Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 24 May 2016 Trying to lose weight? Tim Spector, a professor at King's College London, has unusual advice for those who are trying to lose weight: keep eating cheese and chocolate and drinking wine. The reason? All three are good at promoting healthy gut bacteria and the more varieties of these beneficial microbes we have in our bodies, the healthier we are. By contrast, fatty, sugary and highly processed junk food can wipe out our stomach flora and expose us to health problems like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and inflammatory bowel problems. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Eczema dramatically impacts quality of life Lifestyle What are beta-blockers – and can they treat your anxiety? Diet and nutrition Craving chips? This is how to make your own vegetable crisps and satisfy your junk food cravings Medical HIV doubles heart disease risk News Almost 1 300 genes tied to academic success News SEE: The difference between dementia and delerium From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Your hearing » Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing Healthy eating may protect your hearing Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss. Quit smoking » Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.