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  • Skimping on sleep makes you susceptible to colds and infections
  • Skimping on sleep makes you susceptible to colds and infections
    Your mother always told you that getting enough sleep every night is key to staying healthy. You may not have taken it seriously, but as it turns out, she was right! In a letter recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, scientists confirm that a good night's sleep may keep colds and other infections at bay. They found that those who slept five or fewer hours a night on average were 28% more... ››› more
  • [31 January 2018]
  • Vegans and vegetarians are more likely to have depression - here's why
  • Vegans and vegetarians are more likely to have depression - here's why
    vegetarian lifestyles. Not only do plant-based folks have lower rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, research suggests that they may even have an easier time losing weight and live longer. But it's not all good news - according to a recent Bristol University study, vegans and vegetarians are more likely to be depressed than carnivores. The reason? Study authors hypothesise ... ››› more
  • [29 January 2018]
  • Four energy-boosting snacks to power you through your between-meal stretch
  • Four energy-boosting snacks to power you through your between-meal stretch
    It's 10am, just a few hours past your morning gym session and breakfast and your energy levels are beginning to crash. You might be tempted to have another cup of coffee, but don't - what you actually need is a snack! Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson for the American Diabetic Association, explains that snacking will keep your metabolism humming and is a fantastic way to boost your energy. But not... ››› more
  • [26 January 2018]
  • Dry skin? Achy joints? Add this to your morning coffee!
  • Dry skin? Achy joints? Add this to your morning coffee!
    By now, you've heard of collagen - the powdered connective tissue from cows and fish that people all over the world are adding to their coffee, smoothies, juices and oatmeal. The question is, what makes this supplement so trendy among the clean eating crowd? Collagen powder, or should we say, the hot new ‘it' supplement, delivers a wallop of protein. It also moisturises dry skin, reduces the ... ››› more
  • [25 January 2018]
  • Kick your weak sex drive into high gear by exercising every day!
  • Kick your weak sex drive into high gear by exercising every day!
    Weak sex drive is a problem that gets a lot of attention. You've likely seen the TV adverts from the many pharmaceutical companies who are constantly trying to push their libido-boosting drugs onto the public. While these drugs might seem like the quick-fix you need to revive your libido, they usually present side effects that are worse than the very reason you're taking them in the first place... ››› more
  • [24 January 2018]
  • Are you deficient in vitamin B12 - the energy vitamin?
  • Are you deficient in vitamin B12 - the energy vitamin?
    Vitamin B12, dubbed the ‘energy vitamin', is important for just about everything your body does. It plays a major role in the production of DNA, keeps your body filled with the red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body and promotes healthy nerve function. It goes without saying that maintaining optimal levels of vitamin B12 is key to good overall health, but here's the thing... ››› more
  • [23 January 2018]
  • These three natural laxatives will get your bathroom habits moving again
  • These three natural laxatives will get your bathroom habits moving again
    The list of things that can trigger difficult bowel movements is seemingly never-ending - think dietary changes, sleep problems, stress and even travel. Interesting fact: Constipation is more common in women than in men, possibly due to hormones. Luckily, it can be pretty easy to get your bowels moving again without any medication. Not only are natural laxatives gentler than prescription laxati... ››› more
  • [23 January 2018]
  • The Mediterranean diet may be a better solution for GERD than medication!
  • The Mediterranean diet may be a better solution for GERD than medication!
    A growing body of research suggests that the Mediterranean diet - which emphasises fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and olive oil while limiting refined carbohydrate and red meat - offers a ton of health benefits, from boosted brain health to reduced risk of heart disease. Now, new research has found that this eating plan also helps with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - perhaps... ››› more
  • [23 January 2018]
  • These three habits are making your depression worse!
  • These three habits are making your depression worse!
    Depression affects approximately 350 million people around the world. If you're one of them, you may feel as if you have no control over your condition just because you didn't choose to get it. But it doesn't have to be this way… You're probably familiar with some of the ways in which you can improve your condition - think exercising, going for cognitive therapy and taking medication. But are... ››› more
  • [19 January 2018]
  • Three new ways to enjoy chia seeds at breakfast
  • Three new ways to enjoy chia seeds at breakfast
    Chia seeds may be tiny, but they pack a serious punch of nutrition, from fibre to protein to omega-3 fatty acids. And what better meal to enjoy them at than breakfast? These chia seed breakfast ideas will give you that much-needed boost in the morning for all-day energy. Enjoy! Three ways to enjoy chia seeds at breakfast #1: Vanilla and cinnamon chia pudding Ingredients: 2 cups van... ››› more
  • [19 January 2018]
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