How governments can help us make healthy food choices // The Lancet

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

Vitamin D, Diet & Exercise // Colon Cancer Prevention

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

Food Allergy VS. Food Intolerance // WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU?

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?

You might be eating well, but are you sleeping well? // *Infographics*

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*

Banana & Magnesium Against Your Headache // PREVENTION

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

Weight control: Foods to Avoid & Foods to Eat to Prevent Obesity // PREVENTION

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