A mother who revealed that she’s banned her children from eating any foods that contain harmful sugar - including birthday cake - has incensed parents online. Tonia Buxton, a food author, cook and mother of four, appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the anti-sugar policies that she maintains in her household. Comparing sugar addiction to cocaine, she explained that she won’t let her children have sweet treats as they would be left wanting another “hit”.
Many people may claim they know how to spot the tell-tale signs of pregnancy. Pregnancy tests may not always display the correct results right away, which is why it’s important to be clued up on the other signs that a woman is in her first trimester. Here are 10 early signs of pregnancy that everyone should take note of.
The health benefits of coffee may be regularly disputed, but a new study has linked caffeine consumption with improved heart health. In fact, consuming four cups of coffee a day could help protect cardiovascular cells from damage and also help them to repair. In a study published in PLOS Biology, researchers from Heinrich-Heine-University and the IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, found that caffeine may improve the health of the cells which line the arteries and veins, thus strengthening their ability to recover from damage.
Gel manicures always come hand in hand with a twinge of guilt. While the rock-hard polish has some serious staying power, drying your hands under the warm glow of those UV or LED (they still emit UVA light) curing lamps feels a little…wrong. Turns out, your gut reaction isn’t failing you: There are some dangers involved, […]
Liz Brown, a 43-year-old mother of three from East Riding, Yorkshire, was diagnosed with aggressive osteoblastoma, a rare form of bone tumour, when she was 14 years old. Ms Brown received the diagnosis having woken up paralysed on her 14th birthday. Ms Brown was admitted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 1989, where she was told that she shouldn’t expect to survive into adulthood.
You are constantly second-guessing yourself, your confidence is shot, and you are questioning your perception of reality. Google searches of the word have gradually crept up in recent months, and the tactic is incredibly common according to Penny East, a spokeswoman for the charity SafeLives told The Independent. Indeed, to an outsider, the perpetrator may appear to be the perfect, caring partner,” Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of Refuge told The Independent.
Dr Alex George has become a firm favourite among Love Island viewers for his endearing attempts to find love in the villa. Many have expressed increasing uneasiness over Alex’s sunburn, which appears to be worsening as the show progresses. If a person sustains sunburn, there are a number of measures that they can take to ensure that their skin doesn’t become any more damaged than it already is.
The supermodel, 54, who became known as “The Body”, made the comments in a segment titled “Elle Macpherson’s Beach Body Secrets” on This Morning on Wednesday. “Summer’s coming up and I too am getting ready for summer body,” the supermodel said. “Coming up to summer, I will limit the bread intake, rice, you know, cream… Anything white,” Macpherson said, going on to explain how she sometimes skips dinner in favour of a shake.
You may have seen a group of people heartily laughing while you are on your morning walk or jog in the park. Well, the first thing you need to know is that it is called as ‘Laughter Yoga’. Laughter yoga, also known as Hasyayoga, is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. The concept is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter.
In 2017, researchers in Ireland decided to explore whether the gut microbiome could be linked with anxiety disorders, coming to the conclusion that there may in fact be an association between the two. When New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson decided to try eliminating sugar from her diet, she hoped that it would help alleviate the inflammation in her thyroid caused by Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune condition that left Wilson severely unwell on a daily basis. “We now know that inflammation causes all of the contemporary metabolic diseases.
We all know that as a society, we drink too much. There’s always a reason to drink and there are always people encouraging you to do so.
New parents will get just four hours and 44 minutes of sleep in an average night during the first year of their baby's life, it has emerged. The study also found sleep deprivation can take an emotional toll on relationships, with the average new-born waking three times a night when they first arrive home. More than two thirds of British parents believe they have got into arguments with their partner purely as a result of their baby’s poor sleep habits.
While urban environments are sometimes associated with greater levels of stress and anxiety, keeping yourself occupied on a daily basis has also been linked to greater levels of life satisfaction, as chartered mediator Dr Jeanette Bicknell explained. “Among individuals in a society, busyness - or the feeling of busyness - seems to be an important factor in wellbeing,” she wrote in a blog post on Nautil. Dr Bicknell cited a study undertaken by Robert Levine from California State University Fresno and a team of researchers that investigated the pace of large cities from 31 different countries.
Children growing up in today’s digital age have grown accustomed to being surrounded by all sorts of digital devices on a daily basis. With one in four children under the age of six owning a smartphone, it’s easier said than done for parents to monitor the amount of time their children spend glued to a screen. Elizabeth Denham, information commissioner, is going to be overseeing the introduction of a new code that could force social media platforms to alter their settings for their younger users.