Vitamin B12, dubbed the ‘energy vitamin', is important for just about everything your body does. It plays a major role in the production of DNA, keeps your body filled with the red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body and promotes healthy nerve function.
It goes without saying that maintaining optimal levels of vitamin B12 is key to good overall health, but here's the thing... ››› more
Did you know that there are diets designed to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease? One of them in the MIND diet - short for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet.
Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, USA, originated the MIND diet. With an emphasis on 10 brain-healthy foods, this diet helps stave off Alzhei... ››› more
Everyone wants more energy. And while you're well aware of the recipe that never fails - stay hydrated, exercise, eat well, get enough sleep, repeat - wouldn't it be way easier to just roll up your sleeve and have a shot of “oomph” injected into your body? Of course it would!
For a large number of South Africans, a vitamin B12 deficiency requires exactly that - monthly injections that boost... ››› more
Vitamin B12, known as the ‘red vitamin' because of the high concentrations found in red meat, helps protect against senility and can even reverse the neurological impairment associated with brain ageing, shows studies out of Institute of Metabolic Disease in Dallas.
In fact, scientists have found that Alzheimer's patients are often deficient in vitamin B12.
But if you pay attention to the... ››› more
Let's say you're feeling low. So low, in fact, you sink into depression. You follow general advice to visit your GP who'll probably write out a prescription for an antidepressant.
But what if you'd gone to a doctor in natural medicine instead? Things might have gone very differently, especially in light of new findings linking cognitive function and depression to a couple of powerhouse vitamins... ››› more
Do you reach for an antacid to soothe your heartburn after meals? Who can blame you; the sensation of a bush fire is creeping up your oesophagus is awful. So you probably turn to those peppermint flavoured lozenges for relief, day after day.
But, what nobody has told you yet about antacids could actually mean the difference between life and death! Read on…
A vitamin B12 deficiency results ... ››› more
If you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn, we're willing to bet you never go anywhere without a tub or sachet of antacids in your pocket. But here's a warning that's not on the back of that packet: These medications could be making you deficient in vitamin B12…
Heartburn and acid reflux are no fun. They can make every dinner feel like a warzone instead of a celebration.
So it’s no won... ››› more
Stress is the end result of conflict between the demands of your life and your ability to meet those demands. The most common stressors are family, work and finances. The good news is that there are natural methods you can use to ease stress. Read on to find out what they are… If you’re looking for simple and effective natural methods to relieve stress, Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healin... ››› more
More and more, men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED)… And many of them do not see the improvement they were hoping for after they take the most potent ED drugs on the market. Fortunately, there is a natural solution you can try. It achieved excellent results in a recent research study. Researchers at the University of Rome ran a study with 75 men who suffered with erectile dysfunction. They ... ››› more
While there are mainstream remedies for treating eczema, they aren't that effective. Many only mask the problem. Luckily, you don't have to resort to steroid creams to get rid of your eczema. Read on to discover an all natural alternative for treating it…
According to WebMD, eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause your skin to become inflamed or irritated. No matter whic... ››› more
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