Health Tips

Practical, no-nonsense information and simple and actionable tips to help you improve your overall health and well-being.

Give Your Health a Super Boost: Try Sports

Sports and health

On top of a healthy diet, the benefits of exercise are endless. The way that our human bodies have evolved simply favors movement, and it seems to be our natural way of being. We know that this ideal is far from our everyday reality, however. Most of us have to sit in the office for several hours everyday, tempting us to get our hands on yummy treats.

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Benefits of Goat Milk vs Cow Milk

Benefits of goat milk vs cow milk

The benefits of goat milk are plentiful which makes goat milk a healthy and nutritious alternative to cow milk. Here is my simple guide to the benefits of goat milk vs cow milk, and why you should consider making the switch.

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Salt Water Flush for Colon Cleansing – What Are the Benefits and How Does It Work?

Salt water flush for colon cleansing

Detoxing, or cleansing, is a big thing these days, everyone seems to be doing it one way or another. One aspect of detoxing that has caught my attention is colon cleansing. Keeping our colon healthy and “clean” is actually more important that we may realize, and the good thing is that there’s a lot we can do ourselves to keep our colon healthy.

One way of cleansing the colon is the (in)famous salt water flush. After reading up on some of the benefits of the salt water flush, I decided to try it out myself to see what it’s all about and whether it would have any effect on me. I did this type of colon cleansing on 5 consecutive mornings so that I would be able to determine whether it would really work for me.

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Is Canola Oil Bad for You?

Is canola oil bad for you?

There are various types of cooking oils we can choose from in the supermarket and the following question often pops up when making a choice: Is canola oil good or bad for you?

It may come as a surprise that canola oil is actually the third most consumed oil in the world. Despite the fact that it has had a somewhat bad reputation for many years. But what exactly is canola oil and is it really all that bad for us?

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Three Things to Know About Probiotics

Probiotics: Greek yogurt

Probiotics are friendly strains of yeast, bacteria, and other microorganisms that can balance the ecosystem in our gut and treat conditions such as diarrhea and the cold.

But you should be well informed about these live bacteria and yeasts in order to reap the benefits.

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How Diet Soda Tricks Your Brain

Diet soda tricks your brain

This video explains how artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, trick your brain and that drinking diet soda can actually lead to weight gains.

You may think that diet sodas are a healthy alternative to regular sodas, but unfortunately this is not the case. I have removed any type of soda drink from my diet and I never look back. It’s interesting to experience how your taste buds can change over time such that you don’t feel the need anymore to drink or eat something you haven’t had in a while.

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5 Obvious Ways to Improve Health

healthy food

The best health tips and tricks are often the simplest. The ones that don’t require a scientific study or in-depth analysis.

Here are 5 simple and obvious things you can do to improve your health.

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How to Wash Pesticides off Fruit & Vegetables

Washing fresh produce to remove pesticides

It’s usually best to buy organic, but if you’re not able to, read more about how to wash pesticides off fruit and vegetables with this very handy guide.

In recent years we have all become much more aware of the need to avoid pesticides. Similarly, there has also been a significant increase in the popularity of organic food.

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Free Radicals vs Antioxidants, and Who Should Win This Battle

Free radicals vs antioxidants

Free radicals are molecules with incomplete electrons, and are in constant search of other electrons to steal from healthy cells. As a result, these healthy cells also become free radicals causing a chain reaction.

This process of stealing electrons from one another is called oxidation and is a perfectly normal part of life. For example, an apple turning brown after peeling is also a form of oxidation.

Free radicals can go on a rampage in our bodies, causing damage to tissue they come in contact with. An excess of these molecules will cause more damage than our bodies can repair. This can then lead to serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and allergies.

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The Importance of an Alkaline-Acid Balance

acid and alkaline foods

Food that we consume, after being processed in the body, releases either an acid or an alkaline base into our blood. Food types like grains, fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk, and salt, produce acid. Food types that produce alkaline are typically fresh vegetables and fruits.

Consumption of acid producing food has dramatically increased and the consumption of alkaline producing foods has decreased in the last few decades, resulting in an alkaline-acid imbalance. This imbalance makes us much more vulnerable to disease, including cancer.

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