Staying up late into the night and consuming copious quantities of caffeine in the form of pills, hot drinks, energy drinks and chocolate bars in order to stay alert, focused, upbeat – and awake! Sound familiar? There are much better ways to boost your brain power.
If you are a teenager and your mood is down or if you know of a teenager who may be suffering from depression, you need to read on. With double the incidence of depression in teens compared to adults, research further shows that anxiety disorders and depression are particularly high in South African teens
Bipolar mood disorder is a serious and chronic condition that requires recognition, understanding and empathy. By coming to terms with and managing this mental illness the sufferer and their loved ones will enjoy a better quality of life.
Everyone feels a bit blue from time to time. Some of us often feel sad and depressed, however, and for little or no reason. It’s a good idea to consult with a professional if your depression is severe, but for mild depression and anxiety there’s a lot you can do to help yourself feel better. You don’t need to pop a pharmaceutical – here are some tips to help bring sunshine back into your life the natural way.
Periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and even dementia. According to periodontist and functional medicine practitioner Dr Alvin Danenberg, simply changing diet and lifestyle habits hold the key to reversing this major health threat. In his opinion, a carbohydrate-rich diet, along with processed flour and sugar products, causes caries and gum disease.
Few subjects on health are as riddled with myths and misconceptions as the question of the sun and its presumed role in contributing to skin cancer. This intriguing subject deserves closer scrutiny.
On a physical level, losing weight and keeping it off really couldn’t be easier. If you adopt my 10 simple rules and make sure you rarely digress, you will not only lose weight but, much more importantly, you will keep it off and you will be healthy.
There is growing evidence of a link between exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which are generated by electrical currents, and cancer. For this reason we need to be more mindful of how we can limit our exposure to these fields in order to safeguard our health and the health of our loved ones.
Today insufficient sleep is increasingly seen as important to public health, with too little shut-eye linked to medical and occupational errors as well as disasters on the road and in factories. So our sleep quality needs to be prioritised with measures put in place to ensure a good night’s rest.
A small amount of exposure to the sun does you good, providing you with the vitamin D your body needs – but too much is definitely bad for you! If you do happen to overdo it, here are a few natural after-sun treatments to ease your discomfort.