Health & Beauty

Aromatherapy for hair and scalp

By Kaizen Wellness and Beauty DRY hair, greasy hair, itchy scalp; there’s every treatment under the sun available, but so many are full of synthetic, harsh chemicals. As with skincare ranges, more and more of us are becoming allergic or sensitive to these chemicals. So, the more we can make our own products, the more […]

Red meat and dairy no threat to health  

  NEW research suggests that current dietary guidelines should be revised, to account for the dietary habits of modern populations from across the globe. Unprocessed red meat and dairy, for instance, should be included as part of a heart-healthy diet. Many studies suggest that a diet which avoids red meat and dairy, but is rich […]

Anxiety helps us cope with stress!

WHEN your heart beats quickly, and your palms get sweaty because you’re about to speak in public, you may feel like your ability to think clearly is affected. However, new research suggests the opposite may be true, and your brain may be getting better at processing new information; at least, when that information is “bad […]

Piles or bowel cancer?

EXPERTS have warned that bowel-cancer symptoms could be confused with piles, the common health condition. Every 15 minutes, one Brit is delivered the life-changing diagnosis that they have bowel cancer. In the UK, the deadly disease claims the lives of more than 40 people each day, and is the country’s second-biggest cancer killer. Piles, also […]

Kidneys – top 10 deadly habits

YOUR kidneys are two of the most important organs in your body. They duo filter your blood, produce hormones, eliminate toxins, absorb minerals, produce urine, neutralise acids, and more. They play vital roles in several of your body’s major functions, and if they’re not properly taken care of, they can develop some serious health concerns […]

Detox your liver!

THE liver plays the leading role in the process of detoxification of the body, as it turns nutrients into useful substances, and toxins into harmless ingredients. The function of the liver is extremely important for overall health, so, in order to improve it, you need to occasionally detox it. The liver is located in the […]

Not so sweet for the babies

Honey has long been a favourite treat for many people, but its health-giving benefits have been brought into question. It may contain Clostridium botulinum spores that can germinate and multiply when ingested, and produce the toxin that causes botulism, a rare but serious gastro-intestinal condition. Babies are most vulnerable to this infection between the ages […]

Ugh…who’s for a second cuppa?

THEY must be the most obnoxious creatures ever, carrying all sorts of germs as they scurry around from the sewers they inhabit. Yet, believe it or not, some people are actually drinking cockroach milk as a dairy alternative now, and it is said that the product is more nutritional. The milk is derived from “cockroach […]

Life’s not so fruity

A NEW study has found that fructose, the sugar found in fruit and high-fructose corn syrup, is actually processed in the small intestine and not the liver, as previously believed. And when people consume fructose in large amounts, for example in processed foods or a small, soft drink, it overwhelms the small intestine and spills […]

Slim chance of dieting with shamed products

CONSUMER authorities in Spain have “named and shamed” a total of 23 products on sale, said to work “diet miracles” and aid weight-loss. They also reveal that, currently, there is no proper control over the advertising or distribution of these goods. The OCU’s Kilos de Mentiras (“Kilos of Lies”) campaign says many dietary supplements, slimming […]

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