Do Diets Work?

Hello World How is it going this New Year? Diet seems to be the hot topic on our agenda. That word DIET brings up stuff for most of us. Diet has two meanings according to our Concise Oxford English Dictionary (1): 1.      the kinds of food that a …

The Real Truth about Diabetes

Dear World Since 2007, the United Nations recognises Diabetes as a Global threat and designates November 14th each year as World Diabetes Day, in honour of Frederick Banting’s birthday. (1) Diabetes is a very common disease, which is rapidly growing. In the past it was a problem of industrialised nations, but today it …

Gluten is a Glue

More and more people are being diagnosed with gluten intolerance. In 2012 the market for gluten-free products was about 40 million consumers [1]. Have we stopped to ask why? Are we ready to know what gluten is doing inside our body? Do we want to know or would we rather …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

So here we go again – another awareness day for our world. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day? What does that mean to us on the street? Have we even heard about this syndrome? What is a syndrome? What are the medics saying about it? What is this really all …

World Asthma Day

Dear World, Have you ever wondered why we have these world awareness days? Have you noticed that they seem to be about our health? Why is it that the world needs to KNOW more about Asthma? Why is it that all the advanced science we have today does not know …

World Health Day 2016

Dear World Are you paying attention, we have World Health Day on 7 April 2016 from WHO. Who is WHO? WHO is the World Health Organization and their job is to inform us all what is going on. So what does WORLD HEALTH mean to you and me – the …

Why Do We Get Sick?

Do we ever stop and ask this question? Has this ever been on the front page or any page of a newspaper? Why not? What do we define as ‘sick’? Dictionary definition – affected by physical or mental illness If the dictionary says it then this must be what being …