Cleanse and detoxify ... two words that have now become synonymous with looking and feeling good, especially as modern living – think stress, chemical overload, lack of activity – takes its toll on our bodies, causing us to appear pale, puffy or tired. And now beauty experts have given the term deep cleansing a whole new meaning. Some have touted the importance of using lymphatic therapy for years, while others are just embracing what could be the key to a flawless future. LYMPHATIC SYSTEM This is the part of the body responsible for cleansing soft tissue found just under the skin. It’s ...
October 2, 2019Syed Umair
Study finds zinc supplement reduces infections and boosts antioxidant status as we age. Daily zinc supplementation may assist ‘healthy ageing’, says new research. A report from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan in the USA suggests zinc may reduce the number of infections in those aged between 55 and 87, and also boost antioxidant status. The study, which involved 50 healthy subjects, half of whom received 45mg of elemental zinc per day, found that “after zinc supplementation, the incidence of infections was significantly lower, and inflammation markers had also dropped. As we age, author Professor David Richardson explained, ...
September 4, 2019Syed Umair
An American study finds older people who take supplements may be at a lower risk of dietary deficiencies. Men and women over the age of 51 who take dietary supplements on a regular basis are more likely to receive adequate levels of vitamins and minerals, report researchers. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggested a significant proportion of over-50s do not receive sufficient nutrients from diet alone and therefore may benefit from supplementation. The vitamin and mineral intakes of 4, 384 participants, half of whom took supplements daily, were examined. Intakes of folate, zinc, iron and vitamins A, ...
September 2, 2019Syed Umair
WHY YOU SHOULD BE LIVING AN ACTIVE LIFE ? DO WE REALLY NEED TO PURSUE AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE? SOMETIMES JUST THE THOUGHT OF EXERCISE SEEMS TOO HARD. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT ACROSS ALL AGE GROUPS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN PRODUCE SOME SURPRISING RESULTS. Physical fitness is essential for wellbeing, vitality and longevity. For a very long time exercise has been recognized as essential to quality life. Besides its many cellular and systemic benefits, exercise is the only means to maintain strength, endurance, flexibility and balance keeping us fit to conduct daily activities far into old age without any dependence. Mark Houston, the American anti ...
January 5, 2017Dr. Zubair Mirza
Coconut, also called khopra in our part of the world has amazing health benefits and is described as a superfood. Oil from coconut is used for cooking in Sri Lanka, parts of India, Malaysia, Philippines and many other countries. With a lot of research recently done by nutritionist and clinicians, coconut oil is now being used for cooking by many people in the USA and Europe and is now available easily in most supermarkets in the West. BENEFITS The benefits are numerous such as weight loss, skin health, better brain function and many more, these will be described in some details now, infact some of its benefits are medicinal. IN THE PAST, COCONUT WAS ...
December 10, 2016Dr. Zubair Mirza
ANTI-AGEING SECRETS: How to Live Longer? Many doctors now believe sugar and not cholesterol determines how long we live. High sugar and insulin are primarily responsible for the silent inflammation of the lining of more than 50000 miles of blood vessels in human body, this is a start of a process which ends in heart disease and heart attack. The fountain of youth may be elusive, but there’s plenty you can do to give your longevity a boost. For those following the anti-ageing lifestyle, life expectancy is increasing by three months per year. People utilising the anti-ageing tenets for health are seeing ...
July 1, 2016Dr. Zubair Mirza