Curiosities

Curious health info and news, fun facts, and surprising discoveries, research and studies

Is Showering Daily Bad for Your Health?

Cleanliness is next to godliness – this is a much quoted phrase. Whether you wish to be ‘godly’ or not, we are all brought up thinking that being clean is good and that being dirty is bad. People who cannot…

Fruits That Speed up Your Metabolism

Obesity rates are rising and more and more of us are struggling control our weight. At the same time, some people are so concerned about trying to lose weight that it has become an obsession – one that can last…

Grow a Lemon Tree from Seed

Lemon trees are beautiful and can produce a large quantity of fruit if they are looked after well. There is also something magical about growing something from seed, whether alongside a child or for your own enjoyment.

Should You Stop Cracking Your Knuckles?

It’s a question that never really seems to have a definitive answer. Myths and misinformation confuse the issue. So, should you stop cracking your knuckles? Some studies claim that it’s a habit that could become harmful. Others indicate that the occasional manoeuvre can…

Do You Have Intestinal Parasites?

It’s a myth that parasites only exist in foreign countries on different continents! You might have one, right now! Or more than one. In fact, most people have at least some eggs or larvae present in their bodies at all…

Benefits and Uses of Oxygenated Water

Oxygenated water, also known as hydrogen peroxide, is a little beauty when it comes to being useful around the house. We can’t wait to tell you about all the things it can do for you! Here they all are!

Firm Your Gluteal Muscles – 6 Tips

Your glute muscles can make or break it when it comes to your perfect body shape. Tightening your gluteal muscles is the most reliable way of making you look and feel better about your body. What woman does not want to show…

Problems From Not Drinking Enough Water

In order for the digestive system to function normally, to be carried from one place to another within our lovely bodies, and for it to be broken down well, we need to have enough water inside us! Water is also…

8 Symptoms of Renal Problems

Many people don’t realise they have kidney problems until the kidney disease becomes chronic. The early signs and symptoms can be very subtle, and easily go unnoticed. Knowledge is power, so let’s empower ourselves with the knowledge needed to avoid…

How to Eliminate Plaque Naturally

Most of us were taught from a young age that teeth hygiene is very important. When plaque builds up on your teeth it can lead to bad breath, bleeding gums and some studies surmise that plaque build-up, if left untreated, can…

Want to Lose Weight? Drink Rice Milk!

In this day and age, almost everyone wants to cut milk out of their diet. From soy milk to almond milk to coconut milk, it’s hard to know what is the best and healthiest milk substitute to opt for. If you are…

How to Naturally Lighten Your Hair

Want to change the look and lighten the colour of your hair, without the use of harmful chemicals? No problem! Did you know that washing your hair with vinegar or going out in the sun for a few hours can give…

The Ways Your Skin Tells You Something’s Wrong

Experts are increasingly recognising that our skin’s appearance, from discolouration to new growths, can sometimes be the first sign of more serious underlying health problems. Here we outline five key ways in which your skin might be trying to tell you something is about…

8 Foods to Avoid

There are some foods out there that seem harmless, and you probably pick them up innocently, maybe even thinking they’re good for you! Avoid these foods, and you’ll be better off. Let’s find out what they are.

The Symptoms and Treatment of Kidney Infections

A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a painful and unpleasant illness caused by bacteria travelling from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys. It’s more serious than cystitis, which is a common infection of the bladder that makes urinating painful. If treated promptly,…