Chocolate: 10 health reasons you should eat more of it

Via Andrew Baker

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a sure-fire stand-by in times of stress, a reliable source of consolation when life has let us down, and a mood-enhancer and romance-inducer in more positive circumstances. But is it at all healthy?

If you scoff lots of it, obviously not. But there are a host of medically proven ways in which chocolate — good chocolate, which is to say dark chocolate, with a cocoa percentage of around seventy per cent or more — really is good for us. Research is continuing all the time, and experts have already found Read the rest

Salon Shampoo Brands Which Is Best?

By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

For the care of hair, around the world, the industry leading product is shampoo that represents 40% of the total of the hair care market. Globally, the undisputed leader is Procter & Gamble and dominates a 24% of the market.

We have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on the head and these fibers retain dust and moisture from the atmosphere that mixed with the fat and natural oils from the scalp.

Shampoos removes dirt and condition to the hair. Shampoos usually have 2 types of components, first, the surfactants whose objective is to clean out … Read the rest

New Drug Helps Some Bald Patients Regrow Hair

Via NyTimes
The first thing Brian H. noticed was that he could grow a real beard. It had been years since that had been possible, years he spent bedeviled by hair loss on his head, face, arms and legs.

Brian, 34, who asked that his last name be withheld to protect his privacy, suffers from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease afflicting about 1 percent of men and women, causing hair to fall out, often all over the body. He believes that the “mangy . patches” of baldness that have plagued him since his 20s have cost him jobs and … Read the rest

Grapefruit juice ‘could be the key to weight loss’

Via – Laura Donnelly

 Drinking grapefruit juice instead of water could result in major weight loss when combined with a high-fat diet, University of California study finds

Drinking grapefruit juice instead of water could be the key to weight loss, according to a study by the University of California.

The research published in Plos One, found that mice put on the same high-fat diet gained far less weight if they were given the juice to drink instead of water.

The study also found improved levels of blood sugar and insulin among those given the juice, protecting against diabetes.

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How wine can help you lose weight: It defies conventional wisdom but some women insist a nightly glass of red keeps them slim and experts now say they may be right


How wine can help you lose weight: It defies conventional wisdom but some women insist a nightly glass of red keeps them slim and experts now say they may be right

 Linda Monk, 47, drinks wine nightly and has lost 6lb in the past three weeks

  • Samantha Merrit, 40, credits wine with helping her lose a stone and a half
  • Joanna Kingston, 51, has swapped chocolate for a small glass of wine
  • Joanna says that she feels more in control now than she did before

‘The wine curbs my sugar cravings,’ she says.

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Would you drink coffee with BUTTER? Advocates claim it boosts energy levels, burns fat and boosts brain power


  • New Bulletproof coffee widely available in the U.S. has come to the U.K.
  • Involves adding a dash of coconut oil and 2 tbsp of butter to organic coffee
  • Creator Dave Asprey claims it gives 6 hours of energy and burns fat all day
  • He also says it keeps people alert and ‘firing on all cylinders’
  • Critics say it is a marketing con underpinned by shaky science
  • Some nutritionists warn butter raises cholesterol and increases stroke risk
  • But others say ‘fuelling on fat is better than fuelling on carbohydrates’

A new craze has coffee drinkers blending two … Read the rest

Green Tea & Ginger A Perfect Combination For Effective Weight Loss Drink


Green tea has been considered as a weight loss drink for a long time, and more research is required to confirm how efficient it is. Some studies have identified three components in this healthy drink that could be related with managing weight: caffeine, theanine, and catechins.


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Simple tricks to enhance your memory

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If learning is important, retaining and recollecting whatever has been learnt is essential. Here are two simple exercises to enhance your memory skills.

Remember mobile numbers: Constantly exercising our memory is very important. From now, make an attempt to memorise mobile numbers, even if they have been saved on your phone. You may find it difficult initially, but nevertheless, you will be exercising your mind.

Memory game: There is a card game called Memory which can help in sharpening your retention powers. The game is simple. Read full article

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Can early hair loss promote prostate cancer?

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By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

Prostate cancer is one of the diseases most feared by men and unfortunately in some countries is the first cause of male mortality. This type of cancer develops in the glands of the male reproductive system and mostly affects males over the age of 50 years and if not controlled in time can spread to the bones, lymph nodes and other parts of the body. Many men never have symptoms that reveal the presence of prostate cancer, so that after 40 years, an annual checkup is recommended.

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New Hair-Loss Treatments in the Pipeline

Denise Mann
Via WebMD Health News

March 31, 2014 — New hair loss treatments on the not-too-distant horizon may be game-changers.

“The development of new treatments, including drugs and cell-based approaches for hair loss, is at an all-time high,” says Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD. He’s a clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and the medical director at Bosley Medical. “We have never had this many provocative treatments in the pipeline.”

Washenik spoke about advances in treating hair loss during March’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Denver. Treatments discussed include:

Cell-Based Hair Follicle Regeneration: Read the rest