HEALTH

Blue Monday: 16 ways to beat the blues and turn that frown upside down

Today is officially Blue Monday, aka the most depressing day of the year – and yes it’s cold, yes you’re back at work, yes Christmas is a distant memory and pay day feels like it’s never going to come, but…

Andrea McLean opens up about the menopause: “You are not invisible”

We all love Andrea McLean for her honest and open presenting style on daily talk show Loose Women – without doubt, she’s one of the most glamorous 49-year-olds on telly. She recently detailed her experience of going through the menopause…

How to Treat the Common Cold

While mostly harmless, a cold packs a multi-symptom punch and lingers like an annoying house guest. Rest, whole foods, and plenty of fluids are key to treating a cold, but here are some additional tips for relief from Mark Hyman,…

When you eat is as important as what you eat

Meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the day appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to research published in the journal Obesity. The study is the first…

What You Need to Know About Essential Oils

If there’s a “cool kid” in the social-media wellness world, it’s essential oils. In recent years, these plant-derived extracts have been celebrated on Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds for their ability to do just about everything, be it elevating mood,…

Nicole Kidman reveals her secret for healthy glowing skin

Nicole Kidman is one of those A-list actresses who just doesn’t seem to age. As well as her many movie roles, she’s found success on telly in hit series Big Little Lies, also starring Reese Witherspoon. We can’t wait for…

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Antibiotics haven’t had the best press lately. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics have been implicated in the rise of life-threatening superbugs, which have proliferated in recent years. Repeated use of antibiotics is hard on our guts as well —…

Excess body fat increases depression risk

Carrying just ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat, the greater the probability of developing depression. This is the conclusion of a new study carried out by researchers from…

Plant-based diet benefits heart health, endurance and recovery in athletes

A new review published in the journal Nutrients adds further evidence to the theory that plant-based athletes benefit from improvements in heart health, performance, and recovery. The review finds that even well-trained athletes are at risk for heart disease. A…

Three servings of dairy could lower your risk of heart disease

Having three servings of dairy a day could help lower your risk of heart disease, a new study claims. The last few years have seen the rise of the anti-dairy health fad, with advocates saying whole milk and other dairy…