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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 […]

Menopause and obesity

Menopause and obesity

“Middle-age spread” isn’t just a humorous term. Many menopausal women associate this life phase with a widening midriff. What should you know? Menopause can be a challenging time: many women struggle with symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, and the question regarding the use of hormone therapy can be a challenging one. In […]

Is it ever too late to build muscles

Is it ever too late to build muscles

Did you know that the best medicine for weakness and muscle loss is exercise? With the help of regular exercise, you can improve your strength, balance and independence – even in your senior years! As you grow older, your body becomes more susceptible to disease, your energy levels decrease and your muscles start to lose their strength and […]

Make your bones happy – prevent osteoporosis

Make your bones happy – prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis isn’t just a risk for old ladies. This bone disease can affect young women too – even men. But in almost all cases diet and lifestyle changes can prevent osteoporosis. It seemed unthinkable. In 2005, medical student Alae Brand was just 20 years old and facing a diagnosis of osteoporosis. Surprising? Yes. Impossible? No. A dedicated sportswoman, ex-gymnast and […]