A good few years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. It was my big break and I wasn't going to mess it up.
While I may not be the smartest or most gifted person, I have always earned my spot with my impressive work ethic.
So, I got in early, stayed late… When the job demanded more manpower, I worked weekends… All this while I obsessively worried about my performance and my future. And when that wasn't enough, I stepped it up some more!
Looking back, it's obvious that lifestyle wasn't sustainable. But I wore my workaholism like a badge of honour. As far I was concerned, I had a great job and I would work as hard as it took.
It wasn't until I was in the throes of a burnout that I realised what was happening.... ››› more
Even just a little pain in your back can leave you in a lot of agony. It can hassle you when you walk, when you sit, when you lie and when you do anything else.
So I can just imagine what it must be like to live with every day chronic back pain!
And while you can't seem to find anything that brings relief, something your haven't thought of could be the solution you've been looking for.
Here's how exercising just 15 minutes a day can being about relief for your chronic back pain.... ››› more
Millions of people around the world suffer from digestive issues. Whether it's intolerance to a certain food type, problems with digesting foods or you suffer from severe constipation.
The real problem lies in what you eat. It's the awful things you put in your body - even subconsciously - that destroys the gut's ability to do what it needs to.
Today, we'll focus on severe constipation and what you can do to finally find relief.
Use these three tips to do just that…... ››› more
If you suffer from depression and go to the doctor, he'll inevitably prescribe you one of the many anti-depressants pharmaceutical companies give him a kick back for.
But what if I told you there's a recreational drug that's a legal natural solution with none of the side effects like liver damage, weakening eyesight, memory loss and so much more.
A sometimes controversial treatment that could be the solution to your depression.
The recreational drug who's only side effect is renewed health and a strong immune system…
What is it…?
Read on to discover…... ››› more
So you've made the switch from eating smooth milky chocolate to dark chocolate because it's better for your health.
And it's true, because of the amount of cocoa it contains. It's also high in zinc, which is a mineral that's in great demand in your body for the running of many normal processes.
But eat too much and overdo it in the zinc department and it could have a disastrous effect on your health, reveals a recent study.
Researchers discovered that zinc has a very narrow range in which it operates. And this means having even slightly higher or lower levels isn't good for your health.
Today, we'll explore how eating too much dark chocolate and flooding your system with zinc could be the reason you suffer from debilitating joint pain…... ››› more
These days, gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea seem like normal every day ailments.
And while it's uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing, you don't think you need to worry too much, right? You usually chalk it up to a short-term tummy bug, a little stress or just because of something you ate.
But, you don't really worry because you know it will pass.
Now, what if it doesn't?
At what point do you need to start to worry?... ››› more
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. It produces two main hormones, T3 and T4 that regulate many activities in your body. You could think of your thyroid as a gauge. It regulates your body's temperature, how fast your heart beats and how fast you burn calories, amongst other things.
But if you're a woman over 30 with a weight problem, there's a 30% chance your thyroid may not be working as it should. Half of those with a thyroid problem don't know their thyroid glands aren't functioning properly.
Here's are the ten signs to look out for that may indicate you have a slow thyroid…... ››› more
When you're on the edge of your seat the whole time, walking on eggshells or just stressed and anxious all day, it's not doing your health any favours.
While it's true that the stress response is actually your body's way of getting you out of life or death situations, when you're not able to turn the stress response off, it's devastating.
Every aspect of your health takes a knock because of it. And when that starts happening, it's hard to stop it.
Luckily, when you realise what's happening before it gets that bad, you CAN do something about it.
And it's simply a matter of practising relaxation techniques like these…... ››› more
With health care prices soaring, it's sometimes the only option you have… And that's to look after your elderly loved one who has dementia instead of putting them in a home or in the care of a health practitioner.
But even though you love them and want to dedicate your time to keeping their health on track despite their dementia, it's not an easy task.
The key to being a successful caregiver is knowing when you too need help. And knowing when to ask for it before you suffer from burnout and need medical care yourself.
Here are three tips to ensure you get the help you need - when you need - when you're caring for a loved one who has dementia.... ››› more
When you're trying to lose weight, you're probably willing to try anything. Just as long as the numbers on the scale move in a favourable direction, right?
Well, some of the things you try might be hampering your success and you don't even know it. And they can be the reason you can't lose weight, making you pile on the kilos instead!
Things like skipping breakfast and eating low calorie meals can do just that.
It's true. And a new study performed by the University of Missouri reveals why…... ››› more
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