Top 10 Benefits of Okra

By Lisa Franchi on August 12, 2015

More like a pepper at a first glance, this magical vegetable has a very mild flavour – making it a versatile addition to any dish. Also known as “ladies’ fingers” because of its shape, okra offers a wide range of health benefits that will surely surprise you. It’s low in calories. Like most other greens, okra provides tons of [Read More…]

Common Medications May Delay Brain Injury Recovery

By Amy Taylor on August 11, 2015

Researchers from the UK found that commonly used drugs used to treat varying conditions like bladder problems, depression and insomnia, may actually delay the recovery of patients with brain injury. The study of 52 patients with acquired brain or spinal injury at a neuro-rehabilitation unit showed that the average length of stay was longer in patients with [Read More…]

Top 11 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

By Lisa Franchi on August 11, 2015

Proteins are essential nutrients needed by the body. They are the so called ‘building blocks’ of body tissues and serve as a fuel source. During digestion, proteins are broken down in the stomach to smaller compounds, a process that is crucial for the synthesis of the essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body. Protein is highly ne [Read More…]

Immune System Creates Cancer-Causing Genetic Mutations to Fight Infections, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on August 10, 2015

Chronic inflammation caused by disease or exposure to dangerous chemicals has long been linked to cancer. But on how exactly this process takes place has remained unclear. In a new study however, researchers showed how certain chemical warfare agents used by the immune system to fight off infection can itself create DNA mutations that lead to cancer. Infla [Read More…]

Top Misconceptions about Social Anxiety

By Sharon Moore on August 10, 2015

Social anxiety is a condition that is more common than we think. It’s true – it is normal to worry about an upcoming social activity. But if the discomfort becomes unmanageable, affecting your decisions and behaviour, it becomes more of an issue that needs to be addressed. Millions of people suffer from social anxiety disorder. However, since it [Read More…]

Changing Our Identities

We often talk about ’putting on an act’.  Or ’wearing a mask’ to hide our true selves.  We probably do this to protect ourselves.  And it can be a good strategy for our own survival.  So how can this be reconciled with who we really are? I believe we need to ACT as a different person before we can FEEL like a diff [Read More…]

Super Powers You Naturally Have (But You Often Forget)

By Lisa Franchi on August 07, 2015

We all have the ability to overcome life’s challenges. Unfortunately, many people fail to get through theirs because of one reason: they have little faith in themselves. We often gain strength from other people, such as friends and family. And there’s nothing wrong with this. But sometimes, when we fail to get it from others, we feel frustrated a [Read More…]

5 Facts that Will Help You Establish a Good Relationship with Food

By Rebecca Lewis on August 07, 2015

We all have this kind of ‘love-and-hate’ relationship with food. We used to blame it for our weight issues and health problems, but then, food is what we always resort to when we are going through something difficult, such as stress or anxiety. The way we think about food and its role on our health is essential for us to establish good eating [Read More…]

New Research Links Spicy Food with Longevity

By Sharon Moore on August 06, 2015

Researchers in China found that people who eat spicy food every day are less likely to die early than those who only spiced things up once or twice a week, or avoided the sensation altogether. A Superfood Chilli has been used for thousands of years as a way to flavour and preserve food. And for the past years, scientific studies have highlighted its medic [Read More…]

The Health Perks of Eating Dragon Fruit

By Lisa Franchi on August 06, 2015

It may look like a tough, unappetizing food on the outside – but dragon fruit offers a soft, juicy and really sweet treat inside. The tiny black seeds also add texture and nutty flavour to the fruit. And aside from its really good flavour, dragon fruit boasts of amazing health benefits that make it a superfood! Stronger Immunity The fruit contains d [Read More…]

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