Phthalates are plasticisers that are added to plastics to make them transparent, flexible and durable whilst giving longevity. The group of chemicals known as phthalates includes many different chemical esters and globally we produce 8.4 million tonnes per year.
It is staggering to know that Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in the Western world. An estimated 1 in 15 people has Type 2 diabetes in the UK. That means 3.7 million people suffer with this disease. Which is equal to 10% of the NHS budget! How long is it going to take for us to realize that in most cases Type 2 Diabetes is self-inflicted through an inappropriate diet, lack of exercise, and in many instances stress? This means that this type of diabetes is completely reversible.
The news report yesterday produced by the EAT Lancet Commission, a non profit start up, has reached a consensus about what makes a healthy, sustainable diet to feed the 7.7 billion in the world today, and the expected 10 billion by 2050.
The EAT Lancet commission is a group of 37 scientists who have come together to address five main issues around a healthy, sustainable diet:
Cinnamon* (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is a well recognised spice, and one of the oldest spices. It is one of the seasonings in “Five Spice Powder”, together with anise, star anise, cloves and fennel seeds. In the Western world cinnamon features strongly in the colder months, especially at Christmas when it is added to mulled wine, Christmas cakes, mincemeat in mince pies and many other seasonal delicacies. What benefits and effects on health does Cinnamon have?