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Welcome to my blog where I post an array of exciting vitality articles, all based around areas of nutrition, food, fitness, longevity and natural beauty. Some articles are based on questions I often receive, whilst others are things I personally recommend and practice, eye-opening ideas you will want to know about, including botanical research that fascinates me and might fascinate you too. All articles are written and researched by me, Kyle Vialli.

The Dirty Truth About Chewing Gum

The Dirty Truth About Chewing Gum

Did you know, chewing gum (the product, not the concept) is laced with micro-plastics. This is because the main ingredient in chewing gum is literally synthetic plastic in nearly all cases, with two ingredients, in particular, seeming to dominate: polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate - two components of a typical plastic…
The Obscure Additives and Preservatives Lurking in your Organic Foods

The Obscure Additives and Preservatives Lurking in your Organic Foods

As most of us know, citric acid naturally occurs in fruits, especially the citrus family. Indeed, prior to the 1920s, all citric acid - chiefly used as a ubiquitous food preservative, was extracted directly from unripe lemons. But for nearly 100 years now, this is very rarely the case. In…
From Brains to Hearts: Meet The Mysterious Walnut Family

From Brains to Hearts: Meet The Mysterious Walnut Family

Few foods offer up such an intriguing form as the common walnut. The common walnut (Juglans regia), often misleadingly called English walnut is a walnut family member originating from Persia and Eurasia. This famed food of antiquity is remarkably brain-like in appearance, posited, by nutritionists the world over, to be…

Why You Need to Kick Out This Natural Toothpaste Ingredient Today

Why You Need to Kick Out This Natural Toothpaste Ingredient Today

This common household item - a white crystalline powder, long utilised as a natural toothpaste ingredient in stand alone and homemade formulations, has recently burst into more widespread popularity thanks to social media sites likes TikTok and Instagram. Baking soda (also knows as sodium bicarbonate and bicarbonate of soda) has…

Beyond the Chocolate Tree: Exploring the Forgotten Fruits of Theobroma

Beyond the Chocolate Tree: Exploring the Forgotten Fruits of Theobroma

When we think about the word Theobroma (literally meaning “Food of the Gods”), many of us automatically equate the word with chocolate and the cacao “bean” - the world’s most widely consumed nut. Nonetheless, the “chocolate tree” or Theobroma cacao is just one of 20+ species of fruit-bearing trees in the Theobroma family,…

The Surprising Saviour of the Inuit and the High Arctic

The Surprising Saviour of the Inuit and the High Arctic

The Arctic is an astonishingly diverse place. A land of cold during the formidable Winters, yes, but a land of extremes, with a surprising strong heat and UV intensity, radiant 24 hour light and bursting fervent growth during the relatively short "active" season in the lower Arctic. The Arctic encompasses…

The Teeth Whitening Properties of This Fresh Root are Unbelievable: The Fresh, Potent, Enzymatic Method

The Teeth Whitening Properties of This Fresh Root are Unbelievable: The Fresh, Potent, Enzymatic Method

This root is a highly under-utilised superhero of the dental health world. Not only does it naturally reduce the presence of bacteria that cause cavities and gum inflammation, it very effectively, and perhaps counter-intuitively, whitens and de-stains your pearls too. If a more effective natural plant product exists for the…

This Pervasive Type of Flour is Adulterated and This is the Much Better Alternative

This Pervasive Type of Flour is Adulterated and This is the Much Better Alternative

At one time, the addition of chalk to bread was officially recognised as adulteration and banned by law: today, in the name of "fortification", it is mandatory in almost all loaves in the UK, and a large number of other countries.But the adulteration in question doesn't just end with bread.…

Mojo Verde: A Hearty Herbal Condiment

Mojo Verde: A Hearty Herbal Condiment

There is an island in the Atlantic off the coast of Tenerife. It is called La Gomera. A steeply hilled island with its own rainforest, its own whistling language, and its own Mojo.Mojo (pronounced Mo-ho) is a herbal condiment with deep roots in La Gomera. Indeed, it is interesting that…

What Food Actually Looks Like (in the Beginning)!

What Food Actually Looks Like (in the Beginning)!

In this new pictorial series, I will be demystifying the often surprising behind-the-scenes reality, that is: where our ingredients came from before they got to our plates or kitchen cupboards – how they actually look in the garden or the farmers’ field, at the very beginning, before any form of…

The Healing Properties of Frankincense Water and How to Make It

The Healing Properties of Frankincense Water and How to Make It

A testament of their famed medicinal prowess, Boswellia trees are capable of thriving in unforgiving conditions. They have been farmed on the desert plains boarding the Dhofar mountains for over five thousand years, tapped 2 or 3 times a year for their sap; an aromatic resin known as frankincense.  The…