Prevent illness the natural way. The cost of living has risen sharply, and health care has become particularly expensive. Staying fit, preventing disease and coping with ailments before they become serious are all things that we can do to save money during the tough times.
We are what we eat
Take a look at the recommended eating plans in the Balanced diet centre to find practical eating plans for weight loss, adjusting to seasonal changes and finding more energy to get through the day. For more detailed advice, write in to DietDoc for a personal reply to your nutrition questions.
Wise use of supplements
Vitamins are vital to maintaining good health, and in a perfect world we would get all the micronutrients we need from the food we eat. But vitamins are often broken down in the cooking process, or degrade while fruit and vegetables lie under lights, or in cold storage. Supplements seem like an easy answer, but taking them incorrectly can cancel out their nutritional value, and may even have a negative effect on our health.
Write in to the Vital vitamin expert for some sound advice on how to use supplements for optimum health benefits, and visit the Digestive Health centre for information on how to maintain good digestive health.
The natural way
Fruits, vegetables and plant extracts form the basis of many medications, and there are many natural remedies that can be used for common ailments.
Read what the Natural health expert has to say about many natural options, such as:
10 immune system boosters
(Joanne Hart, Health24, updated October 2011)