Health nuggets

Winter problems

Balsamic herbs against winter traps

Autumn and winter are characterised by lower temperatures and increased exposure to thermal shock.

Stomach and intestine

Delayed intestinal transit: the most common of health concerns

Why are the problems of constipation or slow intestinal transit so common? Interestingly, this question is not solely one of a modern Western society.

Tone and energy

Stress and distress

The word “stress” is currently used to indicate a situation of discomfort and tension; being stressed is usually associated to disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, irritability, fatigue, depression.

Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infections: how to avoid an unecessary discomfort

Discomfort of the urinary tract is a straight forward condition, is quite common, and occurs when microbial species (bacteria), colonize within the tract.

Blood Pressure

Addressing high blood pressure

More and more people are finding out at their pharmacy or doctor that their blood pressure is, "a little 'too high', or borderline,” etc.

Eyesight

Protecting your eyesight: a lifelong concern

While performing of a wide variety of daily tasks, our eyes are subjected to a multitude of stresses; hours spent in front of the PC, sunlight and night driving can all impair the physiological function of vision, cause fatigue, and result in decreased performance.

Sleeping

The importance of proper sleep hygiene

Difficulty sleeping is often related to agitated emotions, and is an increasingly frequent occurence throughout the western world and affects individuals of all ages.

Menopause

Menopause: a beautiful & challenging reality for the maturing woman

Menopause is a critical period in a woman’s life and is an important time for one to practice healthy living so that its symptoms may be handled with ease. Priority should be given to the protection of one’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Respiratory Tract

Immunity & the respiratory tract

Who has never had to deal with a cold, cough, sore throat or flu? These most common of ailments affect millions of people of all ages, and are especially prevalent during the fall and winter.

Gastrointestinal well-being

Diet and regular bowel movements: advice for good “exercise”

Diet plays an important role in the well-being of our bowels. Luckily for us, we can choose what to eat, which provides us with remarkable control over our bodies.

Weight control

Watch your weight this winter!

Cold weather can be a great ally in keeping healthy and feeling well.

Depuration

Depuration and well-being: the beneficial properties of medicinal plants

Our everyday well-being is subject to several factors, including our body's ability to eliminate the by-products of its metabolic processes, the so-called toxins.

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