7 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR KIDNEY HEALTHY

Your kidneys are fist-sized organs located at the bottom of your rib cage, on both sides of your spine. They perform several functions. Most importantly, they filter waste products, excess water, and other impurities from your blood. These waste products are stored in your bladder and later expelled through urine. In addition, your kidneys regulate…

7 ‘WOMEN’S’ DISEASE THAT CAN AFFECT MEN

Due to variations in genes, anatomy, and hormone levels, some diseases attack women more often than men, and vice-versa. However, thinking of diseases that women are more prone to as “women’s diseases” can leave men vulnerable to serious health problems. Here are seven so-called ‘women’s diseases’ that can also strike men. If you experience symptoms,…

UNDERSTANDING 8 CAUSES OF ITCHY EYES

When your eyes become itchy and red, you will do just about anything to relieve the irritation. But knowing the cause of your itchy eyes can help you find the right treatment and get some relief. The differences between symptoms of allergy and infection, for example, are important to understand so you don’t make your…

WANT TO STAY FIT? THESE HEALTH TIPS WILL GUIDE YOU

Nutrition is important for fitness. Eating a well-balanced diet can help you get the calories and nutrients you need to fuel your daily activities, including regular exercise. When it comes to eating foods to fuel your exercise performance, it’s not as simple as choosing vegetables over doughnuts. You need to get the right types of food…

10 REMEDIES FOR OILY SKIN

Perhaps the most popular solution for skin lightening on a spot-by-spot basis is topical Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. These glands are located under the skin’s surface. Sebum is an oily substance made of fats. Sebum isn’t all bad since it helps protect and moisturize your skin…

4 ITEMS PEOPLE WITH ECZEMA CARRY IN THEIR BAG

4From the harsh, fragranced soap in your office’s bathroom to the cold of winter, there are many external factors that can cause your eczema flare-ups. The severe symptoms that eczema can bring about means having to prepare for them each day. Here are some ideas for items to pack in a bag or your desk…

HOW TO TREAT SMELLY ARMPIT

Smelly armpits may make you self-conscious, even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before. Commonly known as body odor (BO) and technically as bromhidrosis, malodorous armpits usually aren’t cause for concern. You can take steps to help minimize and prevent armpit odour, which may ease any anxiety you have about the…

7 WAYS TO USE BATH SALTS

Bath salts have long been used as an easy and inexpensive way to treat mental and physical health ailments. Bath salts, which are commonly made from magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) or sea salt, are easily dissolved in warm bath water and used for everything from stress relief to aches and pains. Most of us use…

DIFFERENT TYPES OF WATER AND THEIR HEALTH NUTRIENTS

You hear it all the time: you should be drinking more water. How much depends on the person, but generally speaking, staying well hydrated offers a host of health benefits. That includes higher energy levels and better brain function, just to name a few. But not all water is created equal, with some being cheaper or providing…

5 BENEFITS OF GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL

Grapefruit essential oil is orange-tinted, citrus-scented oil frequently used in aromatherapy. Through a method known as cold-pressing, the oil is extracted from glands located in the peel of the grapefruit. Grapefruit essential oil has distinct properties that may offer a variety of health benefits — including reduced blood pressure and stress levels. Here are 5…

4 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO PAIN FREE PERIODS

We have all been told (probably numerous times) that our worst period problems — cramps, PMS, super heavy flow, blood clots, migraines, teenage like acne, bloating, and exhaustion — are completely normal. Yup, just part of this whole “being a woman” thing. Well, ladies, we have been lied to for a very long time. For…

5 WAYS SLEEP IS GOOD FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIP

New research highlights how sleep benefits our social life. Sleep is clearly important for our health, helping our bodies function at their best. It’s also key to our productivity, helping us stay fresh and focused the following day. But does getting a good night’s sleep affect our relationships, too? In line with my own experiences,…