Author Archives: Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.

Fruit Tea: A Useful Health food?

Tea is the most drunk beverage in the world after water. Tea really refers to the decoction made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Tea can be black or green depending on how it is fermented. Tea is a healthy drink … Continue reading

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Yoghurt or Milk?

A large percentage of the World’s population are intolerant to cow’s milk. This is because they cannot digest the lactose sugar in the milk. The lactose therefore becomes fermented in the gut by bacteria, and a side effect of this … Continue reading

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Antioxidants: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Antioxidants have been shown to have a number of beneficial effects. In general antioxidants appear to be protective of major lifestyle diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Since evidence shows that antioxidants are beneficial to health, it could be assumed … Continue reading

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Convolvulus Plants: Contain Mood Elevating Flavonoids

Convolvulus are a large group of plants that have been shown to have medicinal properties. In particular, Convolvulus plants may have mood elevating properties. It is not clear how these plants are able to elevate mood, but evidence suggests that … Continue reading

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Salvia verticillata for Mood

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Salvia reuterana: Anxiolytic Herb

The Salvia are a large group of over 900 plant species that grow throughout the world in temperate regions. These plants are more commonly referred to as sage. Salvia reuterana is a sage plant that grows in mountainous regions of … Continue reading

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Polyphenols: Antimicrobials

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What Can You Expect From Better Nutrition?

Only a small number of people go through the experience of better health from improved nutrition. The vast majority of individuals in the Western world continue to consume the Western diet throughout their lives, and these people experience a slow … Continue reading

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Convolvulus Seeds: Lysergic Acid Alkaloids

Convolvulus is a large group of flowering plants that includes the morning glory plants (of which there are over 1000). Medicinally, convolvulus has been shown to have significant beneficial effects on mood. Extracts of both flowers and leaves show particular … Continue reading

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Red Meat: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Red meat undoubtedly has some health benefits associated with consumption. In particular, red meat provides all the essential amino acids necessary for human growth and metabolism and is therefore considered a complete protein. In addition, red meat is an excellent … Continue reading

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