Friday, 27 October 2017 | Editor
As we are now approaching winter where our exposure to sunlight will be very limited, it is important to ensure that our vitamin D levels are kept within optimum levels. This is particularly important as vitamin D can enhance our immune response against various infections which are more common during winter such as tuberculosis, influenza and viral upper respiratory tract infections. It is also supportive of mental health conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD) and depression, whereby vitamin D supplementation portrayed effectiveness in reducing depressive symptoms in SAD patients. It is suggested that vitamin D may enhance serotonin production hence its mood-enhancing effects. Due to the Western diet and an indoor lifestyle, it is becoming harder for us to maintain adequate levels of vitamin D in our body.
Monday, 3 April 2017 | Editor
Nasal congestion can be painful, uncomfortable and dramatically affect your sleep. As in many things today there are many supposedly quick fixes but these can give rise to severe repercussions. But there are better, more natural, tried and trusted ways to deal with the problem more permanently.
Thursday, 30 March 2017 | Editor
Flu can be associated with a variety of symptoms, some of which are common with other viral infections such as the common cold. However, flu symptoms are inclined to be more severe and prolonged, and there is a risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Here we describe the different symptoms and complications of the flu, and when you need to seek help from your doctor.