Health & Beauty

Don’t wash your hands of this vital information

TO prevent viral infections, doctors suggest practising good hand hygiene. In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, public health guidelines continue to emphasise this. A new study explains why hand washing is so important when it comes to preventing viral infections, especially those that spread via droplets from coughs and sneezes. Washing the hands is […]

Lower stress levels for a healthier life!

STRESS wreaks havoc on our bodies, and can be annoying. For that, we can thank cortisol. This steroid hormone, which is released when you’re tense or anxious, can leave you feeling lousy, and put you at risk for becoming seriously ill. What is cortisol? Basically, it’s a steroid hormone produced by our adrenal glands, that’s […]

The magnificent seven!

FOOD is for important for maintaining your daily health. The vitamins and minerals found in food are crucial for the proper functioning of your body, and every system it contains. It has been proven, time and again, that the type of  food you consume has a direct impact on your total body health. Adding the […]

Breathe easier with this plant

ECHINACEA is a group of flowering plants that belong to the daisy family, along with plants like sunflowers, chicory, chamomile and chrysanthemums. The leaves and roots of the plant have long been used in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation, and enhance immune function. It’s popular as a natural remedy, to reduce cold and flu symptoms […]

Fruit is cute but beware the juice

THE world’s most common health recommendation is, probably, to eat more fruit and vegetables. Everyone knows that fruits are healthy, and real, whole food. Most of them are also very convenient. Some people call them nature’s fast food, because they are so easy to carry and prepare. However, fruits are relatively high in sugar, compared […]

Marketing ploys affect kids’ health

EXPERTS are warning parents to be careful when buying food and drinks for their kids. Researchers at the University of Glasgow found that a lot of children’s food and drinks, such as fruit-based snacks, juices, yogurts, cereals, and ready-to-eat meals marketed as “healthy” in the UK, are not as healthy as claimed. The researchers found […]

Avoid these foods to prevent inflammation

INFLAMMATORY foods are major players in the development of much of the suffering in our society. This is because the process of inflammation is at the root cause of most chronic health issues. Eating healthily is quite simple. Once you understand what foods may damage and what foods may protect your health, you can finally […]

Hard work a fat lot of good

IT’S widely accepted that having an active lifestyle is important for weight management, so it is commonly thought that having an active job is good for your health. But a recent Australian study has shown that those with physically-demanding jobs, who were sedentary while not at work, were at a higher risk of obesity, than […]

A bit of butter makes for a healthy coffee!

THE low-carb diet movement has created a demand for high fat, low-carb food and beverage products, including butter coffee. While butter coffee products are extremely popular among low-carb and paleo-diet enthusiasts, many wonder whether there’s any truth to their suggested health benefits. What is butter coffee? In its simplest and most traditional form, butter coffee […]

Music and massage are the best treatment for dementia

NON-DRUG treatments, such as massage and music therapy, are as effective as antipsychotic drugs in treating dementia symptoms, a review of the medical evidence has found. A recent report said there was a “significant over-reliance” on chemical restraints, such as antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs. It described the use of drugs to sedate and control elderly […]

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