• Why do you think 75 % of Earths population is lactose intolerant?

    Is dairy harmful?   Lactose intolerance is when the body does not produce enough lactase to break down lactose, a sugar found in milk and many other milk derived dairy products. The enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose is lactase, an enzyme found on the wall of the intestines.   Lactase breaks down lactose (the […]

    Updated: 08 August, 2013

  • The dangers of sunscreen

    It’s that time of year again when the sun begins to shine and parents reach for the sunscreen. We are told that sunscreen will protect us from sunburn, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Yet, research now suggests that sunscreen might not do any of these things very well: instead, many of the most popular sunscreen brands […]

    Updated: 30 June, 2013

  • Plastic bottle drinks may raise cancer risk in womb

    A US study has suggested expectant women drinking from plastic bottles could be increasing their unborn child’s chances of developing cancer later in life.   Researchers at the University of Illinois, who conducted their study on mice, showed how exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly found in plastic water bottles and soup cans, […]

    Updated: 18 June, 2013

  • Still using a Microwave Oven?

    We are always looking to discover new ways of making our lives easier through innovative inventions. What we often fail to understand however, is that not all inventions are good for our health. Microwave ovens are one such invention that have been widely mistaken as a healthy convenience. Do you rely on the convenience of a […]

    Updated: 18 June, 2013

  • We live in a sea of radiation

    I love my technology: from my mobile phone and computer, to the iPads for the kids. However as I write this, I am also conscious of the fact that there are hundreds of schools across Europe removing WI-Fi, and countries like Germany actively encourage its citizens to avoid it and use hard wired connections instead. […]

    Updated: 15 May, 2013