Quick health tips

Health
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Cosmetics

Cosmetics often contain artificial colouring. Be particularly careful with lipstick.

Drinking Enough Water?

Check your urine – it should be the colour of pale straw, although some medication and some supplements will affect the colour. If it’s darker than that, drink more water.

Taking A Zinc Supplement?

If you’re taking a zinc supplement, don’t wash it down with tea or coffee, as these interfere with your body’s ability to absorb it.

Indigestion?

Chew food well and improve your digestion. Digestion starts in the mouth where food is physically broken down, and enzymes start to break down starch and carbohydrates.

Health Advice

Don’t take health advice from unhealthy people.

Thinning Hair

If you’re a woman whose hair is thinning all over (not in patches), you may benefit from taking iron and the amino acid l-lysine.

Gum Disease

Gum disease has been linked to an increase in heart problems. Bizarre as it may seem, flossing your teeth and seeing a dental hygienist may help prevent heart disease.

Exercise & Breast Cancer

Exercise can help improve breast cancer survival rates. Yet another reason to enjoy doing exercise.

Kissing!

Kissing reduces the allergic response. Did you need another reason?

Look At Your Computer Screen

Your eyes should be level with the top of your computer screen.

Mouth Ulcers?

Mouth ulcers? Try increasing your intake of zinc-rich foods such as pumpkin seeds or take a zinc supplement.

Milk & Osteoporosis

Milk is not essential to protect against osteoporosis. In many countries people do not drink milk but still have strong bones. In countries where there is a high dairy intake there is also a high incident of osteoporosis.

Increasing Your Core Stability

Increase your core stability (good for your back and tummy) by sitting on an exercise stability ball while sitting at your desk. Choose the right size – your eyes should be level with the top of your monitor.

Illness & Stress

Many symptoms and illnesses such as high blood pressure, recurrent headaches, insomnia and cancer may be a call to look at the stresses and imbalances in your life.

Relaxation

15 minutes of brisk walking produces more relaxation at the muscular level than a tranquillizer. So when you’re stressed go for a walk, or run up and down stairs.

Caffeine

Caffeine can increase anxiety and make it harder to relax. Wean yourself off coffee, tea and cola drinks gradually, replacing them with water, fruit juices and herb teas.

Give Your Heart A Treat!

When you don’t drink enough water, your blood thickens and your heart is forced to work extra hard. Make sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Diarrhoea After Antibiotics

Antibiotics kill approximately 10% of your friendly gut bacteria. If you get diarrhoea after a course of antibiotics, take probiotics (live yoghurt or as a supplement) to replace them.

Tired All The Time?

If you’re tired all the time, ask your doctor or health professional to check for anaemia, thyroid problems, glandular fever and diabetes.

Sore Lips?

Do you use lip balm? Are you allergic to it? When you are allergic to something, you often crave it, so you use it more, But because you’re allergic to it, your lips get more sore and you use more. A miserable vicious cycle.

Feel Less Hungry

Chew food well and you’ll probably feel less hungry.

Chlamydia Infections

Many women with Chlamydia infections are symptom free, but if it’s untreated it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy and infertility. If you are sexually active, get checked for this regularly.