When it comes to mental health problems like depression and anxiety, the chances of successful treatment are slim. Statistics reveal that up to 40% of depression patients don't respond to treatment, while just over 50% report only a partial response to therapy.
These dismal figures make us ask ourselves, “Could it be that we're thinking about - and therefore treating - mental health problems ... ››› more
Are you part of the 80% of our population who suffers from severe back pain? Do you think that the pain is inevitable just because it's so common - especially in older adults? Well, then, you've got it all wrong...
Orthopaedist Dr Mark Knaub, of Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania in the USA, has confirmed that will approximately eight in every 10 people will suffer back pain at l... ››› more
It's safe to say that we all enjoy a glass of wine with a high-kilojoule meal - like a creamy pasta, super-stacked burger or extra cheesy pizza - from time to time. One reason we try not to indulge in this dreamy combination too often is because it can sabotage our weight loss efforts. But that's not all, according to a new Swiss study...
The study, lead by Dr Mark Fox, originally from the Univ... ››› more
The gut is a hot topic in the health world at the moment. The saying that goes “your health begins in your gut” is growing more popular by the day - and for good reason...
Your gut houses more than 75% of your immune system. What's more, your gut contains 10 times more bacteria than all the cells in your entire body - how crazy is that?
The bacteria in your gut helps to regulate your me... ››› more
Your energy levels are depleted and you've piled on weight. Does this sound familiar? Don't worry - you're not alone, so don't beat yourself up about it! Energy depletion and weight gain over the festive season are in fact inevitable...
Luckily, there are a few simple tricks you can try to hit the pause button on your digestive health and reset your system. From upping your fibre intake to prac... ››› more
Are you one of those people who goes running to a doctor every time you get a little gas and indigestion, or when you feel a cold coming on? Likely not. But do you know the remedies that are available to you right in your very own kitchen?
That's right - prepared to be amazed!
Here are four traditional remedies using Ayurvedic spices that can help you with common ailments that tend to pop u... ››› more
Do you suffer from bloating or indigestion? How about weight gain or menopause? Here's something you might not have known: There's a tea for everything. Yes, you can fix common health problems like these by sipping on a hot cup of herbal tea!
I have a huge tea collection in my kitchen. When I'm feeling under the weather or run down and stressed, I simply haul out of my favourite nourishing teas... ››› more
I don't know about you, but lately I'm finding it harder and harder to stay asleep.
After a long day at work, I collapse into bed and drift off… Only to wake up a few hours later, tossing and turning for the rest of the night.
I know that sleeping less than six hours a night is destroying my health.
But I've found a simple way to solve my insomnia and protect my health.
And in the... ››› more
Selfish people treat others badly, don't have any real friends, and are incapable of love. Right? Wrong!
You're programmed to feel like putting your own needs first is reprehensible, shameful and wicked. As a result, you might feel the need to put others people yourself. And that's where you're going wrong…
According to research, prioritising self-care in the long-run is important - for yo... ››› more
This week, the largest and most in-depth study of global health trends to date found that more than 95% of the world's population has health problems, with more than a third of us experiencing five or more conditions.
Lead study author Professor Theo Vos, of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle in the US, set out with his colleagues to calcul... ››› more
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