Many of us could do with a major rethink of our daily dietary fat intake. For some, this will mean cutting back while, for others, it means reorganising our diets to eat more or different types of fats.
The world of dietary fats is a complicated alphabet soup of names and numbers, and our understanding of how each type of fat works in the body - for good or ill - is far from complete.
imply being aware of the possibility of injury may be the best way to avoid it. However, if you do sustain an injury during exercise, consider the following alternative treatments:
Protecting your children from environmental toxins requires efforts on several fronts and may even need to begin before conception. Consider the following suggestions to help keep your child healthy:
Q I recently contracted dermatitis, probably as a result of all the painkillers and antibiotics I was given after minor knee surgery. Rashes, irritating spots and discoloured patches have now begun to appear at random
It can also affect the heart An underactive thyroid can lead to heart problems over time. In fact, hypothyroidism can be damaging even at subclinical levels - when it is either undetected or thought to be too insignificant to treat.
Osteoporosis is mainly a lifestyle disease. There's good evidence that exercise and diet alone can prevent it (J Bone Miner Res, 1988; 3:145-9). The following suggestions apply equally to men.
Women with PMS often have low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1984; 150: 363-6). This may be due to a genetic glitch that impairs conversion of linoleic acid
Q My four-year-old daughter started having seizures last April. In just 14 months, she has had a total of eight, one every two weeks. She had just started being vaccinated,
Q: I was diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago, and had treatments initially with radiotherapy and then with a drug called Zoladex. Zoladex is meant to prevent a recurrence of cancer