Maintaining a happy smile – tips for making sure your teeth are healthy

Strong, white, healthy teeth are all signs that we are looking after our oral health well. If your pearls are less than perfect, here are some tips to bring back the shine. Firstly, to have healthy teeth, we should start with a healthy diet! Include plenty of calcium rich foods like leafy greens, milk and low fat dairy. Also try to reduce the amount of added sugar in your diet….

Taking vitamin supplements – can there be too much of a good thing?

To many people, taking a daily multi vitamin supplement helps them get the right balance of nutrients. Can there be too much of a good thing? Firstly, we need to be clear about which vitamins are needed each day. Vitamin A is needed for healthy skin abd growth. Vitamin B is also needed for healthy skin and also to provide energy. B12 is required for healthy red blood cells. Vitamin…

Gastroesophageal reflux disease – how to relieve symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease which is more commonly known in the UK as GERD or heart burn is usually caused by sudden changes in the barrier between the stomach and food pipe which may be down to the likes of abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter or a build up of acid in the stomach. The feeling does almost feel like it is burning the heart. For people who suffer…

Green Tea Extract – Does it cause chest pains?

Green Tea extract is a natural substance. It is a herbal derivative from the green tea leaves, also know as Camellia Sinesis. Over the years it has been heavily publicised about it’s antioxidant ingredients and how they help remove deadly toxins and free radicals from the body. Such radicals can sometimes start cancers and other nasty illnesses. The extract from green tea has packed full of green tea catechins, also…

Personal Trainers – are they worth the hourly rate?

Attending the gym for a workout can be a daunting time, especially if you aren’t a regular and don’t have much confidence in the first place. The minimal help that you’ll receive from gym instructors may not be enough to really get you in the mood for a good workout, especially if it is in a busy environment with other gym members watching carefully. Therefore using a personal trainer can…