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  • Would you eat more vegetables if they were the colours of Smarties? Maybe not… But experts in the field of nutritional and science are trying everything they can to get more people to eat their daily required amount of veggies. They’re getting really clever about it too. Not only are they creating a novelty factor when it comes to eating carrots that are no longer orange, or [continue reading]
    Published at 31 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Arthritis
  • Laziness is a disease! In fact, experts describe it as a pandemic that’s taking over the developing world. Here’s the problem: It’s a silent pandemic! Your doctor won’t sit you down and say, “I’m afraid it’s laziness”. No, he’ll tell you its diabetes, heart disease, cancer or obesity. You won’t even think about the years you sat on the couch that led up to the very [continue reading]
    Published at 29 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Heart health
  • Mr Davies is still distraught about losing his wife who died from heart disease last year. He knows exactly why her heart stopped: Because of her weight. What’s really shocking in she’d just been to the doctor for a check-up and four hours after arriving home, he found her foaming at the mouth and in severe pain. Paramedics arrived quickly as they were the ones who brought her [continue reading]
    Published at 28 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Heart health
  • You might still have guilty thoughts when you take the first sip of coffee as soon as you wake up. This despite numerous reports about its potential health benefits for heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s and dementia. But did you know, it can lower the risk of inflammation and scarring in your liver too? You see, drinking black coffee doesn’t only just help your liver keep [continue reading]
    Published at 27 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Cancer
  • It’s no secret that ginger is good for you. You can use it to: 1. Suppress your appetite 2. Aid digestion; 3. Relieve sinusitis; 4. Relieve motion sickness; 5. Relieve gas; 6. Stop nausea after surgery; 7. Keep bloating and cramps at bay; and 8. Relieve joint aches and pains. But there’s another benefit you can add to the already long list: Blood [continue reading]
    Published at 24 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Diabetes
  • Think about what you eat everyday: A burger here, a chocolate there and a bag of chips just because! It’s no wonder type 2 diabetes rates are soaring. But it’s not only sugar that affects your diabetes; it’s your weight too… In fact, Professor Taylor from the Newcastle University says fat is one of the main culprits that causes diabetes. But living with the disease [continue reading]
    Published at 22 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Diabetes
  • In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found a huge clue on how to survive breast cancer. They say eating fruit, vegetables and whole-grains is one of the best ways to do just that! But because it’s a relatively new subject and there aren’t any studies to compare it to researchers haven’t provided much information to the public about it just yet. So, they’re urging [continue reading]
    Published at 21 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Cancer
  • If you’re eating this and swallowing that with the hopes of maintaining your mental health and preventing Alzheimer’s, there might be something even easier you could do. Sure, eating fatty fish and other omega 3-rich foods every day is essential for your mental health, but it’s great for every other part of your body too. I’m talking about eating “special” foods and taking [continue reading]
    Published at 17 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • If you’ve ever said the words “I work well under pressure” this article is for you! Medical News Today says many people believe they can’t live without stress, but the truth is, it could cause your world to come crashing down around you. The problem is, stress IS good for your body. It’s a natural safety net that tells you to run away and hide or fight for your life. But too [continue reading]
    Published at 16 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • Are you in your 40s or 50s? Do you know what your blood pressure is? If you don’t, it’s time to pay attention to your health. Because of your age, your risk of developing high blood pressure is high and you might not even know it… And not only is high blood pressure a very real and scary disease that, if left untreated, can lead to sudden death from heart failure, it can [continue reading]
    Published at 15 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Heart health
  • Aspartame is a household name, but not for any good reasons! Just a few years ago, it was the miraculously cheap, healthy alternative to sugar. It was in everything from chocolate, sweets and diet drinks – and what a bonus, it contains zero calories. Then health fanatics found out the truth. It’s not so good for you after all. Sadly, despite the uproar about aspartame, few [continue reading]
    Published at 13 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Food and Nutrition
  • The length of your index finger can indicate whether your risk of arthritis is higher or lower than the majority of the population. That’s what a study performed by researchers at the Monash University in Australia found in a 14,511 participant ten-year study. Participants provided researchers with the lengths of their index and ring fingers on each hand. They then sent detailed [continue reading]
    Published at 09 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Arthritis
  • You’re probably aware of the impact work-related stress has on your heart health. The typical image you have of someone having a heart attack is a big boss in an expensive suit, clutching his chest as his hand slowly glides off the dark mahogany boardroom table he’s trying to hold himself up with… But wait! Having a heart attack at work isn’t the only serious risk to your health [continue reading]
    Published at 08 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Diabetes
  • All you want to do in the week running up to your period is to gorge on chocolate, cakes, biscuits and sweets. But it might be worse for your health than just putting on a couple of kilos, warn experts. Because of the way your hormones change when you’re getting ready for menstruation, it could increase the sugar load on your body. And, if you continue to do this every month, it could [continue reading]
    Published at 07 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Diabetes
  • To suggest you stop wearing sun cream because it could damage your health would be irresponsible. Not only is skin cancer one of the most common types of cancer around the world, it’s also the most preventable. And that means there’s no debate about whether you should use sun cream or not. If you’re not, you shouldn’t be in the sun, period. The real debate is whether [continue reading]
    Published at 06 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Cancer
  • Now that we’ve terrified you about using cosmetics and beauty products that contain chemicals, you probably won’t want to use any of them because of the harm they could potentially cause your health… But don’t worry, you don’t have to go completely “naked” without your face on! There are some innovative companies who care about you and your overall health that have [continue reading]
    Published at 03 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Women's health
  • The saying “beauty is only skin deep” may have another meaning. Perhaps, when you think about the idiom in terms of cosmetics, it means your beauty products should stay on the outside, on top of your skin. Because, when they enter through your pores – because of their chemical composition – or you use them too close to your mucous membranes, they no longer leave you beautiful. [continue reading]
    Published at 02 Oct. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Women's health



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