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What is tartrazine and what does it do?

2021-07-19T08:39:35+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Immune System, Parenting, Vitamins & Minerals|

Tartrazine is an artificial synthetic food dye found in food, drink, cosmetics and even medicinal products. It is an ingredient that is lemon yellow and it can be mixed with blue colouring to make different shades of green.  It is also labelled food additive E102 and it may appear on food labels with either [...]

Parabens – What are they and are they safe?

2021-07-09T13:07:21+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Immune System, Parenting, Vitamins & Minerals|

We often see several parabens on the ingredients list of products we buy in stores. From foods to cosmetics and hair products, there seems to be parabens in most things. But have you ever wondered what parabens are, and most importantly, if they are even safe for our families and ourselves? Here we discuss [...]

How to beat the winter blues

2021-07-09T13:08:37+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Vitamins & Minerals|

This time of year comes with many challenges. Winter means longer nights and shorter days, taking from us our desire to work out, walk outside or be anywhere else aside from the couch with our blankets.  Furthermore, we often find ourselves leaving the house before the sun is up and returning home when the [...]

Let food be your medicine

2021-07-09T13:09:44+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Vitamins & Minerals|

In our modern world, we are becoming more and more passionate about health and about the various possibilities that we can use to prevent certain diseases and improve our quality of life. When I say “improve our lives”, I mean that we can change our mental and physical state. The ancient Greeks already realized [...]

Check-ups and tests to have during pregnancy

2021-02-11T14:30:43+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Immune System, Vitamins & Minerals|

While pregnancy is a natural process and not an illness, regular medical check-ups are important. Whether you choose to see your doctor throughout your pregnancy, or prefer to see a private midwife, only going to a doctor early and then again later in pregnancy, you will need to see a practitioner regularly, and you [...]

The immune system – the art of balancing!

2021-01-27T12:41:25+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Immune System, Vitamins & Minerals|

Understanding our immune system is a complex process that is still being studied. There are many factors involved in a healthy immune system, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought great emphasis on studying what makes certain immune systems more vulnerable than others. One cannot underestimate the role of genetic factors, diet, [...]

What does it mean to have high homocysteine levels?

2021-01-25T11:32:06+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Vitamins & Minerals|

Symptoms of dizziness, tingling limbs and pale skin are often identified as a vitamin B and folic acid deficiency. If you have visited a doctor with such symptoms, they would most likely send you for blood tests to check your homocysteine levels. But what are homocysteine levels, and can you prevent hyperhomocysteinemia? Explaining homocysteine [...]

What should you know about Fatty Liver Disease?

2020-12-15T14:28:37+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog|

Fatty liver disease is becoming a common problem in modern society. Yet it is not often spoken about, as it can remain dormant and undiagnosed for many years. Our diets are packed with saturated fats, trans fats and sugars, leading to an intake of excessive calories. This excess slowly builds up fat content in [...]

Sport and Magnesium

2020-12-15T14:26:27+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog, Sport, Vitamins & Minerals|

No matter what type of sport you are playing magnesium is essential for optimal muscle function and most importantly recovery. Recovery is vital especially when you play sports where the demand is high. Example tennis you might have to play two matches per day an also the amount of time required on court is [...]

Osteoporosis – What is it and what can we do about it?

2020-12-15T14:26:50+02:00A Healthier Way of Life, Blog|

Osteoporosis - What is it and what can we do about it? The human body is a beautiful and complex system. When we think of our bones, we think of our skeleton and how it provides the “back bone” of support to all the joints and muscles. However, it is important to remember that [...]

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