- Seize every opportunity to be active. (more…)
You don’t have to look hard to find genetically modified food on supermarket shelves: More than 85 percent of the corn and soy grown in the United States comes from seeds whose DNA has been rejiggered (to increase yields), and those two crops play starring roles in countless processed foods, from soda to salad dressing to bread. Advocates say genetically modified (GM) foods allow farmers to produce more with fewer chemicals—which means a cleaner environment and cheaper groceries for us all. But the question remains: What impact do GM foods have on our health? (more…)
Mum’s and daughters generally have a special bonded relationship in which almost any conversation can be had. I know I have with my lovely mum! So, can you be really frank with your Mum about sensitive issues about her health? After all, she’s always concerned about your health! But is she okay when the issue is her health? Here are a few issues that may need discussing.
1. ARE YOU SHORTER NOW THAN BEFORE?
If your mum has shrunk as she’s aged it could be due to osteoporosis. Surprisingly, this affects one in three women and is significant because 80% of our bone health is inherited. This makes an important health question to ask mum because, if your mum has a hip fracture caused by osteoporosis, your own risk increases by 300%. If you’re concerned, ask your doctor for a bone density scan. (more…)