Taking Care of Your Skin in the Winter
As winter sets in, the cold dry air can wreak havoc on our skin. The thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin is easily lost, causing small cracks to appear in the skin barrier. Skin can become exceptionally dry and cracked which may lead it to start itching. Although this may seem like a minor ailment, a dry and sensitive skin can evolve into more complex conditions like eczema and dermatitis. A little TLC and ensuring our skin is moisturised every day is essential during this time of year.
Lower Blood Pressure without Medication
Over one third of adults have high blood pressure. Could you be one of them? High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so it's important to have your blood pressure checked by a health professional. Generally, a result of 140/90 mm Hg or above is considered high. Acting silently, high blood pressure has can have a drastic effect on heart health, increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.
However simple lifestyle changes can help lower blood pressure and may even delay the need for medication or result in a lower dosage being required.Read more
6 Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat
Sore throats can be caused by infections from bacteria or viruses, allergies flaring up or at times environmental factors like voice strain or dry air. Most sore throats are viral and will resolve on their own within a week or sooner if using some of the measures below. However, if a sore throat lasts for more than 5 days or is accompanied by a high fever its best to see a doctor.Read more
Probiotics and Immunity in Children
Flu season is around the corner and many parents are wondering how to limit children coming home with the dreaded symptoms that mean miserable kids and days off school and work. The latest research suggests that, a lot of our immune system and hence our ability to fight infection is linked to our gut. The bacteria in our gut can have a profound affect not only on our immunity, but also allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, even in depression and anxiety. Probiotics are generally known as good bacteria that are usually present in our gut that can be beneficial to our bodies.Read more
5 Ways to Treat Migraine Headaches
A migraine headache is thought to be caused by abnormal brain activity involving nerve pathways and chemicals, which in turn affects blood flow in the brain and surrounding tissues.Read more
How to Best Relieve the Pain of Knee Injuries and Inflammation
According to one recent study, sports injuries in general tend to send about 36,000 Australians to the hospital each and every year. Many of these situations involve knee injuries, which can be defined as anything from a sudden meniscus tear to dislocating one's kneecap to issues developing with bones, cartilage, ligaments, and more.Read more
Unlocking Your Partner's True Fitness Potential: What You Need to Know
To say that living the healthiest and most active life that you can is important is a little bit of an understatement, particularly when you consider a number of recent studies. According to the Department of Health, low levels of physical activity is the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable disease (NCDs) worldwide (heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers).Read more
Effective Pain Management Alternatives to Codeine
Even though it's only been little more than a month since the "off the shelf" codeine ban went into effect in Australia, the sales of products like Nurofen and Panadol have already skyrocketed as a result. The ban is due, in large part, to the sensitive nature of codeine and the effort instituted to help curb potentially deadly levels of abuse around the world.Read more
The 5 Nutrients All Babies Need
Everyone knows that the health of their child is important, but many people don’t realise that the seemingly simple decisions you’re making today about what your baby eats could have major implications down the road.Read more
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