Health & Beauty

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 […]

Is this farewell to the dreaded smear tests?

STUDIES have recently found that a simple DIY urine test, or swab, from a new vaginal swab kit, could put an end to the dreaded smear test, thanks to its “game-changing” advance. The tests, developed by experts at Queen Mary University of London, look for chemical changes in DNA, prompted by disease, and the results […]

Having a smoke could be lowering your mood

SMOKING cigarettes could increase the risk of mental-health problems such as depression and schizophrenia, research suggests. It has long been known that smoking is more common among people with mental-health conditions. However, it has been unclear as to whether smoking could be a factor in causing such problems, or is simply a form of self-medication […]

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