No energy in the midst of the heat wave? You might be dehydrated. To counter the hazardous impacts of the summer sun, forget about cholesterol express meals. Temperature-reducing water-laden fruit and vegetables are your best when the sun is hitting hard. Here are a few cooling foods that you should definitely add to your diet to beat the heat
Lucky creatures, who’ve never experienced the misery of excruciating contractions of their left calf muscle or elsewhere, cannot imagine how insanely painful they are. To strong-hand the misbehaving muscle into submission, put your heel…
Her name was Wake, Nancy Wake. Tall, dark and awesome, this sexy saboteur and spy was as glamourous as devastatingly effective. She became one of Churchill's most highly decorated special agents and the Gestapo’s nightmare.
Napoleon tried to calm his terrible heartburn with champagne. Gastric juices, almost as corrosive as battery acid, are the culprits in this digestive tragedy. So, while waiting to see your GP, try some ancestral recipes to ease your sufferings.
These delightful members of the cucurbit clan pack more than just a festive punch. They scare away diseases with their powerful immune boosting antioxidants, protect your eyes, enhance your immune system, aid in cancer prevention andlook after your beauty. For Halloween, find a terrific recipe : the Roasted Hokkaido pumpkin with couscous and haloumi cheese
Wondering how to stop hot flushes? For women who prefer a natural alternative, plant-based remedies might just do the trick. Hops, for example, work very well and no, we are not suggesting you should drink beer. The phytoestrogens in hops alleviate menopausal misery. They stop you from feeling like a boiler on the verge of exploding …
September is the cruellest month. It’s goodbye dolce vita and hello post-holiday blues. School is starting, and the nits are gathering. Well, toughen up cookie! There’s no room for wimps when there’s a threat of head lice. Immediately draw our 100% organic weapon of massive destruction. Yes, your read it right: the good news is that they will suffer a tragic but totally ecological death, thanks to a magic potion
Yvon will tell you that a gout attack is excruciatingly painful. The culprits, in this sad story, may be too many acid forming foods, setting off the body’s buffer system to stop the blood pH from dropping. So, to prevent a sneaky gout attack, before bedtime or 2 hours after dinner, Yvon drinks a large glass of ....
In the splendours of Versailles, the Sun king, sadly suffered from poor bowel movement. The causes of this troublesome, but extremely common malfunction, include, among many others, poor diet and lack of exercise. Constipation is no joke!
Gastroenteritis is always debilitating. This violent gut debacle leaves you feeling totally listless, prostrate on the couch and socially evicted for a day or two.To stop this awful, incredibly sly and often highly contagious infection as soon as possible, you’d better get down to work.
You had planned on starting this new year with a burst of energy and vitality but, after this last festive bout of overindulging, you find yourself feeling like a puffy marshmallow, stuck in a bloated, near catatonic state and suffering from a serious case of the blah’s. You are struggling to get through the day with zero oomph and a dire dysfunctional digestion. To be fully operational again, you are in need of a serious reboot.
December 21st is winter solstice day in the northern hemisphere. It is also Global Orgasm Day for Peace. A choice of date that leaves nothing to chance. This event is the idea of a Californian couple – peace and love adepts – who think, quite rightly, that if you have a great time in bed, you won’t feel like going to war. A happy sex life for peace at home and in the world, is not such a batty idea after all. Pity it’s not part of diplomatic talks.
On this glorious day of International Tea Day, rejoice and, with intense emotion, contemplate your piping hot cup – the first of the day. Shed a tear of happiness and enjoy the drink of the Gods to the last drop. According to an old saying, there is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. Even the winter season, with shorter days and temperatures dropping that leave you feeling sluggish and shivering, doesn’t feel so bad with a nice cuppa. To chase the chills away, titillate your taste buds and stimulate your defences, nothing beats a good old masala chai. We give you Sibi’s signature blend.
The symptoms are the same and so is the remedy: sex. Seriously! It’s been scientifically proven. A number of American studies show that it is the best cure.Put simply: Having more sex increases immunity from colds and flu.To avoid falling in its grasp, prepare a prevention strategy, but with a backup plan, just in case.
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how” said Rhett Butler to Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. He was right, but probably didn’t know to what extent. Since then, scientists have thoroughly studied the subject and proved that kissing is paramount to happy relationships. Not a quick peck on the cheek, like in Planet of the Apes, oh no, we are talking about seriously sensual smooching.
If your Raymond is stressed up, explain that it is very bad for his health and his good looks. When cortisol – the stress hormone – hits the roof, his heart beats faster and his blood pressure explodes. To stop this nonsense, tell him to take a deep breath and ...
Before being labelled hay fever, pollen allergy or allergic rhinitis, this seasonal affliction bore the distinguished name of catarrhus aestivus or aestival catarrh. John Bostock, the doctor who first described the symptoms, thought it to be somehow heat related.
Michelangelo suffered for gouty arthritis and uric acid stones – these horrors can form when there is a large amount of uric acid in one’s urine. Our poor genius mentions these ailments in his correspondence to his nephew.