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The benefits of Cannabis and CBD oil

The marijuana plant or Cannabis sativa contains two main active constituents, Cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, the CBD is not psychoactive and therefore has not been found to cause any of the negative psychological affects associated with cannabis intake, such as anxiety, paranoia and memory issues. Some of the proposed benefits of CBD …

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Menopause

Many women experience hot flushes as they enter menopause, these are caused by hormonal spikes that trigger changes in temperature, overriding the body’s natural thermostat. They can make it difficult to sleep and can cause sweating, warm and reddening skin, and a raised heart beat in some people.   Some tips to avoid the symptoms …

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Soza Health Guide to “The Science Behind Junk Food”

Junk foods are full of empty calories with little nutritional value. Junk food can contribute to obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases. So why do we crave these foods and find them hard to resist? There’s a staggering amount of science being utilised by junk food manufacturers in order to create food that is irresistible …

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Soza Health guide to the risks of taking sweeteners as a replacement for sugar

Adding sugar into your diet can be detrimental to your health as it can contribute to the risk for diabetes. To combat this risk, many people choose to drink beverages containing artificial sweeteners as a ‘healthy’ alternative to sugar, but beware, as these sweeteners often contain other hidden health risks. Sweeteners – Sweeteners make you …

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Soza Health guide to anti-ageing

Many environmental factors can contribute to wrinkles and skin ageing. These can all be controlled to a certain extent, to maintain a more youthful skin profile. The main influencing environmental factors include; oxidative stress (mainly by sun damage), inflammation, ischaemia (reduced blood flow), smoking, pollution, sleep deprivation and poor nutrition.   Antioxidants and carotenoids are …

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Soza Health guide to managing cholesterol levels

  High levels of ‘bad’ LDL and VLDL cholesterol in the blood can contribute to increased risk of many diseases including; diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular problems, liver disease, kidney disease, and cognitive decline. Fibre and plant phytosterols are key to lowering cholesterol, as they prevent excess cholesterol from entering the body in the digestive tract. Adding …

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Soza Health Guide to Migraine

Migraine headaches can be extremely debilitating for sufferers. However, there are various diet and lifestyle interventions that can limit or prevent attacks. Magnesium – Many migraine sufferers are magnesium deficient and 600mg/day of magnesium supplementation (magnesium glycinate is the best source), can act as a prophylactic for attacks when taken over a period of 3-4 …

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Soza Health Guide to Increasing Metabolism (A good way to lose weight)

  Muscle is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body. In general, the more muscle you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate (i.e. how much energy your body burns each day when you are at rest). Lifting weights or resistance exercise at the gym is one the most effective ways to …

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