THE LANCET, a well-respected medical journal, published a flow-chart about what governments can do to support healthy food preferences: here. WHAT DOES IT TALK ABOUT? THE CHART SUGGESTS AN ARRAY OF MEASURES TO HELP STOP OBESITY. Governments could tax unhealthy foods and subsidise healthy food providers. Food providers could increase shelf space for healthy foods. … More How governments can help us make healthy food choices // The Lancet
PCOS STANDS FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME, a diagnosis that more and more (young) women have to face – but a diagnosis that not all doctors know how to explain well. I AM GOING TO TELL YOU what PCOS is, what to do about it, and how to know if you are at risk – all evidence-based. … More What is PCOS and what can you do about (preventing) it?
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL publishes a health letter every year. In 2014, their letter listed five steps that help prevent colorectal cancer. In this post, I will explain three of the five points mentioned. HERE’S A DIAGRAM, but I also explain all three points in detail below! Steps for Preventing Colon Cancer 1. HAVE GOOD LEVELS OF VITAMIN D VITAMIN … More Vitamin D, Diet & Exercise // Colon Cancer Prevention
THERE IS AN INCREASING TREND TO EAT gluten-free, to avoid dairy and to cut out sugar. People are doing this whether they are allergic, intolerant or neither. Is what you eat just a (healthy) preference or is there something more going on? In this post I will explain the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance. … More Food Allergy VS. Food Intolerance // WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU?
NOT THAT IT WOULD BE AT ALL PRACTICAL to take a nap every day at this point in my life, but it’s good to have some napping knowledge at hand for that weekend when you just can’t get awake, or for that Friday night when you really want to go out with your friends but … More Napping knowledge, for the BEST NAP EVER!
WITH MY CURRENT INTERNSHIP AT the department of child endocrinology, and the past couple of weeks during which the weather has been hot, turning the bedroom into a Turkish steam room and making sleep impossible, I have (again) come to appreciate the importance of good sleep – and the impact lack of it has on … More You might be eating well, but are you sleeping well? // *Infographics*
Dear, dear diary, IT’S TOUGH TO BE ME. Between my love for sugar and chocolate, and my awareness about healthy food, I’m stuck in supermarket isles for hours just reading all the product labels. But, just because I am always holding up the traffic in supermarket aisles, doesn’t mean you have to be holding up traffic … More How much sugar is in these products?
BANANA, BANA-NA-NA (who else imagined minions singing this, right?!) is a fruit full of nutrients, including magnesium. MAGNESIUM IS A VERY IMPORTANT MINERAL. It plays a role in keeping our body’s enzymes and blood vessels functioning well. Magnesium seems to relax blood vessels, which may help relieve tension headaches. BECAUSE OF THESE PROPERTIES, magnesium has been … More Banana & Magnesium Against Your Headache // PREVENTION
Welcome to the ‘Sarcastic Post of the Month’. Living a healthy lifestyle helps to achieve good health and happiness but, it cannot guarantee it. Some people live a healthy lifestyle and still get ill. Some people use precisely this argument in order to not live healthy at all. Like, what’s the point, it’s not like I know … More 25 Ways to develop Type 2 Diabetes!
The holiday season might be a strange time to write about limiting calorie intakes but, sharing my ideas and knowledge about obesity is important, no matter the season. (For those of you who want to detox during the holiday, I found a cool and tasty way to do that here). Obesity is the dangerous future for all of … More Weight control: Foods to Avoid & Foods to Eat to Prevent Obesity // PREVENTION