SIMPLE OPINIONS > Childcare
Children and allergies, let's go back to nature
A study by the New England Journal of Medicine finds that children born to mothers who eat foods that contain allergens during pregnancy tend to develop less allergies. As it is known that infants who are in contact with pets tend to develop fewer allergies as well. Let's get back to nature and back to normal. This is the lesson. An aseptic and hypoallergenic enviroment is not healthy.
SIMPLE OPINIONS > Childcare
The Italian scandal about the prescription formula milk when not needed
Great fanfare: pediatricians involved in a malfeasance against infant and new mothers. They prescribed the use of artificial milk powder in exchange for bribes by the manufacturers. Against the ethics. I hope, however, we would reflect that the damage is not the gift received but the fact that they have altered the nutrition and the development of the infant. Infant formula is not comparable to the modern one. And it never will.
SIMPLE OPINIONS > Diets and nutrition
Sunscreening eating fruit
Protect yourself with a high protectiosunscreen, this is the first recommendation before exposure to the sun. The protection, however, begins with eating sources of beta-carotene such as apricots, cantaloupe, carrots raw, but also watermelon. In this way, the skin defends itself becoming more responsive to tanning and allowing the melanin to protect us. A simple and healthy habit for every day in the summer.
SIMPLE OPINIONS > Health and environment
Smoke-free beach in Bibione (Venice, Italy)
A step out of the Middle Ages. In the seaside resort of Bibione (in the province of Venice, Italy) an ordinance banning smoking on the beach to protect people from breathing secondhand smoke. Smoking doesn't bother only the ones who smoke! Smoking indoors in public spaces is a violence and luckily is prohibited. Smoking outdoor in public spaces is still an act of rudeness towards people around us.
NUTRITION > Why organic
The organic food store* of Montelupo. This is one of the many sentences that I heard in our first opening week that I will always remember. Perhaps in our own small way, we have added something special to our quaint little town in the heart of Tuscany, perhaps someone has been waiting for a store like ours to open in Montelupo. And here we are! I'm surprised by how the word organic is ... read more >>
NUTRITION > Glycemic impact of foods
Carbohydrates and Man
When discussing nutrition, there are some arguments that surprisingly never get mentioned, as if for some strange reason, we purposely try to avoid having to face some important truths. Perhaps the most important argument is the glycemic index (GI) of foods. The GI is a measure of the sudden variations in blood sugar levels due to the assimilation of the nutrients contained in a particular ... read more >>
WELLNESS > Physiology of stress
The Physiology of Stress
The General Adaptation Syndrome It was 1936 and the Austrian researcher Hans Selye thought he had discovered a new hormone during one of his endocrinal experiments on animals. By injecting ovarian extracts into laboratory mice, he obtained specific reactions such has swelling of the adrenal cortex and the atrophy of organs that were important players of the immune system. He continued his ... read more >>