Why am I constipated?

Constipation is something that most people have to deal with at some point in their lives, but quite understandably, it is a topic that few want to openly discuss. However, for those suffering with this problem, it can be unpleasant, painful and frustrating. So what can be done about it? Well, it is a completely […]

How does diabetes affect your health?

What is diabetes? The technical bit Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, where the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is required to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy. The human body has to maintain its blood glucose level within a very narrow range. This is […]

Why am I always bloated?

The most common causes of bloating Stomach bloating is a common condition that affects as many as 1 in 5 people. While it’s most commonly associated with women, men can be just as prone. Bloating can be very unpleasant, with the stomach swelling up like a balloon and making it difficult to wear tight-fitting clothes […]

Could I have Candida?

What is Candida albicans? Candida (also sometimes referred to as a thrush, yeast or fungal infection) is a single cell, plant-like fungi. It starts life as a yeast, which everybody has in their digestive systems and other mucous membranes from birth. It also lives on the skin. In terms of how it acts in the […]

Healthy blood sugar levels

What is your blood sugar level? A person’s blood sugar level (also known as serum glucose level or plasma glucose level) is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in their blood at any given time. Why is glucose important? Glucose (also known as dextrose) is a simple sugar that is made by the body using […]

Carbohydrates and weight loss

Cut down on carbs to lose weight faster You should eat fewer carbohydrates if you want to lose weight quickly. Having said that, there is no need to cut out carbohydrates entirely if you are trying to lose weight and, in fact, that would not be a healthy step. Carbohydrates are an essential energy source […]

Why do I have bad breath?

What is bad breath? Bad breath can come in many forms, levels of severity and can even be triggered by many a wide range of factors. Simply speaking, it is an unpleasant odour eminating from the breath of a person. Chronic bad breath is referred to as halitosis. Less commonly, it is also called fetor […]

Probiotics benefits

What are probiotics? Probiotics are live micro-organisms (often bacteria) that are thought to have a positive effect on the health of the host organism (i.e. our bodies) and, in particular, digestive tract health. They are more commonly referred to as “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally found in […]

Super acai berries

A bit about acai Acai berries, previously considered an exotic fruit, have now become a virtual staple in almost every supermarket’s collection of health foods and supplements. No longer the sole preserve of health stores and delis, these nutrient-dense berries have become increasingly popular in the form of dietary supplements, food powders, shakes and juice […]

Tips for building muscle

Basic steps for gaining muscle Increasing your muscle mass can be frustrating when you don’t immediately see the results you want, but the most common reasons for slow or inadequate muscle gain are easy to overcome if you know what to look for and how to avoid the pitfalls. Improve your workouts and diet, and […]