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    12 best protein sources for vegetarians

    The most common dietary problem that vegetarians come across is protein deficiency. It is a widely acknowledged fact that animal products are the best protein sources. What many people may however not know is that there are equally good non-animal based protein sources. Here are the 12 best sources of protein for vegetarians: Green peas: Green peas are legumes, which are a very good protein source. They contain 7.9 grams of protein...

    Say Cheese! Be picture perfect with your glamorous smile!

    Looking glamorous comes easy to those who have a beautiful smile. It lights up your face, makes you the center of attention, and is the best accessory a woman could ask for! And it’s not just easy on the eyes. It enhances you social standing too! A recent study confirmed that a perfect smile not only appears more likeable and courteous but is actually perceived to be more competent. When you...

    Dieting increases your risk for gaining more weight and is the main trigger for eating disorders

    If dieting programs had to stand up to the same scrutiny as medications, they would never be allowed for public consumption. Imagine, for example, taking an asthma medication, which improves your breathing for a few weeks, but in the long run causes your lungs and breathing to worsen.  Would you really embark on a diet, if you knew that it could cause you to gain more weight? Here are some sobering studies...

    The importance of Eye Exams for children

    Eye exams for children are very important to ensure normal vision development and to confirm the visual acuity and visual skills for schoolwork and other activities. Children don’t always know what normal vision looks like, so they are unlikely to complain of vision problems. However, because vision is so closely linked to the learning process, undetected vision problems can lead to schoolwork difficulties. Eye exams for children are essential, as 5...

    Understanding Your Cholesterol Levels

    Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is produced by the body and obtained from some food, and is essential for some hormone production. Too much cholesterol, however, can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Most cholesterol is produced by the liver, but the remainder is obtained from foods, especially those high in saturated fat, most notably fatty meat, full cream dairy products, and saturated oils such as coconut or palm oil. Good...

    Prostate Cancer Screening

    November is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age and it is recommended that all men over the age of 50 should be routinely screened for prostate cancer. The risk also increases with a positive family history of prostate cancer, so men with a family history should be screened earlier. Patients with symptoms of prostatic enlargement, specifically decreased urinary stream, difficulty passing urine or fully emptying...

    Orthodontics are for adults too.

    Most of us know children who have had an orthodontic treatment or those who are currently straightening their teeth with fixed braces, but did you know that orthodontics is an increasingly popular choice for adults too? Huge changes in the development of orthodontic treatment means we’re able to treat a range of orthodontic problems using discreet methods that enable you to maintain great oral hygiene throughout your treatment plan. If your teeth...