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Volume 2 - No. 1 -  2014


Health and Fitness

"Never fart and then embrace your lover whilst wearing an overcoat on a cold day" - The Little Book of Farting


A Load of old Beans

The conventional association is with breaking wind.

It is unlikely that anyone having seen the movie Blazing Saddles will remember any scene as well as that of the cowhands seated around the campfire eating beans.

But there is a lot more to beans, or more precisely the type of beans that are more accurately designated pulses, than the gaseous aftermath.  There is, in fact, a whole body of medical knowledge, both orthodox and alternative, devoted to extolling the benefits of these crops.

There is however, and less widely advertised, some evidence that some of the legumes at least, or an over-indulgence in them, may produce medical problems somewhat more serious than the common fart.

Read on . . .