On the 20th November it's World Children's Day, and annual celebration to support children’s welfare across the globe. One of the biggest health issues facing our children today is the rise of childhood obesity.
About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and 1.6 million deaths are attributed to this illness each year. Worryingly the number of people with the disease has been steadily rising over the years and it's estimated 578 million people will have diabetes by 2030.
It's surprisingly common to experience low mood, low energy, heavy sleeping and generally feeling sad during the winter months. There's an estimated 12million people across northern Europe thought to have SAD - Seasonal affective disorder - or, the winter blues.
Many of us like to think we're doing the best for our health. We try to eat well, exercise and maybe take a few supplements. But what if our supplements are actually doing more harm than good? Do we know exactly what we're taking and what it's doing to our body?
Many people around the world are embracing vegan diets. There are over 75 million people in Europe and over 1.6 million in the USA now following a plant-based diet. But why exactly? And what are the pros and cons?