Sunshine plays an important role in many of our body’s biological processes, but the modern lifestyle limits sun exposure. For years we have heard the message to limit our exposure to sunlight, especially during the middle of the day to prevent skin cancer. Sunscreen application has become part of our daily routine, ensuring we slather
Beets, and in particular beetroot juice, are known to have many health benefits. For example, beets are great for your cardiovascular well-being.1 That is, eating this vegetable promotes a healthy heart and a good flow of blood throughout the body. Beets may also have some benefits for diabetes. Beets also have a high fibre content,
Any injury that is sustained on the human body could be potentially life-threatening if it results in massive amounts of bleeding. However, a wound to the chest area is especially risky because not only is the victim in danger of bleeding out, but a wound to the chest could potentially disrupt their breathing capabilities. A
Constipation is a common condition that causes less frequent bowel movements, pain, and bloating in the back and waist of adults.1,2 Massage can be an effective treatment for constipation. Constipation is caused by hardened stool that cannot easily move through the colon or large intestine. Many factors can cause constipation such as a change in
Sometimes, taking the time to drive to an office and see a doctor isn’t something many of us want to do. Our lives are busy; it can be time-consuming and occasionally frustrating to physically travel to a doctor’s appointment. Sometimes, it could be anxiety-related or maybe you just don’t want to go in for a
Study reports a reduction in symptoms of menopause without the use of drugs through a plant-based diet and whole soybeans. In Western countries, up to 80% of postmenopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, commonly referred to as hot flashes. Hot flashes cause peripheral vasodilation producing sensations of warmth in the face, neck, and chest, as
It is estimated that 1 in 11 adults have diabetes globally. Diabetes is responsible for 11% of deaths per year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for 90-95% of cases. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by insulin resistance and results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose
No matter, what we do, we all want flawless and smooth skin including men. We go to different lengths and breadths to take care of our skin. From buying expensive skincare products to making DIY solutions, we do it all to get glowing and younger-looking skin. The market is filled with an endless number of skincare products.
Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that should be consumed in the diet in adequate amounts to promote optimal health outcomes. However, it is also used in some cosmetics and topical skin care products. What is topical vitamin E, what is it used for, and are there any side effects? What is topical vitamin E?
Diabetes is a serious health condition, and it affects millions of people around the world. It is often thought that a piece of fruit might be harmful to diabetics because of its sugar content. However, fruits can still be enjoyed following a few tips. Since diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels, people
Everyone knows that the body becomes more susceptible to diseases as it ages. There’s a common belief that women generally live a few years longer than men. However, there are studies that show women suffer from more health conditions than men as they get older. These mainly include chronic illnesses and cognitive impairment. It’s possible
A healthy diet is recommended to prevent the onset of chronic diseases, but what about complications during pregnancy? Does a healthy diet make a difference to pregnancy outcomes? A recent clinical trial investigated whether eating a healthy diet during the period before pregnancy and during pregnancy has any effect on negative pregnancy outcomes.1 For the
A recent study examined whether the quality of a mother’s relationship with their infant will be affected by a history of depression. Psychologists have long been interested in the importance of a mother’s relationship with her child, and in particular, how depression in mothers may affect that relationship. Many studies have examined the effects of
Did you know that premature aging can start before the age of 35? While many people start noticing early signs of aging from when they turn 40, there are those who get to experience it sooner than others. This is why it is important to know what the symptoms of premature aging are. If you haven’t reached
Cooking oils vary in nutrition and fat composition and this makes their health benefits unique. Selecting the best cooking oil for health depends on individual health needs. Cooking oil may be used as a “healthier” alternative to animal-based fats like butter or lard. Why? Because unlike animal-based fats that are high in saturated fat, cooking
Allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever” affects 10-30% of the worldwide population.1 Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal cavity lining in the presence of airborne particles such as pollen. These particles, or allergens, trigger an immune system response by activating IgE antibodies and launching an allergic reaction. Many individuals experience allergic rhinitis seasonally in the