Category Archives: health

Buteyko Method and Lack of Oxygen

The Buteyko Method is based on the concept that much ill health is the result of the body’s defence mechanisms trying to compensate for the lack of oxygen. Hence the Buteyko Method involves the individual learning a new pattern of shallow breathing through a series of exercise. The principle underlying this technique is that asthmatics […]

When Sunshine is Harmful

Articles on sun therapy usually mention the benefits from proper handling of sun exposure, sun bathing and therapy in general. But this article looks at the subject of solar hazards, i.e. when invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays affect us in a negative way. UVA rays cause ageing. UVA radiation penetrates deep into our skin and able […]

Mercury in Fish

It has been found that mercury, which is found in fish, increases the risk of heart attacks. A study which found this situation in nine countries compared 664 heart attack patients with 724 people who acted as a control – they had normal risk of heart attacks. Patients with the highest amounts of mercury in […]

Astaxanthin As A Perfect Antioxidant

Astaxanthin is a newly discovered antioxidant, and is said to be much more powerful than antioxidants such as vitamin E or beta-carotene. Antioxidants are known to help combat disease, so a new powerful one such as astaxanthin is welcome, particularly to those who don’t want to put up with the side-effects of conventional drugs. Astaxanthin […]