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ACAI: the health fruit

New Parma / may-june 2009 It is called Açai (botanical name: Euterpe Oleracea) and comes directly from Parà, in the northern side of the Amazon Rainforest (Brazil), the only place where it grows spontaneously – the reason why these palm trees do not produce fruits somewhere else is still a mystery. The Açai is the […]


The palaeodiet is a new diet but it is actually the most ancient diet in the world. In fact, it is the diet primitive cavemen followed in the age before the discovery of agriculture, about 10,000 years ago. For about two million years man had been a hunter-gatherer and he survived thanks to the food […]


NEW PARMA / march-april 2009 In our present society we do not make enough use of food with large amounts of omega-3. Some omega-3 fatty acids are present above all in seeds and plants typical of cold climates, in the green part of vegetables (linolenic acid) and in meat. They can also be found in […]


New Parma / november-december 2009 “…I believe every doctor should have a thorough knowledge of nature. He should strive to understand – if he wants to do his duty –the relationship between man and food and beverages, and his activities, and the effects that each one of these things has on us.” (HIPPOCRATES) These words […]

TURMERIC: the spice that keeps you young

New Parma / november-december 2008 Turmeric (Curcuma Longa, Indian Saffron, ukon, jiang huang) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant yellow in colour and it is one of the main ingredients of curries.  Used in the West to add flavour and colour to salad dressings, it is one of the preferred spices of Indians and Okinawa’s […]


New Parma / january-february 2009 Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, dating back to over 4,000 years ago. It is made from the leaves of the Camelia Thea Sinensis, a small evergreen plant characterised by its many branches and oblong elliptical dentate leaves. Green tea is made of leaves dried […]


It’s common belief that it’s better to consume protein in the evening hours if one wants to lose weight, but in reality is only true for some people, and we will explain why. We are speaking of “chronomorphotherapy,” which identifies the two ways of being overweight: the pear (“gynoid,” accumulating fat on the bottom part […]


What does “Fitness” mean? Generally speaking, it means harmonious muscular development combined with good cardiovascular efficiency and, above all, with a low percentage of body fat in accordance with good health and with the current aesthetic canons. Having been an operator in the sector for 25 years, what is the most common request on part […]