Chinese dishes like chow mein and sweet and sour pork are favourite takeaway dishes of many, but if your blood pressure is high, you might want to pass them on.
A new analysis that looked at over 150 Chinese dishes found that many of them contain such high levels of salt that they may pose heart risks. Some dishes should even contain a warning label, the researchers said. Read on for more.
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If you suffer from gastrointestinal disorders like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, there's a good chance your doctor has prescribed protein pump inhibitors (PPIs).
There's no doubt that PPIs are highly effective in treating these disorders - 10% of the population wouldn't be using them if this wasn't the case. However, there's a downside to these drugs: They promote chroni... ››› Read more
Gastrointestinal bloating can be painful and embarrassing, but this condition can be somewhat prevented as well as treated. Probiotics have become increasingly popular for treating a multitude of digestive problems, and they may also be able to help get rid of belly bloat.
One of the biggest culprits of gastrointestinal bloating comes from gas that's produced by bacteria that feed on undigested... ››› Read more
Millions of South Africans take a daily fish oil supplement because they believe the omega-3 fatty acids it contains benefits their heart health.
Up until now, scientific studies on this topic have been contradictory, but new research finds that taking fish oil supplements every day can improve the heart health of seniors in just 12 weeks!
Read on for the full findings, as published in Phys... ››› Read more
Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel happier, helps with weight loss, is good for muscles and bones, increases energy levels, reduces risk of chronic disease, improves skill health and boosts brainpower and memory.
What you probably didn't know is that keeping active throughout life could also help keep your body younger and healthier as you age. This is according to new UK research publ... ››› Read more
Over 150 studies have tied hormone-disrupting chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, to health problems including obesity, infertility, breast and prostate cancer, and heart disease.
BPA is most commonly found in plastic bottles and canned foods, but sometimes also in cash register receipts and contact lenses, while phthalates are found in plastics, pesticides, cosmetics and flame... ››› Read more
A number of studies over the past few decades have shown a definitive connection between diet and a man's risk of developing prostate cancer.
“A growing number of studies show that improving nutrition along with the addition of special nutrients can dramatically reduce risk,” says Dr Russell Blaylock, a well-recognised neurologist and nutrition expert in the United States.
This means th... ››› Read more
We can all agree that in this fast-paced world, most of our days are jam-packed and chaotic. And it's only normal to feel somewhat tired at some point during those long days.
If you're feeling like you'd rather be taking a dive back into your bed instead of exercising, working or doing whatever it is you need to do, you've come to the right place. We're sharing our top tricks for getting your e... ››› Read more
Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss, especially in older people. A clouding of the clear lens part of the eye that helps focus light on the retina, cataracts are the most common elective operation for adults.
Here's an interesting statistic: By the age of 80, more than 50% of Americans have cataracts or have had cataract surgery.
While sunlight is the leading cause of lens damage th... ››› Read more
A recent study published in the online edition of the journal Neurology has uncovered the five healthy habits that can cut a woman's stroke risk in half.
While other studies have looked at single stroke risk factors, only a few have examined the combined effects of a healthy lifestyle on stroke risk, according to study author Susanna Larsson, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
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