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Category Health & Beauty

Meet the Expert: Conceição Espada

Conceiçao Espada, expert in Stress Management, shares her knowledge on what stress is, who it affects and how and why we should treat it. What is stress? What happens in our body when we are stressed? Stress is our body’s natural reaction to potentially harming situations. We all are affected by stress and need it as a defence mechanism. We can compare stress to cholesterol, there’s the ‘good’ kind and ‘bad’

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How stress affects our hair health

Stress is a natural reaction towards external stimuli or internal emotional strains. In many cases, unpleasant memories or thoughts can cause a state of tension that takes over our state of wellbeing. Specialists insist that there are many tools and techniques, like mindfulness or meditation, that can help us control stress in our body to avoid it from becoming chronic. Dr. Ricart and Dr. Roche, both dermatologists-trichologists at Instituto Ricart,

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How to identify neurological diseases

When it comes to neurological diseases, dementia is a general term used to describe a series of conditions especially characterized by a loss of memory, alterations in thoughts and the capacity to resolve problems. These alterations are the most visible symptoms of the degeneration of our nervous system, our brain. Normally, dementia is progressive. There are many types of dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer’s disease, which is associated

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7 life secrets of the oldest people in the world

The people from Okinawa, an island southwest of Japan, have once again exceeded the average life expectancy in 2016. They’re the longest living human beings, with life span exceeding 100 years of age. With a life expectancy that exceeds the hundreds, one may ask, what do they do to live such a long life? Not only do they live such a long life, but they also live a very fulfilling one full

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Essential nutrients for healthy hair

Our diet has an influence on everything, from our health, vitality, mood, up to our skin and hair health. Everything is interconnected and depends on optimum nutrition to function in the best way possible. Hair health relies on a diet rich in vitamins and minerals. When we are deficient in certain nutrients, our hair suffers as a consequence. Instead of having healthy, strong, shiny hair, our hair is dry, brittle

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Improve your health with Genetic Medicine

When it comes to preventing and reducing the risk of suffering chronic diseases, it is necessary to carry out certain studies that can help us get a deeper understanding of our health, to personalize our diet, avoid chronic and inflammatory diseases or any disease related to an unhealthy diet for that matter. At SHA Wellness Clinic we dispose of a Genetic Medicine unit that allows us to study the different

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How to have healthy bones

The skeletal system, composed by our bones, supports the entire body, thus, it’s important to keep it strong and healthy. Up until we’re 30, the bones are regenerated quickly, however, passed this age, we lose more bone mass than what we regenerate. Therefore, it’s important to nourish our bones with fresh and nutritious food, as well as lead a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, as opposed to what people believe, we can obtain

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6 ways to improve your health!

If you want to lead a healthier lifestyle, the most sustainable way to do it is by incorporating healthy habits little by little. If you do a drastic change from one day to another, you’re going to struggle far more and you’re going to find it much harder to stick to your healthy habits. Taking it a day at a time will make the whole experience much more enjoyable and

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Natural remedies to ease anxiety

Unfortunately, with the increasingly stressful lifestyles we lead, people are suffering from more and more anxiety. Those who have experienced it know how it can really affect your general wellbeing, your work life and your personal relationships. Suffering from anxiety can be very overwhelming because the symptoms you experience make you feel like you don’t have control over your body, and that feeling causes even more anxiety. Thankfully, there are

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How stress affects your health

We all know what stress feels like, and to some degree it is an important mechanism to respond to external circumstances or threats. The human body is designed to experience stress in order to react to situations that require our attention. There is such a thing as positive stress, also known as ‘eustress’. This kind of stress is the type that is necessary to be able to respond to situations

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