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
Imagine a single drink that can fuel your whole body and increase collagen production for younger-looking skin...
Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it's not - look no further than this apple, pear and cherry health-booster that's brimming with lutein plus vitamins A, B, C and E! It's also low in fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol - what more could you ask for?
Let's take ... ››› more
For if you don't already know, vitamins are 13 compounds. Each one is vital for optimal health (hence vit-amin), but can't be made in large quantities.
Typically, we consume vitamins through whole foods or fortified foods. Too add, for the past 80 years, vitamins have been synthesised and made available as supplements for our diets.
The idea of using foods to heal is nothing new. Over 2,000... ››› more
You know those days when the only option you have for your hair is putting it up in a bun or hiding it under a cap? When your hair is frizzy and out of control, it's a sign that it's unhealthy. So, luckily for this 911 hair rescue recipe!
Rosemary hair mask recipe
1/2 cup plain yoghurt (this will give your mask a strong base and help condition your hair)
1 rosemar... ››› more
Move it on over, chia and hemp... There's a new seed on the block: Red raspberry seed! I'll admit that I used to think of these little seeds as a real nuisance (they're so hard to get out of your teeth!), but I've now discovered a new-found appreciation. And it's all in the oil, baby.
Red raspberry seed oil is loaded with skin-loving goodies, including natural sun protection factor (SPF). I don... ››› more
Many people take the blood thinner warfarin to help guard against heart problems. However, a new study suggests using this medication links to a temporary spike in the risk of stroke.
In fact, according to this study, within the first month of using warfarin, atrial fibrillation patients were nearly twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared to patients who didn't use the drug. Here's why… ... ››› 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
Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is a health condition that happens when an excessive amount of fat accumulates in your liver. This fat buildup is commonly caused by a less-than-ideal diet and sedentary lifestyle. What follows isn't surprising: Insulin resistance, obesity, high triglycerides and type II diabetes all become complicating factors. And that's when things get very serious. NASH sha... ››› 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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A powerful vitamin -one you probably already take for its numerous other health helps benefits (protection against Alzheimer's, cataracts and premenstrual syndrome) -has revealed itself as a possible major player in the fight against prostate cancer. Read on to find out what a recent study has found about vitamin E's ability to protect you against prostate cancer. Several studies have found that c... ››› more
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