Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. Antioxidants are found in many foods, including fruits and vegetables. They are also available as dietary supplements. Examples of antioxidants include

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin E

Antioxidants are widely used in dietary…


Tea is a name given to a lot of brews, but purists consider only Green tea, Black tea, White tea, Oolong tea, and Pu-erh tea the real thing. They are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, a shrub native to China and India, and contain unique antioxidants called flavonoids. The most potent of these, known as ECGC (Epigallocatechin gallate), may help against free radicals that can…


Breakfast is the first meal taken after rising from a night’s sleep, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day’s work. Among English speakers, “breakfast” can be used to refer to this meal or to refer to a meal composed of traditional breakfast foods (such as eggs, oatmeal and sausage) served at any time of day. The word literally refers to breaking the fasting period of…

Common Cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract – the nose and throat. It is usually harmless and symptoms include coughing, sore throat, watery eyes, congestion, runny nose, sneezing and fever which usually resolve in about seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Symptoms are mostly due to the body’s immune response to the infection…

Thyroid disease

The thyroid is a small gland located below the skin and muscles at the front of the neck, just at the spot where a bow tie would rest. It manufactures the hormones that help control metabolism and growth.
Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t supply the proper amount of hormones needed by the body.
If the thyroid is overactive, it releases too much thyroid hormone into t…

The Eye

Our eyes are said to be the window to our soul. With every movement, we express feelings/ emotions, yet we do not realize just how fragile this part of our body is. Apart from damage caused by physical contact to our eyes, lack of care for our eyes could also result in permanent damage;
–          Poking at our eyes with sharp objects, dirty objects, dirty fingers…

Skin Care

The skin is the outer covering of the body, it  has multiple layers of tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs.
It has pigmentation or melanin, which absorbs some of the potentially dangerous UV in sunlight.
The skin also contains DNA-repair enzymes that help reverse UV damage. People who lack the genes for these enzymes suffer high rates of skin…

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, medically known as striae distensae, are an extremely common finding in both men and women who are past puberty. Stretch marks appear as linear streaks on the skin that has been overstretched, and they run perpendicular to maximum lines of tension in the skin.
Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight…

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are infections that affect the urinary tract (a system in your body that makes urine and carries it out of your body, it includes; bladder, kidneys and the tubes that connect them).
When it affects the lower urinary tract, it is known as a Simple Bladder Infection and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as a Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).


This is a common skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin, blackheads and whiteheads, pinheads, large papules and possible scarring. It affects mostly skin with the densest population of sebaceous (oil) follicles .Acne forms when hair follicles under your skin clog up on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It…

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