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Who Can Help You Deal With Addiction?

Knowing who can help could be key to dealing with your addiction. After the intensity of looking into the deep reaching impacts of addiction, and ways in which medication and psychology can help us to deal with our dependencies, it is time to take a step back and recognize the people that will [...]

Can Where You Live Make You Fatter?

Is your bodyweight linked to where you live? A new study, released at the end of January in the International Journal of Obesity[1], suggests that where we live could play a key role in whether or not we are overweight.  Unfortunately, there is a scientific side to it, it is not as simple [...]

Ten Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

Did you know that tea is the most widely drunk beverage on the planet after water? Well it's true, and with all the research and studies into the health benefits of tea drinking, it seems there is no better time to fill up your mug. Tea drinking can first be traced back to South and [...]

Psychological Interventions: Dealing with Addiction

Dealing with addiction is psychological as much as it is physical. We have already explored the various medical interventions that are available for those dealing with various addictions, focusing primarily on nicotine, alcohol, and various categories of drug dependency. However, we must realize that medical intervention is only 50% of the battle we [...]

Medical Interventions for Dealing With Addiction

Various medicines are available to help individuals dealing with addiction. Now that we have explored the background of addiction, what it means, what can cause us to become addicted to something, met David and heard his story, it is time to begin looking at the interventions that are available for medically treating addictions. [...]

Food For Your Brain

We live in a health conscious world. This much is true. But did you ever really think that the food you eat could be controlling or altering your mental state? There is today a growing body of evidence that seems to suggest that the food we eat can indeed have a significant impact on our [...]

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D, or the sunshine Vitamin is often one of the most overlooked nutrients human beings require for optimum function. Vitamin D is required for bone growth and remodelling, cell growth and  neuromuscular and immune function. It is also required for its anti-inflammatory effects. Our most abundant source of vitamin D is sunlight, though it [...]

Red Bull – Effectiveness and Safety Concerns Revisited

Red Bull energy drink safety concerns We have all seen the commercials stating Red Bull gives you Wings, well it may not actually give you wings, but through our research, it can give you a boost of energy. You may get a boost of energy, but you need to pay attention to the [...]

Can Taking a Pill Slow the Aging Process?

Resveratrol the key to longevity A number of years ago, scientists made an astounding discovery. Research showed that when you reduced the number of calories you consume, while ensuring you maintain good nutrition, you can actually live as much as 10 years longer. [1] This concept is known as ‘caloric restriction,’ which amazingly [...]

5 Reasons Losing Weight Will Improve Your Life

Whether you’re trying to lose 5 pounds or 50 you’ve probably been told (ad nauseum) about the many benefits of weight loss. From it’ll make you feel better about yourself to you’ll get a better paying job. We’ve heard them all before, yet somehow they do little to make losing weight easier. Until now, that [...]