While bloating is very common, painful bloating can also be a sign of more serious health problems such as lactose intolerance, celiac disease, gastro oesophageal reflux disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
If you think you may be suffering from one of these gut problems, don't fret - you can easily reverse over time them by tweaking your diet and lifestyle. In the meantime, you can relieve the... ››› more
You're probably familiar with the most noteworthy ways in which eating seafood benefits your health - from lowering inflammation to improving your heart health.
Now, according to researchers at the University of Colorado in the US, adding more fish to your diet can even boost your chances of getting pregnant. Researches attributed this benefit to seafood's high content of omega-3 fatty acids.
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What's not to love about a perfectly seared fillet of fish or succulent, garlicky prawns? Seafood is both delicious and brimming with nutrients like vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, iron and zinc!
I hate to burst your bubble, but a recent study carried out by Oceana, the largest non-profit ocean conservation organisation in the world, has revealed that one-third of seafood consume... ››› more
Are you pregnant and experiencing gastrointestinal troubles like heartburn, acid reflux, bloating and an upset stomach? Don't worry, it's completely normal - and totally treatable!
According to a new Brazilian study lead by Dr Joao Bosco Guerreiro da Silva of Rio Preto Medical College in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, acupuncture may help you put these digestive problems to an end!
Past research has... ››› more
Are you a woman who suffers from regular hormone imbalances? I'm talking about everything from hormonal breakouts to mood swings to hot flushes…
If you are, you'll be thrilled to know that there's in fact a natural remedy out there that can really help you with all of these dreadful hormone-related symptoms you're suffering - it's Sepia officinalis.
Sepia, derived from ink secreted by the... ››› more
If there's one part of your body you'd think you can trust, it would be your immune system, wouldn't it? Think about it - your immune system only has one job: To repel invaders and keep your body healthy.
However, your immune system's job description certainly doesn't include fighting your vulnerable thyroid gland and sending you into a spin of serious symptoms like chronic fatigue, dry skin, l... ››› more
If you're pregnant, you're probably wondering which foods you should be eating to keep yourself and your baby nourished and healthy.
I've put together this short list of must-eat foods while you're pregnant, and even included a delicious smoothie recipe at the end that incorporates them all, which will stabilise your blood sugar levels, give you an instant burst of all the nutrients you need, a... ››› more
There's been a lot of media attention in the past few years on the risks of taking antidepressant medications during pregnancy. These are often referred to as SSRIs, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Some research has revealed significant risks, including miscarriage, preterm birth, complications in the newborn period, and perhaps an increase in developmental delays, includ... ››› more
If you're trying to get pregnant (or are thinking about it), you're probably familiar with the standard advice… You know, like maintain a healthy weight, go easy on the booze and coffee, and avoid stress (if only!).
But there are a handful of other things that may help boost your baby-making odds! From changing your sushi order to mixing up your workouts…
Five tips to consider for boosti... ››› more
Are you or have you been pregnant and experienced high blood pressure at the same time? According to a new study, women with this condition during pregnancy are likely to face the same health problem later in life.
In addition, researchers also reported that the brothers and sisters of these women also have a heightened risk of high blood pressure later in life. And, the brothers, might even ha... ››› more
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