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’
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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?
Stars of the Irish country music scene were among mourners at the funeral of Big Tom McBride, with Daniel O'Donnell declaring: "The king will live on."Hundreds of people descended on the rural townland of Oram, County Monaghan, to pay their last respects to the star who died on Tuesday aged 81.Big Tom and The Mainliners were formed in the 1960s and achieved widespread success, with Big Tom's hits including Gentle Mother, Four Country Roads and Old Log Cabin For Sale.When he arrived, Daniel O'Donnell told the Irish press pack: "You think people like Tom are going to go on forever."And in the country music circle, there's no question, that he was the king, and he will be the king."He may be gone, but the king will live on, in everybody's hearts and certainly in his music."He added: "It's a huge loss here for the people. The main factor is that he was one of the people, no matter where he went."He didn't carry the title of king or stardom very well."He was a real down-to-earth man. And he … [Read more...] about ‘The king will live on’: Country music stars join mourners saying farewell to Big Tom McBride
Looking after the welfare of young prisoners and communities in India has given Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson enough insight to set up their own health and wellness programme. READ MORE: Click here for more storiesThe pair run The Balance Approach, which provides wellness support to businesses, aiding staff productivity by providing the correct work/life balance which in turn improves the health of their business.The firm also provides Balance Retreats, which are small personable groups providing workshops and relaxation methods.Jackie, a holistic therapist, of Hoghton, has spent years of living overseas in countries such as India gaining a wealth of knowledge of the benefits of Ayurvedic treatments.She says: “I began my travels more than 30 years ago when I embarked on a Greek cruise liner as the manager and hairdresser of the beauty salon. So many people are in a permanent state of stress, anxiety and depression which is believed to be the trigger of most diseases and … [Read more...] about The Balance Approach creates a healthy workforce across Lancashire