​​GARLIC  THE WONDER DRUG By Dr. Franca 27th November 2016

A large number of studies have implicated garlic and onions in the reduction of diseases in humans, especially cancers and gastrointestinal tract.  Garlic consumption had a direct association with decreases in stomach cancer in a large China study.  This held true for both raw and cooked garlic.  


By Dr. Franca 4th March 2017

ACID AND ALKALINE FORMING FOODS.  Do you know if you are in balance? How do we know? We need 70% acid forming foods and 70% alkaline forming foods.

Nutritionists estimate that 70% of us eat such unbalanced diet such that our bodies are in a highly unhealthy acidic state.  This unbalanced health situations can be improved by avoiding acid forming foods such as coffee, dairy, alcohol, bread and red meat.  A good balanced diet would include drinking two litres of water and eating at least five portions of fruits and vegetables daily.  ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT BALANCE IN YOUR FOOD?

ACID AND ALKALINE FORMING FOODS     Do you know if you are in balance? How do we know?

                                                                                    We need 70% alkaline and 30% acid forming foods


Acid forming foodsAlkaline forming foods
Hot peppersCucumbers
Meat, poultry, fish,eggAvocado
CoffeeOranges, limes,lemons
Brown rice, white riceAll vegetables
Most cerealsDried fruits

The acid alkaline balance affect every system in the body. High acidity level put too much stress in the body, sapping energy and forcing the liver to overwork. Foods such as red meat and processed meals are harder to digest. Consequently more acidic bye-products are produced. The kidneys have to work hard to flush out the acidity and toxins. They (body system) use calcium and magnesium from the bones to neutralise these by-products which put people at risk of bone thinning disease osteoporosis.

Long term acidity has been linked to arthritis because it causes inflammation. When acidity is pushed out through the skin it can trigger problems such as spots, bloating, digestive disorders, head ache, tiredness, aches and dark circles under the eyes. Cutting down on acid-forming food and drink could do wonders for your general wellbeing.

Most people don’t know what a balanced diet means. A near perfect balance is 70% alkaline and 30% acid-forming foods. The relationship between acid and alkaline is measured on a pH (potential of hydrogen) scale ranging from one to fourteen. Seven is neutral, below seven is acidic and anything above seven is alkaline. Human bodies function best in a slightly alkaline environment of between seven and eight.


Habits, Health and Happiness

Try our simple quiz and check your diet profile

How many soft drinks, fizzy drinks or diet drinks do you have daily?

a) 1

b) 2-4

c) More than 4


2. Do you suffer from bloating, indigestion, stomach pains or heartburn?

a) never

b) rarely

c) often


3. How many cups of Coffee/tea do you drink daily?

a) 0-1

b) 2-3

c) 4 or more


4. How much alcohol do you drink a week? One unit is equal to a glass of wine, a single measure of spirits or a bottle of beer.

a) For women: fewer than seven units. For men: fewer than 13 units

b) For women: 8-16 units. For men: 14-20 units

c) For women: 16 units or more. For men: 21 units or more


5. How many pieces of fruit do you eat daily?

a) More than 3

b) 1-3

c) 0 -1


6. How many meals do you eat each day which include bread, rice, garri, pasta or yam?

a) one

b) two

c) three


7. How many portions of Vegetables do you eat each week?

a) More than 7

b) 4-7

c) 2-4


8. How often do you eat fast food, microwave meals or processed food a week?

a) rarely

b) Several times a week

c) every day


9. How often do you eat red meat?

a) rarely

b) several times a week

c) every day


10. How many daily meals do you have that include dairy products?

a) one meal

b) two meals

c) every meal


11. Do you smoke?

a) never

b) up to 10 a day

c) more than 10 a day


12. How many glasses of water do you drink daily?

a) More than I litre (4 cups)

b) between 1/2-1 litre (2-4 cups)

c) Less than 1/2 litre (2 cups)


If your answers are:


Mostly A

You’re doing really well, you may not even realise it but you’re eating the ideal pH balanced diet -70% alkaline-forming foods and 30% acid-forming ones.

Mostly B

Your diet is at best 50/50.

Adjusting the balance will make all the difference to your health and energy.

Mostly C

You have high acidity Levels. At best you’re eating 30% alkaline-forming foods and 70% acid-forming foods. Take action, It’s time to restore the alkaline balance of your body.


REDUCE YOUR CANCER RISK. By Dr. Franca. 27th May 2017

Although many factors are associated with an increased risk of cancer, it is estimated that 30 per cent of all cancers may be the result of our diet.  here are some tips to help you reduce your risk.  See more