Life after “The Pioneer” by Claire Sykes

Another glance over my handlebars at a steep, muddy and very skinny downward track….I was fighting to control myself, not only physically on the bike but mentally also. The big race starts in the morning and I am questioning myself why I even entered! This is not a difficult track…slippery yes! But I feel like … Read moreLife after “The Pioneer” by Claire Sykes

A new partnership between Vitality® NZ and the Medical Centre Foltra.

The effects of Blackcurrant extract on the evolution and rehabilitation of a 6-year-old girl genetically diagnosed with Rett syndrome (RTT) is the ficus of a recently published report by Dr. Jesus Devesa (photo) and his team from the Medical Centre Foltra, in Spain. Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurological and developmental disorder that affects the way the brain … Read moreA new partnership between Vitality® NZ and the Medical Centre Foltra.

Easy does it – get fit, not injured! by Claire Sykes

…we have a tendency to get out and exercise, especially come spring, and we do this with great vigour and our cardiovascular fitness goes through the roof! awesome! we think…but it is at this time, our bodies are most vulnerable. Sometime after our parents pass away, we often learn a little more about them, than … Read moreEasy does it – get fit, not injured! by Claire Sykes

A self-antigen molecule may trigger Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

In Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, their immune system mistakenly attacks the neurological system. A new research by a team of scientists from University Hospital of Zurich in Switzerland may have found the self-antigen molecule that could be the spark of MS disease. This new finding may help in the development of new treatment for the disease. … Read moreA self-antigen molecule may trigger Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The dangers of simplistic scientific research to the observed benefits of dietary supplements.

A new scientific research published by a team of researchers from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and the University of Aberdeen (UK) has cast doubts on the efficacy of Vitamin D supplementation on bone health. The experiment was carried out using Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) on nearly 54,000 patients and the results were published … Read moreThe dangers of simplistic scientific research to the observed benefits of dietary supplements.

Could obesity be a road to fighting cancer cells?

There is a lot of medical evidence that obesity is linked to the growth of cancer cells. But what doctors have also noticed is that obese patients tend to respond better to anticancer drugs than other patients. So, what could be the reason for such paradox? A protein called PD-1 is naturally produced by our … Read moreCould obesity be a road to fighting cancer cells?

A natural relief! Fresh, homemade juices can help minimise varicose veins.

Several food items such as fruit and vegetables have been known to benefit our health and to improve our immune system. Fruit and vegetables have also been linked to improving blood circulation and to help prevent varicose veins. One easy way to prevent varicose veins from forming is to have a healthy meals rich in vegetables … Read moreA natural relief! Fresh, homemade juices can help minimise varicose veins.

What activities of daily life are good for our health?

Physical activity is so important for personal health and well-being that no one should be sedentary. An active life with activities such as walking, shopping, household chores, climbing stairs or walking the dog can lead to an energetic expense as beneficial as regular exercise in the gym. We must devote part of the day to … Read moreWhat activities of daily life are good for our health?

Tal Ben-Shahar, the Harvard professor who teaches how to “be happy”

Professor Tal Ben-Shahar graduated in psychology and philosophy from Harvard University (USA) and later obtained a PhD. But fame came when his lecture on Positive Psychology became one of the most popular courses in the American university. Prof. Tal Ben-Shahar is the author of a Best Selling booked called Happier and he travels all around the world … Read moreTal Ben-Shahar, the Harvard professor who teaches how to “be happy”