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Peppermint Oil for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What you do in the bathroom is your business, but if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, peppermint could provide relief. University of Adelaide researchers found peppermint oil helps people with IBS, which affects around 20% of Australians, by activating an “anti-pain” channel in the colon. This eases inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract.

[box type=”note”]Feeling bloated, gassy and experiencing too much or too little movement down below? Having a peppermint tea or swallowing a capsule or two of peppermint oil could be the answer. If discomfort continues, be sure to visit your GP.[/box]

Vegetarian Diet and Cataract Risk?

On another note, vegetarians have a good reason for laying off meat because it could help lessen cataract risk in an old age, say researchers with the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. In an analysis of data from 27,670 people, the scientists found that as meat consumption decreased, so did cataract risk. The results were:

  1. 15% reduced risk of developing cataracts for low meat eaters
  2. 21% for fish eaters
  3. 30% for vegetarians
  4. 40% for vegans

The See-Fat Person Diet

Fact- 1/4 of households in poorer areas have inadequate access to healthy food. Finally, if you’re looking to shed a few kilos stick on your darkest sunglasses and steer clear of your local fat-loss club. A study by University of Chicago researchers suggests people are inclined to eat more indulgent food after they see someone who is overweight. In the study, researchers randomly asked people to fill out a survey that contained either an image of an overweight person, a normal-weight person or a lamp.

As a thank-you, participants could take some lollies from a bowl. Those who completed the survey with the picture of the overweight person took more sweets than those who viewed the other two pictures. Fact- 48% of obese people report teasing or discrimination at least once a week. Fact- 1 in 5 people experience some form of anxiety disorder at least once in their lives. By Sokun from www.abidings.com.


I am Australian and have moved to Australia since 1985. I am married and have 1 son. I Blog full-time and love it. I used to suffer from depression and found ways to overcome it. I love reading and learning about health related issues.

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