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Eat The Rainbow In 2018

With new year resolutions wearing thin and by February maybe it’s getting challenging to keep up a diet? So why not just reduce packaged food and animal proteins – meat and dairy – replace them with plant-based fresh options. Keep this going year-round and reap the benefits. Without becoming a …

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Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine

A little bit of history regarding wheatgrass. Wheatgrass was the first form of vegetation on the land in the time of the dinosaurs proceeded only by the algae in the waters, There are thousands of species of grass and where ever you go on the planet you will find grass …

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Life Beyond The Marina

WORK OUT , EXPLORE MALLORCA AND HAVE MORE FUN AS A TEAM. Working together on a boat can sometimes be tricky to say the least. Confined spaces , long hours, crew politics and stress can sometimes have an adverse effect on team work. Taking the crew out of boat circumstances …

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The Benefits Of Coffee

A cup of Joe, liquid gold for crew and seaman alike, the caffeine elixir for watch keepers and early risers. Coffee and seaman have shared a long camaraderie since early times.   What’s the secret ingredient in coffee? It’s a complex mix of compounds not all of which are fully …

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Vitamin D Levels: Embrace This Winter Sunshine

Vitamin D is certainly a nutrient that everyone is talking about, but before the year 2000, very few doctors ever considered the possibility that you might be vitamin D deficient. But as the technology to measure vitamin D became inexpensive and widely available, more and more studies were done, and it …

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Common Snowboarding Injuries

The snow season is upon us and many will be heading to the slopes during the next few months. As with all sports involving fast gravity assisted descents, the risk of injury is fairly high. With snowboarding the wrist is possibly the most vulnerable joint and is easily fractured if …

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Medical Kits – Private vs Commercial Yachts

When it comes to thinking about organising a medical kit for a yacht, there are several considerations which can influence decisions and level of outfit. Primarily, the main influencing factor is whether the yacht is commercial or private. Secondarily and more importantly, it is the nature of the yachts program, …

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Tips For Eating Raw Food In Winter

While eating raw in summer is effortless, as the days become shorter, darker and colder, it can be a struggle to maintain eating high ratios of raw foods.  My experiences lead me to believe that you need to follow your intuition and allow yourself to follow what your body needs.  Now …

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Tendon Problems

Tendons are the white sinew strings that you can easily see in a chicken leg. They are made of collagen and have a very high tensile strength and are inelastic. The job of a tendon is to attach the muscle to the bone and direct the angle of pull of …

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MSOS: Emergencies At Sea

In a major incident, the first hour of care provided can often be the matter between life and death, in first response medicine, we call it the Golden Hour. To be prepared for a medical emergency it is worth while doing drills, last time I was involved in a medical …

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