Prolonged use of Heartburn and Ulcer medications leads to Vitamin B12 deficiency

Read more: Prolonged use of Heartburn... Researchers observed a 65% increase in the risk of B12 deficiency on patients who took PPI (proton pump inhibitors, acid suppressing medications) for more than 2 years. They also discovered that higher doses of PPI corresponded with higher risk of B12 deficiency

“Red” Meat Healthy – “Processed” Meats Cause Cancer

Lets set the record straight on the meat causes cancer topic, what’s healthy and what’s not?

Research, Nothing New Here

Today the World Health Organisation, said: "Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans, based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer." Shocking when you take into account the amount of processed meats consumed in Ireland today, but there is nothing new here.

How to make that packed lunch a healthy one

The key point is to get creative with the main lunch item, it can make or break a lunch!

Dinner Leftovers:

This is often the easiest food to add to a lunch, especially if you plan ahead. Leftovers from the night before are very valuable because they are prepared fresh buy yourself and don't contain nasty preservatives that are designed to extend the shelf life of the food, plus it's a very practical way to minimize waste and expense and you know exactly what's in it.

Aspartame is a poison and used as an artificial sweetener in foods

Found in Sugar-Free foods and drinks watch out for this deadly poison

In all independent research This food ingredient causes cancer tumours and many other common disease – and its in lots of foods in Ireland so be very aware – watch this video

Top ten tips for the new year and the new you

25% of new year’s resolutions are broken in the first three weeks

Just one thing

25% of new year’s resolutions are broken in the first three weeks. Instead of making a list of your imperfections and embarking on a Total Vice Ban all at once, choose one thing at a time. Start with cutting out only cigarettes, coffee, alcohol or sugar for the first couple of weeks, then when that one’s knocked over, move onto the next. This strategy is realistic and achievable and builds your confidence as you progress, making success more likely.

The safety and many health benefits of unpasteurized Milk

Milk - Healthy Or Not?

Dear editor,

I am writing in response to Mr Gabriel MacSharry¹s article "Milk - Healthy or not?" that was published in the Sligo Weekender on 17th June 2008.

Mr MacSharry¹s article states that unpasteurised milk from healthy cows is safe to consume. safefood wishes to point out that this advice is not based on sound scientific evidence and could have serious public health consequences.

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