A few days before I left for my short holiday to Fiji, I tripped on uneven paving where I grazed my elbow, and twisted my knee. These slight injuries were annoying but not enough to alter my plans – or should they have been? I could never have guessed that a small ‘graze’ might leadContinue reading “Atrial fibrillation – How I went from a small graze to an ongoing heart problem”
Trace elements may hold the secret to longevity and prevention of Alzheimer’s. Selenium is critical and too much copper is toxic.
Magnesium supplementation can cure many ‘illnesses’ but you may need to supplement every day. From your muscles to your brain, magnesium can improve your health and vitality. Adequate intake of Magnesium is critical to good health and can cure many ‘illnesses’. On the other hand, inadequate intake of Magnesium can lead to problems of theContinue reading “Magnesium-Critical roles in all body organs”
Our bodies are mostly water so to stay healthy we must drink 3 or more litres a day. Many illnesses can be cured or prevented just by drinking water.
Sitting too much and with poor posture is killing us! Could sitting too much reduce our lifespan? When we are young, we are taught to sit quietly. Later, we learn that sitting in a state of quiet reflection is highly desirable for our mental and physical health. Sitting, itself is inherently good but is tooContinue reading “The dangers of sitting”
If you feel depressed, undermotivated or have headaches, you might need to boost your dopamine and/or serotonin? What have depression, headaches, pleasure & gut problems in common? Recent research suggests that almost everything we experience is strongly influenced by our gut bacteria! We refer to our deep intuitional feelings as ‘gut feelings’ and some haveContinue reading “Neurotransmitters: gut health, mental health, sex life & well-being”
Chronic Inflammation We often hear discussions about inflammation but what exactly is chronic inflammation and why does ageing cause it? We’ve all seen ‘acute inflammation’. Usually, we recognize it as a swelling that is red and warm to touch. Often this will follow an injury of some sort – perhaps a cut, a burn, orContinue reading “Ageing, Telomeres, & Chronic Inflammation”
Critical roles in cancer prevention, healthy thyroid, heart & mind You might never have heard about the importance of consuming Selenium. However it is critical that you eat enough, but not too much Selenium rich food to live a longer, healthier life! Selenium is a critical trace element and a recent study of blood donorsContinue reading “Selenium – the secret of a healthier life and longevity?”
Olive oil is consumed in all Mediterranean diets but American researchers overlooked this critical food! Oleic acid in Olive oil slows the aging process by reducing inflammation. Good research but bad result – Why? A large number of people in many countries of the world have really poor health. Some of this has occurred becauseContinue reading “Healthy Oleic Acid in Olive Oil and Sesame Oil”
When I read that in her last years, Jeanne Calment, the oldest woman to ever live ate a kilogram of chocolate, or more, each week, I wondered whether eating chocolate is the secret of longevity? Jeanne also doused her food in olive oil as well as using olive oil on her skin and if youContinue reading “Dark chocolate – Jeanne Calment’s secret of Longevity?”