Research

Expiry dates on medicine

Once medication has reached the expiry date, is it still safe to use or should you dispose of it immediately? A study done by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA has found that 90% of both prescription and
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Healthy Mexican Maize

Maize products in Mexico are much healthier than local products and the secret has been known for centuries in the Americas.  Since ancient time Aztec, Mayan and Mexican civilizations have developed a process of cooking maize that effectively softens the
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Lesser known benefits of exercise

Fitness and weight control are well-known major benefits of a rigorous exercise routine, but regular physical activity can also assist in reducing the risk of several diseases and health conditions. Keep in mind that exercise is but one of several
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When to take probiotics

Conflicting opinions in articles available on the internet about the best time to take probiotic supplements can easily lead to confusion. One school of thought claims that probiotics should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. 
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UNDERSTANDING OUR SECOND BRAIN

Your body contains a separate nervous system which is so complex, it has been called the second brain.  It comprises an estimated 500 million neurons (nerve cells), and is around 9 metres long, stretching from your esophagus to your anus. 
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Dental Flossing makes the news

Recent reports in the local and international press indicated that there is no scientific evidence that flossing your teeth prevents the forming of plaque or prevents tooth decay.  The underlying message is one of why bother flossing it there are
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Combining genetic screening with lifestyle and nutrition intervention

  One often overhears somebody saying “I cannot help having a high cholesterol level (or being overweight or diabetic), it is in my genes.”   Is it true that we inherit these “bad” genes from our parents?  Would genetic screening (“testing”)
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FOODS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER

It’s well-established that your diet can significantly help reduce the risk of developing cancer.  Growing evidence from recent studies shows that eating the right kind of foods plays an important part in helping to prevent breast cancer. CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES: Cruciferous vegetables
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E – CIGARETTES

Smoking is an addiction similar to that of hard drugs.  One of the components in cigarettes, nicotine, attaches to nicotinic receptors in the brain, and then triggers the release of dopamine, which gives one the feeling of being more alert
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EXERCISE IS THE MOST UNDERUTILIZED ANTI-DEPRESSANT

Exercise does not only help with weight loss.  There are just so many profound benefitsfor the body of regular exercise; and exercise too benefits every type of disease that humans can get. Lets remind ourselves once again about some of
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