Diet

Top Immune System Boosters

March 26 2020

Prepare to Strengthen Your Immune System With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many people are concerned about staying healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system. Doing so can benefit your body and boost your defences against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Here are some of the top immunity boosters tips to help you and your...


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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

January 22 2020

By Andrew Weil, MD And which is healthiest: coffee, tea, or some other caffeine source?   Caffeine is one of the world’s most popular drugs. Once inside your body, it blocks brain receptors for adenosine, a molecule associated with tiredness. Over time, however, the brain chemistry of coffee drinkers changes, triggering production of more adenosine receptors....


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Simple Tips to Reduce Morning Stiffness Due to Arthritis

December 2 2019

  There are so many unfavourable symptoms of arthritis, and joint stiffness is just one of those. This particular problem tends to make its presence known especially in the morning after immobilisation of the affected joints for several hours while the individual is in dreamland. As they say, one should start the day right. But...


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5 Proven Fat-Fighting Habits

November 25 2019

Statistics show that people who successfully lose 10 kilos – and keep it off – don’t diet. Here’s how they do it. Don’t cut out food groups. Don’t eliminate carbs, dairy or other foods. Instead, try reducing portion size, eat more whole foods (which help you feel full for longer) and save refined or sugary foods for small treats. Do...


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Are You Living A Brain-Healthy Lifestyle?

November 13 2019

“Two-thirds of what determines how well we age comes from nongenetic factors – as in, our everyday behaviours,” says psychiatrist Dr Gary Small. In Small’s poll of more than 18,000 people across the country, those with healthier habits – a balanced diet, regular exercise – reported fewer memory complaints. And he has found that when...


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5 Best Foods For Your Heart

October 28 2019

Taking care of heart health is something all of us should be mindful of and thankfully as more and more health research is undertaken, we are discovering which diets and foods can be the most beneficial. More recently, greater attention is being paid to a predominately plant-based diet in terms of reducing risk of cardiovascular...


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5 Easy Ways To Eat For More Energy

October 21 2019

It’s a no-brainer that what you eat plays a huge role in giving you more energy. But those quick fixes – nibbling on biscuits, scoffing chocolate and chugging on caffeine – are like fool’s gold. They may seem to give you a momentary surge of energy, but it all too quickly drops away. For all-day...


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6 Foods That Heal Your Gut

September 27 2019

Looking after the gut is key to your overall health, energy levels and vitality. Our bodies have trillions of living microorganisms and majority of them live in our gut. It has important connections to the brain, nervous and immune systems, and it can affect the interplay of hormones, energy levels and even the quality of...


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5 Foods That Help You Sleep At Night

September 19 2019

Can’t sleep? The solution may be in your kitchen Check out these 5 clean picks that promote sounder, more satisfying sleep: Mozzarella You know that turkey is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that prompts your body to produce more of the feel-good chemical serotonin, which ultimately helps you chill out and doze off. But...


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5 Reasons You Feel Cold All The Time

September 6 2019

The warm spring weather is moving in but if you’re still cranking up the heating or putting on another thick layer, one of these health issues could be causing your big chill: Low thyroid function Your thyroid gland keeps your metabolism firing on all cylinders. “If it’s not making enough thyroid hormone, your metabolism slows...


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