A fundraising festival showcasing the benefits of healthy living was staged in Clare last weekend.The event, which was in aid of a community project to tackle poverty, took place in the village hall on Sunday.A range of healthy dishes were on offer at superfood café, while healthcare professionals provided handy tips on staying fit.The event kicked off with a yoga class, followed by an informative talk on natural methods to boost the immune systemA raffle raised £117.94 for charity Reach, which supports people in Haverhill.Event organiser Giles Bryant said: “The festival was a great success with young and old having an opportunity to learn for free about healthy living in a friendly, inclusive environment.” … [Read more...] about PICTURES: Fundraising festival in Clare embraces healthy living
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Andrei Dapkiunas. Photo courtesy of Belarus' Ministry of Foreign Affairs MINSK, 23 November (BelTA) – Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas took part in an official opening of the second regional meeting held in Minsk to discuss expansion of access to high-quality and affordable medicines and diagnostic facilities in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.In his address to the participants of the meeting, Andrei Dapkiunas highlighted the importance of creating an effective healthcare system with a view to achieving Sustainable Development Goal No. 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”.Andrei Dapkiunas stressed that Belarus consistently supports the initiatives of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS aimed at drawing the attention of the international community to … [Read more...] about Belarus consistently supports UN, WHO initiatives against AIDS
President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca highlighted the issues faced some families when it comes to eating healthy food while delivering her speech at the presentation of a study called ‘’Access to Healthy Living and Fair Food.’’ The President spoke of one of the main indicators of this study, which states that food is the largest expense which a family of four has. The research states that, a family of four needs to spend more than €500 monthly to eat healthy food. It also resulted that, this expense negatively affects the access to healthy food for a number of families. “This means that these families are at risk of suffering vulnerabilities and of living in a precarious situation,”a statement by the President read. President Coleiro Preca also said that the food we eat impacts the quality of life, and the life expectancy of each individual. She also referred to other indicators which result from other research studies, such as the high obesity … [Read more...] about President underlines issues regarding access to healthy food; ‘food justice is a human right’
HIV is a vicious virus that attacks the immune system, and can kill infected people if it's left untreated. There are now than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK - while an estimated 35 million people are infected worldwide. Here's everything you need to know about it... How many people have died because of HIV? Since 1984, a shocking 34 million people have died of HIV, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. World AIDS Day is held on December 1 every year - as an opportunity for people to show their support for those living with HIV, and remember those who have died. It was the first ever annual world health day - launched 28 years ago, in 1988 - and people will be wearing red ribbons to show their support for those affected. Some 6,000 people are diagnosed with the condition in the UK every year, and an estimated 17 per cent of sufferers do not know they are infected. A rise in HIV being diagnosed late was recently blamed on straight men … [Read more...] about What are the symptoms of HIV and AIDs, how does the test work and is there a cure?
THEY say you are what you eat and we all know eating poorly makes us feel sluggish and bloated. Our diet influences a lot in our lives, from energy and weight to general well-being. What foods should I eat to get a healthy gut? The health of our gut is so important it is considered an acquired organ. It helps the body digest and extract nutrients from food, particularly anything the small intestine may not have been able to digest. It aids the immune system by acting as a barrier to any potential viruses. Balanced gut bacteria is essential for efficient and healthy digesting. Some key foods to maintain a healthy gut as recommended by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are: Jerusalem artichokes Bananas Polenta Broccoli, cauliflower, kale etc Blueberries Beans Fermented plant-based foods: tempeh and miso Benefits of these 7 foods according to PCRM Jerusalem artichokes: High in inulin, strong prebiotic potential Bananas: Restores health of the bacterial … [Read more...] about How to get a healthy gut – what foods should I eat, what is gut flora and how is gut bacteria linked to weight loss?