Ergonomic Work Stations |

Added October 31, 2013, Under: Environment, Exercise

  Most people working in an office today have a much more sedentary lifestyle, whether they are in company premises or have their own set up at home, making it more important than ever that they have an ergonomic work station. What does ergonomic mean? 'Ergonomics' is the name given to the science of designing environments and products to match the individuals who use them. It comes from the Greek 'ergon' meaning 'work' and 'nomos' meaning 'law'. However, it is definitely not the case ...


Improve Your Eating Habits |

Added October 29, 2013, Under: Exercise, Nutrition, Technology

It is now recognized that what we eat in the western world today has changed more in the last 40 years than in the previous 40 000. Is it any wonder therefore that, up to a few decades ago, the general population was becoming healthier and living longer but now we are struck with epidemics of obesity, diabetes type 2, heart disease and many conditions caused by inflammation? Our prognosis for a long and healthy life is diminishing by the day. Needless to ...


Baby Acne |

Added October 27, 2013, Under: New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

For many there is nothing more precious then a new born baby, and when we suspect that there may be something afflicting our babies we want to address and diagnose this issue promptly and effectively. Because babies are delicate and prone to both external and internal conditions it is always best to speak to your Pediatrician about any concerns you may be facing.  For new borne babies even a seemingly small issue can end up being a serious threat and nothing ...


Athlete’s Foot |

Added October 26, 2013, Under: Skin Conditions

Athlete's foot is a very common fungal infection of the skin known as tinea pedis and mostly occurring in males. What are the symptoms of athlete's foot? Excessive itching Stinging pain A burning sensation Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections and is related to other fungal infections such as ringworm and jock itch. What causes athlete's foot? Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus which grows on top-of or inside-of the top layer of skin.  Fungi thrive in warm wet conditions, ...


Maternity Training Tools |

Added October 24, 2013, Under: Diseases

In the not too distant past, parents would decide they would like to try for a baby without too much thought and pre-planning or they would even just leave getting pregnant to fate – “What will be will be”. Today, nothing is left to chance There can be pre-conception planning, vitamins and diet planning, IV treatment and even so called tools to help you choose the best time to ensure either a boy or a girl. The one thing that is really ...


Hemroids & How To Get Rid Of Them Forever |

Added October 18, 2013, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Nutrition, Pregnancy

Much of the pain and discomfort of hemroids stems from the so called “piles” that appear at the opening of the anal passage after straining when having a bowel movement. This is a very common complaint. And the main cause?  Constipation Along with obesity and the later stages of pregnancy, constipation can increase the pressure on the cushions of tissue that form part of the anal canal. What are hemroids? Hemroids are like varicose veins in the rectum and the anus. When hemroids are ...


Duct Tape & How It’s Related to Warts |

Added October 17, 2013, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

  Most of us know what duct tape is – that all-purpose household fix-it with hundreds of uses. It is normally found in the tool box rather than the medicine cupboard. But surprisingly, duct tape can also remove warts. History and research for use of duct tape According to studies carried out at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, it was found that continued use of gray, heavy-duty, fabric-backed duct tape irritated the warts by removing dead skin. Jerome Z Litt appears to have ...


How To Get Rid Of Laugh Lines |

Added October 11, 2013, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

  “Laughter makes the world go round”, “Laugh and the world laughs with you” as well as “A day without laughter is a day wasted” all emphasize how good laughter is for us. We have even written about the importance of laughter here. But it can come at a small price – those laugh lines! The lines that radiate out from the corners of the eyes, and those in the cheek area, appear long before old age, being deeper and more noticeable than ...


Is It Safe To Have A Flu Shot? |

Added October 8, 2013, Under: Health

It is the start of the so called “flu season” in the northern hemisphere and, as usual, flu shots are being dished out like candy to as many unsuspecting people as possible – often with an incentive attached. Some 40% of the adult population in the USA have these shots. While you may consider a flu shot to be just routine, it is far from that. Flu shots, along with other vaccines, always carry a risk And if you get your flu shot ...


How Safe Is Your Cup Of Tea? |

Added October 4, 2013, Under: Environment, Health, Nutrition

Being British, I am a keen tea drinker but what are the health implications of drinking tea every day and how safe is the whole process of producing and packaging tea? We do need to know because tea is the most most consumed beverage in the world - after water. My own experience In my own pantry cupboard, you will find Twinings English Breakfast Tea and the South African produced Rooibos Tea. I have these two because I like to think they ...

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