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New Bacteria linked to Tattoos

New Bacteria linked to Tattoos

Although many people choose to sport tattoos on their bodies many do not know that the actual procedure is not considered a sterile procedure within the United States. The lack of regulation at federal level increases the risk of infection to those being tattooed. Although some federal control, in the form of the Food and [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking is catching on as a good form of exercise because it’s a full body routine. It works out all parts of the body and is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. The health benefits are the same as any other form of moderate-intensity aerobic activity. This means that it can [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Half of the US Population will be obese by 2030

Half of the US Population will be obese by 2030

To highlight the special obesity edition of the Lancet which was published online, a briefing was held in London with eminent researchers and medical professionals. At this briefing the following facts were released. Roughly 33% of American adults are obese, if present trends continue that figure will rise to 50% by 2030, that’s about 164 [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Understanding ALS

Understanding ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS is a progressive degenerative neurological disorder. It is incurable and normally paralysis and then death occurs within 5 years, but can happen as early as 2 years. In 1941 the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig contracted the disease and his struggle brought the disease into the public eye. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Travelling with Asthma

Travelling with Asthma

Asthma can make it difficult to breathe because it affects the airways. It can start when a person with asthma comes into contact with an ‘asthma trigger’. This causes their airways to tighten and the lining of the airways becomes inflamed and starts to swell. When a person suffers from narrower and irritated airways, causing [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Ultrasound of Neck May Indicate Who Will Have a Stroke

Ultrasound of Neck May Indicate Who Will Have a Stroke

The results of a two year study have just been published in the journal Neurology. The study investigated 435 people who have severe ACS. ACS is asymptomatic carotid stenosis, this is a condition where the carotid arteries in the neck narrow. It is called asymptomatic because no symptoms are seen or felt by the patient. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Alcohol and Wellbeing

Alcohol and Wellbeing

For many people, drinking alcohol is a way of winding clown at the end of a busy working day, and it’s true that moderate amounts of alcohol can act as a relaxant. Many people have commented that the alcohol restrictions are difficult to maintain. But there are several reasons why it’s important to keep your [...]

November 10, 2012 More
Mineral Makeup

Mineral Makeup

If you wear makeup all day, it makes sense to choose a product that works in synergy with your skin. Most conventional makeup has synthetic chemicals that not only block the skin’s pores but also rob it of vitamins. These ingredients include lead, mineral oil, aluminum, formaldehyde and parabens, all of which are toxic to [...]

November 8, 2012 More
White tea – White delight

White tea – White delight

Let’s deal with the colour question first. Why is it white if it comes from the same plant as green and black tea — Camellia sinensis ? Indeed, it does, but it’s made from the unopened buds, which are clothed in a fuzz of fine, silvery “hairs”, giving it a whitish colour. When it’s made [...]

November 2, 2012 More
Red yeast rice

Red yeast rice

Red yeast rice, or red fermented rice, is a fermented product of rice on which a species of red yeast, Monascus purpureus, has been grown. It has been used for centuries in China as both a food and a medicinal product. The first documented use of red yeast rice was as early as 800 CE [...]

November 1, 2012 More
Almond Oil – an ancient beauty elixir

Almond Oil – an ancient beauty elixir

Almond oil has been used for centuries as an all-over beauty treatment that fosters healthy skin, hair and nails. Now, this beauty therapists favourite is appearing in more retail products, as consumers learn the benefits of this humble yet powerful natural moisturiser. Among the oils used in professional beauty therapy treatments, almond oil is a [...]

October 31, 2012 More
Chlorella – This ancient organism is a powerful modern healing tool

Chlorella – This ancient organism is a powerful modern healing tool

Chlorella is a unicellular, microscopic, freshwater green algae that grows most rapidly in areas with plenty of sunlight and fresh water. It was one of the first lifeforms to exist three-and-a-half million years ago. Chlorella is widely distributed in fresh water all over the world It has efficient nutrient uptake mechanisms and through photosynthesis reproduces [...]

October 31, 2012 More