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Feed your immune cells

Our immune system is a complex interaction made up of at least six different cells, the bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, appendix and skin. The immune system has a vital role: to protect us from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make us ill. It’s also one of the most fundamental systems in […]

Optimise your Immune System

There is something called ‘plasticity’ in our immune system. This means that when the immune system sees a pathogen it has never seen before- e.g. a virus, fungus or bacterium- it can come up with a defence mechanism to deal with it in the most efficient way. It activates the ‘army’ to tackle this pathogen […]

Lina’s mission

Lina Kumar’s journey into nutrition started when she lived in Cyprus.  Lina grew up in a suburban house surrounded by organic fields of citrus, olive and fig trees, and a herb and vegetable garden nurtured by her parents.  Her love and appreciation for quality fruits and vegetables was born then.   In 1998 Lina came […]

Eat like the Greeks

The Lancet magazine (April 2019 edition) has published the findings of an international research project about the relationship between diet and chronic diseases (A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017).  It describes how millions of people globally have a diet rich in processed food and poor in phytonutrients.  The main concerns are: […]

Breakfast-breaking news

  As far as most of us can remember, breakfast has historically  been considered the most important meal of the day.  It’s been thought to kick-off our metabolism, boost our performance at school or at work, and help us maintain a slim figure.   As a person who hardly ever has breakfast, and with the […]

Meat-free diet beneficial for diabetes

According to an article published in the British Medical Journal in October 2018, a plant-based diet is the way forward for better diabetes control.  This conclusion follows the analysis of  eleven studies, most of which were RCTs (randomised control trials- the most unbiased kind).  The studies showed that a plant-based diet may offer the following […]