While smoking is a debilitating habit that can have a disastrous effect on your health, a new study has revealed that poor diets are responsible for more deaths around the world. Poor diets can be defined as those low in fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts, yet high in
In the field of genomics, we love the saying “you’re what your grandmother ate!” as it pretty much sums up the idea that genetic variations and DNA have a hereditary tale. If you make poor choices throughout a lifetime such as smoking, excessive drinking, chronic stress, poor diet, no exercise
When you decide to start working out, there are different types of exercises you can choose from. Some people prefer the calmness of yoga, while others enjoy fast activities like cardio. Cardio is the exercise that increases your heart rate for an extended period. It burns calories from all over
Pets are the furry, wide-eyed extended part of the family that we can never get enough of. Whether it’s a dog, cat, parrot, goldfish or even guinea pigs, pets create emotional bonds with us and they help to forge fondness and memories. While pets are often adopted by a younger demographic,
As of Thursday, specific types of breast implants – namely those with a textured or polyurethane coating – are no longer allowed in France. The ban of these implants are due to concerns that they have the potential to cause a type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States (1). When one smokes, chemicals are released into the body and these substances can cause damage to vital organs such as the lungs and the heart. With
No more than a few decades ago, taking care of your eyes meant nothing more than eating your carrots, going for your annual eye test to make sure everything is still functioning as it should, and vaguely believing your mother when she says you’ll get square eyes if you stare
Take a deep breath, Lorraine tells herself quietly; it will all be fine. She exhales slowly and moves through the revolving doors of the gym, swipes her brand-new gym card and smiles nervously at the receptionist. Descending the steps, she tries to remember whether it is better to use heavy
To suggest that dealing with my oily skin is easy would be a lie. Aside from ensuring that my bag contains enough blotting paper to last me throughout the day, there is also the fear that the extra oil on my face will lead to acne and breakouts. Although adolescence
On a cold and cloudy Friday morning in August, we were whisked away from Joburg’s grey, smog-covered skies and neatly deposited in a previously-hidden world near Franschhoek. Here, wellness, healthy living and holistic medicine rules the day, and this is how we spent our weekend. Yes, this was real life.