How to tell the difference between a flu and a cold

On February 18, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

While the common cold and the flu have some common symptoms, flu symptoms tend to be more intense and sudden, and people tend to feel sick for longer when they have a flu. The best way to prevent a cold is to wash your hands frequently. The best protections against the flu include getting your […]


High on fat, low on evidence: the problem with the keto diet

On February 14, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The keto diet is the most recent trending form of low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diets, but dietitians are looking at evidence to see if the nutritional benefits are truly all that they are cracked up to be. With keto, participants are expected to consume high-fat foods while limiting protein, and also limiting their carbohydrate intake to […]


‘Anything that doesn’t involve late nights and alcohol is good’ – how to get better at dating

On February 11, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Many people find themselves in the throes of online dating, unable to find any viable companionship with the individuals that they choose to pursue. Dating expert Persia Lawson claims that this could actually be a defense mechanism, and that we are purposely choosing people who are emotionally unavailable. It isn’t that these online dating methods […]


‘Throwing things out gives you time to look after yourself’ – how to get better at decluttering

On February 7, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Many homeowners look at decluttering as an overwhelming process, but it can actually be quite a liberating one. Having a home that is organized with everything in its designated place will give you much more time to spend with your friends and family as opposed to wasting time looking for items that have been misplaced […]


Images of clogged arteries make patients more likely to take action

On February 4, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

A whopping seven million individuals across the UK struggle with some type of cardiovascular or circulatory disorder, many involving plaques that have developed within the arteries. The more common term for this is simply having clogged arteries. During a recent study, nurses showed patients images of what clogged arteries looked like, and then followed up […]


Fitness tips: how to quieten your mind

On January 31, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Did you know that one of the key components of good fitness is quietening your mind? So many people do not realize the importance of quietening their mind to stay healthy, but it is true and it takes just a few simple steps to focus your mind and get back to the good health that […]


You can tell if you are hydrated with this simple skin test

On January 28, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Pinch the back of your hand with your thumb and your index finger. If the skin quickly bounces back, you are hydrated properly. But, if it takes the skin a few seconds or more to go back to original form, it’s time to drink more water. This simple test is backed by the National Library […]


Want a healthy prostate? Live a healthy lifestyle

On January 24, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

A healthy prostate doesn’t happen by accident. If you want to improve your prostate health, the key is to live a healthy lifestyle all year long. It really isn’t as hard to live a healthy lifestyle as some people would think. Eat the right foods, exercise on a regular basis, and get out there to […]


How dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction

On January 21, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Addiction can devastate the lives of an addict and those who love him and breaking free from the addiction is not easy. One of the reasons that it can be hard to break free from an addiction is because the traumas from the past are still there, still unresolved and haunting your mind and heart. […]


Rise in melatonin use to help children sleep leads to safety warning

On January 17, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Parents have turned to melatonin to give to their children to relax them and to help them sleep better at night. It’s an all-natural supplement that’s worked for many parents who’ve avoided using medications that could be risky, such as Ritalin. However, the increased number of children using melatonin has caused the issuance of a […]