While vitamin C is fantastic for preventing colds, this isn't the only health benefit that it offers...
According to a recent study published in the journal Ophthalmology, this water-soluble vitamin that's naturally present in foods like citrus fruits, papayas, broccoli and tomatoes may also help prevent something more serious - cataracts.
“While we cannot totally avoid developing cataract... ››› more
We live in a time where “carbs are evil”. And almost every diet says to cut them from your diet to lose weight, stop the bloating and improve your health overall.
Even potatoes fall into that category. And so the supermarket shelves have bags and bags of them just lying there, waiting for a buyer.
But, what I'm about to tell you about potatoes today, goes against everything you thought y... ››› more
Your body is similar to laptops, cars and even relationships in a sense that when things go awry, it generally doesn't just shut down without warning. Instead, it sends you subtle signals to let you know that something isn't right. The tricky part is interpreting those signals, which, like any skill, takes time and practise to perfect.
Read on to find out how to identify six of the most common ... ››› more
Dealing with fevers, a sore throat and runny nose is hard enough. Now, try dealing with them when you have diabetes.
As a diabetic, you can't just run to the pharmacy and buy the first over-the-counter cold and flu remedy you find. You need to know what's in the medication and how its ingredients affect your diabetes.
Last week, I sat down with diabetes expert, Dr Craige Golding to discuss ... ››› more
Been to the doctor recently because of a cold or the flu - or even a pesky, recurring urinary tract infection? Hold on before you rush out to fill your antibiotics prescription!
Because those “trusted pills” your doctors telling you to take, could do far more harm to your health than good.
Sure, you may get rid of your sniffles and cough in no time! But your overall health will be on t... ››› more
They say once you've been seduced by chai tea, you never look back…
This traditional tea from India, where people know it as “masala chai”, contains a mixture of aromatic herbs and spices.
Whether you choose the traditional spice combination of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg, or the modern version with vanilla, there are several health benefits.
The components in chai... ››› more
As the mornings and evening become colder as we head into autumn, you're probably getting the sniffles already.
But before you go straight to the doctor to get antibiotics to nip your cold in the bud, figure out if you absolutely need the doctor or not.
You never know, you might just be able to get away with a natural boost to your immune system.
Read on below to find out what your muc... ››› more
Check your diary - today is March 26. And we're already at the start of autumn.
You know what that means, don't you?
Winter is just around the corner and with it comes those bouts of colds and flu you're dreading.
But you don't have to get them this winter.
There's a simple thing you can do starting today that will help you sail through winter without as much as a sniffle.
Read o... ››› more
The last thing you want when you've been so excited to go on holiday is to land up being sick for the first few days of your trip.
Now, you may accept it - reasoning that your immune system is blown from all the stress and hard work of the year and you just need to wait for your symptoms to pass before you really get into the groove of your holiday.
But what if I told you, keeping germs fr... ››› more
With the change in season, more and more people get colds and flu. But how do if it's really the flu and not just a new strain of the common cold? Let's have a look…
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How to Fool Your Body into Thinking You’re Younger
This one essential nutrient might be the most important for your body. But it’s also one of the most ignored.
It... ››› more
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