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Could Increasing Antioxidants Decrease Your Anxiety?

Could Increasing Antioxidants Decrease Your Anxiety?

As many countries around the globe enter a second (or even third) phase of Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns, many of us are asking how we will cope, mentally and physically, this time around. We know that for many people, the greatest challenge during this time is not maintaining physical health, but rather maintaining a healthy state of mind and mental well-being. Health Report by WHO At the end of last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a study that shared the mental state of 130 countries around the world. The results were clear; the impact of Covid-19 has led to...

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Feb 22, 2021

3 Signs Your Memory Might Be Failing You

3 Signs Your Memory Might Be Failing You

Do you ever find yourself in a fluster searching frantically for your phone, your wallet, or a set of keys that appears to have magically disappeared into thin air? If you do, you are certainly not alone. Every day, men and women of all ages experience some type of short-term forgetfulness or memory loss. For many of us, it can be a totally normal part of everyday life. However, in certain people, memory loss can develop into a severe degenerative health issue that seriously impedes their quality of life. What Does Short Term Memory Loss Signal? Our brain mirrors the effects...

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Jan 12, 2021

Set Your Desire On Fire (At Any Age!)

Set Your Desire On Fire (At Any Age!)

I like affection. Maybe it’s my European heritage, but hugging, kissing, and public displays of affection have always been part of my life. I have never shied away from giving my wife a little kiss or cuddle in public! Ok, maybe more of an elbow-bump in these socially distant times, but you get my drift! Intimacy and Age As we get older, showing our affection can get a little difficult for some people. Giving or receiving affection from partners and loved ones can become stressful with every year that passes. That’s not because we’ve suddenly turned into ‘grumpy old men’...

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Dec 08, 2020

Chicken Soup For The Immune System

Chicken Soup For The Immune System

My wife is recovering from the flu. I know she is feeling better because she is bustling around the kitchen making her grandmother’s chicken soup, a highly guarded secret recipe. Then she suddenly turns to me and asks, “Where exactly is my immune system?” Peering into the pot of bubbling goodness, I reply“My dear, our immune system actually starts in our nose.” I look at her, and she stares at me. I’m sure I heard her murmur, “You’re joking.” What Is the Immune System? Our immune system is anything but a joke – it is one of the most complex systems in...

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Nov 23, 2020

RESVERATROL - The free-radical fighter

RESVERATROL - The free-radical fighter

By Dr. Mike Blame it on the US election hype, but I’ve been thinking about free radicals and before you even ask, they are not a political movement! Free radicals are a world away from politics, but they do share a few common characteristics with some of the people we see in politics: free radicals have the potential to do harm, they don’t like to negotiate and they have the ability to take human cells as hostages. Free radicals are not nice.  They are the nasty, unstable atoms that inhibit our bodies and cause havoc to our health in the...

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Nov 05, 2020