A significant increase in life-span has been achieved over the last 100 years. A corresponding increase in health-span, defined as the maintenance of full function as near as possible to the end of life, will be the next goal in life sciences and medicine. A significant increase in health-span is
Our kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body as they act as the body’s detox system. They not only filter out toxins but also help to regulate blood pressure. Kidney damage can often be irreversible and symptoms include persistent nausea, chest pains, seizures, and excessive fatigue.
The kidneys are one of the main organs of the body as they are responsible for removing toxins and waste as well as maintaining the body’s pH level. In celebration of World Kidney Day, we’re looking at foods that can help to ensure their optimal functionality. If the kidneys are unable to
If we were to pinpoint one area on earth responsible for supplying us with the most of today’s superfoods, it would probably be Central and Southern America. Not only have the inhabitants of these been consuming items such as quinoa, chia seeds, acai berries and cocao for centuries before the
Most of us are well-versed with the fact that dental care is important. But why exactly it is so important, is something which a majority of us are unaware about. Oral health is related to the overall health in more ways than we can imagine. Hence, it is important that
Their bodies are constantly changing, their hormones are on safari, they are bombarded by a horde of different media messages imparting what they should now look and feel like, and their emotions can be difficult to control. If you have a child currently in their teenage years, it’s safe to
Following a recent cyberbullying attack involving Whatsapp group messages that resulted in the suicide of a young learner in South Africa, the spotlight has been turned on this form of abuse, which has been steadily growing on a global scale. Children and teenagers from all walks of life are currently
We may be living longer, but many of us are not enjoying optimal health. We live in a super-stressed age of antibiotic resistance, growing auto-immune conditions, hypertension and weight gain. And it’s hard to look your best when you are not feeling your best. Moreover, cancer is rampant and afflicting
In addition to being encouraged to eat our fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, and stay away from sugar, as a kid, having a healthy amount of fiber in our diet is probably one of the first things you were taught to do for your health. Not only is
The recommended daily dietary intake for sugar is a maximum of 10 teaspoons a day (1). However, one can agree that we are all guilty of exceeding this recommendation on more than one occasion. According to a study from the University of North Carolina, American adults continue to exceed this recommendation.