Category Archives: Health and Nutrition




Here Comes the Sun: How Much Is Good For You?

With springtime and warmer weather come sunnier days and more daily sun exposure. We know that UV rays can lead to sun damage and skin cancer, but some sun exposure is essential for our health. New research, however, examines the beneficial effects of sun exposure. A Swedish study of almost 30,000 women indicates that thoseRead More


Women, Excess Fat and Longevity

Excess fat around the waist is known to increase health risks including diabetes, cancer and heart disease. In women, accumulation of fat around the abdomen has also been shown to increase overall mortality. In a comprehensive clinical study which followed over 44,000 nurses, data revealed that that women with greater waist circumferences were more likely toRead More


Fruits and Vegetables Enhance Skin Tone

“You are what you eat” – once again, science is proving direct correlation between dietary food intake and physical appearance. In a recent study out of Scotland, researchers examined skin quality in patients based on their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. Their findings revealed that even a modest increase in daily intake of fruitsRead More


Herbal Supplements and Plastic Surgery

Herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies are being used by increasing numbers of people, and often they confer health benefits. Some of these products, however, can affect a person’s normal ability to clot, and so are potentially harmful when recovering from surgery. In addition, they may also interact with other medications such as anaesthetic agents usedRead More


Eat Healthy To Help Stay Healthy

Scientific research is lending increasing evidence to support the fact that nutrition directly impacts our health. Maintaining a healthy diet leads to improved health overall, and conversely, poor nutritional habits adversely affect one’s health. According to the latest studies, the risk of developing diabetes is related to certain foods. Eating blueberries, apples and pears reducesRead More


Fresh Is Best – Risks from Canned Foods

Eating canned foods has been shown to significantly increase the level of a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) in a person’s body. Elevated levels of BPA have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes in some studies. BPA is a byproduct of the interior epoxy resin lining used to preventRead More


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