Category: Health Tips

Stomach bloating – Foods You Should Avoid 0

Stomach bloating – Foods You Should Avoid

BLOATING can affect everyone, but can be more common in people who suffer with bowel conditions such as IBS, inflammatory bowel disease or even food intolerances. Bloating is a sensation of pressure and discomfort in either the upper or lower abdomen. With summer finally here, bringing with it diet plans, exercise and healthy living, this period of the year can be the healthiest time for many. However, certain ‘healthy’ foods can in fact have repercussions for gut health, and might inadvertently lead you to look more, not less, bloated on the beach. Dr Ayesha Akbar, Consultant Gastroenterologist at St...

The Surprising Benefits of Coffee 0

The Surprising Benefits of Coffee

For some of us, it may be hard to be a functional human being without our morning cup of coffee. But in a society that consumes what can be considered the most widely used drug on the planet so often – you have to wonder: is it actually good for us? Coffee and the caffeine that’s in it have been linked to dehydration, stomach problems, effects on your metabolism, and insomnia, and other conditions – but what does the science say? Kim Flannery is a local registered and certified dietitian currently serving as the Wisconsin Athletic Club’s nutrition director, and she says you really don’t have to...

14 Signs You Have A Carbohydrate Intolerance 0

14 Signs You Have A Carbohydrate Intolerance

People often complain about a combination of symptoms including unexpected weight gain, unexplained fatigue and low energy levels, which is not a clear indicator of some health problem. However, expert doctors know what to look for when their patients complain of these symptoms and start conducting test and analysis to determine the root cause of the problem. Often the tests reveal blood sugar levels in pre-diabetic range which can explain these symptoms. Elevated blood sugar levels are often a result of high consumption of white flour, refined sugars and grains and similar unhealthy ingredients. If your diet...

10 Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar 0

10 Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are plentiful and wide-ranging. It’s a nifty natural helper that can cure even the simple hiccup and even alleviate symptoms of health concerns like heart problems, diabetes, and even cancer. Your kitchen should never be without apple cider vinegar, and here are ten amazing reasons why. 1) Weight Loss The acetic acid that is the primary component of apple cider vinegar helps in making you feel fuller longer. Apple cider vinegar is also rich in organic acids that stimulate your body’s metabolism. As a result, you burn fat more efficiently and fat accumulation is...

10 Hidden Signs of Liver Damage 0

10 Hidden Signs of Liver Damage

Liver damage or liver disease is difficult to detect because it shows no symptoms. The most common ones also happen to be non-specific, while there are other symptoms that are more prominent. If not treated as soon as possible, liver damage can worsen and end up in liver failure. Here are ten of the most common symptoms of liver damage that you need to be careful about. 1) Jaundice The yellowing of a person’s skin and eyes is known in the medical field as jaundice. This condition develops when there is too much bilirubin in the system. Bilirubin is the yellow pigment that is formed when the liver breaks down...