Archive for August, 2006

Aubergines

The Chinese were the first people to cultivate the aubergines in the fifth century, and then it was introduced into Spain, Italy and from there onto southern and eastern parts of Europe. The Aubergine goes under a variety of names including the eggplant, apple of love, garden egg, guinea squash and is a member of […]

Osteoarthritis

During or after the menopause the falling levels of oestrogen and progesterone combined with the natural ageing process makes women more susceptible to illness. The muscular and skeletal system is the most vulnerable and can affect women of all ages, in all walks of life.The skeleton is the main framework that supports the body and […]

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis This is the second most common form of arthritis. It affects women more than men and may start at any age. The difference is that unlike wear and tear on joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the immune system that affects the smaller joints and other body tissues. Mild fever and […]

Osteoporosis

1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men will develop Osteoporosis during their life time. Particularly after the age of 50. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone weakening disease caused when the bones become porous and brittle, making them easily broken. A minor fall or bump could cause fracture, mostly of wrist, spine […]