Article: Micro-nutrient changes during food processing and storage

Link to article:  Micronutrients effected during processing and storage article

Click on the underlined link above to read a good summary on food processing techniques and how they change micro-nutrient content within different foods.  This is the topic for my essay that I need to write this week, but its hard to choose just two to research as I am interested to learn about them all.  Its obvious that we lose a lot of essential vitamins and minerals when we boil food, but how much is it really??  Check out this article and you can read all about it.  Hope you enjoy reading!  Be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  C J K Henry and D Massey 2001, ‘Micro-nutrient changes during food processing and storage’, Crop Post Harvest Program (CPHP), vol.5, p.1-8.

Article: Hydrotherapy: a forgotten Australian therapeutic modality

Link to article:  Hydrotherapy article

Click on the underlined link above to read about the somewhat lost art of hydrotherapy.  Now, there is a common misunderstanding that hydrotherapy only involves water-colonic irrigation, which is not the case.  This article gives a very good summary of the different types of hydrotherapy methods and some of the benefits of each.  It also includes some at-home techniques you can do just by using your shower!  Its cheap and has been scientifically proven, so why not give it a go. Just a precaution though, if you have any type of cardiovascular problems then please consult a doctor, naturopathic practitioner or hydro-therapist before attempting any at-home treatment.   Hope you enjoy this article, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  Wardle, JonAffiliation:University of Technology Sydney Building 10, Jones Street, Ultimo 2007Source:Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine  (AUST J HERBAL MED), 2013; 25 (1): 12-7.