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Babies given paracetamol just once a month are five times as likely to develop asthma

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Babies given paracetamol just once a month are five times as likely to develop asthma

According to a study at the University of A Coruna, published in the European Journal of Public Health, children who are given paracetamol (active ingredient in Panadol, Panamax or Tylenol) are far more likely to develop asthma.

Children who are given paracetamol once a month are five times more at risk while even having it just once per year increases the chances by 70 percent. Children who had a dose of the medicine at any time before their first birthday were 60 per cent more at risk. The study also found that 13 and 14-year-olds were 40 per cent more likely to have asthma if they had taken paracetamol within the previous 12 months.

Researchers who studied 20,743 children say there is now growing evidence that the increasing rates may be linked to paracetemol. The academics say paracetamol may reduce levels of a chemical called glutathione in the lungs and blood, which results in damage to the lung tissue. (more…)

Are your hormones ruling your life?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Are your hormones ruling your life?

Does your monthly cycle affect your relationships? Are you sick of feeling tired and unwell, but don’t know where to start to change things?

It is estimated that as many as 90% of women are experiencing a hormonal disorder that affects them on a regular basis.

I have met many women whose partners dread the monthly cycle, and I am surprised there are so many women who find it necessary to have many days off work due to challenging hormones.

Symptoms experienced by a lot of women are heavy, painful periods, irregular periods, fluid retention, fatigue or lack of energy, sugar cravings and weight gain, mood swings and irritability, headaches, loss of libido, depression, PMS or mental fog. (more…)

What Happens To Our Body After Drinking Coca Cola?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Have you ever wondered what exactly happens after you drink Coke?

cokeAfter 10 minutes
Ten tea spoons of sugar contained in a glass of Cola hit your system

After 20 minutes
A leap of insulin levels in bloodstream occurs. The liver converts all the sugar into fat.

After 40 minutes
Ingestion of caffeine is finally completed. The eye pupils are expanding. Blood pressure rises, just like after taking amphetamines. The liver releases more sugar into the blood stream to overcome this. (more…)

What can you do to turn your health around?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What can you do to turn your health around?

Evelin LiddellAt my recent holiday back in Austria I caught up with a primary school friend who I hadn’t seen in close to 30 years. Elisabeth told me that a couple of years ago, she had been very sick. The doctor suspected a tumour in her pancreas. After further investigations, they found that she had huge gallstones and the specialist was going to have her on the operating table 3 days later due to the severity of her condition.

Elisabeth didn’t want to be pushed into something without thinking about it first. She chose not to take this drastic step and decided to change her eating habits instead. On top of that she did a gallbladder flush. As a mother and wife she learnt to say ‘no’ to a few things to take some stress out of her life and she went for daily walks. She had more blood tests and an ultrasound done a couple of months later and the specialist said that he was now looking at a different gallbladder. That’s how huge the changes were. And as a pleasant “side effect” she lost 10kg! (more…)

Do Artificial Sweeteners Help You Lose Weight?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do Artificial Sweeteners Help You Lose Weight?

Artificial sweeteners are substances which are used to imitate the taste of sugar in foods. People striving hard to lose weight and maintain normal blood sugar levels use artificial sweeteners to sweeten what they eat and drink. Diet drinks have gained much popularity in recent years. But do artificial sweeteners really help lose weight?


It is surprising that various recent studies show that artificial sweeteners are anything but good news for weight loss. You may actually impede weight loss by using artificial sweeteners. According to the scientists, people who are trying to lose weight should be aware of the amount of artificially sweetened foods and drinks they consume daily. (more…)

Is your Liver Struggling?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is your Liver Struggling?


The liver is a very important organ of the body. A healthy liver is essential for proper functioning of the metabolism process which helps control your weight. Metabolism refers to biochemical processes that occur with any living organism to maintain life. These biochemical processes allow us to grow, reproduce, repair damage and respond to our environment.

The main functions of the liver include processing nutrients from food, making bile and removing toxic elements from the body. So, it is very important to have a healthy liver to live healthy.

When the liver is constantly overloaded you may develop a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver. This is a condition when the liver resorts to storing fat within its tissues. This is most commonly seen in overweight people or people with type 2 diabetes. It is generally due to improper nutrition, such as too many refined carbohydrates and sugar. (more…)

Understanding and dealing with PCOS

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding and dealing with PCOS

Almost one out of every ten women suffers from PCOS or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Unfortunately most women are not even aware that they are the victims of this potentially risky condition brought about by a hormonal disorder. It is very vital for every woman to know that PCOS is a serious risk and it is essential to be aware of its multiple symptoms so as to diagnose it well in time and start curative measures.

What exactly is PCOS?

pcos1The reproductive organ of the female body is known as the ovary. This is where the eggs are produced. The eggs in the ovary are protected by tiny fluid filled sacs known as follicles or cysts. As the egg grows the fluid contained in the cyst also increases such that when the egg matures the cyst ruptures and the egg is released into the fallopian tube which will carry the egg to the uterus or the womb for fertilization. This entire process is called ovulation. (more…)

Is soy a healthy alternative to dairy?

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is soy a healthy alternative to dairy?

Soy products have been commercially marketed as ‘healthy products’ since the latter half of the 20th century.

Over the last decade, lots of studies have linked soy to hormonal imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, infertility and other health problems.

Soy isoflavones are a group of compounds found in and isolated from the soybean. One study showed that genistein, one of several known isoflavones, led to reduced fertility and abnormal embryo development in female mice. Many isoflavones have been shown to interact with animal and human estrogen receptors, causing effects in the body similar to those caused by the hormone estrogen. (more…)

Drink your milk for strong bones and teeth!

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Drink your milk for strong bones and teeth!

Did your mother ever tell you this? She’s right – if you are a calf. In nature, do you know of any species that drinks another species’ milk? Humans are the only exception!

Why should you not drink cow’s milk? The reality is that the calcium in dairy is not readily absorbed by humans. Cow’s milk has approximately 4 times more protein than human breast milk. This is great for cows as they grow rapidly into a full grown cow in about a year and weigh about 4 times as much as humans.

The large amount of protein turns dairy into an acid forming food. To neutralise this acid the body needs calcium. Calcium is an alkalising mineral. To keep the blood balanced the body will draw calcium out of the bones to reduce the acidity. Too much acidity in the blood is fatal, so the body will do whatever it needs to do to balance the pH of the blood. (more…)

Is Milk Healthy?

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Milk Healthy?

According to a study done by the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, milk is one of the most commonly reported food allergy. For many, milk can cause bloating, constipation, migraines, joint pains, sinus problems and eczema. Milk is considered a mucus producing food and therefore is often linked to recurring ear infections or respiratory problems such as coughs, runny noses, etc. (more…)