A few months ago I wrote about depression and made a video about it. Since then there’s been a lot of new research about the benefits of natural treatments for depression. I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the subject, especially in the light of the Covid pandemic and the resultant escalation of depression worldwide.
Some time back I wrote about how having a negative attitude is seriously bad for our health. Well, it goes even further than that. Science is also telling us that a negative attitude will depress the immune system, making us less able to fight off infection.
The Corona pandemic has made us all aware of how important a strong immune system is. Good diet, exercise and weight management all play a role in maintaining good immunity, but how many of us have ever given a thought to how our thinking affects our immune system? Continue reading “Negative Thinking Weakens The Immune System”
Do you want to reduce your risk of the BIG C? The
media is full of articles and programmes telling us that we need to clean up
our diets, exercise more and lose weight. Increasingly, science is confirming
this and is showing how making good lifestyle choices is vital to reducing our
risk of many cancers. Continue reading “Lifestyle Choices Can Help Prevent Cancer”
Weight gain is epidemic in the South Africa, with over 70% of women being overweight or obese (this is the highest in Africa). Even more frightening is that 13% of our children are overweight or obese (this is more than double the world average!).1 Being overweight increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis and depression.2 The cost is enormous, not only in rands but also in pain and suffering. Continue reading “How Blood Sugar Levels Affect Weight Gain”
We all know someone who suffers from depression or have been depressed ourselves. The problem comes in when we can’t get over the depression and it becomes chronic.
World Health Organisation estimates that depression affects 300 million people
worldwide.1 According to Mental Health UK, 1 in 6 adults experiences anxiety or depression and
1 in 5 adults has considered suicide at some point.2 In the US it is
estimated that over 12% of the population uses antidepressants.3 Depression affects more women than men. In one study, in older
people, it is thought to affect ±70% of older people in some countries.4Continue reading “Dealing With Depression Without Medication”
Just last week I noticed an ad on TV for a new anti-bacterial version of a well known brand of dish washing liquid. It’s another example of how detergent manufacturers are using fear tactics to sell products, in spite of clear evidence that the antibacterial ingredients in the products are seriously bad for our health and the environment . Over the last few years we have been bombarded with ads implying that we are bad parents if we don’t protect our children by using these chemicals.