How to pump up your iron levels
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency across the globe and can lead to anaemia. In anaemia, added strain is placed on the heart, which can lead to arrhythmia, an enlarged heart or heart failure. So how can you tell if you're iron deficient, and what can you do?
Do joint and muscle aches get worse in the cold?
The winter chill is often associated with an increase in aches and pains for many older people, particularly in the joints, but also in the muscles. But there are some things that can help reduce pain during the colder months.
Is walking enough?
We all know we need to exercise to stay fit and strong, stave off disease and maintain a healthy weight. Walking leads to a remarkable reduction in the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and premature death from all causes. But is walking enough in terms of the exercise we need?
Bloating, constipation, distention, wind, pain, discomfort... these are all symptoms of food intolerance. But what's the difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy? And what should you do if you suspect one?
Could too much sitting be bad for our brains?
The brain is a glucose hungry organ. It weighs about 2% of body mass but demands about 20% of our resting energy requirements, which is mostly in the form of glucose, the primary brain fuel. If this energy supply is disrupted it can impair and even damage brain cells. Therefore, the availability of glucose to brain cells may have implications for brain health.