General Health

RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) describes a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs due to a sensation of severe discomfort. The discomfort can take the form of feelings of aching, tingling (‘pins and needles”), itching, a “buzzing” sensation, an...

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HOW HEALTHY IS COFFEE ?

Coffee is the second most popular drink in the world, after water. People drink coffee for the taste and the boost provided by the caffeine.  Although coffee drinkers usually don’t consciously think or care whether it is healthy or not, coffee has over time become a...

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HEARTBURN

The burning sensation of heartburn is felt when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, the tube that connects the back of the throat with the stomach.  A band of muscle around the bottom of the esophagus relaxes when you swallow to enable food and liquid to flow...

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LEGUMES

Legumes make up a large variety of foods and refers to plants which develop their seeds in pods. Legumes come in different varieties, with even peanuts and soybeans forming part of the legume family.  The varieties of legumes which have dry, edible seeds within a pod...

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WAYS TO REDUCE SALT INTAKE

The salt you sprinkle on your food is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of your daily intake of sodium, one of the major components of salt. Heart health authorities suggest that more than 70% of our daily intake of sodium is hidden in the packaged and prepared...

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FOOD INTOLERANCE

Food intolerance – a digestive system response - and food allergies – an immune system response - are quite different from other adverse gut related conditions, such as food poisoning that results from spoiled or tainted food, which usually affects all people eating...

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USE FOOD TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

Persistent chronic inflammation has been linked to many major diseases, including heart diseases, diabetes, depression, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. A growing number of studies that have shown that certain foods can fuel inflammation, while other foods can...

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LOW ENERGY LEVELS

Some days one tends to feels more tired than on others, and a quick energy boost from a cup of coffee or a chocolate bar does not sustain you for long.  Before reaching for the multivitamins or Vitamin B tablets, rather lets form an understanding of the source of...

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