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Does Cryotherapy Work?

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Cryotherapy (Whole Body Cryotherapy), a health treatment from Japan, is effectively an ice bath taken to the absolute extreme. Here patients are subjected to temperatures as low as -150 degrees and beyond in a bid to help treat cellulite, fatigue, acne, joint pain and more. It has been recommended by many celebrities and high profile individuals like Tony Robbins and Mark Webber but can this...

Should You Really Feed a Cold and Starve a Fever?

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When we feel under the weather, we’re often reminded of the old adage that we should ‘feed a cold’ and ‘starve a fever’. The idea here is that eating less will help us to fight an infection because we won’t be wasting energy on digestion. That and we tend not to feel like eating when we have a fever anyway. Eating a cold meanwhile will provide us with fuel and...

Why You Bite Your Lip and How to Stop

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Biting your lip might seem like one of those ‘harmless’ little habits but it can actually be quite a serious problem if it gets out of hand. Like all habits, lip biting has a tendency to escalate, at which point you can find yourself with constantly dry and chapped lips that don’t look attractive and are always sore. Even if you never reach that point though, biting your lips often looks strange...

Should You Become a Samaritan?

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If you want to live a more fulfilling life, become happier and positively affect the lives of others, then there are few better ways to accomplish those things than by doing charity work. Many studies have shown that we often feel the most elated after we have done something altruistic, and you can find that helping others brings a great sense of satisfaction and purpose as you feel useful and as...

How Does Arsenic Kill People?

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Arsenic is one of those ‘popular’ poisons (as poisons go) in that you see it often in films and on TV as one of the commonly chosen methods of homicide. We all know that arsenic isn’t good for us, but how does it actually affect the body and what should you do if your partner ever decides to slip it in your tea? (Other than file for a divorce…) The Mechanism of Arsenic Basically, arsenic works by...

Can You Still Eat Mouldy Food If You Cut the Mould Off First?

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Finding mouldy food in the fridge is incredibly depressing. You come home from work feeling tired and hungry and often it’s only the thought of the delicious muffins waiting there for you that keep you going on the commute home. To open said fridge then and find that your muffin has become infested with mould… well, it’s nothing short of a tragedy. In such a scenario you might understandably find...

Understanding and Fixing a Pelvic Tilt

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If you suffer from a bad lower back, then many things could be the cause. While we might think that the best solution would be to rub the point where it hurts and to rest it, this could in fact have nothing to do with the cause of the pain in the first place. It’s important to think of the body as being entirely interconnected. While you might feel pain in your back then, this does not...

Everything You Need to Know About Ebola Virus

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The Ebola Virus is big news at the moment and is currently causing a huge panic in the media, enough perhaps to get the general public somewhat worried. What is this virus? What are the causes? And are we at risk? Read on to find out everything you need to know about Ebola. What Is Ebola? Ebola, technically known as ‘Ebola Virus Disease’ (EVD) or ‘Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever’...

What's the Healthiest Way to Have Your Coffee?

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The effects of caffeine on our health for better or worse is a topic that is hotly debated and somewhat controversial. While many people still swear on their morning coffee to get them going, some are now saying that caffeine is only good for combating a caffeine withdrawal and that we’d actually be more alert and creative without it (1). But putting the effects of caffeine on our brain to...

The Serious Damage That Sitting Is Causing to Your Health

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There are many things you read online – especially on health sites – that are all too easy to ignore. We all want to know how to get great abs and have more energy, but we want fast results and we aren’t so interested in changing the tiny daily habits that can either support or damage our general health. This is where we’re going wrong, as it’s these tiny changes that ultimately...

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