General Health

LONGEVITY – THE BLUE ZONES WAY

Drawing concentric blue circles on a map to indicate the cluster of villages in Sardinia, Italy, with the highest concentration of centenarians in the world, and later adding blue circles for other longevity hotspots in the world, have resulted in researching...

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NATURAL WAYS TO REDUCE THE DISCOMFORT OF ARTHRITIS

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a condition that describes joint pain or joint disease in one or more joints in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, hips, elbows, wrists, fingers and toes. In medical terms, arthritis refers to joint...

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THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

The Mediterranean diet is not a diet in the traditional sense of the word (short term weight loss), but is based on a lifelong eating pattern that was historically followed in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Spain, Greece, and Southern Italy. The...

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THE BEST DIETS (2019)

There are quite different perceptions of the meaning of the word “diet.”  To most people it means going on a specific eating regime for a specific purpose, such as weight loss, or to better manage diabetes.  To others diet has a general meaning, as defined in the...

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ALCOHOL AND YOUR HEALTH

After a tough day at the office, sitting down with a drink is a sure way to help you unwind. Having a drink in the company of friends or a loved one can also help you to relax and get into the “feel-good” mood.    In this scenario you can relax with peace of mind,...

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AGING OF THE FACE

Time and tide waits for no man – and unfortunately the face is the first to reveal the passing of time, even when mutton dresses as lamb! The medical term “intrinsic aging” describes the natural aging process and our genes will dictate when the visible lines start to...

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MOOD AND FOOD

The human gut (gastrointestinal tract) can be viewed as the petrol tank of the body, supplying the body with fuel (nutrients and energy). Like the rest of the body, your brain is always switched on and needs a constant supply of fuel, which comes from the food  we...

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GRIEF AND YOUR HEALTH

Grief is the painful experience of the loss of a loved one. The resulting period of all-permeating grief not only has a devastating effect on your emotional health, it also has a huge impact on your physical health.  By understanding how seriously your health can be...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE THYROID GLAND

The thyroid is one of the body’s hormone producing glands that form part of the endocrine system. It is about 5 cm long and has two lobes on either side of the windpipe, which are connected in the front of the windpipe by a strip of thyroid tissue – known as an...

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