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You Should Be Taking A Vitamin C Supplement Daily: True Or False?

You Should Be Taking A Vitamin C Supplement Daily: True Or False?

By Morgan Chamberlain If you’re the type of person that starts to load up on vitamin C supplements only when your child comes home from school looking admittedly crummy and indisposed, or when several co-workers call out the same week, you may be wondering why in the world you would need to worry about taking […]

Why You’re Experiencing Menopause Belly Bloat & What To Do About It.

Why You’re Experiencing Menopause Belly Bloat & What To Do About It.

Bloating is a tricky (and frustrating) issue that many people struggle with, and although it can stem from a number of dietary causes, hormones may also play a role, specifically for women in the midst of menopause. It’s no secret that your body shifts and changes with time, but why exactly does menopause have any […]

What Foods and Drinks Help Headaches?

What Foods and Drinks Help Headaches?

According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, there are up to 150 different types of headaches. Most headaches fall within one of four main categories: migraine, hypertension, stress and cluster headaches. Certain foods and drinks can trigger various types of headaches, or they can help ease headache pain. Learning the best foods and drinks to […]

What you should know about Stomach ulcers

What you should know about Stomach ulcers

What is a stomach ulcer? Stomach ulcers, which are also known as gastric ulcers, are painful sores in the stomach lining. Stomach ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcers are any ulcers that affect both the stomach and small intestines. Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from […]

The 6 Foods & Drinks To Avoid Before Bed.

The 6 Foods & Drinks To Avoid Before Bed.

Sarah Regan To eat a bedtime snack or not to eat a bedtime snack? That’s the question. On the one hand, going to bed on an empty stomach can activate cortisol, the stress hormone. But on the other, eating certain foods too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep, too. For some more insight on which […]

How to protect yourself against monkeypox and what to do if you catch it

How to protect yourself against monkeypox and what to do if you catch it

A recent monkeypox outbreak across the U.S., Europe, Australia and the Middle East has baffled health experts and is raising concerns of a wider outbreak. As of Wednesday, there were 346 confirmed and suspected cases in 22 countries outside of Africa, where the virus is endemic, according to Our World in Data. It marks the first known […]

5 Common Period Myths in South Africa

5 Common Period Myths in South Africa

Menstruation is still shrouded in shame and secrecy, and period myths are symptomatic of that. We spoke to the self-proclaimed Minister of Menstruation, Candice Chirwa, about South African period myths and taboos. Demystifying menstruation is a fulltime job, and not one we take lightly. Menstruation activist, academic and author, Candice Chirwa, has come up against her […]

Eat enough of this nutrient to lower type 2 diabetes risk

Eat enough of this nutrient to lower type 2 diabetes risk

By Dr. Somi Igbene Eating a healthy, balanced diet that provides all the essential nutrients in appropriate quantities is crucial to preventing and managing type 2 diabetes. While all nutrients contribute to health, some are superior to others for regulating blood sugar, and magnesium is one such nutrient. Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral […]

When you don’t drink enough water, your body pays the price

When you don’t drink enough water, your body pays the price

BY SOLA OGUNDIPE Water is essential to good health and to life itself, with no controversy. Without water, none of the important body functions such as flushing out waste, regulating body temperature or brain function would be possible. Water is important to nearly every part of your body and it is essential to your overall […]

‘How saturated fatty acids increase risk of heart diseases’

‘How saturated fatty acids increase risk of heart diseases’

By Nnam Ojiego Your favourite native dish is being prepared. Now, watch as the intricate process unfolds before your eyes in slow motion. Do you see the cooking oil hitting the saucepan in all its golden glory? The soft sizzle of the greasy liquid touching the hot metal warms your heart so much so that […]

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