Acne may be a nearly universal experience for adolescents and young adults, but it’s not something we wish to experience in as adults. In fact, a whopping 50% of adult women, and 25% of adult men suffer from acne. So what causes acne for adults? Acne occurs when sebaceous glands, which produce the body’s natural moisturizer, become clogged. Once clogged, the pore may become inflamed trapping bacteria, which will lead to that dramatic and noticeable “white-head”. These pimples can root themselves deep enough to cause scarring in some cases. Ouch. Though, not commonly thought of as an organ, the skin is indeed the largest organ of our body, serving as […]
Rise and shine – and it’s caffeine time! If you’re an avid coffee drinker, it can be hard to imagine what your life would be like without your morning life water. But how good for you is it really? With women consuming, on average 3.1 cups per day, it’s an important question to consider. Coffee has been a controversial subject practically from the beginning when it was discovered in the 9th Century in Ethiopia. Since this time, coffee has played an important role in many societies throughout modern history. In Africa it was used in religious ceremonies, and later banned by many churches in the region. It was later banned […]
Are Antibacterial Products Good or Bad for Me? Today you can buy almost anything antibacterial. From hand-soap to toothpaste, and even socks! Antibacterial products are everywhere and people are using them on almost everything. You might think that using these products would be good for your health because it limits your exposure to bad bacteria. Unfortunately, this has not proven to be true. In fact, the harsh chemicals found in these products may be harmful, especially when used over a long period of time. Antibacterial products contain a chemical called triclosan, a pesticide that kills both good and bad bacteria. Some scientists have recently spoken out against the consistent use of […]
Winter time is both a beautiful time, and one of the most devastating times of the year as far as your health is concerned. It’s a time when people suffer from depression and are most vulnerable to illnesses like the flu. There are, however, a number of things you can do, to alleviate the stress of the post-holiday season, keep your body and mind healthier, and avoid illness. All it really takes is resolving to solve a few basic diet and exercise tips, and making some healthy lifestyle choices, and you can stay healthy all year long. Let’s look at a few tips for a healthy winter that you can […]
Living a healthy life isn’t easy. It requires willpower, commitment and continuous effort. The rewards, however, will pay off in the long run. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is a daily effort, but with the right diet and exercise, you will find that every day gets easier.