Migraine: a special type of headache

Migraine is a misunderstood condition. Migraine is a special and very specific type of headache. But many people think that all headaches are migraines; that migraine and headache are the same thing. This is not so. Migraines are recurring headaches that often involve one side of the head, are quite severe, are often associated [...]

By | 2018-07-17T10:23:53+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Hayfever: Need to Know

Hayfever is a common condition that affects around 1 in 5 people. It's also a bit confusing, mainly because the terminology gets mixed-up and used loosely, so let's start by clarifying some terms: Hayfever is an allergic condition characterized by itchy nose, sneezing, congested nose, runny & itchy eyes. Allergic rhinitis is another term [...]

By | 2018-07-12T09:28:20+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Office Wellness

We all want to be well, or at least more-well. We all work (well, most of us work). We all work at an office (well, mostly anyway). And here we find challenges: unhealthy food options, sitting, stress, no fresh air, no sunlight, and more. Work life, especially office-based work life, is often seen as [...]

By | 2018-06-29T08:44:49+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

How much water?

Drink more water......it's advice you often hear. Why? How much? What's the story here, really? Let's keep this simple... Our bodies need water. Many of us (=most of us) do not drink enough. The result is slight dehydration, which may cause headache, dry skin, low energy, constipation, appetite changes, kidney problems, and more. Drinking [...]

By | 2018-06-25T12:48:54+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Features, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Antibiotics: Need to Know

What's the story about antibiotics? These powerful and important medications are quite controversial and often misunderstood so let's just clear up a few basics... Antibiotics have been around for about 100 years. Penicillin was the first type of antibiotic used but there are now several types of antibiotics and probably hundreds of brands. Antibiotics [...]

By | 2018-06-13T14:20:09+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Heartburn: Need to Know

Heartburn, indigestion, or Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) is a very common condition that many people will experience at some stage - about half the population will have heartburn at some stage in their lives. Heartburn causes upper abdominal and chest burning pain, which may be associated with swallowing difficulty. It often occurs after [...]

By | 2018-06-13T13:52:44+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Features, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Comfort eating – moods & food

Do you run for that chocolate whenever you feel the world doesn’t love you? You could be a comfort-eater. What is comfort eating, how do you know you have it and how do you make sure it doesn’t affect your healthy eating goals? What is comfort or stress or emotional eating? Comfort eating or stress eating [...]

Carbo-loading: UPDATE

Remember carbo-loading? Carbo-loading was a popular practice for athletes in days leading up to an event. The idea of starting with a "full tank" was thought to be a good idea, especially for endurance events. But the science behind carbo-loading has evolved... In the 1960’s discoveries showed that: Glycogen (a form of carbohydrate stored in the [...]

By | 2018-05-09T09:28:17+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Active Living, Features|0 Comments

Losing Belly Fat

Weight loss is a challenge for many of us. Between 50% and 70% of adults are actually medically-overweight today. One of the most common worries is that stubborn tummy. A bit of padding around the body often worries us less than the flabby belly we carry around. It's right out in front, quite literally. [...]

By | 2018-04-11T10:35:34+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Features, Nutrition Weight Loss, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Headache: Need to Know

Headache is a universal ailment: we all get headaches at some time. There are many different causes for headache. Common causes are: Tension headache - caused by stress and anxiety and tiredness; can be quite severe and felt over any area of the head & neck (neck stiffness is quite common). Migraine - very [...]

By | 2018-03-20T09:24:00+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments