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Optimum Nutrition for Vigour and Vitality

In Health Through Nutrition on December 5, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Your food shall be your medicine. – Hippocrates

Diet plays a vital role in the maintenance of good health and in the prevention and cure of disease. In the words of Sir Robert McCarrison, one of the best known nutritionists, ‘The right kind of food is the most important single factor in the promotion of health ; and the wrong kind of food is the most important single factor in the promotion of disease. ” Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamins and their Importance in Health and Disease

In Health Through Nutrition on December 5, 2007 at 3:10 pm

The word ‘ Vitamine’ meaning a vital amine was proposed by a Polish Researcher, Dr. Cacimir Funk, in 1911 to designate a new food substance which cured beri-beri. Other terms were proposed as new factors were discovered. But the word vitamin , with the final ‘e’ dropped, met with popular favour. Read the rest of this entry »