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The Top Five Nonsense Health Scams

by 2016-11-25
it is a very positive thing that so many people these days are interested in their health and keen to do whatever they can to improve their performance and prevent illness. an indifference to health would be a terrible thing indeed and could very quickly lead to a number of problems and general deterioration of the population. that said though, our natural inclination to remain healthy also puts us at risk from those who would try to abuse that interest by using it to sell us fad diets, fa......

What Happens to Your Body When You Get Electrocuted?

by 2016-11-25
electric shocks are an incredibly visceral type of injury used commonly in the movies and often depicted in a faintly ridiculous manner. the portrayal of electrocution in films only compounds our general lack of understanding regarding precisely what's happening here, which is actually a much more complex process than you would probably expect. if you think that electricity 'travels through your body' then that's something of a myth for starters. other aspects meanwhile like getting thrown a......

Can You Increase Your Intelligence? The Neuroscience of Getting Smarter

by 2016-11-25
many people are fascinated with getting a better body, this is because they think it will help them to achieve their goals and get what they want from life (which normally means more money, romance and confidence/happiness). in reality though, if you really wanted to make life better, then you should start by looking at the brain and specifically your intelligence. if you could increase your brain power you would be able to instantly increase your wealth, your success with the opposite sex, yo......

Should You Be Eating Bread?

by 2016-11-25
in many different diet plans, bread comes under a lot of flak. while it forms the backbone (or the bread and butter) of a modern diet, it has recently been blamed for many common ailments and vilified several times over. dieters promoting 'low carb' lifestyles point to bread as one of the major sources of sugar and insulin spikes in our diet, while some people believe that a gluten-free-diet could benefit people even if they don't have celiac disease. the question is: is bread as bad as ev......

The Health Benefits of the Squatting Position

by 2016-11-25
'squatting' is the position in which you squat down on the spot so that your legs are completely bent while your back is still straight. often we will squat with our elbows on our knees and while resting our buttocks on our heels (with feet on tip toes). you probably knew that already but what you possibly didn't know, is that squatting like this just so happens to be really good for us – and may be the solution to many of our current health problems. it may even be the better way......

How to Treat Food Poisoning at Home

by 2016-11-24
food poisoning is a serious condition and it’s very important that you get to the doctor as soon as possible if you suspect that you or someone you know may be suffering from it. however that said, it is possible to treat or at least manage some of the symptoms at home while you wait for medical aid. here we will look at some ways to do that.   immediately after   if you suspect that you might have eaten something dodgy, then you can use activated charcoal to lessen or p......

How to Treat Food Poisoning at Home

by 2016-11-24
food poisoning is a serious condition and it’s very important that you get to the doctor as soon as possible if you suspect that you or someone you know may be suffering from it. however that said, it is possible to treat or at least manage some of the symptoms at home while you wait for medical aid. here we will look at some ways to do that.   immediately after   if you suspect that you might have eaten something dodgy, then you can use activated charcoal to lessen or p......

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