It has always been really important to me to make sure I successfully breastfeed my babies, even before I was ever pregnant. Everyone knows benefits of breastfeeding for mum and baby are endless. So while I was pregnant, I was busy reading and researching to make sure there was nothing I didn’t know about breastfeeding. I wanted to make sure I had the perfect breastfeeding … Continue reading 6 Things I wish I knew about Breastfeeding
If you read the Daily Mail often enough, you would be forgiven for thinking everything causes cancer. With the overwhelming number of health warnings we hear every day, it’s easy to become inundated with conflicting information. It’s unsurprising of us just brush it all off and vow to live by the easy “everything in moderation” rule. Sure, cancer is caused by many things. But by … Continue reading Food is Medicine: How Diet Really Affects Cancer
The global skin care market is expected to exceed 180 billion USD within the next few years. Skin care products with wild claims can cost anywhere from $1 to thousands of dollars per pot. Our automatic assumption is that the more expensive the cream, the better it is. But is this really true? Clever branding and fancy packaging can go a long way in deceiving … Continue reading Guide to Understanding Skin Care Products
What is Botox? Botox is a brand name for a substance called Botulinum Neurotoxin type A. Botulinum neurotoxins are a substance produced naturally by clostridial bacteria. It is historically a well-documented source of food-poisoning. For use in medicine and cosmetics, it is purified and isolated in a complex series of steps that is highly regulated by government agencies in most countries. Tiny quantities are injected … Continue reading Is Botox Bad for you?