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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 […]

Nutrition and the immune system

I trust that most of us understand the importance of choosing an anti-inflammatory diet in order to support our body systems- especially our immunity. The foods given to us by nature (fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, etc) in their unprocessed form provide the right nutrients for the correct function of our cells. This article below […]

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 […]

Nutriepigenetics

The word is more complicated than its meaning: it is the relationship between nutrition and our genes.  In other words, the impact our food choices have on our genes and their actions on the body. Our bodies are made of roughly 37 trillion cells, most of which have DNA inside. The foods we eat do […]

SOS vegan!

Veganism has shot through the roof in the last few months, with many of us becoming increasingly aware of what we are putting into our bodies.  The concept of eating to heal the body rather than to harm it is now becoming more well-known.  The article below holds an interesting approach towards food and how […]

Silent inflammation

In 1942, Victor Lindlahr, the author of “You Are What You Eat”, said that 90% of modern disease was caused by cheap foodstuffs.  The way the food industry has changed since then would possibly push this percentage up. “Cheap foodstuffs”, such as pastries, cakes, crisps, biscuits, fast food, ready meals, sweets and chocolate cause disease […]