Fix It For Me...Please!

Fix It For Me...Please!Many of us were raised on Fairy Tales...where Prince Charming rushed in to the rescue, the fairy Godmother waved her magic wand and made everything better... and where two lovers got married and lived happily ever after (without having to "work" at their relationship). Having grown up with these 'role models' is it any surprise that we expect life to be the same?

This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like

This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like

Motherhood can be a source of joy, but it can also pose difficulties and challenges – particularly, in the postnatal period. It is a time when some mothers’ emotional and physical endurance is pushed to the limit.

How It Can Take A Village To Feed Hungry Kids In Schools

How It Can Take A Village To Feed Hungry Kids In Schools

One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school meals make up a large fraction of federal food assistance.

How Our Sense Of Taste Changes As We Age

How Our Sense Of Taste Changes As We Age

Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to appreciate and enjoy food and drink. 

The Hard Facts On Viagra

The Hard Facts On Viagra

Viagra is one brand name of a drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence): the inability to get, and maintain, an erection.

How People Manage Their Intake Of Tempting Foods

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It’s happened to most of us – we walk past a restaurant, cafe or bakery and something catches our attention. A delicious smell wafts out the door and our tastebuds start tingling.

Release the Past and Regain Your Vital Energy

Release the Past and Regain Your Vital EnergyPaying attention to how we spend our energy can provide major clues in the process of healing. Certain emotions, such as blame, guilt, anger, or fear, that we return to again and again, can literally drain our life force and leave little or nothing to fuel the immune system.

The New Truth About Aspirin

The New Truth About Aspirin

For decades, millions of patients have been taking a daily Aspirin in an attempt to prevent hearts attacks and strokes.

Should Measles Vaccinations Be Compulsory?

Should Measles Vaccinations Be Compulsory?

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces

Sitting And Diabetes In Older Adults: Does Timing Matter?

Sitting And Diabetes In Older Adults: Does Timing Matter?

Adults are sitting more than ever, and few pay attention to how they sit throughout the day. Take a moment to think about all the reasons we sit. First off, you’re probably sitting while reading this

How What You Eat Shapes The Health Of Your Lungs

How What You Eat Shapes The Health Of Your Lungs

We all understand that eating too much of the wrong foods – those that are high in energy and low in nutrients, such as fast foods, processed foods and takeaways – causes weight gain and can lead to obesity.

How to make egg salad 2 easy ways

Egg salad is an easy, healthy recipe that can be with or without mayonnaise, depending on your preference. Learn how to make a classic egg salad (with mayo) and an avocado egg salad without mayonnaise.

Glaucoma Is Vision's Silent Killer

Glaucoma Is Vision's Silent Killer

Like high blood pressure, glaucoma is a devious disease. It develops without causing symptoms obvious to the average person yet its consequences are devastating: it can lead to blindness.

Braised red cabbage is an easy healthy side dish

Braised red cabbage is sweet, sour, tender and buttery. It's an easy healthy side dish to serve alongside side roasted chicken or fish. I first tasted braised red cabbage at Houston's restaurant and have

How to make a juicy baked chicken breast

Baked chicken breasts that are super juicy and flavorful. Learn my simple tips to avoid making baked chicken breasts that are dried out and overcooked so that you and your family can enjoy baked chicken

These Two Creams Team Up To Cut Skin Cancer Risk

These Two Creams Team Up To Cut Skin Cancer RiskA combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, according to a new study.

Can Eating Certain Foods Make You Smarter?

Can Eating Certain Foods Make You Smarter?Trying to keep up with what constitutes a “healthy” diet can be exhausting. With unending options at the supermarket, and diet advice coming from all directions, filling your shopping trolley with the right things can seem an overwhelming task.

New Evidence Suggests We Should Eat Fewer Eggs

New Evidence Suggests We Should Eat Fewer Eggs

Adults who eat more dietary cholesterol—such as that in eggs—have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and of death from any cause, a new study reports.

Blind Mice Get Their Sight Back After Gene Insertion

Blind Mice Get Their Sight Back After Gene Insertion

Scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, the mice were navigating around obstacles as easily as those with no vision problems.

The Countdown To Peak Tick Season Is Here

The Countdown To Peak Tick Season Is HereWith spring comes glorious sunshine, warmer weather — and ticks. Ticks and some insect pests can carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that may cause disease in humans.

Study Suggests A Link Between Sleep Disorder And Parkinson’s

Study Suggests A Link Between Sleep Disorder And Parkinson’sA large study of more than 1,200 patients provides important predictors of Parkinson’s disease progression, report researchers. Previous research has found close correlation among REM sleep disorder, Parkinson’s disease (PD), and related diseases such as Lewy body dementia and multiple system atrophy.

How To Increase Your Healing Ability and Heal Yourself

How To Increase Your Healing Ability and Heal YourselfEveryone has the power and the ability to connect with the life energy that brings in healing. You don't need training, though you can certainly learn techniques... If you're wanting to increase your healing ability so that you can use it for your own healing, then it's right there waiting...

Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For You

Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For YouIt’s hard to keep up with the message on eggs. Are they good for you or not? In the 1960s, people were told: “Go to work on an egg”. But in the 1970s the public was advised to avoid eggs because they were linked to high blood cholesterol. The negative press on eggs continued in the 1980s...

Listen to Your Body: It Knows What It Needs

Listen to Your Body: It Knows What It Needs
If you are seeking someone to lead you to physical mastery, seek no further than your own physical body. Look to your ancient tribal cultures, not only in North America, but in South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand. These people know, whether they tell you or not, how to live in harmony.

How Marijuana Is A Lot More Than Just Getting High


Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse. In the meantime, medical marijuana dispensaries have an increasing...

Feeling SAD? The Ups and Downs of Bright Light Therapy (BLT)

Feeling SAD? The Ups and Downs of Bright Light Therapy (BLT)In the 1980s, health professionals began to practice bright light therapy (BLT) to treat a chronobiological disorder found mostly in northern countries—seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a form of depression occurring during winter months. Researchers have concluded that SAD is also caused by habits of modern life that lead us to spend most of our days indoors under artificial lighting.

Why 90% Of Heart Guidelines Aren’t Based On Best Evidence

Why 90% Of Heart Guidelines Aren’t Based On Best Evidence
Less than 10 percent of the treatment recommendations US doctors rely on to manage care for heart patients are based on evidence from multiple large, randomized clinical trials—the gold standard for obtaining scientific data, report researchers.

Tooth Whitening – Don’t Gamble With Your Teeth

Tooth Whitening – Don’t Gamble With Your Teeth
People seem to be hypnotised by the lure of having teeth that are whiter than an Oscars ceremony. Studies show that over half of us are dissatisfied with the colour of our teeth.

What Is This Thing Called The Immune System?

What Is This Thing Called The Immune System?
The immune system is an integral part of our body, keeping us safe from diseases – from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as cancer.

How Plant Based Diets Are Good For Your Immunity

How Plant Based Diets Are Good For Your Immunity

The number of people in Australia who follow vegetarian or plant-based diets is growing rapidly. People might choose to be vegetarian for ethical, cultural or health-related reasons.

Is Winter Good For The Workings Of Your Brain?

 Is Winter Good For The Workings Of Your Brain?
It is that time of the year again. Whilst the Southern Hemisphere is coping with the sweltering heat of the summer, cold is sweeping across the rest of the globe, bringing with it snowfalls, violent winds, and an irresistible desire to spend most of your day curling up in bed.

Why Sleep Loss Is A Literal Pain

why sleep loss is a literal painNeural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain can intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury, research finds. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, help explain the self-perpetuating cycles contributing to the overlapping global epidemics of sleep loss, chronic pain, and even opioid addiction.

Is Cultured Meat Better Than Animal Agriculture?

Is Cultured Meat Better Than Animal Agriculture?

The world is in the grips of a food-tech revolution. One of the most compelling new developments is cultured meat, also known as clean, cell-based or slaughter-free meat.

Learn To Read Your Feet Using Simple Observation Skills

Learn To Read Your Feet Using Simple Observation Skills
It's important to learn to "read" the feet because there are sev­eral physical conditions that need special attention. The signs we observe are the body’s way of telling us something is out of balance. Just like pain, any disorder is a warning signal. Reflexology is not a tool for diagnosis, but with some observation skills, you can discover whether the body is strug­gling and if it is in need of some help.

Are Fish Oil Supplements Overrated?

Are Fish Oil Supplements Overrated?

Soybean oil may be better than fish oil for reducing cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors, according to a new study.

How Your Lungs Are Really Amazing

How Your Lungs Are Really Amazing
Lungs are remarkable organs that continuously achieve amazing feats, which they do so well that we take them for granted, except when their function is diminished.

The Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease
Whether it be forgetting 20 years of your life or having the same conversation every five minutes only to forget it each time, memory impairment can take a large toll on everyday life.

This Affordable Therapy Works For Depression

This Affordable Therapy Works For Depression
Of the four million prisoners released each year, 23 percent suffer from depression but don’t receive treatment while incarcerated, according to a new study.

The Role Of Hormones And Body Weight Explained

The Role Of Hormones And Body Weight Explained
People all over the globe have the perception that being overweight or obese is caused by eating too much junk food, drinking sugary drinks, or not exercising enough.

Five Body Consciousness Techniques To Attain A Mind At Peace

Five Body Consciousness Techniques To Attain A Mind At Peace
With the hectic modern lifestyles that most of us experience, there’s an onslaught of good and bad information assaulting our senses all the time. Since the dawn of the digital age, the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds to only eight seconds.

The Advantages Of Using Long-acting Contraceptives

The Advantages Of Using Long-acting Contraceptives

Few Australian women use long-acting reversible contraception, despite its advantages over other methods. These contraceptives offer women long-term, cost-effective, “fit-and-forget” contraception.

High-intensity Micro Workouts Vs Traditional Regimes

High-intensity Micro Workouts Vs Traditional Regimes

When it comes to health and fitness, there are rarely any quick fixes. But if you’re struggling to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day, micro workouts might be just the thing you need to start improving your fitness.

7 Myths And Truths About Healthy Skin

7 Myths And Truths About Healthy Skin
Skin is our largest organ and something we may take for granted when it’s healthy. As an academic dermatologist I frequently hear misleading “facts” that seem to be stubbornly enduring.

How Old Is Too Old To Drive?

How Old Is Too Old To Drive?
When Britain’s Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle on Jan. 17, 2019, many people were surprised that he was still driving at age 97.

Can Couches And Vinyl Floors Really Make Kids Really Sick?

Can Couches And Vinyl Floors Really Make Kids Really Sick?
Children who live in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful compounds in their blood or urine than children who live in homes that don’t, according to a new study.

Want To Improve Your Mood?

Want To Improve Your Mood?
Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it difficult to work and maintain relationships with family and friends.

Will Eating Nuts Make You Gain Weight?

Will Eating Nuts Make You Gain Weight?
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30g of nuts – a small handful – each day. But many of us know nuts are high in calories and fat.

What Causes Most Birth Defects

What Causes Most Birth Defects
The development of a baby, from the time of fertilization through to the moment of birth, is an incredibly complex journey. Most of the time the result is a perfect new baby.

Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne

Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne
We tell ourselves science is king, but our understanding of the world is shaped through story. We tell stories about the past and call it history. We tell stories about the present and call it news. Our stories about how to act, think, and live are called culture. And our stories about how the natural world works are called science.

Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment

Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment
It is so incredibly easy to get sucked into the illusion that weight loss is all about food. The logical mind thinks, “Why wouldn’t it be? What I eat is causing my weight gain, so this must be about food.” This initiates the quest to try every diet out there, in order to get your body to a place where you feel “good enough.” Confident. Worthy. Desired. Happy.

Will Going Gluten Free Cause Weight Loss?

Will Going Gluten Free Cause Weight Loss?
Although people have been eating wheat for thousands of years, one third of US adults now shun foods containing wheat in an effort to avoid gluten.

Breaking Through The Healing Barrier Using Our Body's Healing System

Breaking the Healing Barrier Using Our Body's Healing System
Within each one of us there lies a "healing system" capable of fighting off disease, combating infection and bringing us greater energy, vitality, and well-being. In any medical text we can read about the "digestive system", the "circulatory system", or the "nervous system", but nowhere can we find a chapter on the "healing system".

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