12 Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

January 21 2019

Another morning and you’re stuck under the covers feeling achy all over. Your fingers barely budge, and your feet are tender. It will take a while to get your bones up and moving because every step is painful, at least until you’ve had a long, hot shower. What the heck is going on? If you’re...

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5 Tips To Improve Your Memory

January 18 2019

Do you ever reach for that word – or name – that’s just out of your grasp? It’s er, um… wait, it’ll come to me! Don’t worry, you can help boost your memory power with these simple ideas.     “I keep misplacing my car keys or mobile phone” Often we misplace personal possessions because we’re...

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10 Simple Habits That Encourage Healthy Eating

January 17 2019

When it comes to deciding what to cook and eat, many of us can get overwhelmed quickly. Whether it’s on social media, television or even on food packaging itself, we’re constantly bombarded with complex and often conflicting advice about what we should be eating. But it doesn’t have to be this hard. Good food should...

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Why Can’t I Sleep?

January 16 2019

Always exhausted? You’re not alone.   At least one-third of the adult population regularly suffers from significant sleep problems. Whether you struggle to fall asleep or can’t seem to stay that way, there’s a reason why the sleep you need is so elusive. Such as:  1. You check your phone before bed. Social media and...

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6 Easy Habits to Keep Migraines Away

January 15 2019

Simple habits can go far toward keeping migraines to a minimum. Here, a few everyday solutions.     Eat Often, Ache Less When we wait too long between meals, our blood sugar levels dip, which can trigger a migraine. Carry healthy snacks—a handful of unsalted nuts, organic dried fruit or vegetables with hummus—so you never get too depleted....

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5 Myths About Sun Protection

January 10 2019

You put sunscreen on at the beach or a barbecue, so you’re covered, right? Er, not really. To save face – and everything below it – make sure you’re not falling for these misconceptions:   You only need sunscreen when outdoors While ultraviolet B rays are at their most powerful in the middle of the...

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

January 9 2019

You try hard, but that scale won’t budge. It’s only human nature to wonder if those pounds will ever come off. But don’t raise the white flag and chuck your diet just yet. See if one of these sneaky things is secretly messing with your weight loss hopes. Is it because I skip breakfast? It could be....

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Forgotten Minerals: Iodine, Zinc and Magnesium

January 8 2019

When we think of minerals, most of us think of iron and calcium, as they’re generally considered the minerals we are most likely to be deficient in. But there are others that are equally important to our health, and because these days people tend to eat more processed foods and fewer natural food sources, many...

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Health Check: is there an optimal time of day to work out?

January 7 2019

We all know we should exercise regularly, but it can be difficult to fit exercise into our busy schedules. Most people can only exercise before or after work, so it’s worth examining whether the time of day we exercise affects outcomes such as weight loss and sleep. To understand why the timing of exercise might...

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5 Foods That Are Good for Your Thyroid

January 4 2019

Your thyroid is responsible for releasing hormones that control a huge amount of your bodily functions—it plays a role in regulating your mood, your weight, your fertility, and more. So you can imagine that when your thyroid is not working, you may experience a range of unwanted side effects. To keep it humming along, you can add foods...

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