Changes in diet can do wonders for your health and in particular to your eyes.
A growing amount of evidence suggests that eating certain foods can help to prevent the development of eye disorders and low vision. Vitamin A and C, omega 3, and antioxidant nutrients are good examples of foods that can improve eyesight and certain eye conditions.
Unfortunately, changing your diet alone is not enough to ensure enhanced vision. Click to read more…
Since stumbling upon the brilliant Sustain website back in 2005 I’ve been more and more convinced of how important a healthy diet is for good mental health.
So, when I clicked onto the BDA’s website earlier this week I was really impressed to see they are now promoting the important role dietitians can play in helping to improve mental health.
And, while diet may not be a cure for depression, research is pointing to evidence that making dietary changes could be extremely beneficial in keeping mild to moderate depression under control. Click to read more…
Gallstones are no joke. No joke at all.
If you’ve come here looking for information, there’s a chance you’re in pain right now. Thus, I’m not going to bombard with everything about Gallstones.
What you’re after is advice which may prevent this pain ever returning, right?
We’ll get to that in just a moment.
If your gallbladder becomes inflamed, causing upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever symptoms, then you may need to go on a gallstones diet.
While these episodes are usually brief, they typically follow a fatty meal, which causes the gall bladder to contract.
So, what are gallstones?
Gallstones are made from cholesterol, bile pigments, calcium, or a mixture of these.
They are normally caused when the chemical balance of your bile contains too much cholesterol. This causes bile to form into small particles which may grow into gallstones. Click to read more…
Research tells us that type 2 diabetes is strongly linked to age and obesity, and no-one can deny that these are factors on the increase in our ageing, well fed and sedentary society.
Diabetes is in fact one of the leading causes of premature death, with many in the population having the disease without even knowing it.
So, how can you reduce your chances of getting diabetes? Let’s take a look at some of the facts. Click to read more…
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women, affecting an estimated 5–10% in those of reproductive age.
It happens when cysts develop outside of the ovary, often described as having the appearance of a string of pearls.
Some of the symptoms of PCOS include:
- Irregular or absent periods
- Obesity or being overweight, especially with excess fat around your waist
- Excess facial and body hair
- Loss of hair on top of your head
PCOS is a difficult condition to deal with because it affects how you feel both physically and mentally, and the anguish of infertility can also lead to depression and anxiety.
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Many factors can increase your risk of poor bone health, but you’re lifestyle today can play a major role in keeping your skeleton strong for the coming days.
It has been said that Osteoporosis is better prevented than treated. So, what steps can you take prevent this debilitating disease?
The menopause is a time of significant change for women, usually occurring between the ages of 45-55 years. Menopausal symptoms are primarily due to falling oestrogen levels, and may last from a few months to several years in some women.
A slow but gradual loss of bone occurs in both men and women after the age of 35 years. However, during menopause, due to reduced oestrogen levels, calcium loss from the bones is increased, particularly in women who are not taking HRT, which replaces oestrogen.
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