Depression Fatigue & How to Deal with It

By Lisa Franchi on April 20, 2015

We all experience fatigue from time to time. It has many causes, and one of the most common is stress. But fatigue is widely associated with depression as well. People who are depressed tend to experience unexplained fatigue symptoms most of the time, even though they were not physically or mentally engaged in an activity for too long. Even those who have pa [Read More…]

Statin Use Almost Doubles the Risk of Diabetes, Research Finds

By Sharon Moore on April 20, 2015

Even after taking into consideration other factors like alcohol intake, smoking habit, body mass index, and family history of diabetes, people who take statins (drugs that lower cholesterol), were 46 per cent more likely to develop the said disease, new research found. This is not the first time that statin use was linked to an increased risk of diabetes. H [Read More…]

Understanding the Six Climatic Evils of Chinese Medicine

In Chinese Medicine, diseases are classified as either internal or external. Internal ailments are those that relate to our mental health, and are called Seven Emotions. They are joy, anxiety, anger, sorrow, fear, brooding and fright. The external diseases, on the other hand, are those that relate to our environment, and they are called the Six Evils. Today, [Read More…]

New Study Shows How Overthinking affect Mastery of Even Simple Tasks

By Sharon Moore on April 17, 2015

Can’t focus at work? Always having a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping those worries away? Aside from making you more stressed and anxious, new research shows that overthinking can hinder our ability to perform even simple tasks. The study, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, found that when people overthink whilst trying to learn [Read More…]

Psychological Tricks to Boost Focus, Creativity & Productivity

By Lisa Franchi on April 16, 2015

More time, less work. It is something we all dream about. But is it possible? Can you work a little less but still stay productive and hit your goals? Fortunately, it is! Too often though, when we think about productivity, we think about doing more – applying time management techniques, increasing our motivation, and finding ways to work faster. Whil [Read More…]

Herbs that Help Alleviate Back Pain

By Sharon Moore on April 16, 2015

Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. There are many causes of back pain, and the most common are incorrect posture, obesity and lack of exercise. In some cases, this condition improves after several days. But often, it can last for weeks, even months. Whilst taking painkillers can provide relief, the benefits ar [Read More…]

Emotional Disconnect Between the Present & Future Self Impacts Behaviour

By Amy Taylor on April 15, 2015

New research has found that the emotional disconnect we have with our future self could explain why many people continue to engage in unhealthy behaviours, don’t save for retirement, and make bad ethical decisions even though they are fully aware of the possible consequences. Hal Hershfield, a social psychologist at UCLA, and collaborators from Stanfo [Read More…]

10 Foods That Fight Inflammation

By Rebecca Lewis on April 15, 2015

Chronic inflammation is a major health issue that can lead to all sorts of diseases, including the most feared ones like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia. There are several factors that affect the likelihood of chronic inflammation occurring in our body, and they include diet, stress, and ageing. Whilst we can’t really do much about the age [Read More…]

7 Reasons Why You Should Always Be True to Yourself

By Amy Taylor on April 14, 2015

Being yourself is one of the best things you can do to be happy. We all grew up in a society wherein we are bound to act and behave on what other people think we should. As humans, we have this primal need to belong. We want to be accepted by everyone else, and to do that, we feel the need to follow the norm, and even please others. In short, we try to be li [Read More…]

5 Diabetes Diet Myths Everyone Should Know

By Sharon Moore on April 14, 2015

Like physical activity, diet has a very important role in managing diabetes. You probably heard a lot of food advice and dietary tips for diabetics, but how true are them? Is it true that if you have the disease, you can’t eat sweets anymore? Is eating too much sugar a cause of diabetes? Let’s find out. Diabetes, like many other health problems, [Read More…]

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