by Eda Erturk   Lack of sleep resembles a “credit card debt”. As the debt accumulates, you end up paying a huge amount of interest and eventually your account gets shut down if you do not repay. Similarly, if you deprive yourself of good quality sleep, your body will experience the negative effects before the…

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by Eda Erturk We are all constantly looking out for newer diets and food supplements to lose weight. There is at least one new diet on the market every week. “Diets” is one of the common topics for discussion in offices and parties. We all strive to look good and healthy.  “Superfoods” is being promoted…

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The pursuit of true and lasting friendships can be very challenging. A large number of species have the tendency to form social groups and establish themselves favourably. Similarly, we humans seek the companionship of like-minded individuals who can provide us with a sense of security and belonging. Whilst the evolutionary advantages of groups are undeniable,…

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Our bustling lifestyles have contributed to the increasing prevalence of obesity and its associated medical problems. Sure, we appreciate the need for activity and healthy eating but in reality many of us prioritise convenience and speed. Among the plethora of modern conveniences we have cars (self-driving anyone?), microwaves, smartphones and fast foods including quick home…

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What do we mean by breakfast? The term breakfast in English literally refers to the breaking of the fasting period of the previous night. (1) But, in nutritional terms, breakfast is the first meal consumed within two hours after the longest sleep in any 24 hour period. (2)  It has been described as the most…

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