daily diet can provide all the body needs to stay healthy and fit and fight off diseases.
Brine pickling keeps vegetables for up to a year and is far healthier than vinegar pickling because it provides additional; probiotic beneficial bacteria that the intestines needs.
Why choose organic produce?
Modern intensive farming methods leach magnesium, chromium and many other essential minerals from the soil and, currently, it is not standard practice to replace them so today’s food contains less of the important minerals than it did 50 years ago. Unless this problem is addressed and farming methods altered, the mineral content of our food will continue to deplete. Going organic is one way of counter-balancing this problem.
Pesticides, fungicides and herbicides are then used to control crop productions which not only adversely affected wildlife, such as bees that have severely dropped in numbers worldwide, but end up being consumed in small amounts by humans. These toxins can then have highly detrimental effects on human health after a period of years building up in the system especially the brain and liver causing many conditions and diseases that would never have occurred otherwise. See Pesticides for more information
Hopefully, this website will help you to make an informed decision on what you should consume to keep your body healthy and what may be lacking or should be avoided or may help you recover from various illnesses. Be creative and try adding healthy ingredients to your normal recipes in small amounts. Replace unhealthy options like white flour with whole meal flour and sugar with pure honey and butter with cold-pressed coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. Add a pinch of turmeric and other spices to sauces, sandwiches, soups and stews. Use yoghurt instead of cream. You will find that many healthy options taste even better and will feel good knowing that you are looking after your body and your health as well as those you may cook for.
How to tell if a food is organic
PLU (Price Look Up) codes are the 4- or 5-digit numbers on produce stickers that have been used by supermarkets since 1990. They represent a globally standardised system implemented by the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS), a group of national produce associations from around the globe.
The system is based on 4-digit codes that are within the 3000 and 4000 series. The numbers are assigned randomly, that is, each digit does not imply anything specifically, just an overall identification number. As an example, a small Fuji apple has the code of 4129, a large Fuji apple has the code 4132. If the 4-digit number is preceded by a 9, it indicates that it was grown organically.
Why spend a fortune on over-the-counter drugs when you can transform food into first aid with far cheaper common grocery ingredients. Teas, soups, tinctures, gargles, baths, compresses, juices, steam treatments, massage oils, medicinal honeys and syrups can all be easily made at the kitchen table. Stock your kitchen cupboards with vinegar, tea tree oil, aloe vera, honey, turmeric, cayenne pepper, coconut, lemon and garlic as all contain excellent antiseptic properties but do no harm to the environment unlike man made chemically based products. See the Hygiene, Toxins and health page for ways to make your own toxin free cleaning products and cosmetics.See: How to make your own home remedies
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