While we tend to accept heart disease as an inevitable result of ageing, the overwhelming evidence is that heart disease is preventable through simple changes in lifestyle.
Several factors contribute to cataract formation, including physiological factors (age), medications (such as steroids, gout drugs), illnesses (like diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism), and lifestyle and environmental factors (smoking, obesity...
* Myopia may be linked to an increased intake of refined carbohydrates, according to a study carried out on hunter-gatherer societies and on recently Westernised hunter-gatherer groups (Acta Ophthalmol Scand, 2002; 80: 125-35).
Q Can you suggest a natural alternative to stripping varicose veins? - RW, Henley-on-Thames
A surprising one in seven people have a hearing loss - that’s about 8.7 million in the UK alone. Age-related hearing loss usually begins at 50 and, according to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People,
About six months ago, the pressures in my eyes were 22 mmHg (left) and 21 mmHg (right). The optician told me I should have my pressure tested every six months, as I was in danger of developing glaucoma.
Moderate exposure to the sun has many benefits. Perhaps the most important of all is synthesis of vitamin D, a hormone-like substance that helps boost immunity and protect bone.
Taking supplemental antioxidants, like selenium, can lower your risk of breast cancer by as much as 50%. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables contain large amounts of diverse and powerful antioxidants. Not surprisingly, research shows that women that...
Taking an anti-inflammatory can lower your risk of breast cancer by as much as 50%. Research shows herbal anti-inflammatories works just as well as aspirin. And rather than side effects, they have a multitude of wonderful side benefits.
Consume foods high in vitamin E. Research shows women who regularly eat foods rich in vitamin E have a lower risk of breast cancer. These foods include avocados, almonds, sweet potatoes, leafy green vegetables, wheat germ, and salmon. Scientists...