Food and Flu

Cold hands holding a bowl of soup

Winter is officially in full force and here to stay – at least for the next couple of months! No matter how many vitamin Cs we take or how thick our scarves are, it is very unlikely that we will completely avoid catching at least one flu or cold during the season.

For many of us appetite becomes non-existent when we are ill and even more so when we have a fever. It is of the utmost importance, however, to remember that medical professionals concur that the body actually needs more calories than usual to function properly and fight off sickness during the flu. In order to kick your flu to the curb as fast as possible, stick to a fixed eating schedule (at least 3 meals a day) and keep your calorie intake as regular as possible. There are several foods that we should avoid entirely during the flu as they can Read more

Five things to avoid doing during a doctor’s appointment

Visit to the doctor

It is your doctor’s job to assess, diagnose and treat you, but how you behave as a patient can influence his or her ability to do so correctly. In order to ensure an accurate diagnosis and treatment there are certain behaviors and habits that are best to avoid.

  1. Constantly referring to information you have seen on the internet about your condition. It’s great to be informed about your medical situation, but it is not necessary to interrupt your doctor with   information that may not even be relevant. Remember not to believe everything you read on the internet! If you have a question about something you have read or researched, wait until your doctor has finished giving their opinion before sharing it, and work together to discuss your concerns. 2. Suppressing medical or pertinent lifestyle information. No one is perfect, and all of us have certain Read more

World Diabetes Day: An Epidemic on the Rise

Every year supporters unite on the 14th of November to raise awareness about the serious health threats and complications associated to diabetes. World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 but was recognised as an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225[1].

Every year supporters unite on the 14th of November to raise awareness about the serious health threats and complications associated to diabetes. World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 but was recognised as an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225[1].WDD 2016 The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is at the forefront of spreading knowledge on a global scale about this disease; an illness that claims a life every 6 seconds. In addition, IDF’s research projects and funding will greatly affect the future of patients that suffer from this illness. World Diabetes Day 2016 Read more