After a long day, you arrive home and your partner wants to have sex. But if you're honest with yourself, you're just not feeling up to it. You blame the same libido-squashing culprit as you did last night - you're feeling downright exhausted. Soon enough, you begin asking yourself, “Is this normal?”
The answer is yes - it's totally normal. In fact, research shows that up to 75% of women su... ››› more
For years, you've been taking probiotics in oral capsules to keep your gut healthy. But you may have realised while shopping lately that bacteria has made its way onto the skincare shelves in the form of face washes, toners and masks infused with probiotics.
At first, it may seem counterproductive since you use skincare products to remove dirt, bacteria and germs from your skin. But probiotics ... ››› more
Turns out drinking down several cups of coffee every morning offers more benefits than just waking up your system!
According to a new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, people who drink lots of coffee may have a lower risk of multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that arises when arises your immune system mistakenly attacks the p... ››› more
While oil was once considered a serious diet foe and complete beauty faux pass, more and more people from the health community are starting to recognise the remarkable benefits that healthy fats offer both inside and out.
One of the most popular oils is, of course, olive oil. But here's the thing: If you cook olive oil past its smoke point, it can rob your body of important antioxidants. Howeve... ››› more
According to the Government Employees Medical Scheme's (GEMS), only 20% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) around the world seek medical attention. The same statistic applies to South Africa in particular.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says this is of concern because IBS, a disorder that involves your colon and causes symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain, affects ove... ››› more
Scientists discovered long ago that depression is a result of the depletion of the neurotransmitter serotonin in your brain.
They've also known for many years that SSRI-class antidepressants such as Prozac and Celexa help treat the condition by enhancing the concentration of serotonin available in your brain.
However, it wasn't up until now that they discovered that cannabinoids - a synthet... ››› more
Are you looking to boost your well-being by fighting depression, and preventing chronic disease?
According to a new study conducted by University College London researchers that was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, achieving this may be as easy as incorporating five essential habits into your life...
To find out what these five important “life skil... ››› more
In the past, injections were the only way to treat hepatitis C, a very serious liver disease that can lead to liver failure, liver cancer or even death. Nowadays, people with hepatitis C have other options, including pills.
According to doctors, pills aren't only easier to take than injections - they're also much more effective. If you have chronic hepatitis C or know someone with it, read on f... ››› more
Cannabidol, or CBD, is a compound found in marijuana. It helps treat depression, fights feelings of panic and paranoia and much more...
But the benefits of CBD don't stop there - read on for five remarkable medical uses for this compound that you probably didn't know about.
Five medical conditions that CBD combats
In one study, researchers found that using CBD prevented ... ››› more
When it comes to keeping your gut healthy and happy, your daily routine is key.
Here are six tips you should be following every day to keep your gut health balanced!
Six essential daily tips for a healthy gut
#1: Start your day by drinking warm water
In Ayurveda – an ancient Eastern mind-body medical system – it’s said that drinking warm water on an empty stomach helps power up... ››› more
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