Health

Smoking affects your health, and now’s the time to quit

Let’s face it, people smoke because they enjoy it.  When you inhale nicotine, it immediately rushes to the brain, resulting in feelings of pleasure and reduced stress and anxiety. The pleasurable sensations result from nicotine stimulating the release of the
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Water is vital for your body

When you consider that about 60% of your body weight is made up of water, it stands to reason that our bodies need regular replenishment of fluids to keep every system – all the biochemical processes – in the body
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TREAT LOWER BACK PAIN AT HOME

Mechanics of the spine Most instances of low back pain is mechanical in nature, meaning there is some sort of disruption in the way the components of the back fit together and move. The spine consists of a column of
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The sugar scale (posted on 24\2\2015 by Rudi Louw)


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Improve your sleep!

Healthy sleeping habits and a good night’s sleep (at least seven hours) allow the body time to do important physiological maintenance. During the initial phase of light sleep, the vast amount of information received that day is erased, and only
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Symptoms of heart failure

Engine failure in a car results in instant stopping. Heart failure fortunately does not mean instant stopping for the body.  This term is a bit of a misnomer as it does not mean the heart has come to a standstill,
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The chemistry of intimacy

A bumper sticker from the hippy era in the Sixties read: “Candy is dandy, but sex don’t rot your teeth!”   Apart from the “feel good” emotional benefits, are there are any other physiological benefits for your body? Hugging: Hugging
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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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New Year Health Resolutions

Your health is precious! move more each day sleep more – 7 to 8 hours each night eat more plant material daily – especially with many colours drink more water throughout the day be aware and look after gut health
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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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