Genetic engineering and our food

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) normally stir heated debates and although they exist in pharmaceuticals and chemical production, the most conflicting ideas are those related to food production. More and more people are demanding to know which foods are genetically modified and their health profiles. This is tricky to achieve because there is no proper regulation... Continue Reading →

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Hypothyroidism: more common than not

Some health conditions are hard to pick up unless they are specifically tested for and since many of them share a lot of common symptoms, it is usually hard to pinpoint just one. There are many cases of diseases only being diagnosed when they are severe and so early detection is vital. One illness that... Continue Reading →

Autoimmune diseases on the rise

The post on inflammation got me thinking about one of the common causes of chronic inflammation – autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disease is a condition in which the immune system mistakes a part of the body as foreign and it mounts an attack. Some of the diseases attack one body organ but others affect the... Continue Reading →

Inflammation 101

Inflammation comes up frequently during health conversations. I used to be one of those people who heard lots of these stories but did not take the time to understand how it worked, and at some point, I did think that all inflammation is bad. Turns out this is untrue and some inflammation is good. It... Continue Reading →

Reflection

As a new year begins, most of us take time to reflect on the past year and assess what we did well and what we can improve on. We celebrate life and what it brought – the joy, the grief, the sadness and everything in between.  For me, this year could not have been any... Continue Reading →

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