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Can Lemon Be an Effective Kidney Stone Treatment?

Can Lemon Be an Effective Kidney Stone Treatment?

While it hasn’t been scientifically proven, there are many people who support using lemon juice as an effective remedy for kidney stone treatment. Some claim combining a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice to dissolve the kidney stones is the most successful treatment, while others suggest having undiluted lemon juice offers the best results. […]

Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

If you haven’t discovered kimchi yet, read on. You’ll be surprised by the benefits of this Korean dish. With a growing worldwide interest in fermented and probiotic foods, it’s no surprise that a fermented vegetable side dish called kimchi is currently all the rage. Recognised as a functional food, kimchi was listed in the magazine […]

How to feel more confident in winter

How to feel more confident in winter

Feeling down because it’s winter? Here’s how to boost your self-esteem during the dreariest time of year. It’s cold outside, which means it’s easy to pull on a pair of tracksuit pants, crawl under the duvet and hibernate. Shaving is a drag, painting your toenails means you’ll have to take off your warm woolen socks, […]

Sex after hysterectomy

Sex after hysterectomy

Every year approximately 30,000 Australian women undergo a hysterectomy. Are you one of them? Find out how it may affect your sex life. A hysterectomy is a very common medical procedure where the uterus (womb), and sometimes the ovaries, Fallopian tubes or cervix, are removed. The most common reasons for hysterectomies among Australian women include […]

Good dental care for seniors

Good dental care for seniors

“Brush, floss, flush.” We all know the principles of good oral health. And, for the most part, dental care stays the same throughout life. But recurring gum disease, dry mouth and resultant tooth decay, crowns, and having to replace missing teeth may mean you’re already paying much more attention to your teeth than you did […]

Your heater can kill you

Your heater can kill you

Australians may enjoy milder winters than people living in the Northern Hemisphere, but many of us still have heating devices in our homes. This can range from air conditioning units, to gas heaters, to bar heaters, to open wood fires and wood heaters. All forms of heaters may serve to lessen the bite of the winter cold, […]

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

Love puffing on a cigar? Be warned: this form of tobacco is no safer than cigarettes. You might think that smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but don’t be fooled – even if the smoke isn’t intentionally inhaled, cigar smoking poses great health risks. Here’s why. High in toxins According to the U.S. National […]

Heart health: it’s easier than you think

Heart health: it’s easier than you think

You can dramatically reduce your chances of heart disease with a few easy lifestyle changes. We tell you how. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes all diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels, is more common than you think, and the statistics in Australia are a stark reminder of just how serious the situation […]

Terminal illness: coping with grief and loss

Terminal illness: coping with grief and loss

Do you have to say goodbye to a loved one who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness? Grief and trauma counsellor Jani Kruger offers advice.   Coping with the death of a loved is never easy. We naturally experience different stages of grief, which generally include denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, eventually, acceptance of […]