Selenium is a trace mineral that scientists say is a vital for fighting heart disease and cancer. It's also important for metabolic functions, proper cell functioning in your spleen, pancreas, kidneys and liver, and a number of skin conditions.
Foods rich in selenium include Brazil nuts, mushrooms, chia seeds, brown rice, broccoli, cabbage and spinach. Eating them will bring your health many be... ››› more
The risk of heavy metal toxicity affecting your health is relatively high. Because of changes in the environment and pollutants leaching into the soil and water your fresh produce grows or develops in, you're likely to suffer from ailments it causes. But is the answer to protecting yourself something as simple as taking vitamin E? Let's have a look…
The heavy metals in the food you eat and th... ››› more
When knee pain occurs in children between the ages of 10 and 15, it's not typically arthritis. Instead, it's usually a condition called Osgood Schlatter's disease, which is characterised by a tender swelling about 50cm below the kneecap, right over the front and top of the tibial bone. If your child suffers from this condition, read on to discover how to treat relieve your child of knee pain.
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The skin deals with external factors such as the sun, extreme weather and pollution. That's why it needs a continual supply of antioxidants to help protect it. Read on to discover four foods packed with nutrients that'll have your skin looking younger.
Most people think that looking younger and feeling good requires expensive and dangerous surgical procedures, but this isn’t true. You can loo... ››› more
If you've already caught the terrible cold or flu that's been going around this winter, you'll be glad to know you don't have to put up with it any longer. Here are simple and effective natural remedies you can use to fight the cold and flu. Although a common cold is usually harmless, especially considering that most people recover from it in about a week or two, this doesn’t mean you should wai... ››› more
If your skin has started to wrinkle or sag, you've probably heard about products that boost your skin's collagen. You may have even tried one or two beauty products claiming to protect and build collagen. Collagen creams will moisturise your skin but aren't ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. You'll need more than cream to stimulate collagen in your skin. Read on and find out what will. **... ››› more
Do you know that the more you kill bacteria with antibiotics or other chemicals, the more likely they are to come roaring back? While this is the case, there are better, safer and more natural ways to fight off germs. Read on to find out how you can fight drug resistant germs using selenium.
While pharmaceutical companies are still directing resources toward “new and improved” ways of killi... ››› more
Selenium is a proven cancer-beater and new research confirms it's especially powerful when it comes to protecting against aggressive prostate tumours. According to the study of more than 2,000 men, this trace mineral can actually slash your risk of potentially deadly stage III and IV prostate tumours by as much as 63%.
The problem is, it’s not always possible or practical to get enough sel... ››› more
For years, you've heard that an apple a day could help keep the doctor away. Now, a new study is getting a bit closer to uncovering the reason why. Read on to discover how a trace mineral in apples could be the key to preventing fatal colon cancer. Colorectal Cancer, also known as colon cancer occurs, when abnormal cells grow in the lining of the large intestine or rectum. This type of cancer is h... ››› more
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