All posts tagged: dangerous

The Truth About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a serious issue in the world of cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 54 minutes). On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she

46 Sneaky Names for Sugar

These days, sugar can be found in almost anything. Over the past 50 years the sugar content in beverages, food and sweets have more than doubled. We consume on average 68-77 kg of refined sugar annually. We consume on average, 500 calories more than we should daily due to hidden sugar in our food. Sugar

Stress and your health

We have all had our fair share of stress, especially when entering the ‘real’ world. Stress is a very tricky and sometimes overlooked illness. In the world we live in today we are consumed by a fast paced, live-or-die type of mentality. We live in a constant rush to nowhere and everything had to be

[Recipe] Fresh Berries with Maple Cream

This delicious dessert is perfect for all diabetics and non-diabetics. This recipe serves 4 and contains about 140 calories per serving. Ingredients: 3/4 cup Fat-free sour cream 1/4 cup Maple syrup 1 cup Blueberries, fresh 1 1/2 cups Raspberries, fresh Method: In a small mixing bowl combine the sour cream and maple syrup. Whisk well.

How to choose the healthiest meat

Hunting and eating meat has been done for millennia. Meat is high in protein, iron, vitamins, zinc and magnesium. These are all nutrients essential in a healthy diet. But, these days we no longer have to hunt and kill our own food, we can just pop over to the nearest super market and choose from

Negative effects of secondhand smoke

We all know at least one person who smokes a pack a day. Yes, this is very unhealthy and most smokers suffer from constant coughing, headaches and in some cases cancer. But, what is their smoke doing to you? Secondhand smoking in some cases has been proven to be worse than actually smoking a cigarette

Coffee vs Tea

We all have our beverage of choice and most of us would fight to the death when trying to convince others why our choice is better. But the fact of the matter is both tea and coffee have their pros and cons and it all boils down to which one you prefer. Some of us

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve of the eye is damaged and worsens over time. This is often associated with pressure building up inside the eye. There are no specific early stage symptoms of Glaucoma, thus it is very important to see your optometrist at least once a year. If Glaucoma is

The truth about ADHD

ADHD is a very touchy subject to most parents as none of us would like our child to be diagnosed with something that can’t be cured and that might disable your child from doing certain things. Lets face it, some children are more of a handful than others. That does not necessarily mean that they

Cord blood stem cells save lives

Giving birth to a child is one of the most amazing things parents will ever experience, but how would you feel if your baby’s birth could save a life? Cord blood stem cells, found in the umbilical cord, have proven to work better than normal bone marrow. Cord blood stem cells are biologically younger and